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City of Albany Community Development Block Grant Program; 2017-2018 Action Plan

The Albany City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, to hear comment on the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Draft 2017-2018 Action Plan (Plan) and future community needs. The hearing will be in Albany City Hall Council Chambers, 333 Broadalbin Street SW. City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities.

CDBG funds can be used for a variety of community development activities that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods. The 2017-2018 Action Plan describes how the City plans to allocate 2017 CDBG funding to projects. The Plan proposes funding for public services to Albany’s homeless and low- and moderate-income residents; housing rehabilitation and homebuyer down payment assistance to low-income households; grants to support small businesses and job growth; infill sidewalks and curb ramps; and removing blighted conditions in the Sunrise Park area. 

The City is accepting public comments on the Plan and input regarding community development needs through May 1, 2017. The Plan and proposed amendments will be available for review online beginning March 28, 2016 at www.cityofalbany.net/cdbg; at both of Albany’s public libraries; and in the Community Development Department in City Hall. Written comments will be accepted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; delivered to the Community Development Department; or by mail to Anne Catlin, P.O. Box 490, Albany, Oregon, 97321.

The CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or handicaps.  For more information about the City’s CDBG programs, email or call Anne at 541-917-7560. Advance notice is requested for a meeting in person.