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City of Auburn seeks community input for CDBG program

A house that was sold in the Northwest Village area. A house that was sold in the Northwest Village area.

The city of Auburn is continuing to provide help to those most in need with help from the Community Development Block Grant or CDBG.

"The Community Development Block Grant is money from the federal government to help us eliminate slums, help low to moderate income individuals and families and just do some things for the community," explains City of Auburn's Director of Public Affairs, David Dorton.

Officials are asking for the public's input on where the grant, which could total up to $500,000, should be spent. 

The city has used CDBG funds to construct affordable housing units, like the Northwest Village community, and provide utility, rental and mortgage assistance.

"If you are able to attend one of the key ceremonies where someone gets custody of a new house in the Northwest Village, sometimes those moments where CDBG staff can see how they are influencing lives and helping people," says Dorton.

"I just went through the process and here I am," says Norwest Village homeowner, Billy Jackson.

We spoke with Jackson last fall who told us applying for the CDBG grant changed his life.

For individuals and non-profits wanting to qualify for CDBG assistance, applications must be submitted to the City's Community Development Department by Jan. 30.

"It is great living in Auburn. It was a great opportunity for me and I appreciate everything and I enjoy living here," says Jackson.

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10:00 am at the Boykin Community Center (Meeting Room C) located at 400 Boykin Street.

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