Community Development Block Grant Program
Since 2009, the City of East Wenatchee, as an entitlement jurisdiction, receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used for projects and programs that principally benefit low and moderate-income persons. The federal statute identifies overall program goals that establish what CDBG funds may be used for:
- Ensuring access to decent and affordable housing
- Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
- Expanding economic opportunities
The Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan (Consolidated Plan) provides information about the community and establishes the framework for using the CDBG funds over a five-year period. Each year an Annual Action Plan is completed listing the projects that are intended to be funded during that program year. The city's program year runs from October 1 through September 30.
Notice of Hearing & Public Comment Opportunity
East Wenatchee has a draft 2020-2024 Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan . Annual Action Plans have been drafted for 2020 and for 2021.
- The City’s 2020 CDBG funding allocation is $142,647. Of that amount, $135,000 has been set aside for street improvements to Hamilton Street.
- The City’s 2021 CDBG funding allocation is $147,220. Of that amount, $134,774 has been set aside for street improvements to Hamilton Street.
Additionally, new federal regulations necessitated the development of an assessment of fair housing. The Draft Regional Assessment of Fair Housing was developed by the City of Wenatchee for both cities and the Housing Authority of the City of Wenatchee and Chelan County. Wenatchee went through an extensive public and agency outreach program in developing the document. Wenatchee completed the adoption of the document in June 2021.
East Wenatchee residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft Community Development & Housing Consolidated Plan, the draft 2020 and 2021 Annual Action Plans, and the Draft Regional Assessment of Fair Housing at the East Wenatchee City Council public hearings on July 6, 2021, and August 3, 2021, to receive comments regarding the draft plans. The meetings start at 6:00 PM. The public hearing will be part of the meetings’ agenda and will begin after the meeting has convened.
Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 PM to Lori Barnett, East Wenatchee Community Development Department on the date of the hearing, by mail to 271 9th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, by fax to: 509-884-6233, or by email. The comment period deadline is July 26, 2021.