Currently, the City of Niles expects to receive an estimated $249,333 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the program year 2017 Community Development Block Grant Program. Funds from this program are expected to be available for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. It is estimated that an additional $30,000 of funds will be reprogrammed from PY16 (Program Year 2016) for distribution and use during PY17.
Like many communities, Niles continues to be affected by economic stagnation and decreasing revenues. The City of Niles intends to use its CDBG allocation for verifying blight elimination, public facilities, code enforcement activities, public services and administration of the CDBG program. The preferred outcome for this submission of the City of Niles, Michigan's Annual Action Plan focuses on creating a safe, decent and suitable living environment for the citizens of Niles – particularly for low and moderate-income persons living within a designated Low-Moderate Income Area (LMA) within the City.
Above is the Introduction to the plan amendments. To learn more about the March 2018 amendments to the City's CDBG Annual Action Plan click here to review the document.