Take the Survey Here That Could Bring Millions of Dollars To Palm Bay
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // June 2, 2015
Palm Bay anticipates receiving $4,000,000
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Citizens of Palm Bay are being urged to complete a community survey to help identify priorities for future growth and development in Brevard County’s largest municipality.
The completion of the survey will help in securing millions of dollars in federal funding to address the priority needs identified in the survey.
The City of Palm Bay anticipates receiving approximately $4,000,000 in Federal funds to operate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) program during the next five years beginning in 2016.
The types of projects previously funded include affordable and supportive housing, homeless shelters/services, housing rehabilitation, utility hook-up assistance, first-time homebuyer assistance, rental occupancy assistance, public safety, public facilities construction, infrastructure improvements, recreation facilities, economic development and public services for residents in Palm Bay.
Projects and services must primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals and families.
In order to apply for these funds, the city must submit a 5 year consolidated plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
One of the first steps in the process is getting feedback from the community. Individual survey responses are kept anonymous and will be one tool used to develop the 2016-2021 Consolidated Plan that prioritizes the expenditure of these funds.
All citizens are encouraged to complete the survey either online or by obtaining a survey questionnaire at City Hall.
Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations or non-English speaking residents needing assistance completing the survey, should call the Housing And Neighborhood Development Services division office at (321) 952-3429.
Copies of the Community Survey can be obtained at the Palm Bay City Hall, 120 Malabar Rd., SE, The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, 4100 Dixie Hwy., NE, Palm Bay Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd., NE, Franklin T. Degroodt Memorial Library, 1475 Minton Rd., SE or Online.