The purpose of the Community Development
Advisory Committee is to allocate CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership Act Funds
in such a manner that maximum feasible priority is given to activities which will
meet the overall community needs, primarily those needs of low and moderate income
families, minorities, elderly, disabled and/or aid in the prevention of slum and
blighted areas. Also, to serve in an advisory role in the planning, implementing,
and assessing of the Community Development Program, and to ensure continuity of
the involvement of citizens throughout all stages of the Community Development Program.
The Community Development Advisory Committee is authorized to review and recommend
to the Board of Directors projects to be considered for Community Development Block
Grant Funding; to review and assess Community Development Program performance; to
prepare and recommend a Citizen Participation Plan; to hold meetings and workshops
to disseminate information to citizens and to receive views and opinions and relate
these to the setting of priorities for the City. The Board was created and required
by Section 570.303 of the Community Development Block Grant Program, U. S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development.
The Community Development Advisory Committee consists of seven members,
appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee shall contain substantial representation
of low and moderate income families, members of minority groups, the elderly, the
handicapped, the business community and civic groups. All terms are three years or until the expiration of the Community Development Program.
The committee meets on call and meetings are held in various locations.