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 as a response of changes to
Citizen Participation as noted in 24 CFR Part 91.105 - CONSOLIDATED
SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, 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.