By Chris Coppola for The Arizona Republic
Chandler is in the process of deciding how to allocate about $2M in federal funds provided to assist low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods.
The city will have more than $1.5M in Community Development Block Grant funds available for its 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1. That money can be used to fund a variety of community agencies that assist residents in need, as well as finance improvements to public facilities in low- to moderate-income areas as determined by the U.S. Census.
Another $508K will be available as part of the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program, which can be used to fund a variety of programs such as affordable housing, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation or assistance in helping lower income residents purchase a home.
Money from both programs is provided through the U.S. Bureau of Housing and Urban Development.
Allocations include money for several social service agencies that provide assistance to Chandler residents, and money for a variety of housing and rental assistance programs. Money also will be used for neighborhood improvement projects.
The City Council will have additional public discussions before voting on the allocations.
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