Sunday, April 10, 2011

OC Planning Board to hold second public hearing Apr. 11

The Ocean County Planning Board will hold its second and final public hearing on its FY 2011 Action Plan Monday April 11 at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria on the second floor of 129 Hooper Avenue, Toms River.
The board will review all comments and respond to each commentator in a timely manner.
Based on the information collected the plan will be revised and presented to the Board of Chosen Freeholders at it's pre-board meeting April 27 in the county admin building.  The final public hearing will be held at the Freeholder's meeting May 4.
The deadline for submitting the action plan to the US Dept. of HUD is May 15.  Allocations are pending official notification from HUD.
Copies of the preliminary report are available at the OC Planning Board, 129 Hooper Ave and all branches of the OC Library.

The Action Plan section provides alisting of the specific project activities proposed to be undertaken by the Consortium with anticipated resources from the HOME an dCDBG programs.

HOME Program (major activities)
Anticipated Funding: $1,398,758
  • Tenant-based rental assistance program
  • First time home buyer assistance program
  • Housing rehabilitation program (owner-occupied)
  • New construction/rahabilitation of affordable rental units with CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization)
  • Program administration
CDBG Program (major activities)
Anticipated funding: $1,173,342
  • Housing rehabilitation (owner-occupied)
  • Removal of architectural Barriers (ADA compliant)
  • Improvements to public facilities
  • Public services
  • Program administration

A section of the Action Plan also provides a listing of the projects proposed to be carried out by the Brick Township, Lakewood Township, Toms River Township and the Jackson Township CDBG programs.
  • Brick anticipates the receipt of $337,254 in FY 2011 CDBG funding
  • Lakewood anticipates the receipt of $748,263 in FY 2011 CDBG funding
  • Toms River anticipates the receipt of $449,541 in FY 2011 CDBG funding
  • Jackson anticipates the receipt of $189,383 in FY 2011 CDGB funding*
* figures provided by the OC Planning Board.

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