By Jerry LaMartina
The Shawnee City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds report at its Monday night meeting.
Shawnee receives about $250,000 a year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the program. For comparison, Overland Park gets about $750,000 and Johnson County gets about $1.3 million. Funding amounts are based mainly on population but also on the age of housing and the percentage of low- and moderate-income residents.
Unused funding from a given year can be carried over to the following year. Three types of activities are funded: human services, which can’t exceed 15 percent of total funding; infrastructure; and housing.
According to a memo dated Monday from Neighborhood Planner Lauren Grashoff to Interim Ci...Read More