Proposed 2016-2017 CD Year 42 Annual Action Plan and Notice of Public Hearing
Summary of the City of Waterbury Consolidated Housing And Community Development
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan/ Use of Funds and Notice of Second Public Hearing
on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) on behalf of the City of Waterbury has
prepared the City's proposed 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan. Notice is
hereby given that the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold a Public
Hearing and public comment period for the proposed plan. This action is
undertaken in compliance with federal regulations 24 CFR 91. The Action Plan
delineates proposed activities to be funded under the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan identifies how this year’s funds will be
used. This year's HUD CDBG, HOME and ESG funding resulted in the
following allocations: $1,917,162 (CDBG), $170,015 Emergency Solutions Grant
(ESG) and $633,968 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Program
income for 2016-2017 is anticipated to be $14,000 (CDBG) and $16,300
(HOME). In addition, the City has also estimated that it will have
approximately $371,055 in funds from previous years due to the cancellation of
projects/activities or the completion of them under budget. The proposed
2016-2017 Annual Plan is listed below.
thirty (30) day public comment period will commence on March 29, 2016, and will
end April 27, 2016. Drafts of the proposed plan will be available for public
review at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, the Waterbury
Development Corporation and the City Clerk’s Office, 235 Grand Street.
The Plan is also available here.
comments regarding the draft plan may be submitted to the attention of Casey
Lawlor, Waterbury Development Corporation, 83 Bank Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT. 06702 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Hearing: Notice is hereby given that the CAC will hold a Public Hearing
on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of receiving public input on the
proposed plan. The hearing will be located in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 2nd
floor, City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT. The facility is handicapped
accessible. The City will provide interpreters and assistance for
non-English speaking, hearing-impaired or disabled residents upon receiving a
request at least four (4) days prior to this hearing date. Contact Casey Lawlor
at 203-346-2607 ext. 7281 or at Lawlor@wdconline.org.
All interested person(s) are encouraged to attend.
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan:
Administration: $383,432 -
Allocation of 20% CDBG funds to provide for program administration.
1. Social Service Programs
City Harvest (73 Hill St.
324 Mill St.): $16,100 - Funds utilities, insurance, and purchase of fresh
Charities (13 Wolcott
St.): $5,000- Funds salaries, building facility, and case management.
for Human Development (693 East Main
St.): $28,000 – Funds coordinator salary.
Legal Services (85 Central
Ave.): $9,700 - Funds salaries for housing related legal services.
Services of Greater Waterbury (34 Murray
St.): $9,500 - Funds behavioral health program coordinator.
Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (770 East Main
St.): $50,674 - Funds food, supplies, utilities and salaries at soup kitchen
and food pantry.
Coalition (135 East
Liberty St.): $11,000 - Funds salaries for Hispanic community case managers.
Volunteers of America, Inc. (267 Grand
St.): $5,500 - Funds salaries and expenses of the literacy program.
Haven (29 Central
Ave.): $9,500 - Funds utilities and insurance to support services for abused
Army (74 Central
Ave.): $9,100 - Funds for emergency food pantry salaries and food.
Productions, Inc. (117 Bank
St.): $5,000 - Funds acting intensive scholarship program
Senior Shuttle (83 Bank St.):
$109,500 - Funds transportation costs for seniors.
Youth Service Systems (83 Prospect
St.): $9,500 - Funds truancy program salaries.
Association, Inc. (308 Walnut St.): $9,500 - Funds operating expenses of
2. Improvement Projects:
and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury (1037 East Main St.): $32,332 – funds will be used to purchase and
install new bottom cabinets with a counter and three bay sink and new pantry
shelving for the kitchen.
City Harvest (278 Mill
St.): $135,000 - funds will be used for site improvements and to construct a
Improvements – City Mills Park (99 City Mills
Ln): $192,500 – Funds will be used to demolish the blighted bathroom and
replace it with a new public bathroom.
Improvements – Fulton Park (438 Cooke
St.): $383,159 – Funds will be used to reconstruct the Fulton Park wading pool,
install new perimeter fencing, sidewalks, fountain and landscaping.
Improvements – Hamilton Park
(110 Hamilton Park Rd): $82,720 – Funds will be used to replace the fence and
bleachers serving the football and soccer fields at Hamilton Park.
Improvements – Waterville Park (1522
Thomaston Ave): $247,500 – Funds will be used to demolish the blighted bathroom
and storage room and replace them with a new public bathroom and storage room.
Activity League of Waterbury (64 Division
St.): $180,000 - Funds will be
used for the installation of an updated HVAC system at the PAL Recreation
Facilities - St. Joseph Community Center (29 John St.): $300,000 - Funds will be used towards
the pre-development and renovation of the auditorium, gymnasium, and bowling
Facilities - St. Margaret Willow Plaza (60 Elmwood Ave): $64,000 - Funds will be used to
install a steel fence and four gates on the front of the Community Center
Solutions Grants (ESG):
Administration: $12,751 -
Allocation of 7.5% of ESG funds for program administration.
Haven (29 Central
Ave.): $18,337 – Funds shelter operations for victims of domestic violence.
Army (74 Central
Ave.): $47,129 - $10,337 to fund shelter operations; $27,628 to fund salaries
and direct financial assistance related to homelessness prevention services;
$9,164 to fund salaries and direct financial assistance related to rapid
Vincent DePaul (114 Benedict
St.): $91,798 - $73,335 to fund shelter operations; $18,463 for direct
financial assistance related to rapid re-housing services.
Program: $633,968 - Funds will benefit low and moderate households,
targeted as determined by the WDC. 10% ($63,397) will be used for
administration and 15% ($95,095) will be used for CHDO housing development.
$475,476 will be used for housing activities. An estimated $16,300 in program
income will be put back into the program.