2005 CDBG Accomplishments
Housing Program Accomplishments:
The Down Payment Assistance program with CDBG and HOME funds helped 25 low-income Longmont families to purchase their own homes.
This was the fourth year of operating the Community Housing Program. Thirty families were able to purchased affordable homes.
Rehab Program Accomplishments:
CDBG Program Accomplishments:
- The Inn Between received funds to rehabilitate 8 transitional housing units.
- Eight persons with disabilities received rent deposit loans to allow them to live independently.
- Fifteen households are participating in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program saving to buy a home, or further their education.
- Land was acquired for the construction of 18 units of rental housing for the disabled.
- Fair Housing and predatory lending education was provided through five seminars and workshops including the Landlord/Tenant Symposium and a "Don't Borrow Trouble" class.
The Bohn Farm neighborhood installed a gazebo and landscaping to serve as a community gathering point and bust shelter for the children.
Historic Eastside neighborhood has completed tree plantings and renovated a shelter in Collyer Park to reflect the historic character of the neighborhood.
Casa de la Esperanza purchased and upgraded computers to improve their ability to provide ESL, computer literacy and a homework help center for the kids and adult residents.
A new Day Shelter for the homeless was opened at the OUR Center which resulted in:
- 1,375 visits for emergency food, showers, laundry, personal care items, clothing, prescriptions, glasses, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, towels, identification and birth certificates, mail, and voice mail service.
- Salud Clinic's Mobile Unit screened 166 persons.
- 49 persons have found employment.
- 26 persons have secured permanent housing.
- 61 persons are now receiving benefits.
63 potential new Longmont business persons were seen/served by the Pilot Latino Small Business Center including 4 students. One microbusiness loan was made to start up a janitorial business.
Renovated a downtown office building to make it accessible for clients.
Renovated Dental Aid and Creative Years Child Care businesses to improve their delivery systems.
Loan was made to a downtown quilter's studio by the LDDA to improve the building facade.
For a complete report in the pdf format click on: 2005 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (317 kb)
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