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Apple Valley Funds Social Services, Residential Rehab Programs

Government and Politics

May 14, 2021

From: Town Of Apple Valley

Apple Valley, CA – Town Council approved funding for eight local non-profits that include services for seniors and disabled adults, housing for transitional youth programs, fair housing services, clothing for students, homeless shelter and  homeless services, and food banks.

Each year, the Town prepares an Annual Action Plan to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities for people with low to moderate incomes. The Town’s Community Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee reviews all applications and recommends funding for Council’s consideration.

“These local non-profit agencies ensure the care of hundreds if not thousands of local Apple Valley residents,” said Mayor Curt Emick. “Each year, this special funding ensures our residents are receiving services and resources to help improve their quality of life. I would like to thank the Committee for their evaluation and recommendations of these programs in this highly competitive selection process.”

This year the Town received more than $600,000 in federal grant dollars.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations allow a maximum of twenty percent ($121,938) of grant funds for eligible Administration/Planning activities. HUD regulations also allow for a maximum of fifteen percent of the annual allocation ($91,454) to be allocated for Public Service activities. The remainder of the funds, ($396,302) will be allocated to capital improvements within the Town.

This year’s funding will also be used for code enforcement and community enhancement services, and overall administration of the Town’s CDBG Program.

Below is a list of this year’s awarded agencies and projects:

Assistance League of Victor Valley

Operation School Bell

$13,500

Feed My Sheep Ministries

Food Bank

$13,238

Cedar House Life Change Center

Transitional Age Youth Housing

$10,250

Rolling Start

Disabled Equipment

$10,000

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board

Fair Housing Services

$11,863

High Desert Homeless Services

Shelter and Resources for the homeless

$10,500

Christ the Solid Rock Missionary Church

Food Bank

$10,000

Victor Valley Community Service Council (VVCSC)

Senior and Disabled Needs Program

$12,103

TOAV Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement- CDBG Target Areas

$60,000

CDBG Administration

General administration of program

$121,938

Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program

Provide zero-interest loans to owner-occupied Single-family and multi-family properties (up to four-units)

$336,302

Total

 

$609,694