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HUD Sec. Donovan to Make Major Recovery Act Funding Announcement in Columbus

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  • #79717

    cmhcow
    Participant

    U.S Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will make a major American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding announcement in Columbus, OH TOMORROW, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. The funding to be announced is designed to help neighborhoods hard-hit by vacancies and abandonment to recover from the effects of the housing crisis.

    Donovan will be joined by Senator Sherrod Brown, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, Mayor Michael Coleman, and other community leaders and elected officials.

    WHO: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

    Senator Sherrod Brown

    Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher

    Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman

    WHAT: Major Recovery Act funding announcement for

    Columbus and other neighborhoods throughout

    Ohio

    WHEN: 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    WHERE: Dodge Recreation Center

    667 Sullivant Avenue

    Columbus, OH 43215

    #334228

    JimSweeney
    Participant

    quite a lineup. this looks pretty big.

    #334229

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    Big money big monaaaay….

    #334230
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Any idea on what the announcement will be about?

    Very exciting stuff!

    #334231

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    NSP round two?! I am pretty sure that is what it is about. I think Columbus was very competitive in trying to get those dollars.

    #334232

    lilbit
    Participant

    I can’t make it to the meeting tomorrow, but I’m very curious to hear what’s going on.

    #334233
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    A few more details…

    Press Release:
    Lt. Governor to Join HUD Secretary for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Announcement in Columbus Thursday

    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher will join U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary (HUD) Shaun Donovan, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and City of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman for an announcement regarding the Neighborhood stabilization program on Thursday in Columbus.

    As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress allocated $2 billion to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 2. The NSP 2 funds will be awarded competitively to eligible local governments, states and nonprofit organizations. The application submission deadline was July 17, 2009.

    #334234

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    OK so fisher is taking credit for this.. Really? Cherry picking is not allowed.

    #334235

    cmhcow
    Participant

    coolbuckeye wrote >>
    NSP round two?! I am pretty sure that is what it is about. I think Columbus was very competitive in trying to get those dollars.

    at least that is the rumor (about being competitive). i heard another rumor that cincinnati did not fare well (their application was $1 million high than that of the CMH Collective).

    #334236

    JimSweeney
    Participant

    I’d say that the fact that the event is being held here is a pretty darn good indicator that Columbus projects will get some funding.

    #334237

    cmhcow
    Participant

    JimSweeney wrote >>
    I’d say that the fact that the event is being held here is a pretty darn good indicator that Columbus projects will get some funding.

    just don’t tell them about your gorilla friend…

    #334238
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Can’t be worse than last year, right?

    Columbus gets $22M for Neighborhood Stablization

    #334239

    rory
    Participant

    This time the request was for roughly $64,000,000.

    Columbus NSP2 application

    And this time non-profits can administer the funding. The consortium for the Columbus is:

    1. The City of Columbus – Lead Applicant

    2. Franklin County

    3. Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County

    4. Campus Partners

    5. Columbus Housing Partnership

    6. Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus

    7. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus

    Weinland Park’s money goes largely through Campus Partners.

    #334240

    CDS sherman
    Member

    JimSweeney wrote >>
    I’d say that the fact that the event is being held here is a pretty darn good indicator that Columbus projects will get some funding.

    the fact thats its at dodge park is a good indicator….. nothing like being CDC of the year eh jim.

    #334241

    drew
    Participant

    And here’s the upshot:

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/01/14/Columbus_receives_neighborhood_stabilization_funds.html?sid=101

    This is probably the most interesting part for forum goers:

    Columbus will receive $23.2 million in neighborhood stabilization money to help areas struggling with foreclosures and vacant housing, officials announced this morning.

    The city had asked for $64.8 million in federal stimulus funds.

    That included $10.3 million to help Wagenbrenner Development to build 305 homes and 300 apartments on the old Columbus Coated Fabrics site at N. Grant and E. 5th avenues in the Weinland Park neighborhood.

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