Public Hearings Notice – County of Cheshire – Community Development Block Grant

Posted on January 21, 2019

Public Hearings Notice
County of Cheshire
Community Development Block Grant

The Cheshire County Commissioners will hold 3 consecutive public hearings on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 in the second-floor conference room.

The first Public Hearing will discuss an application to the NH Community Development Finance Authority for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  CDBG funds are awarded on a competitive basis in New Hampshire and may be used for housing, public facilities, economic development, and microenterprise projects which have primary benefit to low- and moderate-income people.  A municipality can apply for up to $500,000 in the housing and public facilities category, up to $500,000 in the economic development category, up to $500,000 in the microenterprise category, and $12,000 for feasibility studies.

The proposal to be considered by the Commissioners is a CDBG application to be submitted by Cheshire County on behalf of Tanglewood Park Cooperative for up to $500,000.  The funds, less administrative costs, will be sub-granted to Tanglewood Park Cooperative.  These funds, in combination with additional funds that will come from the assumption of the existing mortgage and investments of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, will be used towards the acquisition of Tanglewood Manufactured Housing Park, located at 17 Sparrow Street, Keene, NH.  The Tanglewood Manufactured Housing Park has 328 approved lots on 99 acres.  This public hearing has been scheduled to provide residents with specific information regarding the grant requirements.  A second Public Hearing will be held to adopt the Housing and Community Development Plan.  A third Public Hearing will be held to adopt the Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan specific to this project.

Those interested are invited to attend and comment.  Please contact the Cheshire County Commissioner’s Office, (603) 352-8215 or via Relay NH at 1-800-735-2964, in advance if you have a disability and need assistance to attend or participate in the hearing.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments prior to the hearing should address them to the Cheshire County Commissioners, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.