Board Seeks Public Input Regarding Community Development Block Grant

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Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing

The County of Clackamas is eligible to apply for a 2021 Community Development Block Grant from Business Oregon. Community Development Block Grant funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants can be used for public facilities and housing improvements, primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes.

Approximately $12 million will be awarded to Oregon non-metropolitan cities and counties in 2021. The maximum grant that a city or county can receive is $250,000.

The county is preparing an application for a 2021 Community Development Block Grant from the Business Oregon for Clackamas County Child Care Scholarships. It is estimated that the proposed project will benefit at least 50 children/persons, of whom 100% will be low or moderate income.

A public hearing will be held by the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2022 at the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 (4th Floor - Board Room). The purpose of this hearing is for the Board of Commissioners to obtain citizen views and to respond to questions and comments about: community development and housing needs, especially the needs of low- and moderate-income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be assisted with a Community Development Block Grant project; and the proposed project.

Written comments are also welcome and must be received by Sept. 22, 2022 at Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Board of Commissioners in deciding whether to apply.

The location of the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact Dani Stamm Thomas at 971-288-8264 if you will need any special accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting.

More information about Oregon Community Development Block Grants, the proposed project, and records about the past use of Community Development Block Grant funds is available for public review at If special accommodations are needed, please notify Dani Stamm Thomas at 971-288-8264 so that appropriate assistance can be provided.

Permanent involuntary displacement of persons or businesses is not anticipated as a result from the proposed project. If displacement becomes necessary, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement and provide required/reasonable benefits to those displaced. Any low- and moderate-income housing that is demolished or converted to another use will be replaced.