Upcoming Events: June 20th-June 27th

The city is seeking applicants for funding that can be used to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct rental properties within the City limits that are affordable to low-income residents in our community.About $655,000 in federal HOME funds is available for affordable housing projects. In addition, about $245,000 is available for projects developed by nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). This program targets the creation of rental housing that is affordable to people who are at or below 50 percent of the Spokane area’s median family income, which is $31,050 for a family of four.

In exchange for low-cost deferred loans with the potential for debt forgiveness, property owner must agree to rent restrictions and to rent to low-income tenants for at least 15 years for projects involving rehabilitation or acquisition or 20 years for new construction projects. Applications are due on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 4 P.M. in the City’s Community Development Office, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Rm. 650, Spokane, WA 99201. Funding awards will be made in September 2011. Check here for the application and here for the program description.

-June 20th Monday 6:00pm City Council Legislative Meeting, City Council Chambers, Lower Level, Briefing Center, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

-June 21st Tuesday 6:00pm Bicycle Advisory Board, City Council Briefing Center, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

-June 21st Tuesday 6:45 East Central Neighborhood Council Meeting, 500 S Stone

-June 22ndth 12:00pm East Sprague Business Association, Strong Solutions, 1718 E. Sprague Ave

-June 23rd 7:00pm Comstock Neighborhood Council Meeting, Sacajawea Elementary, 401 East 33rd Avenue

-June 23rd Thursday 3:00-7:00pm Thursday Market, The Shop 924 S Perry

Community Events, Downtown, Neighborhoods

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