Media Release
CDBG Photo Reception Announcement
For Immediate Release
March 30, 2017

Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director

Save the Date! Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Photo Reception

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Save the date! The City of Fayetteville’s Community Resources Division will be holding a “CDBG Photo Reception” in conjunction with National Community Development Week. The event will be held at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center (945 S College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701) on Wednesday, April 19 from 2 – 4 p.m. and will highlight the variety of programs funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The community will have the opportunity to receive information and resources to become effective advocates for continued CDBG funding. Currently, Fayetteville is a city that is allocated an annual appropriation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the CDBG program, which provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

For over 40 years, the City of Fayetteville has been providing much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville. This event is an opportunity to showcase many of those services, and will feature a meet-and-greet with the Community Resources Division’s staff to provide more information to those who are interested.
For more information about the event or any of the available CDBG programs, please call the Community Resources Division at 479-575-8260, or visit the community development section of the City’s website.

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