At its May 18, 2011 meeting, the Washtenaw County board of commissioners gave initial approval to the Washtenaw Urban County annual plan from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The plan must be submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), outlining specific projects and programs that the Washtenaw Urban County will undertake with HUD funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME grants and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG).
The Urban County is a consortium of 11 local governments that receive federal funding for programs that serve low-income residents and neighborhoods.
The county is expected to receive $3,602,480 from these programs during the coming fiscal year. A $448,920 in-kind county match is required.
Final approval is expected at the board’s June 1 meeting.
This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building at 220 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow.