Speak Out 2017: A Conversation on Fair Housing - Poor Credit History Preventing Homeownership
Who: City of Columbia Community Development Department
What: Invites Citizens and Community Leaders to Attend a Free Breakfast Meeting/Conversation called “Speak Out!”
When: Thursday January 25th, 2018 at 8:30am
Where: TBD, Columbia, SC
What Is Speak Out!?
- Speak Out is a quarterly conversation surrounding issues of Equal Opportunity within our community. Each conversation has a focus and this conversation will focus on affordable housing within the city: what’s working and what could be and should be improved.
Who is invited to this event?
- Anyone who has a stake in Equal Opportunity and Housing Affordability in our community is invited to Speak Out. Everyone deserves decent safe, decent and affordable housing. Where a person live affects many aspects of life, from grocery store options to employment opportunities and overall health and safety.
Why is the City hosting this event and why is the City hosting the Speak Out series?
- The City of Columbia Community Development department is mandated to delve into issues that face our citizens so that we can better understand how we can be of assistance to the most vulnerable of us. The Speak Out series aims to tackle the Impediments to Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing that we have identified through a study that we perform periodically. We cannot best serve the community without exploring the needs of the community and for that we need Citizens input.
For more information about Speak Out! A Conversation on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity please contact the City of Columbia Community Development Department @ (803) 545-3373.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABLE (NOFA) FY 2018-2019
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
This Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) announces the availability of funding for the Program Year (PY) July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG Program authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, is funded and regulated (24 CFR, Part 570) at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered locally by the City of Columbia’s Community Development Department.