Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on December 7, 2022 at 8:30 AM. to discuss and hear public comment on two proposed applications for funding by the County of Cheshire from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds are awarded to municipalities and counties on a competitive basis in New Hampshire for housing, public facilities and economic development projects which have primary benefit to low- and moderate-income individuals. The maximum grant award is $500,000 for each eligible category.
To provide additional funding for projects impacted by cost overruns, CDFA has made approximately $1,500,000 of CDBG funds and $500,000 of CDBG-CV funds available statewide under the CDBG Gap Fund program for currently active CDBG projects. The first proposed application is for Monadnock Affordable housing Corporation in amount of $400,000. This is in support of renovations to the Harper Acres housing development facility located at 105 Castle Street in Keene. The second application is for Hundred Nights, Inc in amount of $357,870, and is for construction of a new shelter and crisis facility at 122-124 Water Street in Keene.
This meeting will be held in person for commissioners and senior staff only, and be available to the public via zoom. Members of the public will be able to access this public hearing by visiting https://zoom.us/j/4097488803?pwd=azcyMU95ckhPVzVQMWhqVU9EWVlBdz09 or calling +1 646 558 8656 toll-free and entering the Meeting ID # 409 748 8803, followed by pin # 6031233. If you have trouble accessing the meeting, please call #1-603-757-0622 during the meeting.
Interested persons are invited to attend and provide comment. Please contact the Cheshire County Commissioner’s Office at 603-352-8215 or via Relay NH at 1-800-735-2964 in advance if you need assistance to attend or participate in the hearing. Anyone wishing to provide written comments should address them to Cheshire County Commissioners, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email email@example.com.