The Marathon City Council has been granted the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing Rehabilitation. This program has been established to aid in physical housing improvements to benefit low-to-moderation income persons.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The primary statutory objective of the program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. This general objective is achieved by concentrating on activities which benefit low- and moderate-income families. The program can also aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, and under unique circumstances, the State may also use its funds to meet urgent community development needs. A need is considered urgent if it poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and has arisen in the past 18 months. Read more here: http://www.floridajobs.org/community-planning-and-development/assistance-for-governments-and-organizations/community-development-block-grant-program.
For more information contact City of Marathon’s Planning Department at (305) 289-4121