HUD participates in the 25th Annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg North Carolina 'Housing Partnership' Conference

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg North Carolina Housing Partnership celebrated their 25th anniversary by hosting a conference of housing and community development leaders in Charlotte that included housing and community keynote speakers HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. and Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration.

HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. speaking before an audience of over 200 attendees focused his remarks on the positive and innovative nature of Community Development Block Grants.

"From fiscal year 2004-2013 more than 1.3 million homes have been rehabilitated for low- and moderate-income homeowners and renters and nearly 28,000 Americans found new permanent jobs or were able to retain their jobs at businesses supported by CDBG economic development activities", said Jennings. "And from fiscal year 2004-2013, CDBG economic development activities have directly created or retained more than 421,183 permanent jobs".

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (The Housing Partnership) is a broad-based, private, nonprofit housing development and financial corporation organized to expand affordable and well-maintained housing within stable neighborhoods for low and moderate-income families in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that 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. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.


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