As a participating member of the County of Contra Costa Home Consortia, the City of Concord has assisted in the development and submission of the Consortia's Consolidated Plan. The Consortia's Consolidated Plan (a summary is located on the internet under County of Contra Costa), which incorporates the City's non-housing Community Development Plan and its Fiscal Year 1995 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
The City of Concord's 1995 Action Plan constitutes an application for $1,195,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds. Other funding sources such as the Unprogrammed prior year's income not previously reported, CDH loan interest payments, Concord Redevelopment Agency 20% Housing Set Aside, Child Care Developer Fees and the City General Fund provide an addition $672,965 for 1995 community development needs.
Identification of housing and community development needs and associated
activity programs were refined through the Consortium and City of Concord's
citizen participation process. In addition to the Consortium's public hearings
conducted on November 15, 1994 and January 23, 1995, the City held a public
hearing on November 15, 1994 to discuss community needs, both for housing and
non-housing programs and a prioritization of those needs. In addition to the
general public notifications, the City notified local non-profits, interested
area residents and community groups to participate in the Public Hearing. Those
public hearings were held on February 14, 22, and 28, 1995. Public hearings on
April 11, 1995 and continued to May 2, 1995 were held before the Concord City
Council to consider final recommendations for CDBG funding.
A total of 53 projects were chosen to accomplish the stated non-housing community development objectives identified in the Consolidated Plan for the 1995/1996 Program Year. These projects range from site specific items such as remodeling the Mt. Diablo Rehabilitation Center which provides day care for elderly, disabled adults and adults with dementia to citywide activities of providing hospice care for terminally ill and their families. Other selected activities include a neighborhood preservation program, energy efficient housing rehabilitation for seniors and handicapped residents in targeted areas; partial down payment for the acquisition of the Contra Costa Child Care Council Building; play yard equipment for the Baldwin Park Center; removal of barriers to the physically disabled; and the preparation and implementation of an economic development plan to focus on education, business retention, attraction and targeting business opportunities for the Monument Boulevard Corridor revitalization. The remaining activities, while equally important and necessary, are too numerous to include in this summary.
All activities selected for this year's action plan are consistent with the following local objects:
MAP 2 depicts points of interest and low-moderate income areas.
MAP 3 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and minority concentration levels.
MAP 4 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and unemployment levels.
MAP 5 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, unemployment levels, and proposed HUD funded projects.
MAP 6 depicts proposed HUD funded projects at street level in one neighborhood; in addition, a table provides information about the project(s).
Ms. Em Rojas
City of Concord
Phone: (510) 671-3283