The Consolidated Plan also includes an action plan constituting an application for funds under HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for $422,000.
The Walnut City Council held a public hearing on the Consolidated Plan and
Action Plan on April 4, 1995, and subsequently approved the Plans.
There were 31 public service grant request competing for the $114,804 available this year. Together they requested over $250,000. Organizations sought support for a variety of public services, but funding request tended to fall in the following categories:
|Food for the Poor||$14,185|
|Health Related Services||$28,500|
|Total funds Requested||$253,049|
Because most requests for City funds fall into the public service category
each year, the City is committed to providing the maximum 15% of CDBG funds
available each year to public service activities.
The City of Walnut Creek proposes to use its CDBG funds to achieve the following national and local objectives:
Develop a viable urban community by providing
1) decent housing;
2) a suitable living environment; and
3) expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
Local Community Development Objectives:
1) Increase, improve and preserve the housing stock of Walnut Creek that is affordable to low and moderate income households.
2) Provide housing support services, including emergency housing services, fair housing counseling and information services to further fair housing opportunities.
3) Expand and improve the quality and quantity of community services, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
4) Address urgent community needs for targeted groups of residents including victims of crime, those in life-threatening situations, senior, children and the handicapped.
5) Remove architectural barriers to the handicapped and increase opportunities for disable persons to participate more fully in society.
6) Improve and update planning documents which establish future goals and objectives for designated neighborhoods.
7) Provide technical training to promote opportunities for upward mobility for lower-income persons and increase the quality of care provided to target groups.
8) Provide adequate administration and monitoring of program to ensure compliance with the above mentioned objectives and federal regulations.
A total of 21 housing and community development projects have been proposed
for the five year period. Estimated cost for these activities is $511,450.
Presented below is the projected use of CDBG funds for the program year 1995-96:
|City of Walnut Creek||Affordable Housing Fund - Unspecified||$ 24,034|
|City of Walnut Creek||Project-Based Housing Subsidy Program||$ 200,000|
|City of Walnut Creek||New Rental/Daycare Program||$ 100,000|
|Friends of Creek||Improve Handicap access to creek||$ 20,112|
|C.C. Housing Authority||Remodel of Central County Homeless Shelter||$ 20,000|
|Family and Community Services||Caregiver training & Register||$ 10,000|
|Diablo Respite Center||$ 4,900|
|Lions Blind Center of Diablo Valley||$ 5,000|
|Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa||$ 6,000|
|Family & Community Services||$ 12,000|
|Assistance League of Diablo Valley||$ 3,000|
|Court Appointed Special Rep.||$ 3,000|
|Steven A Genard AIDS Assistance Fund||$ 4,000|
|Crisis and Suicide Intervention||$ 11,000|
|Battered Women's Alternatives||$ 12,000|
|Turning Point Counseling Center||$ 1,500|
|Walnut Creek Community Against Substance Abuse||$ 404|
|Shelter, Inc||$ 2,000|
|Program Administration (professional services, salaries, benefits, etc)||$ 65,000|
|Shelter, Inc. (Fair Housing Administration)||$ 6,000|
|Geary Road Area Plan/other studies||$ 13,560|
|COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANTS (Paid with general funds)|
|Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging||$ 6,000|
|Widows' Network||$ 2,000|
|Family Stress Center||$ 3,000|
|New Connections||$ 4,000|
|Contra Costa Food Bank||$ 4,000|
|AIDS Project of Contra Costa||$ 7,500|
|Hospice of Contra Costa||$ 5,000|
|Wellness Community||$ 5,000|
|Rape Crisis Center||$ 4,000|
|CC Conflict Resolution Panels||$ 4,000|
|CC Child Care Council||$ 2,000|
|Walnut Creek Community Against Substance Abuse||$ 2,500|
|Center for New Americans||$ 2,000|
|TOTAL FUNDS ALLOCATED||$ 575,510|
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, and proposed HUD funded projects; in addition, a table provides information about the project(s).