Compton : Hearing Scheduled on Plans for Spending Federal Grant
A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Compton City Council chamber so residents can tell city officials how they ought to spend an estimated $2.3 million in federal funds.
This year the city spent the majority of its $2.6 million in Community Development Block Grant money for housing rehabilitation loans and grants and for code enforcement, according to Timothy Iverson, the city’s grants director.
The annual grant, which Compton began receiving 17 years ago, is also used for housing and environmental improvements, playground equipment, and public services such as a senior citizen meal program and crime prevention programs, he said.
In order to qualify for block grant money, cities must have a sufficient number of low- to moderate-income residents, must have some low-income housing, and must work to eliminate slums and blight.