Some nonprofits surpass low-income service goals

CITY HALL — Local social service nonprofits faced even greater demand this past year in light of the struggling economy, according to year-end reports from the city’s Community Development and Housing Department.

All of the city’s Community Development Block Grant-funded social service programs came close to or exceeded their service goals, with several local nonprofits serving more clients that they had anticipated, according to the reports.

With a tight city budget and massive statewide cuts, federal Community Development Block Grant funding is more important than ever, officials said.

The department is currently surveying the community to determine how the ever-important federal funding should be allocated in future years.

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