ADOPTED - MARCH 22, 2005
Agenda Item No. 9
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CONTINUED FUNDING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
WHEREAS, President Bush’s proposed 2006 budget would eliminate all funds nationwide for the Community Development Block Grant Program; and
WHEREAS, the County of Ingham utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the purpose of homeowner and rental rehabilitation; and
WHEREAS, previous CDBG funds have helped low to moderate income families throughout Ingham County eliminate serious electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, and lead based paint problems, and has provided funding that has renovated downtown apartments into affordable living opportunities; and
WHEREAS, the elimination of these funds would be a critical loss of services for residents of Ingham County that need affordable housing opportunities.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners opposes the loss of Community Development Block Grant funding in President Bush’s proposed 2006 budget and encourages continued financial support of the program.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to Senators Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin, and Representative Mike Rogers.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 3/15/05