Merced Housing Division 2016 Projects

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  • The Merced Housing Division provided partial funding for two city code enforcement specialist positions. These persons worked in low-income neighborhoods to promote building rehabilitation and the detection of lead based paint.
  • The Merced Housing Division provided partial funding for the Merced Police Department, for a graffiti prevention and abatement program. This program partnered with various groups and school to educate the public and students about the effects of graffiti and the associated crimes involved.
  • The Merced Housing Division funded the rehabilitation of 8 homes. These rehabilitations included things such as reroofing, mold abatement, energy upgrades, and other necessary home repairs.
  • The Merced Housing Division funded the acquisition and rehabilitation of 1 home. This home was acquired and rehabbed for the purpose of permanent housing for low income people.
  • The Merced Housing Division funded $38,000 of the Continuum of Care (C.o.C.) 10-year plan to end homelessness.

2016 CDBG Grant Recipients

  • Center for Vision Enhancement received $10,000 for the execution of a job training program for people who are blind/visually impaired.
  • Isaiah Community Project received $16,000 for the execution of a youth program has tutoring services as well as a computer lab.
  • Merced Lao Family received $8,132 for the execution of a youth cultural program. This program engaged at-risk youth by engaging them in positive and health after school cultural activities to ensure they are participating in positive outlets.
  • Merced County Rescue Mission received $16,000 for the operation of a warming center, a place where homeless peoples can go during the cold and rainy months to stay safe and warm.
  • Healthy House received $10,000 in order to purchase and distribute bus passes to seniors in need of transportation.
  • Merced County Arts Council received $14,080 in order to create and run a media arts and social media class for disabled adults.
  • Continuum of Care received $33,162 in funding for the administration of the program and monitoring coordination of the 10-year plan to end homelessness.
  • Sierra Saving Grace received $5,940 for direct support for homeless individuals and cost for the operation of the program for the chronically homeless disabled individuals.
  • Yosemite Church received $6,234 for the creation of a hiking program for at risk youth.

For more information please view our 2016 CAPER

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