Affordable and Safe Housing
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.