City Continues Seeking Community Input

Department of Neighborhoods Seeking Community Input

 

The City of Toledo’s Department of Neighborhoods is conducting a survey to identify community needs for the next five years.  Beginning on June 2, 2014, City of Toledo citizens are encouraged to complete the survey online by visiting .  The survey will be available until July 2, 2014.  Paper copies can be obtained by calling the Department of Neighborhoods at 419-245-1400.

The survey is part of the development of the 2015-2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan (CONPLAN) required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the City of Toledo to receive the following federal funds:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for community, economic and housing development;
  • HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) for housing development; and
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for the elimination of homelessness.

The development of the CONPLAN includes:

  • Identification of community needs in the areas of housing, neighborhood and economic development; homelessness, social  and  human services; public services, transportation/infrastructure etc;
  • Establishment of strategies to meet the needs; and,
  • Identification of funding priorities that meet HUD eligibility guidelines.

The identified funding priorities will support programs that meet the following HUD National Objectives:

  • Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, and
  • Prevention or reduction of slum/blight. 

All citizens are welcome and encouraged to participate in completing the survey and attending the forums.  For additional information, contact the Department of Neighborhoods at 419-245-1400 or visit online.

Several public forums are scheduled throughout the city.  The public is invited to attend the forums and complete a survey.  All forums will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Heatherdowns Branch Library
3265 Glanzman Road
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Thursday, June 12, 2014
East Toledo Family Center
1020 Varland Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43605

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Christ Presbyterian Church
4225 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Believe Center
1 Aurora Gonzalez Drive
Toledo, Ohio 43609

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Leverette Elementary School (cafetorium)
445 E. Manhattan Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43608

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Regina Coeli Church (Kotz Hall)
530 Regina Parkway
Toledo, Ohio 43612

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Warren AME Church
915 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43602

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kent Branch Library
3100 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43610