Modesto’s Slowness Results in Losing $385,135 in Federal Housing Funds

“Modesto has $385,135 less federal money to help low- and moderate-income people and underserved communities after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development dinged the city,” The Modesto Bee reported March 14.

The figure represents the amount Modesto didn’t spend within the required timeline in its 2017-18 budget. The federal agency reduced the money it gave the city for 2018-19 by that amount.

With the change, Modesto saw its funding drop from approximately $2 million to $1.62 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

The money is from the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Modesto uses the money for such activities as helping people buy or fix their homes and for infrastructure improvements in low-income neighborhoods. (Source: The Modesto Bee, March 14.)

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