Public Hearings: City of Lancaster CDBG Program

The City of Lancaster’s Community Development Department is holding two Public Hearings for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

CDBG is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development started in the 1974. Through CDBG, communities across the country receive an allocation of federal funds according to their population size. This funding is for the benefit of people and communities with low- and moderate-incomes and can be used for housing, economic development, historic preservation, infrastructure, public services, and other similar uses.

The City of Lancaster anticipates receiving $500,000 for the program year from September 2024 – August 2025. This is similar to the amount received in previous years. The Community Development Department is accepting applications for funding until Thursday, March 21, 2024.  View the full Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) at the Community Development website..

Two public hearings will be conducted about the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program:

• The first public hearing on the City’s CDBG program is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at 104 E Main St, 2nd Floor Conference Room Lancaster, OH 43130.

• The second public hearing will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at 104 E Main St, 2nd Floor Conference Room Lancaster, OH 43130.

The application form can be submitted online at the Community Development webpage Community Development | Lancaster, OH – Official Website – Apply Now.

Questions and comments are welcome. Send email to the Community Development Department or call the department at (740) 687-6663.

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Lynda Berge Disser

By Lynda Berge Disser

Lynda Berge Disser started her community development career in 1991 as director of a non-profit housing organization in an historic neighborhood. She has led training workshops for community-driven housing and commercial development across the country and has written grants that have brought in over $100 million for community development. Lynda currently serves as Director of the City of Lancaster's Community Development Department.