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Salt Lake City seeks input on community needs

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28 2013 11:41 a.m. MDT

Volunteers A.J. Hedgecock (from left), Joseph Boman, Victoria Nauman, Amber Rosty, and Tyler Brock from World Changers repair a roof of a Salt Lake City resident in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Salt Lake City?s Housing & Neighborhood Development has partnered with World Changers, a part of North American Mission Board, and the City of South Salt Lake for a special neighborhood restoration event. From July 13-16 more than 200 youth volunteers from around the country will travel to Salt Lake City to improve the quality of housing for our residents. These World Changer volunteers will replace roofs, build wheelchair accessible ramps, replace windows, and paint at least 24 homes in our community. This is the fourth year World Changers has provided these services for elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners. During the past four years they have helped nearly 100 homeowners maintain and repair their homes. Matt Gillis, Deseret News

Matt Gillis , Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division has invited residents to participate in a hearing to gather public comments on overall housing and community development needs for low- and moderate-income city residents.

Each year, the city receives funding from federal programs which include Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS. Information gathered at the public hearing will be used to prioritize funding to address community needs.

Needs may include community centers, economic development, housing improvements, neighborhood improvements, parks, public services or improvements to sidewalks and streets.

The hearing is Monday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City-County Building, 451 S. State, Room 126.

Written comments can be emailed to Tammy Hunsaker at tammy.hunsaker@slcgov.com. Comments must be received by Sept. 13. Limit comments to the benefit of the “general needs” of city residents.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities or those in need of language interpretation services can be provided if four working days’ notice is given by calling 801-535-7777. Hearing impaired people who wish to attend the meeting should contact the TDD service number, 801-535‑6021, four days in advance so an interpreter can be provided. Physical access entrance and parking are located on the east side of the building.

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