Mecklenburg County is conducting a study of citizens and local organizations and agencies to identify community needs and priorities for the expenditure of federal funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mecklenburg County received an annual allocation from the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program, that primarily serves the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, and Pineville and residents in the unincorporated areas of the County.  Mecklenburg County receives approximately $725,000 in CDBG funds each year.  The survey results will be one tool used to develop Mecklenburg’s Five-Year Consolidated plan for the period 2020-2025. The Consolidated Plan is a strategic document that prioritizes the expenditure of CDBG funds. Mecklenburg County will use these funds to carry out programs to assist low- and moderate-income persons and to aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight.

 
Please help us by rating the need level for each of the following community priorities as low, medium, or high; keeping in mind that there are not enough dollars to do everything. Where would you want to see Mecklenburg County spend these limited dollars?

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* 1. The Community Development Block Grant Program may allocate available funding into the four broad categories listed below; please rate those categories from one (1) to four (4). 1 being the most important need and 4 being the least important need.

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Housing: CDBG funds may support homeless and supportive housing initiatives, housing rehabilitation, home ownership and affordability, housing accessibility for all persons and housing for persons with specific needs.
Public Services: CDBG funds may support programming for recreational needs, seniors and youths, health services, fair housing advocacy, services for persons with needs related to age, medical, income, or situational status (i.e. in-crisis, drugs or alcohol, etc.)
Economic Development: CDBG funds may support business assistance to create jobs and undertake building improvements.
Public Facilities and Improvements: CDBG funds may support rehabilitation of community facilities, including handicapped accessibility, construction of sidewalks, and other physical improvements.
For questions 2-6 PLEASE RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES: 1—VERY IMPORTANT 2—LEAST IMPORTANT 3—NO IMPORTANCE OR NOT APPLICABLE

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* 2. Housing

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Homeowner Rehabilitation
Home Ownership Assistance
Affordable Rental Housing
Senior Housing
Housing for Disabled
Single Family Home Construction
Multi-Family Home Construction
Energy Efficiency Improvements
Fair Housing

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* 3. Homeless Services

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Emergency Shelters
Transitional Housing
Permanent Housing
Housing for Disabled/Chronic Disabled
Housing for Homeless Veterans
Support Services for Homeless

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* 4. Public Services

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Services and Programs for Seniors
Services and Programs for Children and Youth
Services and Programs for the Disabled
Fair Housing Advocacy and Support
Financial Literacy and Homeownership Counseling
Transportation Access

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* 5. Economic Development

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Technical Assistance to Business
Micro-Enterprise Development
Commercial Façade Renovations and Improvements
Historic Preservation

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* 6. Public Facilities and Improvements

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Senior Centers
Youth Centers
Childcare Centers
Community Centers
Park and Recreation Facilities
Street Improvements
Sidewalk Improvements
Drainage Improvements
Water/Sewer Improvements
Street Lighting/Streetscape

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* 7. Thinking about the four (4) general activities above, currently are there needs in the Community not being met?

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* 8. Thinking about the specific activities above, list activities or projects that you feel should be funded with Community Development Block Grant funds:

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* 9. List any other Community concerns not found in this survey that you would like to see addressed:

Thank you for completing the community needs survey. If you have questions about the survey or the associated project please contact Victoria Avramovic at vrittenhouse@centralina.org or (704) 688-6502.  
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