Wilkes-Barre Details Use Of $2 Million In Funding

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — The city’s director of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday detailed how his office spent nearly $2 million in federal money throughout the city last year.

The city receives three types of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Decelopment each year and is required to hold a public meeting to explain how the money was spent in the previous year.

Office of Economic and Community Development Director Kurt Sauer presided over that meeting Wednesday in council chambers. The spending is detailed in a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, which is available for review.

In 2013, the city received $1,563,671 in Community Development Block Grant funding, $112,690 in Emergency Solutions funding and $264,880 in HOME funding.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/1222522/City-details-use-of-$2-million-in-funding

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First Suburbs Event: April 14th‏

Too many of our towns struggle with concentrated poverty, low tax bases, high property taxes and insufficient revenues to maintain quality public services and schools.

Join us in a public meeting to call for fairness in housing policy and balance in our region!

Public Meeting on Regional Opportunity

with HUD Region III Administrator, Jane Vincent, and other regional policy-makers

When: Thursday, April 14 7:30-9:00 PM

Where: J.P. Mascaro & Sons Building

2650 Audubon Road

Audubon, PA 19403

RSVP: FirstSuburbsProject@gmail.com

Featured Presenter: David Rusk, Regional Policy Consultant and Author

The Borough will be coordinating transportation for those who do not wish to drive to Audubon on April 14th. We will have two buses departing Borough Hall that evening and anyone who is interested should let Ginny Takach (gtakach@pottstown.org)  know as soon as possible.