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City of Sherman Final Statement/Action Plan of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2024
By City of Sherman
Jul 10, 2024
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CITY OF SHERMAN, TEXAS

FINAL STATEMENT/ACTION PLAN OF

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

AND PROJECTED USE OF FUNDS FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2024

GRANT NO: B-24-MC-48-0027

 

The City of Sherman has received notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that its entitlement grant for the Community Development Program (CDBG) for program year 2024 is $311,097.00.  These funds will be available on October 1, 2024.  Activities that directly benefit low- and moderate-income persons will be available citywide.  Other activities which have an area benefit will only be available in areas of the city which are populated by a majority of low- and moderate-income persons.  The City has met citizen participation requirements.

 

The City of Sherman's Consolidated Plan is a document which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and includes the following subjects:  (1) Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment - A description of the jurisdiction's estimated housing needs for the ensuing five-year period;  (2) Housing Market Analysis - A description of the significant characteristics of the jurisdiction's housing market, including supply, demand, condition and cost of housing and the housing stock and services available (i.e., public and assisted housing, homeless, elderly, frail elderly, persons with disabilities (mental/physical/developmental), persons with alcohol and other drug addictions, and persons with HIV/AIDS and related diseases;  (3) Strategic Plan - A description of the five-year strategy and plan to address affordable housing, homelessness, other special needs and non-housing community development plan; and,  (4) Action Plan - A description of the jurisdiction's one-year plan of activities to be undertaken during the coming year.

 

The overall goal of this community development planning and development program is to develop viable urban communities by providing suitable living environments and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low-moderate income persons and special need populations of the City of Sherman.  Therefore, based on these objectives, the following use of funds is being proposed:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ACTION PLAN

PROGRAM YEAR 2024

 

DEMOLITION/CLEARANCE PROGRAM:  $88,000

A program to demolish vacant, substandard structures and clear property lots that pose a risk to health and safety.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:  $15,000

A program to provide external repairs to owner-occupied homes belonging to low- and moderate-income Sherman residents.

PARK IMPROVEMENT:  $106,996

A program to fund projects in parks within low- and moderate-income target areas and improve ADA accessibility in parks throughout the city of Sherman, promoting general health and wellness among the entire community.  The focus will especially be to benefit those living in low-moderate income areas and those with disabilities.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION:  $54,439

  Boys & Girls Club of Sherman, INC.:  $7,777

Funds to be used to assist with the development and advancement of a teen program for those from low- and moderate-income households.

  CASA OF GRAYSON COUNTY: $7,777

A program to train and support volunteer advocates and staff on process and procedures to advocate for foster children in Grayson County that have been abused or neglected.

  CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTER:  $7,777

A program to provide high quality services to abused and traumatized children who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

  FOUR RIVERS OUTREACH:  $7,777

A program that serves those who are overcoming their struggles with addiction by providing a mens residential 16-bed facility and a 12-month Life Renewal program.  Recipients are those who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

  GRAND CENTRAL STATION: $7,777

A program to support nutrition, specifically food for low- and moderate-income Sherman residents.

  GRAYSON COUNTY Crisis Center:  $7,777

A program of activities that will provide emergency assistance to homeless women and children of domestic violence who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

  TEXOMA FAMILY SHELTER, Inc.: $7,777

A program of activities that will provide emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families, who at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES:  $46,662

  CHILD & FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER: $7,777

A program to provide counseling services for family dysfunction, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse for low- and moderate-income Sherman residents.

  HOUSE OF ELI: $7,777

Funds will be used to house and assist young men, ages 18-21, who are aging out of foster care or being released from incarceration provide shelter, food, clothing, personal needs, and a family environment in which they can thrive.

  MULTICULTURAL FAMILY CENTER: $7,777

Provide direct adult educational services to underserved immigrant population including ESL, Parenting, Family Literacy and Citizenship.

  Sherman Housing Authority:  $7,777

A program to address the problems of drug abuse and associated crime in public housing.  Activities include increasing law enforcement services to stop the sale of illegal drugs in and around assisted housing, apprehend sellers of such drugs, and reduce crime in the assisted housing area.

  TEXOMA AREA PARATRANSIT SYSTEM: $7,777

CDBG funds will pay for public transportation costs for eligible residents to access medical, nutrition, education, grocery, and other eligible activities.

  UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY: $7,777

Cradle to Workforce is to create safe neighborhood providers in low-income areas for our most vulnerable families who need flexible childcare schedules.

 

ALLOCATION FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2024:                         $311,097

The City of Sherman seeks, through the following program objectives, to improve housing conditions, neighborhood appearance, employment opportunities, and the overall quality of life for low and moderate-income citizens.  No activities will be undertaken which cause involuntary displacement of persons.

 

CITY OF SHERMAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

1.        Encourage citizen participation and input to obtain maximum public involvement in program activities.

2.        Promote the general health and wellness of all members of the community through improved parks and recreational facilities in the low- and moderate-income target areas.

3.        Improve the quality of life for Sherman residents with the removal of structures that create unsafe, unsanitary, and hazardous situations for the public.

4.        Promote drug elimination programs for low- and moderate-income assisted housing families and households.

5.        Provide support for provision of emergency shelter, food, and assistance to the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless.

6.        Assist in providing counseling services to youth and adults from low- and moderate-income families.

7.        Assist in providing activities for children and teens from low- and moderate-income families.

8.        Provide support for provision of shelter and assistance to men in overcoming addiction.

9.       Provide services for abused and neglected children.

 

The Action Plan of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2024 are available in the Finance Department of the City of Sherman. Any citizen or agency interested in commenting on this Final Statement of Objectives is invited to submit written comments c/o Jana Garner, Grants Coordinator, City of Sherman, P.O. Box 1106, Sherman, TX 75091-1106. Written comments must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. on July 10, 2024.  Comments received will be included in the summary of citizen participation of this Plan.