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City of Seattle Human Services Department CDBG Fact Sheet June 2, 2011 Background The City of Seattle’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program channels federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to various programs that help low- and moderate-income individuals, families and communities. The funding comes to the City’s CDBG program office, in the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), and is distributed to the Office of Economic Development, Office of Housing, HSD and to community-based social service agencies to help pay for various programs and projects. Funding: 2010, 2011 The amount of CDBG received from HUD in 2010 was $13,058,449, with an additional $600,000 coming from “program income” generated by prior years’ CDBG loans. The City’s 2011 Adopted Budget anticipated the same amount of funding from HUD for 2011. Reduction in 2011 Funding As part of the 2011 federal budget finalized this spring, Seattle received a 17.8% reduction in its annual allocation equaling $2.3 million (from $13 million to $10.7 million). This funding gap is partially offset by $200,000 in additional program income available to support CDBG programs, for a net change of $2.1 million. Mayor’s commitment to fund human services In the mid-year adjustment to the 2011 City Budget, Mayor McGinn has committed to backfill the part of the shortfall affecting human services contracts, allowing CDBG-funded agencies to deliver homeless services as planned. CDBG-funded programs Compass Center Housing Stability Program Wellspring Family Services Transitional Assistance IDHA Housing Stability & Eviction Prevention YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing Legal Action Center Aloha Inn Plymouth Housing Group Housing Stability Broadview Transitional Housing Salvation Army Homelessness Prev./Hsng Stab. YWCA Enhanced Shelter for Women & Children Solid Ground Tenant Counseling/Hsng.Supp. Svcs. Angeline's Day and Hygiene Center Angeline's Enhanced Shelter Program Lazarus Day Center Broadview Emergency Shelter DESC Enhanced Shelter Program Noel House Solid Ground Family Shelter St. Martin de Porres Shelter
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