James City County’s Forest Heights Neighborhood Improvement Project Awarded $1.4 Million
June 25, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist
Phone: (757) 253-6864
The James City County Office of Housing and Community Development has been awarded a $1.4 million Community Development Block Grant for the Forest Heights Neighborhood Improvement Project. The Project was selected as one of 24 in Virginia to receive more than $12 million from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) through a competitive application process.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be used to develop paved roads, improve drainage facilities, rehabilitate homes, preserve open space and re-subdivide property within the 68-acre area along Forest Heights Road, Neighbors Drive and Richmond Road. Maps and additional information can be found online at http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/archive/bosagendas/bos2010/032310bos.html.
The Federally funded CDBG program is administered by the DHCD, and Virginia receives up to $21 million annually for this grant program. Most projects benefit low- and moderate-income individuals, and many projects are targeted for the prevention or elimination of blighting conditions.
For more information, contact the Housing and Community Development Office at 259-5340.