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Input will be used to inform funding priorities

Berkeley, California (Friday, October 05, 2018) - Come give input at a Public Hearing about what services and types of housing are needed for low-income people in Berkeley.

2018-10-05 HHCS Community Agency Public MeetingThe hearing is part of an annual effort to understand the needs of the community and inform the type of services needed to serve low-income people in Berkeley.

For the most recent fiscal year, the City provided $7.8 million to 51 non-profit community agencies operating 102 distinct programs. Programs included homeless services, childcare, youth programs, housing development, housing rehabilitation, health services, disability programs, employment training, senior services, legal assistance, and advocacy as well as others.

Come share your ideas on how to best serve low-income persons residing in Berkeley.

Public Hearing on Community Needs
Wednesday October 17th, 2018 6:00 p.m.
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703 

These funds come from local, state and federal sources and are administered by the City's Department of Health Housing and Community Services.

The information from this Public Hearing, convened before representatives of various City Commissions, will be used to help the City of Berkeley prioritize the types of services and housing needed to meet community needs.

The information will also be included in the Community Action Plan for the City of Berkeley Community Action Agency and the Annual Action Plan for funding from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Questions or comments can also be mailed or delivered directly to Rhianna Babka, Housing & Community Services Division via the following methods:

Email:             rbabka@cityofberkeley.info 
Phone:           510-981-5400
Fax:               510-981-5450
TDD:              510-981-6903
Mail:               Rhianna Babka,Heath, Housing & Community Services Department
                       2180 Milvia Street
                       Berkeley, CA 94704

Come out on Oct. 17 to let us know in person or email, mail or fax us to let us know what you think the funding priorities should be!


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