City of Vale – Malheur Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program

Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Vale is eligible to apply for a 2022 Community Development Block Grant from the Business Oregon. Community Development Block Grant funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants can be used for public facilities and housing improvements, primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes.

Approximately $12 million will be awarded to Oregon non-metropolitan cities and counties in 2022. The maximum grant that a city or county can receive is $400,000.

The City of Vale is preparing an application for a 2022 Community Development Block Grant from the Business Oregon for the Malheur Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program in Malheur County to rehabilitate owner occupied homes of low to moderate income homeowners. It is estimated that the proposed project will benefit at least 40 persons, of whom 100% will be low or moderate income.

A public hearing will be held by the Vale City Council at 7 p.m. on February 8th at the Vale City Hall.  The purpose of this hearing is for the city council to obtain citizen views and to respond to questions and comments about: community development and housing needs, especially the needs of low- and moderate-income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be assisted with a Community Development Block Grant project; and the proposed project.

Written comments are also welcome and must be received by February 7th at 150 Longfellow Street N, Vale.  Both oral and written comments will be considered by the city in deciding whether to apply.

The location of the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact Vale City Hall at 541-473-3133 if you will need any special accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting.

More information about Oregon Community Development Block Grants, the proposed project, and records about the City of Vale past use of Community Development Block Grant funds is available for public review at 150 Longfellow Street N in Vale during regular office hours. Advance notice is requested. If special accommodations are needed, please notify Vale City Hall at 541-473-3133 so that appropriate assistance can be provided.

Permanent involuntary displacement of persons or businesses is not anticipated as a result from the proposed project. If displacement becomes necessary, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement and provide required/reasonable benefits to those displaced. Any low- and moderate-income housing that is demolished or converted to another use will be replaced.

Those unable to attend may use the following number please call in to comment on

253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 225 421 4421 Passcode: 048643 beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

To attend by zoom, please see the City Council agenda for the meeting posted Monday, February 7th at www.cityofvale.com

These calls will be recorded and videoed for public record.  

Published: January 26th, 2022, in the Malheur Enterprise

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