February 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Urban Development Project

Every year, the city of Decatur receives more than $1 million in federal funds to help with a variety of community needs, including neighborhood stability and affordable housing.

Every year, city staff must submit a plan describing how Decatur hopes to spend Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds. The action plan must fit into a broader "consolidated plan," which is due every five years.

The city hired Millikin University Associate Professor Mary Garrison as a consultant in gathering residents' input for the draft consolidated plan.

Garrison collected data through surveys, public hearings, meeting with groups such as the Coalition of Neighborhood Organizations and agencies that work on issues of economic development and affordable housing.

Click here to read more about the project in an article from the Herald & Review.