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Board expected to accept CDBG funds

October 12, 2018

KINGMAN — The Mohave County supervisors will discuss Monday six agreements for more than $1.5 million in state and federal funding to help low-income county residents.

The board will look over an agreement with the Arizona Department of Housing to provide a Community Development Block Grant of $73,171. The grant would go for a 12-passenger van with a trailer package.

The new van would transport about 60 at-risk youth to training and work sites in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, community services grant specialist Barbara Blythe said.

Another agreement would provide $157,238 to support a full-time clinician for WestCare Arizona in Bullhead City for two years. The clinician would serve about 150 clients with counseling, veteran’s crisis services and mental health disorders.

The supervisors also will consider accepting $196,922 from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development to administer the Veteran Administration Supportive Housing program. The funds would provide rental assistance to 39 homeless veterans in the county.

Another CDBG funding package in the amount of $559,831 for two years would provide repairs to about 42 low- to moderate-income owner-occupied households including city sewer connections, Blythe said.

The supervisors will discuss an agreement with the state for $385,000 in state Housing Trust funds for repairs to the homes of about 12 low- to moderate-income homeowners with health issues.

The board will consider another agreement with the Arizona Department of Housing for $138,673 in funding for two years. The funds would go for rental assistance and support services for low-income people with HIV/AIDS.

The supervisors will hold the board meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the county administration building at 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

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