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Stanislaus County annual valuation notices available only online

Stanislaus County annual valuation notices available only online

STANISLAUS COUNTY - Stanislaus County Assessor David Cogdill announced Monday that in an effort to improve efficiency and conserve scarce resources, his office will no longer be mailing out annual valuation notices. Effective July 1, 2011, this information will be available on the Assessor’s website: www.stancounty.com/assessor.

Taxpayers will be able to search both by parcel number and by situs address. Those individuals that do not have access to a computer may come into the office at 1010 10th Street, Suite 2400 in Modesto, and use the computer terminals that are available to the public.

The information available on the assessor’s website will include the property location, assessed values, appeal deadlines and stipulation information. The assessed values are determined as of lien date, January 1 each year.

Modesto Housing Division launches online survey

Modesto Housing Division launches online survey

MODESTO - Each year, the City of Modesto receives funding from the federal government for community development as well as emergency shelter and housing activities. In order to set spending priorities, the city's Housing Division prepares a five year plan that is updated every year to identify the housing and community development needs and develop a strategy for addressing those needs in a given fiscal year.

The city anticipates receiving approximately $3 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and wants to provide the community with an opportunity to assist with identifying housing and community development needs in Modesto.

Modesto awarded funds to improve foreclosed homes

MODESTO - The City of Modesto was recently awarded $2,951,549 in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. The grant represents a third round of funding through HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

A draft substantial amendment outlining the proposed use of the funds, will be published on the city's website begining Jan. 21. A public comment period will also be opened that day. The Citizens Housing and Community Development Committee will receive comments on the draft at their Jan. 26 meeting. Comments will also be received on Feb. 8 at the Modesto City Council meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 1010 Tenth Street. This will conclude the public comment period.

Copies of the draft will be available on Jan.