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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.