Public Meeting Planned to Discuss Future of City Heights
The Housing Authority of Covington will host a meeting next week to discuss the recent $2.2 million grant awarded to it by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
The HUD/Jobs Plus 2017 grant will be used to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and employment among low-income residents of the City Heights housing project in Covington, according to an announcement last month.
Several local organizations supported the agency’s federal application by pledging over $600,000 in in-kind contributions to the project. The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Kentucky Career Center, and Brighton Center are among the project’s lead partners.
Grant funds will be used for agency and partner staffing, office space, and resident support designed to increase access to services while offering incentives for program participation, the news release said.
The Housing Authority's board of commissioners voted to accept the grant last month and said that work would begin in September.
A public meeting for the City Heights/Adjacent Neighborhood Planning Group is now scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, at the City Heights Community Room (2500 Todd Court, Covington), from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The agenda will include a vision for City Heights and details about the federal grant.
The meeting is open to the public.