CDBG community improvement projects selected

Published on June 30, 2022

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In an effort to continue facilitating improvements in municipalities across Weld County, the Board of Commissioners approved the 2022 Annual Action Plan along with three community improvement projects presented by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee on June 20, 2022.

CDBG funds will aid in implementing safe, accessible walking paths for low-income older adults and persons with disabilities around Hudson’s Prairie View Apartments. Currently, there is no safe way to get to the local grocery store, post office, Town Hall, library and other services from the apartment complex via foot unless residents walk on the side of Highway 52 and cross the busy street via a non-ADA compliant crossing area. CDBG funds will be used to construct a sidewalk along the north side of CO-52 as well as an ADA compliant crosswalk at Beech St. so Hudson’s older adults will be able to safely access all services Hudson has to offer. The project totals $160,500.

Within the older residential neighborhoods of Keenesburg, older adults and persons with disabilities cannot currently access a clinic, post office, park, and a variety of other services without the use of a vehicle due to sidewalks being non-existent or too narrow. There are two assisted living facilities within the proposed project area plus Timberwood Apartments, a low-income housing complex. CDBG funding of $212,500 will aid in the construction and reconstruction of ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps in these neighborhoods.

Finally, Firestone will partner with Brothers Redevelopment Inc. to implement a Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program. The program will help correct health and safety issues in 18 to 56 low-income owner-occupied homes. The goal of this project is to aid Firestone residents who have limited resources repair or maintain their homes. $250,000 will go toward this venture.

“By facilitating these projects, the CDBG Program is helping Weld County communities and the county become better,” said Weld County Commissioner Chair Scott James. “It’s been exciting to see the improvements in progress from the projects selected last year, and we know these four will add more richness, efficiencies and vibrancy to our county.”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,036,722 to the CDBG program to help fund these projects and pay for CDBG administrative costs now to March 31, 2023.

For more information about Weld County’s CDBG program, visit

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