Chesterfield CDBG Grant FY2018 - Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING for the planning of the FY18 CDBG Grant

Participating communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield and Worthington

Where: Town of Chesterfield Selectboard Meeting Room
When: Monday, February 5th 2018, 6:00 pm

Come Share your input on proposed projects:
•    Housing Rehabilitation
•    Hilltown Elder Network
•    Health Outreach Program for Elders
•    Childcare Subsidy Program
•    It Takes a Village
•    Or other programs of interest to you

Calling All General Contractors

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 18 rehab projects under the FY17 Grant.      

 Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00. Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.

 GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required).  Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.   

HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email paulab@hilltowncdc.org. 

Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.

Community Development Strategy Review

Community Development Strategy Review

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to review their town’s goals, priorities and accomplishments which are outlined in each town Community Development Strategy (CDS) and to gather new ideas for future community projects.   After the meeting, each town Selectboard will review public input and revise the CDS to reflect the Town’s goals and projects that may be eligible for federal block grant funding.  Citizen participation is a vital component of this process and is encouraged! 

Meetings are scheduled at the following town offices:

Chesterfield: Mon. Jan. 8th, 2018 at approx. 4:45 pm

Plainfield: Tuesday, Jan. 9 time to be determined – contact Hilltown CDC

Worthington: Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:40 pm.

Cummington: Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:15 pm

Watch for more information regarding the same reviews for the towns of Goshen and Peru

For more information, contact Bea von Hagke Hilltown CDC CDBG Grant Manager at beavh@hilltowncdc.org or 296-4536, ext. 115

Goshen Senior Housing

Now accepting applications for 10 new mobility adaptable and sensory adapted affordable apartments on a 12-acre scenic site located in the center of Goshen, MA .  You must be 62 or older and meet the income limits based on your household size. One unit fully adapted for a wheelchair user & one unit fully adapted for a person with a hearing or vision loss.    Informational meeting, Wednesday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main Street, Goshen, MA.   

Application deadline October 16, 2017.   Some apartments come with a Section 8 voucher which allows tenants with very low income to pay lower rents.  Typical rents are approximately $740 with utilities included.   See the full description on the Hilltown Housing tab on this website.   Contact Cindyt@hilltowncdc.org or (413) 296-4536 x105 for more information.

Community Development Block Grant Award

Governor Charlie Baker announced on Thursday, July 20, 2017 that the Hilltown Community Development was awarded a FY17 block grant award for the towns of:  Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield and Worthington.  HCDC will receive $1,010,421 to provide housing rehabilitation assistance to 18 units and for childcare assistance, elder services and a food pantry.

Hilltown CDC Announces Launch of Hilltown Easy Ride Service

 

 

The Hilltown Easy Ride is a new van service getting ready to transport eligible seniors and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington to medical appointments, shopping and social outings this summer, starting July 1st.   A launch celebration will take place on June 30th, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, and the public is welcome to attend. State Representative Steven Kulik and State Senator Adam Hines will be on hand, along with town and Council on Aging leaders, to discuss senior transportation issues.  Refreshments served.  The Hilltown Easy Ride is a program of the Hilltown CDC in partnership with the Franklin Regional Transit Authority.

PUBLIC HEARING

To review the Chesterfield CDBG FY16 grant including the towns of Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington.

 When: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Where: Selectboard Meeting Room

Town Offices, 422 Main Road, Chesterfield

 A review of the Housing Rehabilitation Program, the HEN Program, HOPE, Food Pantry and Childcare Subsidy Programs will be conducted.

Anyone interested in sharing ideas or comments regarding these two programs is welcome and encouraged to attend.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to beavh@hilltowncdc.org or mail your comments to Hilltown CDC, PO Box 17, Chesterfield, 01012

General Contractors Wanted

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 14 rehab projects under the FY16 Grant and are applying for funding for another 21 projects under the FY17 Grant.      

 Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00. Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.

 GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required).  Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.   

HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email paulab@hilltowncdc.org. 

Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.

Notice of Public Hearing

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PUBLIC HEARING

for the planning of the FY17 CDBG Grant

Participating communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield and Worthington

Where: Town of Chesterfield Selectboard Meeting Room

When: Monday, February 6th 2017, 6:00 pm

Come Share your input on proposed projects:

  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Hilltown Elder Network
  • Health Outreach Program for Elders
  • Childcare Subsidy Program
  • Or other programs of interest to you