La Crosse seeking opinions to use federal funding

La Crosse residents can share their opinions how to use $1.1 million of annual federal funding.

There is a survey available for residents, asking them how to revitalize neighborhoods, prioritize housing and economic development and address homelessness and poverty.

The money comes from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant.

In the past, grant funds were used to help homeowners make repairs on their homes, fund affordable multi-family housing, and offer loans to small-businesses.

Recommendations will be drafted from the results of this survey and then presented to the City Council next year.

“We’re really hoping that city of La Crosse residents really see this as a chance to inform policymakers and offer their opinion, because really we think the citizens really know what the community needs,” said Caroline Gregerson, City of La Crosse community development administrator.

The survey is available on the city’s website.

A printed copy of the survey will be available at the City Planning Department in City Hall.

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