The Spokane County Community Services, Housing and Community Development department needs your help.

Every year Spokane County receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Affordable Housing funds. These funds are allocated to projects and services that address needs identified in participating cities, towns, and unincorporated areas of Spokane County, principally to benefit low- to moderate-income people.

The County wants to hear what type of projects and services you think should be funded with that money.

And before you say, ‘This isn’t transportation related,’ think about how it all comes together. A lot of the older neighborhoods don’t have sidewalks. A lot of people with disabilities live in these neighborhoods. They can’t roll their wheelchairs in the dirt next to the road, so they have to be in the roads. This presents a safety hazard. The CDBG money can pay for things like sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, benches, etc.

So do us all a favor and spend five minutes taking this survey that will help the County decide how to best spend their funds. And when you’re done, please pass it on to anyone else you think will take it. You have to hurry though, the last day to take the survey is next Monday, Aug. 31

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