Local Leaders & Staff Lied About Having $ for Buyouts

This is old news but worth reblogging

Cedar Rapids Activist

Local Leaders & Staff Lied About Having $$ for Buyouts
by Lisa Kuzela, August 9, 2011

I’ve said this before, but hopefully a new audience will lead to something…at least to voting the right way in November and beyond.

Remember when the City kept saying they didn’t have money for buyouts? The State DID have the funds, but no one here made it a priority to use HUD’s CDBG funds toward our buyout need!

Just a bit of history:
1) HUD’s initial allocation (of CDBG funds) under the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 granted the State of Iowa $85,000,000. This came from Federal Register /Vol. 73, No.177 / September 11, 2008 Notice (HUD’s Docket No. FR-5250-N-01). These funds were used for Iowa’s State Action Plan #1.

2) The 1st allocation of the Second 2008 Allocation granted the State of Iowa $125,297,142. This came from Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 29…

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