By Steve Stockmar
With groundbreaking on an affordable housing development in Glendale approaching, the city next month will submit a request with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for grant money to support the project.
On or about Jan. 16, the city of Glendale will ask for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to undertake the Centerline on Glendale project. The development features a 368-unit multi-family residential facility on 13 acres at the southeast corner of 67th and Glendale avenues.
The project has multiple HUD money sources, according to the city, including Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding from the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH), project-based vouchers from the city of Glendale, and CDBG funding from the city.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in April of this year approved $6 million toward the affordable housing project. ADOH in May awarded the Centerline project $2 million in the first-ever issuance of Arizona State Housing Tax Credits.