CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:01 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:45 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
|Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Vice Chairperson George J Russell |
|Councilor Gary Rosen |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor Sean M. Rose|
|Also:||Deputy City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk
Greg Baker, Director of Neighborhood Development
Steve Connolly, Housing Program Manager
Susann Ferraro, Support of Housing Coordinator
Virtual Attendee Call-in Information
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Chairperson Councilor Rosen recognized the following speakers:
1. Jerry S., No resident given, spoke in favor of item #3a
2. Doug Arbetter, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #3a
3. Lorraine Laurie, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #3a
4. Erin Wilson, No resident given, spoke in favor of item #3a
5. Kelly Dolan, No resident given, spoke in favor of item #3a
6. Debbie Maruca Hoak, No resident given, spoke in favor of item #3a
7. Julie Nason, No resident given, spoke in favor of item #3a
8. Dottie Hargrove, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #3a
Approval of the Minutes
Order- That the City Council Standing Committee of Public Health and Human Services hereby approves the minutes of the Public Health and Human Services Committee meeting on March 23, 2021.
Chairperson Councilor Rosen read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Item
Communication of the City Manager recommend adoption of the attached resolutions to file and accept entitlement funding under the City of Worcester’s Fiscal Year 2022/ Program Year 47 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
# 10.4B CM July 20, 2021
Chairperson Councilor Rosen read the item and provided an overview of the funding process and programs receiving funding from the HUD.
Chairperson Councilor Rosen recognized the Director of Neighborhood Development, who discussed the new recipients and denied applicants of the grants, as well as provide an overview of the grants in comparison to previous years.
Chairperson Councilor Rosen recognized Councilor Rose, who spoke concerning the item.
Chairperson Councilor Rosen moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be approved.
Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays