ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The city of Roanoke is seeking public input on how to best use money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA).
The city is encouraging people to complete a brief survey so it knows what eligible activities are most in need.
This Northwest-Roanoke area incorporates 10th Street to 24th Street and Loudon Avenue to Hanover Avenue.
HUD funds, which are received annually by the city, are intended to serve low to moderate-income persons, provide economic opportunities, address blighting influences and meet public infrastructure needs. The city targets specific areas of the community to receive a majority of these funds to help revitalize neighborhoods, improve affordable housing, provide public services, and encourage private investment.
You can complete the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MOTA2016. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 9.
Results of the survey will help city staff to program funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 into MOTA and the rest of the city, in order to maximize the benefits to be provided from the use of these funds.