As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office (HUD), the City of Bessemer is planning to use a CDBG tool to support community revitalization. The city is proposing to submit a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) application to HUD for a defined target area within the city. The NRSA will provide additional affordable housing and economic opportunities and new and innovative ways to increase investments through the city’s CDBG funds and attracting other public and private funding. NRSAs can significantly impact communities by constructing new housing, expanding home repairs, improving neighborhood conditions, creating, and retaining jobs and businesses in the area.
The boundaries of the target area are 12th Avenue to the west, 22nd Street N to the south, Dartmouth Avenue to the east, and 35th Street N to the north.
The Economic and Community Development Department has been getting input from community residents, groups, and organizations in the target area. Please JOIN US for a second virtual NRSA public meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022, starting at 6:00 pm Central Time.
Please click on the meeting link below to enter the meeting. If you do not have a computer or smart phone, dial into the teleconference number provided below.