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Amendment to PY19 CDBG Annual Action Plan

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is accepting written comments on a proposed amendment to the current year (2019-2020) Annual Action Plan to incorporate new federal funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Comments may be submitted to All comments received will be included in the Final Amendment submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development along with the City’s responses.


This is an amendment to enable the City of Malden to receive and administer $826,910 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The funding will be used to facilitate assistance to households, persons, and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Eligible CDBG activities will include but not be limited to assisting low- and moderate-income households with rental assistance and business assistance to retain employees who are low- and moderate-income, or support small businesses owned by low- and moderate-income persons.


The proposals are described in greater detail in the attached memorandum from Mayor Gary Christenson to the City Council, and the slide deck from the MRA’s presentation to the City Council on April 14. Please contact with any questions or comments.