City of Framingham Celebrating National Community Development Week

The following is a press release issued by the City of Framingham tonight. It is published as received.


National Community Development Week

“Celebrating the Impact of the CDBG and HOME Programs” 

April 2, 2018 – April 6, 2018



FRAMINGHAM, MA – The City of Framingham Community Development Department will celebrate National Community Development week by dedicating each day to a key resource supported by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

These planned events are part of the National Community Development Association’s week-long celebration to bring citizens, government officials, businesses, media and non-profit organizations together to showcase the impacts of the CDBG and HOME in communities.

National CommunityDevelopment Week also serves as a venue for educating the public about the programs.

Monday, April 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -12: 00 p.m.

Community Development Office, Suite B3, Memorial Building

Professional development information session by SMOC Career Services and Metro SouthWest American Job Center.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -12: 00 p.m.

Community Development Office, Suite B3, Memorial Building

Business technical assistance by Downtown Framingham, Inc., formerly Framingham Downtown Renaissance.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Butterworth Park, 261 Grant Street

Tour of past and pending projects sponsored by CDBG and other leveraged funds over the years at Butterworth Park.


Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Building Rotunda

Current and past CDBG-sponsored agencies will be in attendance to talk about their programs and services.

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

73-75 Hollis Street, Police Sub-Station

Groundbreaking on major renovations at the SMOC owned facility, subsidized by HOME funds.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the CDBG funding to over 1,200 state and local government activities such as housing rehabilitation, business assistance, senior services, infrastructure and more.  The HOME program provides grants to over 600 local participating jurisdictions to create safe sanitary and affordable housing in communities nationwide.  If you are planning on attending any of the events please contact Nathalie Jean in the Community and Development Department by email or by calling (508) 532-5457.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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