Lewisville to host second public hearing on grant funding

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The community grants division will host the second of two public hearings to gather public input on community needs in Lewisville.

The community grants division will host the second of two public hearings to gather public input on community needs in Lewisville.

The community grants division will host the second of two public hearings to gather public input on neighborhood needs, social service priorities and affordable housing issues in Lewisville, according to a news release from the city.

The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles St.

Lewisville will receive about $784,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this year. The funds will be used primarily to assist low- to moderate-income residents and areas, according to the release.

Lewisville City Council created the Community Development Block Grant advisory committee to set priorities and select programs to be funded with CDBG funding.

Past projects include homebuyer grants, street and sidewalk replacements, and park improvements, as well as social services for health care, seniors, victims of abuse and youth development, according to the release.


City officials rely on public comments and suggestions to determine needs of residents and decide how to best use grant funds, according to the release.

Comments received during these two public meetings will be considered in how CDBG funds are spent for the upcoming year.

By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.