The City of Duluth is hosting a virtual public Community Input Session on Thursday to have members of the community share their perspective on the impact of COVID-19.

The virtual meeting will take place on Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m.  The City is eager to hear from residents on how COVID-19 is impacting people with low incomes, neighborhoods with higher concentrations of poverty, and communities that are historically and currently disenfranchised.  They will use this valuable input to help shape the prioritization of federal funds that the City of Duluth has received.

The City has received a second allocation of funding from the CARES Act to assist with the community’s response to COVID19. The additional $1,752,840 from HUD to assist with COVID-19 related needs in the city. Precisely, $1,252,530 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds will help with shelter, prevention, and rapid-rehousing of people experiencing homelessness. An additional $500,310 in Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to assist people with low incomes with services, housing, employment, and other basic needs.

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This funding is being made available through through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and assists with the prevention, preparation, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's important to get as much community input as possible so that the best determinations and decisions can be made regarding these crucial funds.

You can click on the button below to access the meeting page. You'll see instructions on how to join and other information.  All participants will have a chance to speak.