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On the agenda: Proposal to increase assistance for first-time homebuyers and ExpressLanes in Alhambra

Increased funding for first-time homebuyers will be considered at Monday's 5:30pm Alhambra City Council meeting. The ammendment would reallocate $300,000 to the Homebuyer Program to help qualified buyers with their down payment. It would also approve an increase of $500,000 to the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and $40,000 to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), entitlement programs under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that support affordable housing in the community. The grant amounts the city receives from the government are based on population size and the number of low-income persons living in the community. 

A representative from Metro will discuss the ExpressLanes program during the Council's 7 p.m. meeting. The ExpressLanes will turn the carpool lane on the 10 Freeway from Union Station to the 605 Freeway into toll lanes starting Feb. 23. This action aims to alleviate traffic during peak hours and add another lane for single riders.

Mayor Barbara Messina will present commendations to several residents of Fremont Avenue for decorating their homes during the holiday season.

City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

02.11.2013 Agenda

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2 thoughts on “On the agenda: Proposal to increase assistance for first-time homebuyers and ExpressLanes in Alhambra”

  1. first time home buyer help

    Hello Joseph, thanks for sharing with us these fruitful post.The government has taken the great measures to reallocate home buyers under under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  2. If people need help with a down payment, maybe they should not be buying.