The two towns have teamed up in a regional Community Development Block Grant application because housing renovations are among the projects both proposed. There are currently 13 applicants for housing rehabilitation in South Hadley and eight in Southampton.
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Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.
Programs that provide consultation, labor and/or supplies for people who need to upgrade their homes to make them attractive, safe, accessible and energy-efficient.
Programs that make housing available to wide range of individuals or offer housing options not specified below. Housing Construction; Housing Development; Housing Management
Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as a given reality, but as “a problem to be worked on and solved.” That mentality is often applied to the greatest social entrepreneurs.