The city of Alton, in conjunction with Granite City and Madison County, has begun soliciting community input for the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.
The plan is submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and is used as a guiding document for the annual appropriation of Community Development Block Grant, Community Service Block Grant, and HOME Investment Partnership grant funds.
Alton residents are asked to voluntarily complete a survey concerning community issues including, but not limited to, housing, infrastructure improvements, human services, economic development and public safety. The survey is specific to the community needs of Alton and can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Alton_2015-2019_Conplan. Paper copies will be available at the Development and Housing office at Alton City Hall, 101 E. Third St.
“Citizen input is critical to short and long-range planning efforts,” Director of Development and Housing Greg Caffey said. “We strongly encourage citizens of Alton to participate and help affect the allocation of future grant awards.”
For information, residents are asked to contact the Department of Development and Housing at (618) 463-3801.