Huntsville to hold public input meeting for HUD grants

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Huntsville city leaders want to hear from people who call the Rocket City home.

Officials are trying to determine the best way to spend millions of dollars in grant money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city of Huntsville will receive $1.5 million a year for five years starting in 2016.

City leaders want to hear ideas on the best way to spend that money before they decide how to allocate those funds.

A public meeting is set to take place Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the ground level of Huntsville City Hall.

The overall purpose of the money is to address the needs of low-to-moderate income residents living in Huntsville.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can go online and fill out a survey through Friday.

Some of the things the grant money can be put toward include: affordable housing, homeless services and assisting non-profits that work with those in need.