Community Development Block grant discussed at meeting

LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston City Council discussed how it could utilize a grant that's designed to help people struggling with poverty.

The Community Development Block Grant works to ensure affordable housing for communities in need as well as provide jobs for community members. Homelessness, affordability of housing, and food insecurity were all topics discussed at the public hearing.

The basic annual grant is worth $216,000, and can also be used under an emergency basis as well. The Lewiston City Council has yet to make any decisions.