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Community Development Citizen Advisory Commission

The Community Development Citizen Advisory Commission (CDCAC) is made up of resident volunteers. The CDCAC works in cooperation with Community Development to ensure the success of the Community Development Block Grant program implementation and to provide citizen oversight.  CDCAC assists Community Development by identifying needs, advising on program guidelines, ensuring compliance with HUD regulations and overseeing activities funded by the CDBG program.   CDCAC also reviews applications and interviews all applicants seeking Public Service Agency funding.  As a Commission the then make recommendations on which agencies to fund and how much they should be funded.

The CDCAC has nine (9) citizen members of mixed political affiliation, who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Legislative Council.  The CDCAC meets monthly with the Community Development Program Manager and the public to conduct their business, and also meets regularly in smaller sub-committees to work on specific duties.

The Commission meets the second (2nd) Wednesday of every month at 6:30.   Meetings are currently held via zoom.  Links to meetings are posted on the Town's website  https://www.hamden.com/AgendaCenter/Search/?term=&CIDs=7,&startDate=&endDate=&dateRange=&dateSelector=