SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The blocks grant advisory committee in Santa Maria, conducted a public community needs workshop on Tuesday, August 13.
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss needs that have not been met in the community. The city also got the chance to hear about how people want them to spend federal grant money.
"And what we found is that the needs haven't really changed in the last few years. The needs are still helping people who are homeless or about to be homeless, helping at risk youth, helping seniors, affordable housing is a big one, also improving the infrastructure in our area," Rosie Rojo, Community Programs Manager.
The community development block grant and home funding has been used to help those who have a low to moderate income.
If you would like to be heard you can fill out a survey on their website, this will be available until the end of the month.