People will have a chance to weigh in on Superior’s plan to help those struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic using Community Development Block Grant funding.

In April, Mayor Jim Paine announced the city would allocate $250,000 for rental assistance, $50,000 to house the homeless who require isolation and $117,000 for nonprofit organizations that are responding to the emergency. The funds are part of a $667,000 aid package officials put together to invest in the city’s stability during uncertain times.

Money for the proposal would come from an additional $417,000 Community Development Block Grant allocation the city will receive through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

The Superior City Council set a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. May 19 to consider the proposal. The public is encouraged to attend council meetings virtually. Information will be provided on the agenda when it’s posted at ci.superior.wi.us/894/Council-Agendas-Minutes in the days leading up to the hearing.