After a proactive community outreach campaign, the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has prepared a Draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan, which describes plans for spendig nearly $13 million in annual grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on community prioritiesin housing, community development and economic development activities.
In accordance with the City of Austin’s Citizen Participation Plan and the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 373, the City’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department announces public hearings and a 30-day public comment period to receive public input on the Draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan.
The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department has prepared a draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan, which describes community needs, resources, and priorities for the City’s housing, community development and economic development activities. These activities are funded primarily through four grant programs received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
In developing the draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan, community feedback was instrumental in setting priorities for funds through the Community Needs Assessment process. Public input was received and considered while outlining the draft report through public hearings before: the Community Development Commission (CDC) on January 8, 2019 and February 12, 2019, Austin City Council on February 7, 2019, The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and the Commission on Seniors annual joint meeting on February 8, 2019, and the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council on February 25, 2019. Feedback and input opportunities were received by email at NHCD@austintexas.gov, phone 512-974-3100, and postal mail were offered as sources of input which was reviewed and considered in preparation of the report.
Public Hearings on Draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan
The public is invited to provide input at the following public hearings:
Thursday, May 9, 2019: Before the Austin City Council at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30 PM: Before the Community Development Commission (CDC), City Hall Boards and Commissions Room, 301 W. Second Street
View the Report
The public is invited to review the draft FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan from Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, May 17, 2019 on the City’s website at www.austintexas.gov/five or at the following community locations:
Austin Central Public Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street (Central)
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, 500 East 7th Street (Central)
East Austin Neighborhood Center, 211 Comal Street (East)
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department, 1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200 (East)
Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road (East)
St. John's Library Branch, 7500 Blessing Avenue (North East)
AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road (North)
Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S IH 35 (South)
South Austin Neighborhood Center, 2508 Durwood Street (South)
Pleasant Hill Library Branch, 211 East William Cannon Road (South)
Written comments may be submitted until 5:00 PM on May 17, 2019. Please include a name, address, and phone number.
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office Attn: Action Plan
PO Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767
For more information concerning the FY 2019-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2019-20 Action Plan process and public hearings, and 30-day comment period, City of Austin staff may be reached at 512-974-3100 (voice) Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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