The City of Austin seeks public feedback by July 7 on community needs, resources, and proposed activities outlined in two action plans required to receive federal funding.
Click read more for further details on meetings and providing written feedback.
The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office (NHCD) expects continued federal funding for fiscal years 2014 to 2019 through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grant programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
To receive these entitlement grant funds, the City must submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan and an annual Action Plan to HUD describing community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities with regard to housing, community and economic development, and public services.
NHCD has released the draft Fiscal Year 2014-19 Consolidated Plan and draft Fiscal Year 2014-15 Action Plan for a 30-day comment period from June 6 to July 7:
The public may provide input at the following public hearings:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at noon before the Community Development Commission at 1000 E. 11th St. Room 400A, Austin.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. before the Austin City Council at City Hall, 301 W. Second St., City Council Chambers, Austin.
The public is invited to review the draft plans on the City’s web site www.austintexas.gov/housing or at the following locations:
Central Public Library, 800 Guadalupe St. (Central)
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), 500 E. 7th St, Austin (Central)
East Austin Neighborhood Center, 211 Comal St. (East)
Neighborhood Housing & Community Development Office., 1000 E. 11th St., Suite 200 (East)
Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road (East)
St. John Community Center, 7500 Blessing Ave. (Northeast)
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 St. (South)
Pleasant Hill Library Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Drive (South)
Written comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. July 7. Include a name, address, and phone number. E-mail comments to NHCD@austintexas.gov or mail to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office
Attn: Consolidated Plan
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767
NHCD staff may be reached at (512) 974-3100 (voice) or (512) 974-3102 (TDD) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.