Public comments on the proposed amendments are welcome.
AUSTIN – The City of Austin is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which encourages citizen input when developing programmatic planning for affordable and fair housing, community development, economic development and public services in the city.
Administered by the city’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) Department, the CPP is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to describe the process by which broad public input—particularly from low- and moderate-income residents, local and regional institutions and other organizations—is included in developing the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan, and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The amendments are necessary to comply with new HUD rules governing fair housing assessments before the next Five-Year Consolidated Plan is due. The city’s assessment is scheduled for completion in 2018.
The public is invited to review the proposed amendments on the NHCD’s website during the 15-day comment period from September 26 through October 10, 2017. Public comments on the proposed amendments are welcome in writing or at two public hearings.
The public is invited to attend and provide input at the public hearings planned for these dates:
•Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm before the Community Development Commission (CDC) meeting at the Street-Jones Building Room 400A, 1000 E. 11th Street.
•Thursday, November 9, at 4 pm before the Austin City Council in Council Chambers at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street.
Submissions through postal mail can be addressed to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department
Attn: Citizen Participation Plan
P. O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767
For more information concerning the proposed amendments to the CPP, 15-day comment period or public hearings, NHCD staff may be reached at (512) 974-3100 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm or email at NHCD@austintexas.gov.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701