Austinites may provide comments that will help develop the Draft FY 21-22 Action Plan by Apr. 30, 2021
Austin, TX – The City of Austin Housing and Planning Department (HPD) and Austin Public Health (APH) are seeking public input on what programs and community needs to prioritize in the FY-21-22 Action Plan, specifically relating to housing, community development, economic development, homelessness assistance, and public services. Austinites can complete a brief survey by April 30 to provide comments that will be considered as the Action Plan is drafted.
Each year, the City of Austin prepares an Action Plan – a plan detailing the amount of federal funding to be allocated to various housing and public service programs (i.e. Emergency Rental Assistance, Minor Home Repair), and setting goals for how many low- to moderate-income people will be served by these programs over the coming year. The Action Plan serves as a grant application submitted to the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to qualify for the following grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
Additionally, the City of Austin will collect public input and assess the needs of the community as part of the drafting of the Action Plan with two public hearings to be held Monday, April 13th by the Community Development Commission, and Thursday, April 22nd by the City Council.