City of Austin expects to receive approximately $11 million in federal funding.
In Fiscal Year 2017-2018, the City of Austin expects to receive approximately $11 million in federal funding through four U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). In order to receive these HUD grants, the City must submit an annual Action Plan that provides an overview of the community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities with regard to housing, community development, economic development and public services.
As required by the City of Austin’s Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) and Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 373, the steps for public participation include four total public hearings during the formation of the Action Plan: two before the Austin City Council and two before the Community Development Commission (CDC). There is also a 30-day comment period on the draft Action Plan. The two initial public hearings are conducted to receive input on the community’s needs and service gaps.
The public is invited to attend the following public hearings on community needs:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM: Before the Community Development Commission (CDC), Austin Energy, Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM: Before the Austin City Council at Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street
The draft Action Plan and Community Development Program will be made available for public comment on or before Tuesday, May 23, 2017. During the 30-day comment period beginning May 23, 2017, two additional public hearings will be conducted to receive input on the draft plan and Program, one before the CDC and one before the Austin City Council.
The public is invited to attend the following public hearings on the draft Action Plan:
6:30 PM Tuesday, June 13, 2017: Before the Community Development Commission (CDC), Austin Energy, Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road
4:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017: Before the Austin City Council at Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street
It is anticipated that the Austin City Council will take final action on the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Action Plan and Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Community Development Program on August 3, 2017 prior to HUD’s submission deadline of August 15, 2017.
Written comments on community needs may be submitted until 5 PM on May 2, 2017. Written comments on the draft Action Plan may be submitted beginning on or before May 23, 2017 until 5 PM on Monday, June 26, 2017. Please include a name, address, and phone number.
Mail written comments to:
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office
Attn: Action Plan
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767
Email comments to: NHCD@austintexas.gov
For additional information, call the NHCD Office at 512-974-3100 (voice).
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701