In Fiscal Year 2020-2021, the City of Austin expects to receive approximately $12 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. For a full listing of opportunities to hear more about the Action Plan process and learn about opportunities to engage, please visit the FY 20-21 Community Action Plan Timeline.
The public is invited to attend the following public hearings on community needs:
- 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Before the Community Development Commission (CDC), Austin City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 W. Second Street
- Thursday, April 23, 2020: Before the Austin City Council at Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street
The draft Action Plan will be made available for public comment on May 7, 2020. During the 30-day comment period, two additional public hearings will be conducted to receive input on the draft plan, 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, May 12, 2020: Before the Community Development Commission (CDC), Austin City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 W. Second Street
- Thursday, June 11, 2020: 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 2020-2021 Action Plan on July 30, 2020 prior to HUD’s submission deadline of August 15, 2020.
Written comments on community needs may be submitted until 5 PM on May 1, 2020. Written comments on the draft Action Plan may be submitted beginning on Thursday, May 7, 2020 until 5 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Please include a name, address, and phone number.
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department
Attn: Action Plan
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767
For additional information, call the NHCD Office at 512-974-3100 (voice).
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request.