CITY OF BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (DND) Notice of Public Hearings & Request for Comments
CITY OF BOSTON
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (DND)
Notice of Public Hearings & Request for Comments
Consolidated Plan & Action Plan Hearings. In accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR 91.105(b), the City of Boston announces two (2) public hearings seeking input for the Program Year 2018 (7/1/18-6/30/19) Action Plan and Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a document the City submits to U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) outlining the City’s priority housing and community development needs, programs and funding priorities for the next 5 years. The Action Plan is submitted annually to HUD and serves as the City’s application for and planned use of its HUD housing and community development resources; $24 million expected from four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Drafts of both plans will be posted on or about 4/11/18.
Hearings (2): March 22 to obtain input on the housing and economic development needs and priorities. April 24 to obtain feedback on the draft Plans. Location for both: Boston Public Library Copley, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Commonwealth Salon, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Interpreter services (Spanish-English) are available during the hearings. If interpreter services are needed in other languages, including ASL, please call 617-635-0243 at least seven days prior to the hearing date. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request. The location is wheelchair accessible.
Comments: Written comments and suggestions for consideration are encouraged and may be sent by e-mail to DNDComments@boston.gov or mailed to: DND/PDR, 26 Court St., 11th floor, Boston, MA 02108 up until the closing date of May 10.
Note: to access the Plans, visit https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/hearings-and-public-comment.
Sheila A. Dillon,
Chief of Housing and Director (DND)