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NOTICE OF PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING – FY 2021 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PLAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT, PA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the City of Williamsport, PA (City) is currently preparing its FY 2021 Consolidated Annual Action Plan. The City will receive FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will conduct a public hearing on the use of these funds for FY 2021. In accordance with the Final Rule for consolidation of the CDBG and HOME Programs, 24 CFR Part 91, et. al., the City will prepare an Annual Plan, which will be submitted to HUD on or before April 23, 2021.

In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City will hold a community development and housing needs hearing at the times indicated below; the meeting will be virtual due to the pandemic.

The meeting is scheduled to be held February 18th at 11:00 AM EST. It can be accessed via the link at the city’s website: https://www.cityofwilliamsport.org/events/consolidated-annual-action-plan-public-needs-hearing

Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the City of Williamsport, Director of Community Development, 245 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or by phone at (570) 327-7577.

The purpose of these public hearings is to:

  1. Obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the City’s housing and community development needs. The information gathered will be used in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Action Plan submission for the FY 2021 Program Year.
  2. Review the City’s Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on program performance.
  3. Summarize the Consolidated Annual Action Plan process and obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and others interested in the housing and community development needs of the City.

The City expects to publish a summary of its proposed Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 on or before March 1, 2021. A copy of the document will be placed on public display for a thirty (30) day review period beginning on or before March 15, 2021. A second public hearing will be duly advertised and conducted to present the proposed plan to the public. The City will consider comments on the proposed plan prior to adoption by the Williamsport City Council on or before April 20, 2021. Proper notice of the display date and subsequent public hearing will be properly advertised. The City intends to submit its FY 2021 Annual Action Plan to HUD on or before April 23, 2021.

PUBLICATION DATE: February 1, 2021

 

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