Thursday, August 1, 2013

Public Notice: City of Richmond FY 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan Amendment & FY 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan Amendment

In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period to amend the 2018-2013 Consolidated Plan and 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan will begin on August 1, 2013, and will expire on September 5, 2013.  By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the proposed amended 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan and 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan for public review and comment.  

Further Notice is also given that on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, the Richmond City Council will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed Amended 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan and proposed amended 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan budget for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.  The HOPWA funds are allocated to the City to administer for the Richmond-Petersburg MSA.

The Plan will serve as a comprehensive planning document discussing Richmond’s community development and housing needs with particular emphasis on the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, assisting and preventing homelessness, assisting special needs community, and the expansion of economic opportunities, particularly for low and moderate income persons.  

The funds below are federal entitlement dollars allocated to the City through the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to implement the housing and community development priorities and activities identified in the three year Consolidated Plan, which is consistent with City’s Focus Area Priorities.

CDBG Entitlement Grant (no program income): $ 3,914,708
CDBG Entitlement Grant (unexpended funds): $ 1,232,500
HOME Entitlement Grant (no program income): $ 2,238,060
ESG Entitlement Grant           $ 380,505
HOPWA Regional Entitlement Grant (includes recapture funds)     $ 864,491
Total Funds Available for FY 2012-2013   $8,630,264

The following projects have been recommended for CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA allocations to undertake the following activities to preserve and revitalize the City’s neighborhoods and further the City’s economic growth for FY 12-13: Click here to continue.