To: City of Fresno Housing and Community Development Stakeholders
Re: Upcoming Annual Action Plan | Federal Entitlement Community Workshop Opportunities
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The City is reaching out to interested individuals to share information about the citizen engagement process for the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. The City of Fresno annually receives federal funding on an entitlement formula basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development Office under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) Programs. To receive HUD funding the City prepares its application for funds through an Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan details projects/programs funded with the federal funds and the benefit to low and moderate-income persons. The City expects to receive the following approximate grant amounts for fiscal year 2019 – 2020:
CDBG: $ 6,904,510
In preparation for the anticipated 2019-2020 HUD allocation, the City’s Housing and Community Development Division staff will be hosting two community workshops prior to the Housing and Community Development Commission Public Needs Assessment Hearing. The purpose of the Community Workshops is to provide additional information on the federal programs, and how interested individuals can participate in the annual planning process.
- 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Boys and Girls Club located at 540 N. Augusta Avenue in Fresno, California.
- 5:30 pm on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Paraclete Missionary Baptist Church located at 757 South Orange Avenue in Fresno, California.
The City’s Housing and Community Development Commission will conduct the Public Needs Assessment Hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Fresno City Hall at 2600 Fresno Street on the second floor in Council Chambers. The Public Needs Assessment Hearing examines and discusses the nature and types of assistance required to address the City’s future housing and community development goals and priorities. The hearing enables the public, local service providers, community organizations, interested government or other agencies and individuals to provide comments and views on the housing, community and economic needs and strategies to be outlined in the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. All interested stakeholders are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in this hearing.
Attached are the flyers in English, Spanish and Hmong, detailing the specifics of the Community Workshops and Public Needs Assessment Hearing. Please note this information can also be found on the City of Fresno, Development and Resource Management Department’s website, including the flyers and upcoming dates related to the annual planning process. Again, please consider sharing this information with your networks, especially those interested in speaking towards needs in their community that could potentially be funded with HUD entitlement dollars in the upcoming Annual Action Plan.