A public comment period will be held today, June 5 through Tuesday, June 20 for the city of Mesa’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan regarding funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan contains the city’s short-term goals and strategies, including specific activities recommended for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The funds are used for housing and community development activities that benefit low and moderate-income residents and assist in the prevention or elimination of slum and blighting influences.
If prior year funding is approved by HUD, the city anticipates the following allocations for FY 17/18:
- CDBG $3,224,529
- HOME $1,002,129
- ESG $ 287,998
Allocations are based on prior year funding; however, HUD may be reducing 17/18 funding. The actual allocated amounts will not be known until the city has received an award letter from HUD, which is anticipated within the next month.
Written comments are welcome and should be submitted to: City of Mesa, Housing and Community Development MS-9870, Attn: Dennis Newburn, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211-1466. Comments may also be submitted via email at Neighbor.email@example.com.
For more information, contact Housing and Community Development at 480-644-3536. All written comments received by June 20 at 6 p.m. will be considered.
City Council is expected to approve the HUD Annual Action Plan at an upcoming meeting and submit the plan to HUD by mid-August.