NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
CITY OF BUFFALO
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT
AVISO AL PBLICO CIUDAD DE BFALO
MODIFICACIONES ANUALES DEL PLAN DE ACCIN
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The Annual Action Plan is the City of Buffalo's application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Block Grant Programs (HOME, ESG, CDBG and HOPWA). The City of Buffalo received an additional one-time funding allocation of $12,280,862.00 through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to perform activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These HOME-ARP funds are governed by HUD CPD Notice 21-10.
The City conducted a stakeholder consultation process to identify unmet housing and service needs among qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable qualifying populations in order to develop its HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The Allocation Plan is required by HUD for the City to receive federal HOME-ARP grant funds. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is a strategic plan detailing the allocation of funding to assist qualifying individuals or households by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and/or non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The Allocation Plan defines the use of federal HOME-ARP grant funds to address these needs.
A Public Hearing on the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be held in-person with a virtual option for the purpose of obtaining public input on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 6:00PM in the Cafeteria at The Belle Center Community Center located at 104 Maryland Street, Buffalo NY, 14201.
A draft of the Substantial Amendment, which includes the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, will be
available online at
https://www.buffalony.gov/324/Consolidated- Plan-Documents for public review following the Public Hearing on Tuesday February 7th, 2023 through Thursday, March 9th, 2023. Oral and written comments will be accepted during the public hearing and through the subsequent 30-day comment period. Written comments can also be emailed to
HUDAdministrator@buffalo ny.gov. To be considered, all oral and written comments must be received by the City no later than Friday, March 10th, 2023.
The public hearing on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, can be accessed via Webex or phone at the following:
Webex Meeting Link: https://buffalony.webex.com/buffalony/j.php?M TID=m48eb1e06882a 777964833b38851a03e1
Webex Meeting Number:
2344 986 4526
Webex Meeting Password:
Join by phone:
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Phone Access code:
2344 986 4526
Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, non-English speaking persons and persons who require sign-language translation requested five or more days in advance of the virtual public hearing to: HUDAdministrator@buffa lony.gov.
For more information regarding this public notice, please email: HUDAdministrator@buffalony.gov.
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