To administer federal funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESGP), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs, New York State must prepare an Annual Action Plan (AAP). New York State’s next AAP will describe the State’s anticipated use of federal CDBG, HOME, ESGP, and HOPWA funds in 2010 to address affordable housing and community development needs identified in its Consolidated Plan for 2006-2010. This AAP will also describe the State’s methods for distributing these funds to local grantees.
Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in the development of New York State’s 2010 AAP by submitting written comments to: NYS DHCR, Attention: Brian McCarthy, 38-40 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, or DHCRConPln@nysdhcr.gov. All written comments must be received by June 8, 2009.
The Public is encouraged to offer oral comments at public hearings on June 3, 2009 and June 4, 2009.On June 3rd, the first public hearing will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am and the second from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. On June 4th, the first public hearing will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am and the second from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. At these dates and times, hearings will be held concurrently at the following four New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal offices: 25 Beaver Street in New York City; 38-40 State Street in Albany; 620 Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse; and 535 Washington Street in Buffalo. Each site is accessible to individuals with mobility impairments. Individuals requiring other accommodations should call 1-866-ASK-DHCR (275-3427) by May 27, 2009. Attendees must present a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID upon entry. For additional information call 1-866-ASK-DHCR (275-3427); or e-mailDHCRConPln@nysdhcr.gov.