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Notice of Public Hearing and 30-day Comment Period

Annual Action Plan (FY 2018)
Notice is hereby given that the FY 2018 Annual Action Plan (Draft Version) will be made available for a 30-day public comment review and comment beginning April 26, 2017 through May 26, 2017. The Draft document provides specific goals and outcomes with using funds for the Community Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).

Click here to view the draft document that is available for public comment. Due to funding allocation delays, the final version FY 2018 (PY 2017) Annual Action Plan is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by no later than June 21, 2017 review and approval.

The City of Norfolk anticipates receiving at least level funding from its FY 2017 Annual Action Plan that includes receiving: $3,885,982 in federal funds under the CDBG program; $916,076 in federal funds under the HOME program; and $348,293 in federal funds under the ESG program in FY 2018 (PY 2017). These programs will begin on or about July 1, 2017. These amounts are subject to change upon receiving HUD’s actual allocations for the CDBG, HOME and the HESG programs.

Comment Period
The FY 2018 Annual Action Plan will be made available for public review and 30-day comment period beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017 through Friday, May 26, 2017. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 26, 2017.

Comments received during the 30-day comment period will be taken into consideration by the Department of Neighborhood Development before forwarding a recommendation to the City of Norfolk’s City Council. A summary of, and response, to any comments received will be included in the HUD submitted FY 2018 Annual Action Plan.

For additional information, or to comment, contact:

The City of Norfolk encourages citizens to comment on the draft plan. In addition to the draft copy being available online, copies of the plan are available at each Norfolk Public Branch Library. The locations are provided here: http://www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org/about-npl/hours-locations.

Citizens may also arrange to view a copy of the draft plan in the Department of Neighborhood Development located at 401 Monticello Avenue, 1st floor, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 by calling 757-664-4080 or by visiting the office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The City Manager presented the city’s proposed FY 2018 Annual Action Plan on Monday, April 17, 2017, and the public hearing took place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Citizens may also submit their comments via e-mail to or in writing by email at or fax to Leila LaRock, City of Norfolk, Department of Neighborhood Development, 401 Monticello Avenue, 1st floor, Norfolk, Virginia; fax 757-664-6556 or call 757-664-4080 for additional information. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017.

Five-Year Consolidated Plan/FY 2017 Annual Action Plan
The City of Norfolk’s Five Year (FY 2017- FY 2021) Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) and its FY 2017 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs allocations that were approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in August 2016. The ConPlan document provides specific housing and community development actions over the next five years, while the FY 2017 Annual Action Plan provides specific activities that will be undertaken during the 1st year of the Five-Year ConPlan period which begins July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  The document can be viewed here.

Programs

The HUD Entitlement unit administers four federal entitlement community grant programs provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development including:


In addition to the federal entitlement community development programs, the unit provides grant related support to city departments. It is our goal to provide a coordinated approach to grant application submission to avoid duplication of effort and internal competition.

Based on an assessment of citywide needs and priorities, trained, experienced staff works on site with departments and organizations to develop and submit high quality proposals. Furthermore, this program is designed to efficiently manage all federal, state, and other available funding sources received by the City of Norfolk.

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