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Notice of Public Hearing and 30-day Comment Period

Five-Year Consolidated Plan (FY 2017 - FY 2021)/  Strategic Plan/ FY 2017 Annual Action Plan

Notice is hereby given that Five Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan and the FY 2017 Annual Action Plan (Draft Version) are available for a 30-day public comment review and comment.  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.   The final version is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 25, 2016 for review and approval. 

The Consolidated Plan provides specific housing and community development actions over the next five years.  The City of Norfolk anticipates 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 2017 (PY 2016).  These programs will begin on or about July 1, 2016.  

Comment Period

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan, and FY 2017 Annual Action Plan are available for public review and 30-day comment period beginning Tuesday, April 19, 2016 through Thursday, May 19, 2016.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 19, 2016.

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 FINAL Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan and the FY 2017 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. 

A public hearing on the proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan and FY 2017 Annual Action Plan Will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Granby High School located at 7101 Granby Street. Citizens may also submit their comments via e-mail to or in writing by mail 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., Thursday, May 19, 2016.


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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