City seeks public input on Community Development Grant Funds “Investing in our Neighborhoods” meeting series starts Dec. 3

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As the directing body for $5M in block grant funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division (CDD) will host three public meetings to share the preliminary draft plan for the utilization of HUD funding from 2020-2024. The City will also seek resident input on specific community development needs in the City.

Public feedback will be used to shape the final draft of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan for the use of federal block grant funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City receives about $5 million per year which it funnels to affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. Funds include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

The final draft plans will be released for public review and comment in January 2020.

The City encourages all residents to attend, especially neighborhood leaders, service providers and community advocates.  Attendance is free and light refreshments will be served. To request an interpreter at the meeting, please call (719) 385-6876 or email catherine.duarte@coloradosprings.gov at least 48 hours before the start time. Interpreters are provided by request at no cost to the requestor.          

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.  Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this hearing should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.  Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 or 800-659-3656 Relay Colorado (voice) or 800-659-2656 (TTY).

Event dates

Location The Independence Center (map)
729 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date/Time Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location City Administration Building Suite 102 (map)
30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 102
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date/Time Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location Colorado Springs Senior Center (map)
1514 N. Hancock Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date/Time Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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