COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Consolidated Plan; Public Meeting and Regional Housing Advisory Committee Meetings
[30 Pa.B. 3085]
The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) is preparing the 2001 Action Plan that supplements the Commonwealth's Plan Consolidated Plan for Federal fiscal years 2000-2004. This document must be submitted to and approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the Commonwealth and organizations within the state to receive funding under most HUD housing and community development programs. The Consolidated Plan creates a unified strategy for housing and community development programs as well as the necessary linkages for building successful neighborhoods and communities.
The Commonwealth's 2001 Action Plan will address how the Commonwealth intends to allocate funds under the following programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.
An individual or organization may give testimony or comments at the public meeting. Comments will be accepted about topics related to community development, housing, the content of the Commonwealth's Action Plan, and the process by which the public input is gathered. The Commonwealth encourages public participation in this process.
Anyone who wants to speak must call to schedule a time to give oral testimony at the meeting. The public meeting will be shortened if no one is scheduled to testify or if there is minimal response. Please call Aldona Kartorie at (717) 720-7409 to schedule oral testimony at the public meeting at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date.
Written testimony, in lieu of oral testimony, must be submitted by 5 p.m., July 26, 2000. Please submit comments to Aldona Kartorie, Office of Community Development and Housing, Department of Community and Economic Development, Room 509, Forum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
The public meeting will be held as follows:
July 27, 2000
Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17120
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
* Note: The public meeting may be shortened if there is minimal response.
Regional Housing Advisory Committee Meetings
The Commonwealth has six Regional Housing Advisory Committees across the State comprised of appointed members. Meetings of these committees are open to the public under the Sunshine Act. These committees advise the Department regarding housing and community development needs as well as assist in fair housing planning. These meetings will be held as follows:
June 22, 2000 June 28, 2000 Blair Tower State Office Building 1600 8th Avenue Penthouse Community Room,
Broad and Spring Garden
Altoona, PA 16602 Philadelphia, PA 19130 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to noon July 12, 2000 July 13, 2000 Lancaster County Court
Council of Northeast
50 North Duke Street Pennsylvania Rooms 601-602 1151 Oak Street Lancaster, PA 17608 Pittston, PA 18641 9 a.m. to noon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18, 2000 July 19, 2000 Blasco Memorial Library State Office Building 160 East Front Street Room 218 Admiral Room 300 Liberty Avenue Erie, PA 16507 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Anyone who has a disability and wishes to attend the public meeting or any of the Advisory Committee meetings and requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Aldona Kartorie, Room 509 Forum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 720-7409, to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs. Text telephone calls can be placed through the Pennsylvania Relay System at (800) 654-5984. Calls will be relayed to the Department's number listed above.
SAMUEL A. MCCULLOUGH,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1048. Filed for public inspection June 16, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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