DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting and Virtual Public Hearing; 2021 Annual Action Plan
[50 Pa.B. 4758]
[Saturday, September 19, 2020]
The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) is preparing the Commonwealth's 2021 Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan for 2019—2023. The Consolidated Plan (Plan) is a document submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) every 5 years analyzing the needs of the nonentitlement areas of the Commonwealth in the areas of housing including special needs, community development, homelessness prevention and economic development. From this analysis a unified strategy for housing, homelessness and community development programs, including the necessary linkages for building successful neighborhoods and communities is created. The Action Plan is the annual application to HUD for Federal funds administered by the Commonwealth for the nonentitlement communities of the Commonwealth. The HUD funding programs covered by the Plan and administered by the Department are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), CDBG—CARES Act, ESG-CARES Act and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 1) programs. The Plan also covers the following programs, which other state agencies administer: The Department of Health administers the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and HOPWA—CARES Act programs. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency administers the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
First Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The first public hearing for the 2021 Annual Action Plan will be conducted electronically by means of Skype and telephone conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. using the links and call-in details contained in this notice. Consistent with the Department Citizen Participation Plan, this hearing will be only held through virtual means due to the mandate of Governor Tom Wolf and the Secretary of the Department of Health on large group gatherings. Those who wish to make comment or discuss policy may participate directly from their telephone, personal computer or from a computer located at their public library.
Any individual or organization may give testimony or comments during this meeting. Comments will be accepted about topics related to the needs of the Commonwealth in the following areas; community development, housing including special needs, homelessness, economic development, any changes to the methods of distribution of the existing Federal programs, the unmet needs of the Commonwealth in terms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the process by which the public input is gathered. In addition, a summary of the Program Year 2019 accomplishments will be presented. The Commonwealth encourages public participation in this process.
Registration is not required, and citizens may join the meeting by means of Skype at https://meet.lync.com/pagov/kapossinge/98S5GBM7. To join by phone, call 1 267-332-8737. The conference ID is 44445932#.
The hearing will be recorded for public record. The hearing will be shortened if there is no one to testify or there is minimal response.
Indivduals who have a disability or limited English proficiency and wish to participate in the public hearing should contact Megan Snyder, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225, firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 720-7404, or TDD (717) 346-0308 at a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting to discuss how the Department can accommodate their needs.
Written testimony, instead of Web testimony, must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, for review for consideration for the Consolidated Plan or Action Plan, or both. Submit comments to Megan Snyder, Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community and Housing Development, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225, RA-DCEDcdbghomequestions@pa.gov.
Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee
Thursday, October 15, 2020
2 p.m.—4 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee (Committee) is responsible for reviewing Statewide housing, community development and support services, needs and priorities, as well as advising the Department in the preparation of the Commonwealth Consolidated Plan, annual action plans and the coordination of Federal, State and local resources to manage the implementation of these plans.
As part of the planning process for the Consolidated Plan for 2021 Annual Action Plan, the Committee will be meeting in an open, public forum to discuss the needs of the Commonwealth in terms of housing including special needs, community development, homelessness, economic development and the unmet needs of the Commonwealth in responding to COVID-19. Reports from the six Department regions will be presented on the needs in their respective areas of the Commonwealth collected during the annual Regional Housing Advisory Committee meetings. Also a summary of the 2019 Program Year will be presented detailing accomplishments under the CDBG, HOME, ESG, CDBG-DR, NSP 1 and 3, HOPWA programs and HTF.
Individuals who wish to attend the Committee meet- ing may join by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86055267487?pwd=WjRpNlJUZXNoZEhDWnNuMUMxTUpZQT09. To join by phone, call 1 929-205-6099. The meeting ID is 860 5526 7487 and the passcode is 434562.
Persons with a disability or limited English proficiency, who wish to attend the Committee meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, should contact Megan Snyder, Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community and Housing Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225, email@example.com, (717) 720-7404, or TDD (717) 346-0308, at a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs.
DENNIS M. DAVIN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1278. Filed for public inspection September 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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