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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1063



Consolidated Plan; Public Meeting and Regional Housing Advisory Committee Meetings

[28 Pa.B. 3061]

   The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) is preparing the 1999 Annual Plan that supplements the Commonwealth's Consolidated Plan for Federal fiscal years 1995--1999. These documents 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 1999 Annual 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 Annual 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 Comments

   Written testimony, in lieu of oral testimony, may be submitted by 5 p.m., August 5, 1998. 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.

Public Meeting

   The public meeting will be held as follows:

   August 6, 1998
Forum Building
Room 321
Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17120
10 a.m. to 12 noon*

   * 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 of Community and Economic Development regarding housing and community development needs as well as assist in fair housing planning. These meetings will be held as follows: July 14, 1998
State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Room 605A
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
July 20, 1998
State Office Building
Broad and Spring Garden    Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 22, 1998
City  of  York  Council   Chambers
One Marketway West
3rd Floor
York, PA 17401
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
July 15, 1998
PNC Bank
Board Room
901 State Street
Erie, PA 16534
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 21, 1998
Economic  Development    Council of Northeastern    Pennsylvania
1151 Oak Street
Pittston, PA 18641
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 24, 1998
Borough of State College
   Council Chambers
118 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

   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 of Community and Economic Development 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1063. Filed for public inspection July 2, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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