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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1361



Availability of the Draft 2024—2028 Consolidated Plan; Public Comment Period and 2nd Public Hearing

[53 Pa.B. 6198]
[Saturday, October 7, 2023]

 The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) is preparing the Commonwealth's 2024—2028 Consolidated Plan (Plan). The Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions.

 The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a Statewide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Planning and Development formula block grant programs:

 • CDBG: Community Development Block Grant Program

 • HOME: HOME Investment Partnerships Program

 • ESG: Emergency Solutions Grant Program

 • HOPWA: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program

 • HTF: National Housing Trust Fund

 In addition, included with the 2024—2028 Plan is the 2024 Annual Action Plan, which includes the methods of distribution for all Federal programs. The 2024 funding allocations have not been published by HUD yet. The amounts listed are estimates based on the 2023 funding allocations.

Public Review and Comment

 The draft Plan is available for public review on the Department's web site at The public comment period is open from October 7, 2023, to November 7, 2023.

Written Comments

 Comments may be electronically submitted to the Department at Written comments should be submitted to David Grey, Center for Community and Housing Development, Department of Community and Economic Development, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225. Written comments must be received by close of business, 4 p.m., November 7, 2023, to be included as testimony.

Second Public Hearing

 The second public hearing for the Plan will be conducted electronically by means of Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. Those who wish to make comment or discuss policy may participate directly in-person or from their phone, personal computer or from a computer located at their public library.

 Individuals or organizations 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; and any changes to the methods of distribution of the existing Federal programs.

 Registration is not required and individuals may join the meeting in-person or directly on Microsoft Teams at YWVkOTI1YzctZjRhMy00ZGY1LWFkOTMtM2Q5MDIx ODIwYWEx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a %22418e2841-0128-4dd5-9b6c-47fc5a9a1bde%22%2c%22 Oid%22%3a%222ed73e8d-d048-425b-93cc-055ce4231b 52%22%7d. The meeting ID is 291 724 637 611. The passcode is 8iZRtj

 Individuals who wish to attend the meeting may join by phone at (267) 332-8737. The conference ID is 732 099 737#.

 The hearing will be shortened if there is no one to testify or there is minimal response.

 Individuals who have a disability or limited English proficiency and wish to participate in the public hearing should contact David Grey,, (717) 214-5341 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 Comments

 Written testimony, instead of testimony provided during the public hearing, must be submitted by 4 p.m., November 7, 2023, for review for consideration. Comments must be submitted to David Grey, Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community and Housing Development, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1361. Filed for public inspection October 6, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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