CDBG/Home Program 2023 Schedule & Application
CDBG/Home Program 2023 Schedule & Application
The City of Altoona has established the following schedule for community participation in the development of the City's 2023 CDBG/HOME Annual Plan and review of the 2020-2024 5-Year HUD Consolidated Plan. The Annual Plan is the 1-year Housing and Community Development Program containing projects that will be funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 5-Year Plan is a community planning document containing housing and community development needs that have been identified in Altoona, a 5-year strategy for addressing those needs and the Annual Plan. The 2023 Annual Plan will address funding for the period of July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Schedule for Preparing the 2023 Annual Plan
Review of the 2020-2024 5-year HUD Consolidated Plan
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
1st Community-wide Public Hearing – To provide information on the 5-yr Consolidated Plan, and the 2023 CDBG/HOME Annual Plan. Discussions on eligible activities and to accept comments on identified community needs, programs and projects.
Friday, March 24, 2023
Deadline for submission of applications for the 2023 CDBG and HOME projects
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Anticipated date of City publication of proposed 2023 Annual Plan. Note: Date of publication begins mandatory 30-day public comment period before action can be taken
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
2nd Community-wide Public Hearing – To present and accept comment on the proposed 2023 Annual Plan, the review of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan,
Monday, May 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Anticipated date for City Council to present the 2023 Annual Plan, accept final comments, and adopt Plan.
Tuesday, May 19, 2023
Submit 2023 Annual Plan to HUD.
The City encouraged participation on housing and community development needs prior to preparation of the 5-Year HUD Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice by all citizens, organizations and other interested parties. Participation and involvement were especially recommended for lower income residents and residents of community development and urban renewal areas. The City will provide, upon request, technical assistance to citizens and citizen organizations that represent persons of low and moderate income. Assistance may include preparing a project request and completing the application form or any such assistance necessary to aid in understanding and participation. Citizens who wish to review information obtained by the City for the development of the 5-Year HUD Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan may do so by contacting the City. Meetings were previously held to develop the documents and were open to the public pursuant to the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. Citizens may request a copy of the summary of the meetings. If you are unable to attend the community public hearings and wish to comment, or if you wish to obtain a project application form, please contact the City, at the address or phone numbers shown below, for assistance. Comments can be made at any time, in person, by phone, FAX, mail or email. Project requests must be submitted in writing using the City's application form which can be obtained on the City’s Website at “https://www.altoonapa.gov” listed under Community Development and must be submitted by Friday, March 24, 2023.
All meetings are held in locations that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Upon request, the City of Altoona will accommodate the needs of participants with hearing or visual impairments and non-English speaking participants who identify those needs in advance. Information will be made available upon request in large print, on audio tape or in Braille. Please contact the City at the address or phone numbers shown below. A Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is prepared by the City after the close of each program year. The 2022 CAPER will be available for review no later than August 25, 2023, for a 15-day comment period and a public hearing before filing with HUD. The CAPERs are available for review upon request. Citizens who would like to file a complaint about the Consolidated Plan, Annual Plan or CAPER Report should submit their complaint in writing to the City at the address shown below. The City will respond to all written complaints within 15 days, when practicable. Citizens may also file complaints with HUD at: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Moorehead Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2515, to the attention of Mr. Phillip E. McKeough, CPD Director or by email email@example.com. The City uses a Public Participation Mailing List to disseminate information to special needs groups, minority organizations, as well as other individuals and groups interested in the Consolidated Plan. If you do not currently receive information and wish to be placed on the mailing list, please contact the City at the address or phone numbers shown below.