Residents Invited to Comment on 2009 Action Plan, Foreclosure Issues
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) will present a draft of the 2009 Action Plan of the City’s Consolidated Plan during a public meeting, October 29, 2008, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.F.6. Public comments can also be emailed to ConsolidatedPlan@denvergov.org. The public comment period ends November 3, 2008.
The 2009 Action Plan is the second action plan of the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan (2008-2012). The plan is required for the City to receive housing and community development federal funding. The plan combines five program areas: Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, American Dream Downpayment Initiative, Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program.
The Action Plan includes information about the overall goals and objectives for the upcoming year with a description of available resources and proposed actions to address identified needs. All proposed activities and projects are intended to principally benefit Denver residents who have extremely low, low and moderate incomes, as well as special needs populations including the elderly, homeless populations, individuals with disabilities and those with HIV/AIDS.
OED staff will also lead a discussion on the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which is providing a $6 million allocation to the City to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight.
Denver’s Consolidated Plan has funded homeownership and rental assistance programs, construction of community centers, sidewalk and alley improvements, economic development programs and programs that assist people with special needs including the elderly, homeless populations, individuals with disabilities and those with HIV/AIDS.
For additional information regarding the meeting, call 720-913-1999.
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) works to create a local environment that stimulates balanced economic growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options and neighborhood redevelopment.