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City Seeks Public Input on Draft Plans for Federal Housing and Community Development Programs

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is seeking public input and comment to its proposed 2019-2023 HUD Consolidated Plan and 2019 HUD Action Plan for local housing, economic development, public service, and neighborhood facilities programs that utilize federal funds, as well as its proposed Analysis of Impediments that identifies fair housing choice limitations and proposed solutions. Public meetings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, May 30
5:30-7 p.m.
Johnson Recreation Center, 4809 Race St.

Tuesday, June 4
6:30-8 p.m.
Cook Park Recreation Center, 7100 Cherry Creek Drive South

Monday, June 10
6-7:30 p.m.
Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E. 53rd Ave.

Monday, June 17
6-7:30 p.m.
Aztlan Recreation Center, 4435 Navajo St.

All three documents, the Consolidated Plan, the Action Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be available for a 30-day public comment period from May 31 through July 1, 2019 at denvergov.org/economicdevelopment.

The 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan encompasses the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, and Emergency Shelter Grant programs. The plan includes a needs assessment, a housing market analysis, strategic plan for the five-year period, and information about the overall goals and objectives for the 2019 program year with a description of the available resources and proposed actions to address identified needs. All proposed activities and projects are intended to principally benefit citizens of Denver who have extremely low- and moderate-incomes, and populations that have special needs such as elderly, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, as well as individuals with HIV/AIDS.

The Analysis of Impediments evaluates barriers to housing choice and is linked to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. It is designed to aid local leaders and community stakeholders in developing housing goals that will ultimately increase fair housing choice, build opportunity for all residents, and strengthen communities. A key component of the work is taking meaningful actions to affirmatively further fair housing.

Sign language interpretation and Spanish translation can be provided at the public meetings with five business days’ notice. For more information, contact Rachel King at 720-913-1669. Anyone unable to attend a public meeting may send comments to rachel.king@denvergov.org.

Final copies of the plans will be available upon HUD approval.