The City's Community Development Division in the Planning and Zoning Department administers the CDBG program. The City's Housing and Community Development Committee has oversight responsibility for the CDBG program and the use of CDBG funds. Each year, the Committee recommends the funding to the City Council, which approves all CDBG-funded projects. The approved projects then become the basis for the annual CDBG Action Plan.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document which: 1) identifies housing needs and problems; 2) analyzes market conditions and resources; 3) sets priorities and adopts strategies; 4) allocates resources; and, 5) contains an annual action plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the amount of CDBG funds the City expects to use, the activities that the City will fund, and the goals the City will set for the number and type of households the City expects to assist.
DRAFT Action Plan FY 2017
The City of Annapolis is preparing to submit the annual Housing and Community Development Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual Action Plan outlines the projects and programs the City will support during fiscal year 2017 to further the goals of the Consolidated Plan. Funding of these projects and programs comes from the City's annual entitlement allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from HUD. The City’s allocation is $249,088.
The annual Action Plan requires citizen participation in developing policies and strategies regarding discrimination in housing, management of subsidized housing, affordable housing opportunities, rehabilitation of existing housing units, services for disadvantaged segments of the population, revitalization of low and moderate-income neighborhoods, and other community development issues. The allocation of funding and resources shown in the FY 2017 Action Plan takes into consideration input provided earlier this year by citizens and community service organizations, primarily at a public hearing conducted by the City's Housing and Community Development Committee on February 16, 2016.
The FY 2017 DRAFT Action Plan is available for review and comment by the public from April 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016 at the Community Development Office (third floor), Planning and Zoning Department, 145 Gorman Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, the Anne Arundel County Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, 1217 Madison Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 and here on the City’s web site. Please contact Theresa Wellman, Community Development Administrator, 410-263-7961 ext. 7798, to obtain a copy or to submit comments.
A public hearing to review the draft FY 2017 Action Plan will be held:
Date: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers
160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Persons who are unable to attend this hearing are invited to direct questions or comments to Theresa Wellman, 410-263-7961 ext. 7798. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Wellman at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. In addition, hearing-impaired persons may call Maryland Relay at 711. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Wellman at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.