STATE OF MAINE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND DRAFT AVAILABLITY
2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
FOR CDBG, HOME and ESG
The Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development are drafting the annual Action Plan for 2017 and encourage citizens to comment.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the State of Maine to publish an Annual Action Plan outlining the use of HUD funds for the following programs administered in the state:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)
These programs receive approximately $15 million in annual allocations.
The plan describes the various housing and community development initiatives that the State intends to undertake, including funding levels and target populations. The plan identifies the following areas as top priorities: improve housing quality, expand the supply of affordable housing, help Maine people attain housing stability, improve economic opportunity and improve public infrastructure.
The draft Action Plan is available on the website and http://www.maine.gov/decd .
MaineHousing and DECD will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Action Plan on October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Cross State Office Building, in room 208. The deadline for written comment is 5pm on November 8, 2016.
If you are unable to attend and would like to make a comment, please direct your communication to:
Maine State Housing Authority
353 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04330-4633
Telephone: (207) 626-4600 (voice)
Maine Relay 711