The Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development are drafting the Annual Action Plan for 2018 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)
Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
These programs receive approximately $18 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 Internet at www.mainehousing.org/policy-research/federal-funds and http://www.maine.gov/decd .
MaineHousing and DECD will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Action Plan on December 11, 2017 at 9 am at the MaineHousing Office, 353 Water Street, Augusta Maine. The meeting room is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Upon sufficient notice, appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services will be provided. The deadline for written comment is 5pm on December 13, 2017.
If you would like to request a disability-related accommodation or 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