STATE OF MAINE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
FOR CDBG, HOME, ESG and HTF
2017 HTF ALLOCATION PLAN
The Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development are drafting the 2018 Annual Action Plan for the State of Maine and the 2017 Allocation Plan for the Housing Trust Fund. Citizens are encouraged to comment.
The state’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan outlined the strategies that the Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will develop to address low and moderate income housing and community development needs throughout the non-urbanized areas of Maine. 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 Annual Action Plan directs how the state will meet current and future needs and priorities in the coming year.
The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a federal program that provides funding for affordable housing for Extremely Low Income households with incomes at or below 30 percent of area median income. The State of Maine will be receiving $3 million dollars from the HTF for 2017. The Allocation Plan describes how MaineHousing intends to distribute HTF funds, including what activities may be undertaken and how recipients and projects will be selected. The State of Maine 2017 HTF Allocation Plan is available on the MaineHousing website: http://www.mainehousing.org/programs-services/housing-development/developmentdetails/national-housing-trust-fund.
MaineHousing and DECD will hold a public hearing to gather citizen input on housing and community development needs and on the HTF Allocation Plan on July 20, 2017 at 9:30 am at the Cross State Office Building, in room 208. 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 5 pm on July 31, 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