STATE OF MAINE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND DRAFT AVAILABILITY
2020-2024 DRAFT CONSOLIDATED PLAN
FOR CDBG, ESG, HOME and HTF
The Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development are drafting the Consolidated Plan and encourage citizens to comment.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the State of Maine to publish a Consolidated Plan, along with an Annual Action Plan. The plans outline 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 $20 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 and preserve the quality of housing, expand affordable housing opportunities, help Maine people attain housing stability, improve economic opportunity and improve public infrastructure.
The draft Consolidated Plan is available on the Internet at www.mainehousing.org/policy-research/federal-funds and www.meocd.org.
MaineHousing and DECD will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Consolidated Plan on October 28, 2019 at 10 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 November 5, 2019.
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