PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Spokane County Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC) is holding a Public Hearing to obtain public comments on Spokane County’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year. All citizens, including low and moderate-income persons, persons living in low and moderate-income neighborhoods, minority populations, non-English speaking persons, residents of assisted housing developments, and members of the public are invited to provide comments on:
- Preliminary Funding Recommendations for 2018 CDBG Program Year
- Substantial Amendment to 2016 Annual Action Plan
- Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan
These documents are open for a thirty-day public comment period, beginning February 1, 2018, and ending March 3, 2018. The public is encouraged to attend and comment at the Public Hearing on March 1, 2018, or may submit written comments to the Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, 312 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204, or at [email protected].
Public Hearing Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Spokane Regional Health District – 1st Floor Auditorium,
1101 West College Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
Notice of Substantial Amendments to prior years is provided in the following circumstances:
A change in allocation priorities of thirty percent (30%) or greater or a change in the method of distribution of funds; Carrying out an activity, using funds from any program covered by the Consolidated Plan, including program income, not previously described in the Action Plan; or significant change to the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity.
Substantial Amendments proposed for 2016 Annual Action Plan:
PY Project#: CDBG 16-18
Funding Substantial Amendment Criterion:
2016 Spokane County Conservation District $225,000
Spokane County assures that grants will be conducted and administered in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601 3620), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Orders 11063, 11625, 12138, 12432 and 12892, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II), and implementing regulations.
All projects will benefit low and moderate-income residents of Spokane County within the twelve participating municipalities and Spokane County’s unincorporated areas.
None of the recommended CDBG projects involve displacement and/or relocation of individuals or the demolition of affordable housing units. Any residential rehabilitation work involving temporary relocation of residents will be performed in accordance with the Spokane County Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy. The Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy is available at http://www.spokanecounty.org/1232/Community-Developmentor by request. Contact Tami Landsiedel at (509) 477-2588 or [email protected] to obtain a copy.
Spokane County actively supports fair housing efforts in the community in a positive, solution-oriented fashion. Housing programs funded by the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program, and homeless programs are administered to affirmatively further fair housing.
Funding for these preliminary recommendations has not yet been allocated by the federal government. Acceptance of the 2018 Annual Action Plan by HUD and a contract between HUD and Spokane County authorizing the 2018 Annual Action Plan and substantial amendments to prior years, are conditions precedent to Spokane County funding of these projects.
Persons who have physical, mental or developmental disabilities making it difficult for them to participate in Public Hearings and/or non-English speaking residents, may obtain program information by contacting the Housing and Community Development Division. The Spokane County website is accessible for those with sight impairment or limited English proficiency. The Division will provide accommodations to the maximum extent possible when provided a request at least 72 hours prior to the Public Hearing in order to arrange accommodations and participation by citizens with special needs. Contact Tami Landsiedel at (509) 477-2588 or [email protected] to arrange special accommodations.
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development (CSHCD) Department is accepting requests for amendments to the Spokane County 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. All citizens, including low and moderate-income persons, persons living in low and moderate-income neighborhoods, minority populations, non-English speaking persons, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, homeless persons and residents of public and assisted housing developments are encouraged to participate.
This is an annual opportunity for the community to suggest amendments to Spokane County’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan’s Priority Needs for public services, economic development, public facilities, infrastructure, and housing, as well as the Spokane County’s planning documents and activities for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Partnership Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan’s Priority Needs determine how and where resources are allocated and establish funding priorities during the five-year planning process.
There is a specific process for requesting an amendment to the Consolidated Plan. To be considered, written requests for amendments are due by March 3, 2018. Amendment requests received after March 3, 2018, will be considered during the amendment process in 2019. Information regarding Housing and Community Development Division projects and activities, including details for requesting amendments to Consolidated and Annual Action Plans, is available on our website at http://www.spokanecounty.org/1232/Community-Development.
To receive a copy of the Consolidated Plan Amendment Process, the Consolidated Plan, the Citizen Participation Plan, or if you have questions, contact Tim Crowley with the CSHCD Department, at 312 West Eighth Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, Washington 99204, phone (509) 477- 4488; fax (509) 477-2561, e-mail [email protected]