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 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year. All citizens, including low and moderate-incomepersons, persons living in low and moderate-income neighborhoods, minoritypopulations, non-English speaking persons, residents of assisted housing developments,and members of the public are invited to provide comments on:
- PreliminaryFunding Recommendations for 2019 CDBG Program Year
- Draft 2019Annual Action Plan
These documentsare open for a thirty-day public comment period, beginning February 4, 2019,and ending March 7, 2019. The public is encouraged to attend and comment at thePublic Hearing on March 7, 2019, or may submit written comments to the CommunityServices, Housing, and Community Development Department, 312 West 8th Avenue,Spokane, WA 99204, or at [email protected]
Public Hearing Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Spokane Regional Health District – 1st Floor Auditorium,
1101 West College Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
** There is approximately $259,453 in CDBG fundsremaining to allocate towards projects on this list, excluding public services,which is capped at fifteen percent (15 %). Directly after the Public Hearing, theHCDAC will reconvene into a regular meeting to review comments and developfinal preliminary recommendations, which will be forwarded to the BoCC.
Notice of Substantial Amendments toprior 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.
There are currently no Substantial Amendments to prior years plans.
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 theRehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act(Title II), and implementing regulations.
All projects will benefit low andmoderate-income residents of Spokane County within the twelve participating municipalitiesand Spokane County’s unincorporated areas.
None of the recommended CDBG projects involve displacementand/or relocation of individuals or the demolition of affordable housingunits. Any residential rehabilitation work involving temporary relocationof residents will be performed in accordance with the Spokane CountyResidential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy. The ResidentialAnti-Displacement and Relocation Policy is available at http://www.spokanecounty.org/1232/Community-Developmentorby request. Contact Tami Landsiedel at (509) 477-2588 or [email protected] obtain a copy.
SpokaneCounty actively supports fair housing efforts in the community in a positive,solution-oriented fashion. Housingprograms funded by the Community Development Block Grant, Home InvestmentPartnership Program, and homeless programs are administered to affirmativelyfurther fair housing.
Funding for these preliminary recommendations has not yet been allocated by the federal government. Acceptance of the 2019Annual Action Plan by HUD and a contract between HUD and Spokane County authorizing the 2019 Annual Action Plan 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 Englishproficiency. The Division will provide accommodations to the maximum extentpossible when provided a request at least 72 hours prior to the Public Hearing inorder to arrange accommodations and participation by citizens with specialneeds. Contact Tami Landsiedel at (509) 477-2588 or [email protected] toarrange special accommodations.