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 thirtypercent (30%) or greater or a change in the method of distribution of funds; Carryingout an activity, using funds from any program covered by the Consolidated Plan,including program income, not previously described in the Action Plan; or significantchange to the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity.
There are currently no SubstantialAmendments to prior years plans.
SpokaneCounty assures that grants will be conducted and administered in compliancewith Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the FairHousing 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]to 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.
Fundingfor these preliminary recommendations has not yet been allocated by the federalgovernment. Acceptance of the 2019Annual Action Plan by HUD and a contract between HUD and Spokane Countyauthorizing the 2019 Annual Action Plan are conditions precedent to Spokane Countyfunding of these projects.
Persons who have physical, mental or developmentaldisabilities making it difficult for them to participate in Public Hearingsand/or non-English speaking residents, may obtain program information bycontacting the Housing and Community Development Division. The Spokane Countywebsite 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.
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 7, 2019. Amendment requests received after March 7, 2019, will be considered during the amendment process in 2020. 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 https://www.spokanecounty.org/1243/Department-Documents.
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]