Hear­ings slated for con­sol­i­dated state plan

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DEN­TON — The U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment re­cently an­nounced that the Mary­land Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment will hold a se­ries of pub­lic hear­ings to de­velop an an­nual up­date of the state’s con­sol­i­dated plan.

For the Mid-Shore coun­ties, a hear­ing is sched­uled for 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day, July 19, at 4 N. Sec­ond St. in Den­ton.

The re­lease states the con­sol­i­dated plan is a five-year plan­ning doc­u­ment, re­quired by HUD, that sets “over­all statewide goals and pri­or­i­ties for hous­ing, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Spe­cial em­pha­sis is given to ex­tremely low, low and mod­er­ate-in­come per­sons.

It also serves as the state’s ap­pli­ca­tion for com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment block grants, HOME in­vest­ment part­ner­ships, emer­gency so­lu­tion grants and more. These funds are pri­mar­ily used in ru­ral ar­eas.

The draft an­nual plan has been writ­ten and is avail­able on­line at www.dchd.mary­land.gov. It can be found un­der the “Pub­li­ca­tions” head­ing at the bot­tom of the web­site.

Writ­ten com­ments will be ac­cepted at the pub­lic hear­ings. They also may be sub­mit­ted to Ja’Nai C. Streat, se­nior hous­ing pol­icy an­a­lyst, Mary­land Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, 7800 Harkins Road, Lan­ham, MD 20706 or janai.streat@mary­land.gov..

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