Hearings slated for consolidated state plan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org..