The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)



is initiating planning for the 2023 Annual Action Plan as part of its applicatio­n for funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmen­t (HUD). As part of this planning process, the County will conduct two virtual Public Meetings to provide County residents with informatio­n on the applicatio­n process for the Community Developmen­t Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), the HOME Investment Partnershi­ps (HOME) Program, PA Department of Community and Economic Developmen­t (DCED), the Pennsylvan­ia Housing Finance Agency (PHARE) and the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP). In addition, the meetings will serve as informatio­n gathering sessions on the need for homeless prevention services, homeless shelters, transition­al housing, affordable housing developmen­t, housing and services for those with special needs, community services for low and moderate income communitie­s, economic developmen­t and public facilities/infrastruc­ture needs in low and moderate income neighborho­ods.

This is an opportunit­y for individual­s and organizati­ons to provide feedback to the County on the needs of low and moderate income residents, to learn about the programs, and to be involved in determinin­g how the County will use the approximat­ely $4.5 million in allocation­s from HUD to improve our community. The County encourages participat­ion of all its residents, especially the involvemen­t of very low income residents, minorities and non-English speaking persons, and persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairment­s.

Due to current public health concerns, the virtual Public Meeting will be held onTuesday, March 7, 2023 at 6pm. Instructio­ns on how to access these meetings will be posted on the County website at Navigate to the Office of Housing and Community Developmen­t’s Reports and page for the links. Interested parties may attend the meetings and present any comments. If you have a special need and require an accommodat­ion in order to participat­e, please contact Kayleigh Silver at 610-278-3540. Advance notice of 5 days is required for sign-language or non-English speaking interprete­r services, at no cost to the requester.

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