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DHCD to Hold Hearing on Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The report discusses DHCD’s use of federal funding. The hearing will be held Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm, and the Draft CAPER is available for download.

(Washington, DC) – The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, to discuss the District’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 performance in its use of funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  DHCD received approximately forty million dollars from HUD in Fiscal Year 2010 through four programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program; and the Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.  DHCD administers the CDBG and HOME funds directly; entered into an agreement with the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness to administer the ESG grant; and transferred the HOPWA grant to the D.C. Department of Health.

In preparation for the submission of the FY 2010 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD, DHCD is soliciting public comment on the District’s effectiveness during FY 2010 at using federal funds to meet the District’s housing and community development needs.  These comments will form part of DHCD’s and the District’s evaluation, as required by federal regulations (24 CFR 91.520).  This hearing is reserved for a discussion of the District’s FY 2010 performance.  The draft CAPER is available for download below.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE, 1st floor conference room from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  If you would like to testify, you are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at [email protected] or by calling (202)442-7251.  Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any. 

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165.  A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202) 442-7251 five days prior to the hearing date.

Residents who require language interpretation should specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requesting services of an interpreter is five days prior to the hearing date.  Bilingual staff will provide services on an as needed basis to walk-ins without registration.

Written statements may be submitted for the record at the hearing, or until close of business, Friday, December 17, 2010.  Mail written statements to: Leila Finucane Edmonds, Director, DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020.