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DHCD to Host FY14 Needs Assessment Hearings

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The hearings will help develop an action plan for Fiscal Year 2014.

Michael P. Kelly, Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announces a series of public hearings on “Housing and Community Development Needs in the District of Columbia”. `The hearing will help form a basis for developing the District’s draft “Consolidated Plan for the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2014 Action Plan” and the spending priorities utilizing federal entitlement funds.  DHCD, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health will each provide input into the plan. 

Residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to come out and participate in the development of policies and programs in the following areas: 1) affordable housing; 2) special needs housing; 3) homelessness; 4) homeownership; and, 5) community development and public service activities.  The Department is also interested in receiving community feedback on innovative strategies to enhance community participation during this planning process. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm
1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE, 1st Floor Conference Room

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm
Frank D. Reeves Municipal Building
2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Community Room

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ~ 1:00 pm
Focus: Special Needs Housing
(includes housing needs for the homeless, persons with disabilities and persons living with AIDS)
1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE, 1st Floor Conference Room

Thursday, March 28, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm
The Bishop Alfred A. Owens Jr. Family Life Community Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

District of Columbia residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at [email protected] or by calling 202.442.7200.  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 availability basis to walk-ins without registration.

Written statements may be submitted for the record at the hearing, or until close of business, Friday, April 12, 2013.  Mail written statements to: Michael P. Kelly, Director, DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020.