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DHCD Releases Drafts For 2013 Consolidated Annual Action Plan and 2013 Citizen Participation Plan For Review

Thursday, July 12, 2012
DHCD is soliciting public comments on the District’s plan to use federal funds to meet housing and community development needs

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announces the release of the draft of these documents, available to the public July 13, 2012, in order to receive public comments on the Plan and budgets to be submitted to the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following federal entitlement programs:  

  • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA)

Both documents will be available for review on the Department’s website www.dhcd.dc.gov, on July 13, 2012, and in hard copy, no later than July 13, 2012, at the Department’s offices at 1800 MLK Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020, at the Housing Resource Center, 1st Floor. Additionally, copies will be available at all public library branches, ANC offices, and the following community-based organizations:

Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
2410 17th Street, NW
Suite 100 - (202) 667-7006
Lydia’s House
3939 South Capitol St., SW
(202) 373-1050
Central American Resources Center
1460 Columbia Road, NW
(202) 328-9799
University Legal Services
220 I Street, NE
Suite 130 - (202) 547-4747
Latino Economic Dev. Corp
2316 18th Street, NW
(202) 588-5102

The Department has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at our headquarters located at 1800 MLK Jr., Ave. SE, inside the first floor conference room.

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 202-442-7251.  Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any. 

If you wish to provide comments for the record, please do so by mail or email by close of business Monday, July 30, 2012. Written statements should be mailed to: Michael P. Kelly, Acting Director, DHCD, Attention: Consolidated Plan Comments, 1800 MLK Jr., Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020. Emailed comments should be submitted to [email protected] with a subject line “Consolidated Plan comments.”

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.

All comments received during the comment period will be responded to in the final draft of the FY2013Action Plan, to be submitted to the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by August 15, 2012. If you need additional information, contact Pamela Hillsman at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 442-7251.