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HUD/CIP Citizen Participation Meetings

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HUD/CIP Citizen Participation Meetings

What are the needs in the Manchester community? What initiatives should we be funding? We need public comments in writing - or better yet, come to a public meeting. We want to hear from Manchester residents!

The City of Manchester Community Improvement Program Staff will be conducting a public hearing on the HUD FY2018 and City FY2019 Community Improvement Program (CIP) which includes funds allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD). The hearing will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 PM at City Hall in the Aldermanic Chambers, 3rd Floor, located at 1 City Hall Plaza, Manchester.

The meeting is being held in order to provide City residents an opportunity to comment on the expenditure of the federal fiscal year 2018 HUD monies to be received by the City for expenditure beginning July 2018. These HUD funds may include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and may also include HUD Section 108 Monies.

Manchester Citizens, including public housing residents, public and private agencies, community groups, businesses and other interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend so they may voice their concerns and express their opinions on the priority needs of the community. These hearing will also include discussion and citizen comments about the Manchester Continuum of Care (MCoC) and the coordination between the City and the MCoC of funds spent to support homelessness needs and services. The overall discussion topics may include housing and homelessness, public infrastructure, environment, neighborhood investment and revitalization, education, public safety, recreation, economic development and social services.

The comments received at these meetings will assist CIP Staff in the development of the 2018/2019 Annual Action Plan, an element of the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan and Public Hearings are mandated by HUD as a condition of the receipt of funds from that federal agency.

For further information, please contact CIP Coordinator, Todd Fleming, at the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department at 624-6450 or tfleming@manchesternh.gov. Individuals requiring special accommodations for access to the hearings are requested to contact this Department at the above number at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.

Signed: Leon L. LaFreniere, AICP
     Director of Planning & Community Development