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Public invited to comment, attend Community Meeting April 18th
Santa Fe, NM—The City of Santa Fe receives an annual grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitled the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Funds are used to address housing and community development needs of Santa Fe’s residents with low-and-moderate-incomes.
The funding is allocated according to a Consolidated Five-Year Plan, submitted to HUD every year, which describes how the money—along with other local and state funds—will be used in the community over the five years ending June 30, 2022.
Public input and feedback on the plan for using HUD funds in the community is important to finalizing the plan before we submit it to HUD.
To that end, the Office of Affordable Housing is holding a Community Kick-Off meeting will be held next week, April 18th, from 5:00-7:00pm at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center’s Community Room.
Affordable housing staff will present data regarding housing needs and gaps in the housing market as well as maps showing past investment of local and federal funds have been made in Santa Fe. Interactive displays will give the public a chance to comment on how these funds are expended and appetizers and refreshments will be served.
The draft plan will be available for public comment from April 18th through May 29th. Copies will be available at the Office of Affordable Housing (500 Market Station, Suite 200), the Main Library (145 Washington Street), Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 Rodeo Rd), and the Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Dr).
The Plan will also be posted on the City’s website www.santafenm.gov/affordable_housing beginning on the 18th.
Following the review period, the City Council will consider consider the Five-Year Consolidated Plan in a public hearing at their meeting May 30th at 7:00pm.
The City’s TTY/TDD number is 955-6897. Persons with disabilities in need of accommodations may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 955-6521, five (5) days prior to meeting date. Auxiliary aids (ASL interpreters, Braille documents) and language interpreters for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals can be made available upon request at 955-6346.
Contact: Jacqueline Beam, Planner, Office of Affordable Housing: 505-955-6574; [bot protected email address]. Matt Ross; Public Information/Multi-Media Administrator: 505-955-6045, [bot protected email address]