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December 9, 2013

Millions of Federal Funds to be Spent in Houston
to Improve Houston Communities

Public Hearings for the 2014 Annual Action Plan

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7 p.m.
Houston Community College South Campus
Willie Lee Gay Hall
1990 Airport Boulevard
Houston 77051

Thursday, December 12, 2013
7 p.m.
City Hall Annex (Public Level)
900 Bagby Street
Houston 77002

Join the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) for the public hearings to initiate work on the 2014 Annual Action Plan's budget activities for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal formula grants including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act Grant (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

The Annual Action Plan is the City of Houston's application for federal formula grants and the purpose of the two public hearings is to gather the public's input on community needs and budget priorities to help prepare the 2014 Annual Action Plan, due in May 2014.

HCDD's annual allocation of federal funds provide the following services to Houstonians: affordable housing, single-family home repair, community development, neighborhood facility and improvements, and programs serving the youth, homeless, persons living with AIDS and people with special needs.

At the public hearings you will receive:

1. The status of the prior grant year's federally funded programs (2012),
2. An update on the current grant year's federally funded programs (2013); and
3. Information and tentative dates for the 2014 Plan process.

To view the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans visit http://www.houstontx.gov/housing/capandcapers.html.

For additional information, or to request special arrangements (interpreter, sign language, captioning for the hearing impaired), contact Andrea Jones at andrea.jones@houstontx.gov or 713.868.8300. To learn more about HCDD, visit www.houstontx.gov/housing.


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