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April 08, 2013

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

Public Hearing on 2013 Draft Action Plan

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6 p.m.
Third Ward Multi-Service Center
611 Ennis Street
Houston 77004

The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is hosting a public hearing for Houstonians to review and comment on the draft 2013 Action Plan and proposed budgeted activities for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development federal grants including Community Development Block Grant Program, Home Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program and Emergency Solutions Grants Program.

The Annual Action Plan process allows the general public to review and provide comments on how the City plans to allocate federal funds on various community development activities including: affordable housing, single-family home repair, community development, neighborhood facility improvements; and programs serving the youth, the homeless, persons living with AIDS and people with special needs.

There are two ways to comment on the draft 2013 Action Plan:

1. Present your comments at a hearing. Attend the public hearing and add your name to the speaker's list.

2. Write a letter to HCDD: (Attn: Andrea Jones, Public Hearing Coordinator) 601 Sawyer, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77007; or send an email to andrea.jones@houstontx.gov. All letters and emails must be received by Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to be considered for publication in the Action Plan.

To view the draft 2013 Action Plan:

  • Online at www.houstonhousing.org
  • City Hall Annex (City Secretary's Office) - 900 Bagby Street, Houston 77002 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m)
  • Main Public Library - 500 McKinney, Houston 77002 (Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday closed; Saturday 10 a.m - 5 p.m.; Sunday closed)
  • HCDD - 601 Sawyer, Suite 400, Houston 77007 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m)

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