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Community Development Public Hearing

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is to develop viable communities, by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for persons of low and moderate income.

The City of Odessa receives two grants annually from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).  The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has informed the City that based upon the 2018 CDBG allocation to estimate the 2019 allocation to be approximately $834,911. The City’s estimated 2019 HOME allocation based on 2018 amounts is $291,315.  HUD designates the HOME funds specifically for housing activities.

 These amounts are only estimates, and once official notification of allocation amounts are received by the City, adjustments may be necessary.     

In an effort to prepare the 2019 Action Plan, it is important that citizens and organizations participate in this important planning process in order to address community needs.  The Community Development Department will conduct public hearings to notify the public of federal funds available for the 2019 program year.

Comments concerning the 2019 Action Plan and requests for funding may be made at any public hearing.  All interested parties seeking Community Development Block Grant funds are required to submit an application for funding.  The City of Odessa reserves the right to present the same in summary form.  Applications may be obtained at 119 West 4th Street, Suite 104, Municipal Plaza Building, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the City of Odessa website www.odessa-tx.gov, or at any of the above meetings.  The deadline to submit an application for funding is Monday, March 25, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.  All applications must be original (no faxes or e-mails will be accepted).  Interested parties seeking technical assistance may visit the above address or call (432) 335-4820.  Persons with disabilities who need special assistance or special accommodations to attend the public hearings at these locations should call the Community Development Department at 335-4820 at least 24 hours in advance for special arrangements.

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