NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Waterbury will hold a second Public Hearing on the proposed 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan of Housing and Community Development and the 2008-2009 Annual Action Plan on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. before the CAC in the atrium of the Waterbury Arts Magnet School (WAMS), 16 Elm St., Waterbury. The facility is handicapped accessible.
The hearing is a component of the citizen participation process of the development of the 2008-2013 Five-Year Consolidated Housing and Development Plan (Consolidated Plan). The Consolidated Plan includes the 2008-2009 Annual Action Plan, which identifies how the City will utilize this year’s allocation of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and serves as an application for the following funds for the 2008-2009 year: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program funds under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; and program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (HOME).
This year’s funding allocations from HUD include: $2,241,978 of CDBG funds, $99,746 of ESG funds and $938,351 of HOME funds. Program income for 2008-2009 is anticipated to be $53,200(CDBG) and $8,600 (HOME). In addition, approximately $322,500 in prior CDBG funds have been reprogrammed.
Citizen’s comments on the proposed Plan(s) are welcome and encouraged at the hearing. Copies of the Plan(s) are available at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC), 24 Leavenworth Street, Waterbury and the City Clerk’s Office, 236 Grand Street, Waterbury. The Plan is also available on the City of Waterbury website: www.waterburyct.org and the WDC website: www.wdconline.org. In addition, citizens may submit written comments as part of a thirty (30) day public commentary period which commenced on July 1, 2008. Comments may be submitted in writing to Kathleen McNamara, Waterbury Development Corporation, 24 Leavenworth Street, Waterbury, CT. 06702. Any written comments received prior to the July 15, 2008 second Public Hearing will be read aloud before the public at the hearing. Any comments received during the comment period will be forwarded to the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) and HUD.
The City will provide interpretors and assistance for non-English speaking, hearing-impaired or disabled residents upon receiving a request at least four (4) days prior to this hearing date. Residents should call Kathleen McNamara at 203-346-2607 x 115 to make this request.