On February 21, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs & Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority sent out the following request seeking public comment for the 2017 Action Plan.
Pursuant to 24 CFR part 91.115(a)(2), the State of Indiana wishes to encourage citizens to participate in the development of the State of Indiana Annual Action Plan for 2017. In accordance with this regulation, the State is providing the opportunity for citizens to comment on the 2017 Annual Action Plan draft report, which will be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before May 15, 2017.
The Action Plan defines the funding sources for the State of Indiana’s five (5) major HUD-funded programs and provides communities a framework for defining comprehensive development planning. The FY 2017 Action Plan will set forth the method of distribution of funding for the following HUD-funded programs:
• State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
• Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
• Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
• Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
• National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
State of Indiana 2017 Action Plan - DRAFT
Prior to submission, all members of the public are invited to review the draft Plan from February 16, 2017 through April 1, 2017 during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, at the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
A draft Plan is available on the OCRA website: http://www.in.gov/ocra/2369.htm and IHCDA website: www.in.gov/ihcda/2489.htm.
Written comments are invited from February 16, 2017 through April 1, 2017, at the following address:
2017 Annual Action Plan
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
One North Capitol – Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2027
Comments may also be directed via e-mail to: adunston@ocra.IN.gov.
Persons with disabilities will be provided with assistance respective to the contents of the Consolidated Plan. Interested citizens and parties who wish to receive a free copy of the Executive Summary of the FY 2017 Action Plan or have any other questions may contact the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs at its toll free number 800.824.2476, or 317.233.3762, during normal business hours or via electronic mail at mailto:adunston@ocra.IN.gov.
Additional Opportunity for Feedback
As part of our ongoing commitment to solicit partner feedback, we invite you to complete a survey that will help us make decisions regarding the use of funds available through:
• Community Development Block Grant
• HOME Investment Partnership
• Emergency Solutions Grant
• Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
The survey consists of over fifty questions, HOWEVER you can choose to only answer questions relating to the funding source that is most important to you. The average respondent will likely answer from twelve (12) to twenty (20) questions, which should not take longer than ten (10) minutes.
YOUR feedback is critical to us as we finalize our Action Plan!
We hope this information is helpful. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the INARF office.