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Public meeting set for June 23 to discuss Consolidated Plan, receive citizens’ comments

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The City of Joplin is developing the five year Consolidated Plan (FY 2015-2019) and one year Action Plan (FY 2015) for submission to the U. S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program sets forth three basic goals to developing viable urban communities: 1) providing decent housing, 2) providing a suitable living environment and 3) expanding economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.

The estimated amount of CDBG funds to be received for fiscal years 2015 is $504,288. The estimated amount of HOME fund to be received for fiscal year 2015 is $354,406. All dollar amounts are contingent upon confirmation from HUD. The City of Joplin is an entitlement city for the CDBG program and a participating jurisdiction in the HOME program. CDBG and HOME funding must primary be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons. 

A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday June 23, 2015, in the 5th Floor Conference Room located in City Hall at 602 South Main Street. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and provide an opportunity to comment on proposed activities, program performance and obtain views of citizens on housing, non-housing and community development needs for the development of the five year Consolidated Plan and one-year Action Plan.

The Public is encouraged to submit comments regarding previously funded CDBG activities. Any individual, group or agency is encouraged to submit written comments on the draft FY2015 Consolidated and Action Plans. The public comment period will begin on Wednesday, June 24 and end on July 24. Any comments received during this period will be considered by the City of Joplin prior to authorizing a submission for request of release of funds. Comments should be sent to the planning and community development office listed above or to Tyler Overstreet attoverstr@joplinmo.org. Copies of the draft FY2015 Consolidated Plan will be available at the public meeting or during the comment period (upon request).

For additional information, please contact Tyler Overstreet at (417) 624-0820 extension 539. If you are in need of disability related auxiliary aids or services, please contact the City Clerk's office at (417)624-0820 Ext. 220. Forty-eight (48) hours' notice is necessary to make arrangements for the aids or services.

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