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    • 06 JAN 16
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    CITY OF HARRISBURG DBHD COMMUNITY MEETINGS

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    Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in
    the development of Harrisburg’s Original Year 2016 Annual Action Plan for funding housing and community development entitlement
    programs.

    The funding programs include:

    •  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,996,366 (estimated)
    • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $481,295 (estimated)
    •  Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $160,887 (estimated)

    The goal of these programs is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. The program year will start on October 1st, 2016. CDBG, HOME and ESG funding accomplishes the City’s housing needs as related to the availability of an access to affordable housing, fair housing, infrastructure, economic development and assistance to the homeless. These meetings will provide a review of program progress, an overview of the City’s current housing and community development strategies, and an opportunity for citizens to present their views on the City’s housing and community development needs.

    MEETING TIMES & LOCATIONS
    February 2, 2016 5:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Health Center
    110 South 17th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17104

    February 16, 2016 5:30 p.m.
    Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC)
    1301 Derry Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17104

    March 1, 2016 5:30 p.m.
    Heinz-Menaker Senior Center
    1824 North 4th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102

    A Spanish translator will be available at all meetings. All facilities are handicap-accessible. If sight/hearing persons require accommodations at either location, they may call DBHD 255-6419 to make arrangements. Accommodations may include sign language or assistance interoperating visual materials.

    INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS
    The City will accept written proposals for funding of eligible activities that are consistent with the City’s housing and community development strategies. Proposals will be available January 21st. You may visit the city website or contact Rumulus Brown for a proposal form, instructions for submitting a proposal, criteria for eligibility and funding priorities, and other assistance. If you plan on submitting a proposal, it is recommended that you attend the following pre-proposal workshop. You must register in advance for the workshop by calling 255-6419.

    Pre-Proposal Workshop
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Public Safety Auditorium, Room 213 Harrisburg Police Department
    (PLEASE ARRIVE THROUGH CITY HALL ENTRANCE)
    Proposals for funding are due by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 4, 2016

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN
    The Citizen Participation Plan is available for public review and comment, the Citizen Participation Plan is the City’s mechanism for encouraging citizen comment and involvement in developing Harrisburg’s Consolidated Action Plan, as well as reviewing the City’s performance reports and amendments to the Plan.

    For more information contact:
    CITY OF HARRISBURG • DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (DBHD)
    MLK, Jr., City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd Street, Suite 206, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Telephone: 255-6419 TDD: 255-3131 On the web: www.harrisburgpa.gov

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