Public comment solicited on Consortium drafts
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public comment on the Consortium drafts of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024 and the 2020 Action Plan, respectively. The Hennepin County Consortium includes all cities in suburban Hennepin County.
Hennepin County Conortium draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan (“Plan”) identifies needs, strategies, goals and priorities for affordable housing and community development activities to principally benefit low and moderate-income persons.
The Plan updates the Consortium’s previous five-year plan and strategy issued in 2015. The Plan is developed to meet application requirements for federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG). HUD funding for these programs is estimated to be $20 million during the five-year period.
Hennepin County Consortium draft 2020 Action Plan
The 2020 Action Plan will guide the use of approximately $5 million in funding for housing and community development activities in suburban Hennepin County through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG). All funding comes from HUD. The Consortium’s 2020 Action Plan program year runs from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
The draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024 and the draft 2020 Action Plan will be available April 9, 2020 on the county’s webpage. If you would like a copy of either draft plan or have questions, please contact the Hennepin County Department of Community Works 612-543-4342.
Public comment period for both plans
The 30-day comment period will be held from April 9 to May 8, 2020
- Must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., May 8, 2020
- Mail to: Julia Welle Ayres, Manager,Hennepin County Community Works
701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415
- Or submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments received by May 8 will receive a written response. A copy of the comment letter and the county’s response will be included in the documents submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public Hearing
Public hearing on the draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan
- Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
- Public Works Committee meeting of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
Hennepin County Government Center (A2400)
300 – 6th Street South, Minneapolis
If you need help to make it possible for you to be active in the public hearing such as sign language interpreter or assisted hearing equipment, services can be provided upon request. To ask for help, please call 612-543-4342 at least three days prior to the hearing.
If the public hearing cannot be held in-person due to social distancing guidance, an additional public notice will be released with instructions to participate online.