NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ERIE

FY 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the City of Erie is currently preparing its Annual Plan for FY 2021.  The City will apply for FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City will conduct public hearings on the use of CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds received from HUD for FY 2021.  In accordance with the Final Rule for consolidation of the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs, 24 CFR Part 91, et. al., the City will prepare a FY 2021 Annual Plan, which will be submitted to HUD on or before May 13, 2021. 

The purpose of these hearings is to obtain the views and comments of citizens, public agencies and other interested persons relative to housing and community development needs that may be addressed by CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds during the next fiscal year.  The hearings will be virtual Zoom meetings, live streaming on Government Access Channel 1024, and on CityofErie YouTube at the following date and times:

Monday, March 1, 2021

10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The hearings are open to the public and the link for registration link below:

Register in advance for the 10 a.m. webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZJR2YmebQtiUkWAr8yESOA

Register in advance for the 6 p.m. webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9iJqmdrARVaJPj10uRNK1Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Persons wishing to submit comments or questions can do so via Zoom call or by email to dsmith@erie.pa.us

The City expects to publish a summary of its proposed Annual Action Plan for FY 2021 on or about March 15, 2021.  A copy of these documents will be placed on public display for a thirty day review period beginning on or about March 15, 2021.  A second public hearing will be duly advertised and conducted to present the proposed plan to the public.  The City will consider comments on the proposed plan prior to adoption by City Council in early May 2021.  The City intends to submit its Annual Action Plan to HUD on or before May 13, 2021.

Joseph Schember, Mayor

City of Erie, Pennsylvania

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