DENVER — Tuesday, May 5, 2020 — Denver Economic Development & Opportunity will be releasing four reports related to Denver’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and will receive public comment on all four beginning on Monday, May 11, 2020, at 9 a.m.
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the city’s customary plans for public meetings could not proceed as scheduled, so HUD-approved options to accept public comment include by email, mail, and phone. What would normally be the presentation materials at a public meeting will be posted online in English and Spanish, including audio narration for both.
The four reports available online beginning May 11 include the following:
- The city’s draft 2020 Action Plan, which provides details for housing, economic development, public service, and neighborhood facilities programs planned for 2020 and funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs;
- The city’s draft amended 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, which is being amended to include additional funds and activities related to Denver’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- The city’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which summarizes Denver’s HUD-funded activities during 2019; and
- The city’s draft amended Citizen Participation Plan, which remains continuously on file with HUD but can be updated as circumstances dictate, and the new plan document represents a 2020 revision.
The reports and presentation materials will be available at bit.ly/DEDOReports.
Comments can be made via email to [email protected], or by phone at 720.913.1669.
Comments postmarked by May 16 may also be mailed to Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, Attn: HUD Programs, 101 W. Colfax, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202.
The public comment on all three reports will be accepted through Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m.
Final copies of all reports will be available in early June.
HUD’s goals are to provide decent housing, provide a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities. Principal beneficiaries are extremely low to middle-income residents.