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Posted on: February 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Residents invited to comment on Community Development Block Grant amendment

HOT SPRINGS -- Residents are invited to attend and comment on a proposed amendment to the Community Development Block Grant fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans during a City Board of Directors meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard.

This amendment will have a direct effect on the CDBG housing rehabilitation program by either decreasing or eliminating the funding available to low-and moderate-income households for major and minor home repairs.

The amendment may provide funds for neighborhood revitalization infrastructure and affordable housing related projects such as sidewalk repairs, city parks and drainage improvements, empty lot development, home-buyer education programs, demolition of condemned buildings and land acquisition for non-profit new affordable home building.

In a recent citizen participation survey, 78% of residents preferred funding neighborhood revitalization projects, 19% preferred housing rehabilitation, and 3% preferred both. The complete survey report can be viewed online at cityhs.net or at the Planning & Development office, 133 Convention Boulevard in Hot Springs.

Written comments regarding the amendment are encouraged and should be directed to: Michelle Sestili, Planning & Development Department, City of Hot Springs, 133 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR 7190, or emailed to msconsulting@outlook.com . Comments received in writing before January 2 will be read at the public meeting.

The facility is fully accessible. Non-English speaking and hearing-impaired residents may request accommodations in advance at 276-7934 or msconsulting@outlook.com .

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