FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2023
Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director/Equity Officer
City seeks public input for addition of HOME to GY2023 Action Plan
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding to the City of Fayetteville through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to develop projects and activities to improve housing, public and community facilities, and to provide public services principally for low- and moderate-income residents in Fayetteville.
For the 2023 grant year (GY2023), the City also will begin receiving HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding as a participating jurisdiction. The City’s 5-Year ConPlan (2021-25) and GY2023 Action Plan are being amended to reflect the addition of HOME funding.
On or before Aug. 16, 2023, the Community Development office will submit to HUD the amended 5-Year plan and GY2023 Action Plan for the City. The amended plans will be available online at: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/648/Community-Development-Block-Grant-CDBG. Also, a copy can be requested by phone at 479-575-8260 or by emailing email@example.com.
A summary of the GY2023 Action Plan and budget is presented below:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
PUBLIC SERVICES $75,000
CASA of NWA $10,000
NWA CoC $23,800
Partners for Better Housing $15,215
SAFE Program $15,000
CDBG Total $764,542
GRAND TOTAL $1,277,184
The Public comment period for HOME is May 8 - June 6. A public hearing for HOME will be held in City Hall Room 111 on Wednesday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Comments may be made in writing, via email or by phone:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: City of Fayetteville, Community Resources Department, 113 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Dropped off in person: Community Resources office, 125 W. Mountain St. (Church Street entrance), Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Phone: 479-575-8260
Comments about the plan are due by 5 p.m. June 6. The plan is a requirement for entitlement cities, such as Fayetteville, to receive CDBG and HOME funds through HUD.
For more information about CDBG programs, call Community Resources at 479-575-8260 or visit the Community Development section of the City website: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1262/Community-Development.