NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG),
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME),
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS (ESG),
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA),
AND HOUSING TRUST FUND (HTF) PROGRAMS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a joint public hearing will be held on September 16, 2019 by the City and County of Honolulu (City) and the State of Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) for the CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA, and HTF programs. The joint public hearing will provide interested persons an opportunity to submit statements and testimony on the housing and community needs to be considered in the Consolidated Plan (CP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 – 2025 and the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for FY 2021.
The purpose of the CP and AAP is to ensure that jurisdictions receiving federal assistance plan for the housing and related needs of low- and moderate-income families in a way that improves the availability and affordability of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in suitable living environments.
The City’s draft CP for FY 2021 – 2025 is available for public review on the City’s website at http://www.honolulu.gov/cdbg.
Information regarding the State’s programs can be found on its website at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/hhfdc.
The hearing will also provide interested persons an opportunity to submit statements and testimony on the City’s draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), a review of the City’s accomplishments for the most recently completed fiscal year. The CAPER for the FY ending June 30, 2019, will be submitted to HUD on September 27, 2019. The City’s draft CAPER will be available for public review on the City’s website at http://www.honolulu.gov/cdbg on September 12, 2019. A hardcopy will be made available upon request by emailing email@example.com.
Interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and state their views, orally or in writing. Testimony covering the CP, AAP, and CAPER will be taken separately. Persons desiring to submit statements or testimony may register at the hearing site. Speakers will be limited to five (5) minutes in their oral presentation in order to provide everyone with a reasonable opportunity to speak. All speakers must submit five (5) written copies of their testimony.
Persons unable to attend the public hearing may submit their statements and testimonies by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: City and County of Honolulu, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Federal Grants Unit, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Room 240, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
The deadline to submit testimony and comments regarding the City’s draft CAPER is September 26, 2019.
The Public Hearing will be held on:
September 16, 2019 (Monday) at 9:30 a.m.
Hearings Room, Mission Memorial Building
550 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(Handicapped Accessible Site)
The services of interpreters for non-English speaking persons or signers for the hearing-impaired will be made available upon request. Requests for these or other special services must be made to the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services no later than the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on September 11, 2019, by calling 768-3933 or via email at email@example.com.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
Nelson H. Koyanagi, Jr., Director
Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
By order of KIRK CALDWELL, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu