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City Of Albuquerque Notice Of Proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan

Notice Of Public Meeting | Notice Of 15-Day Public Comment Period | Publication Date: August 5, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico will present a draft of its proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan at a public meeting to be held on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.  The Public Meeting will be held at Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center, located at 1231 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87107, (505) 761-4050.  For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from the public meeting, please call Amanda Lujan in advance at 768-2913 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.

The City of Albuquerque has established a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) to provide opportunities for citizen involvement in the process of developing and implementing the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), Consolidated and Action Plans, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report and the allocation of  funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions (ESG) Program and other HUD programs as may be administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Citizen Participation Plan outlines when, where and how citizens may access information, review and comment on major community plans and comment on progress of funded activities under these programs. 

A 15-day public comment period will begin on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and ends on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.  All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low- and moderate income, public housing residents, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders of the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan to Valerie Bargas, Community Development Manager, Department of Family and Community Services, located at Old City Hall, 400 Marquette NW, 5th Floor, Room 504, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or e-mail at [email protected]

Changes to the Citizen Participation Plan include, but are not limited to:  removal of Albuquerque Citizens Team (ACT) as an advisory committee on HUD documents and new emphasis on participation from the broadest audience possible for the AFH and Consolidated Plan, including but not limited to, low and moderate income persons, local and regional institutions, the Continuum of Care, community-based organizations, public housing residents and advisory boards and residents of  targeted revitalization areas where developments are located; the addition of public participation requirements for the new AFH, which replaces the Analysis of Impediments; and criteria for amendments to the AFH.

Copies of the proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan and current Citizen Participation Plan are available on the City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services’ website under the “Publications” heading.  A reasonable number of copies are also available at no charge at the Department of Family and Community Services, Old City Hall Building, 5th Floor, Suite 504, 400 Marquette NW, Albuquerque, NM, or the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization at 700 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102.  The proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan and current Citizen Participation Plan may be provided in alternative formats (i.e., Braille/large print, audio tape) for the disabled and may also be translated into Spanish for limited-English proficient (LEP) Spanish speaking persons, upon request.

All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low- and moderate-income persons, children and youth, homeless persons, public housing residents and other stakeholders in Albuquerque are invited to review the updated CPP and comment on it in writing, until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  After receipt of public comments from the 15-day public comment period, the City of Albuquerque will address each comment in writing and will submit all comments and responses in its formal submission to HUD on or before December 31, 2016.