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Notice Of 15-Day Public Comment Period

The purpose of the 15-day Public Comment Period is to provide an opportunity for city residents to give input regarding the City’s Department of Family and Community Services’ 2015 HUD Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).  This Report discusses how the Department allocated and expended its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Entitlement funds.  The CAPER addresses progress achieved in attaining goals and meeting its priorities.

A 15-day public comment period will begin on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, and end on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m.  All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders of the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the draft CAPER 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]

A copy of the draft 2015 CAPER, as well as the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan, will be available on or before March 9, 2016 for public review weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Family and Community Services, at the above mentioned location or available anytime on the City of Albuquerque website at:

A reasonable number of free copies are available at City offices located above, or at the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization located at 700 4th St. SW, Suite A, upon request.  In addition, the draft 2015 CAPER can be provided in alternative formats (i.e. Braille/large print, audio tape) for persons with disabilities and may also be translated into Spanish for limited-English-proficient (LEP) Spanish speaking persons, upon request. After receipt of public comments from the 15-day public comment period, the City of Albuquerque will summarize the comments received in its formal CAPER submitted to HUD on or before March 30, 2016, or at a later date directed by HUD.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 768-2758. For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from this meeting, please call Amanda Lujan at 768-2913 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.