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Publication Date: Thursday August 13, 2015

All Public Comments for the Amended Citizen Participation Plan need to be submitted by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico proposes to present a draft of its Amended Citizen Participation Plan at a public meeting to be held on Monday, August 17, 2015 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.

A 15-day public comment period will begin on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 and ends on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 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 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].

2015 Action Plan

The 2015 Action Plan is a one year strategic plan to be implemented by the Community Development Division over the 2015 Program Year.

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Quarterly Report Regulations Program Progress Report - Part B

According to the Administrative Requirements for Contracts Awarded under the City of Albuquerque, Section 6.3.4 Report on Project Activities, (a) as required by the Department, but no less than quarterly, contractors shall submit a summary report on progress toward meeting the measurable objectives included in the Work Plan on forms specified by the Department; (b) Performance reports must, at a minimum provide: [1] a comparison of actual accomplishments to objectives established for the period; [2] a narrative explanation of outreach activities used to increase services to the community conditions affecting contract performance. Problems, delays, or adverse conditions which have impaired the ability of the project to meet objectives if they were not met; why no activity is being reported and any pertinent information related to contract performance. The appropriate form to use is the Program Progress Report. Because this form is unique to each project, your Program Specialist will give it to you. If you need additional copies, please contact your Program Specialist. The agency must also submit the Program Progress Report - Part B form to report program progress in a narrative form.

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Quarterly Report Regulations Client Characteristic Form

Administrative Requirements for Contracts Awarded under the City of Albuquerque, Section 6.3.5 Report on Client Characteristics. In conjunction with the report on Project Activities, where applicable, the contractor shall also submit a report on the unduplicated number of clients served through their project and on the characteristics of those clients in respect to gender, race/ethnicity, age, and family income; disability, and other data deemed necessary by the City to assist performance. The agency must also submit the Client Characteristic form. Administrative Requirements for Contracts Awarded under the City of Albuquerque Section 6.3.6 Board Approval. Project Progress Reports submitted by nonprofit agencies must be approved by the agency Board of Directors and signed by an authorized member of the Board who is not an employee. Reports submitted by a public agency must be reviewed and signed by an authorized official of that agency above the level of involvement.

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2013-2017 Consolidated Plan and 2013 Action Plan

The Consolidated Plan establishes Albuquerque’s five-year strategy and investment plan for addressing housing and community development needs in the community. In addition to local resources, it allocates federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds. The plan meets requirements set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Chapter 5 is both the housing component of the Consolidated Plan and the City’s Workforce Housing Plan. It meets HUD requirements as well as requirements established in the Workforce Housing Opportunity Act enacted in 2006.

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Affordable Housing Needs Assessment

Chronic and severe poverty are major causes of homelessness in cities across the country. In Albuquerque, families and individuals cycle in and out of homelessness when they lose a job, become ill, or suffer from domestic violence, substance abuse, and other acute conditions.

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The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) identifies barriers to fair housing choice in Albuquerque and develops a plan to mitigate the impediments. According to HUD, impediments to fair housing choice are any actions, omissions, or decisions taken because of or that have the effect of restricting housing choices or the availability of housing because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Impediments may also be violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing.

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