A30-day public comment period began April 27 for the City of Mesa's proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the proposed Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Annual Action Plan regarding funding from HUD.
The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document that identifies the City's overall needs in housing and community development for low and moderate-income residents and outlines a five year strategy to address those needs.
The Annual Action Plan contains the City's short-term goals and strategies, including specific activities recommended for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The funds are used to help qualifying residents and assist in the prevention or elimination of slum or blighting influences.
The City has the following HUD funding allocations for FY 20/21:
ESG $ 327,701
Written comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 proposed activities in the Annual Action Plan, the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice may be sent to: Michelle Albanese, City of Mesa, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211-1466. You may also contact her at (480) 644-4546, or via e-mail at CommunityRevitalization@mesaaz.gov for further information. Drafts of the three documents are also available for review at https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/community-development.
A public hearing to review the proposed Annual Action Plan and Five-Year Consolidated Plan will be held Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our citizens the meeting will take place via Zoom and will be live streamed on You Tube. Information on how to view and provide comments or questions on the plans will be posted on the City of Mesa Community Development's website at the following link: https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/community-development.
The 30-day public comment period will end Tuesday, May 26. City Council is expected to approve the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan at its June 1 meeting. Once it is approved, it will be submitted to HUD by June 30.
The City of Mesa has participated in the CDBG program for 43 years, the HOME program for 27 years and the ESG program for 31 years. During this time, Mesa has allocated more than $100 million for a variety of activities, including capital improvements, housing, economic development, public services, homeless assistance, emergency shelter and neighborhood improvements within qualified census tracts.
Housing and Community Development
Contact: Kevin Christopher