2018 HUD Annual Action Plan Public Forums

MaineHousing and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development invite you to attend our public forums as we develop the HUD 2018 Annual Action Plan. This plan identifies the annual goals, priorities and objectives for using the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).

We are seeking input on how these funds should be allocated.

In the 2015-2019 Five Year Consolidated Plan, MaineHousing indicated that HOME funds would generally be used for multifamily new construction/rehab, and tenant-based rental assistance. MaineHousing plans to use ESG funds to fund emergency shelters, rapid re-housing programs and the Homeless Management Information System. The CDBG program planned priorities are housing rehabilitation, public infrastructure improvements and economic development activities which include direct assistance to businesses and workforce development. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable rental housing.

In 2017 Maine received $10,606,496 in CDBG funds, $3,099,659 for HOME, $3,000,000 for HTF and $1,311,285 for ESG.

We look forward to your comments on how these funds should be allocated in 2018 and any other suggestions you have for MaineHousing and DECD.

Please join us.

Augusta: July 20th, 9:30 AM, Room 208, Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, Maine

Presque Isle: July 21st, 10 AM, Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, 29 2nd Street, Presque Isle, Maine

For more information please contact: Deborah Johnson, Office of Community Development, 624-9817 Paula Weber, MaineHousing, 626-4600

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