Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Accepting Comments on Proposed Allocation of Federal Affordable Housing Grants

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

​Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments on its draft Annual Action Plan for the 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). The plan outlines how the department will use and allocate more than $4.7 million in funding under the following federal entitlement grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. These funds are used to support programs to create affordable housing opportunities, address homelessness and provide home rehabilitation grants and loans for low- to moderate-income homeowners.

Citizens can view the draft Annual Action Plan and provide comments at www.publicinput.com/FY19AAP. A public hearing will also be held on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Center, Building 21, 2408 Courthouse Drive. The 30-day comment period ends on April 26.

Final fund allocations are subject to City Council appropriation and approval of the Annual Action Plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information, visit www.vbgov.com/AAP, or contact Cindy Walters at (757) 385-5754 or cwalters@vbgov.com.

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