Comment period for the 2023 draft Annual Action Plan ends Jan. 11, public hearing on Jan. 4.
The City of Colorado Spring’s Community Development Division is inviting the public to review the 2023 draft Annual Action Plan, which lays out the use for 2022 federal block grant funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The City expects to receive about $6.4 million in annual grants, which are allocated to support affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. Funds include the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant.
The City’s Community Development Division manages allocation of these funds and invites the public to share their views on affordable housing and community development to help ensure the Annual Action Plan is responsive to the needs of our community. The City encourages all residents, especially neighborhood leaders, service providers and community advocates, to review the draft, provide input and attend the public meetings.
The Community Development Division will conduct a virtual public hearing on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m.to present the draft 2023 Annual Action Plan and to take comment and feedback from the public. This is the third public meeting on the 2023 draft. In October, public input meetings were held to gather initial input about the City’s priorities and funding available to incorporate into the draft plan.
The draft plan will be available for public review and comment till Jan. 11 on the City’s website at https://coloradosprings.gov/community-development. It is also available in person Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Community Development Division Office (Suite 701) and Office of the City Clerk (Suite 101), 30 S. Nevada Ave.; City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.; Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade; 21st Century Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.; Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St.; Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.; Deerfield Hills Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916; and Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments to the Community Development Division, or contact (719) 385-5912 or CommunityDevelopment@coloradosprings.gov. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
- Wed., Jan. 4, 6 – 7 p.m.
- In Person - City Administration Building Room 102, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Online - Enter this URL into a web browser: https://bit.ly/JoinCOS-ActionPlan23-Jan4
- By phone - Call (720) 617-3426 and use Conference ID: 159 937 175 #
- Register here to receive slides and video by email: https://bit.ly/RegisterCOS-draft23AAP
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this hearing should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Citizens who are deaf and hard of hearing may dial 711 or 800-659-3656 Relay Colorado (voice) or 800-659-2656 (TTY). Contact (719) 385-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.