The public is invited to provide comment and input on the proposed addition of a new funding strategy for the use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds by the City of Colorado Springs. The proposed amendments would add Section 108 financing as a funding resource and strategy in the 2023 Annual Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the use of federal block grant funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Section 108 financing will provide the ability to leverage the City’s annual grant allocation to access low-cost, flexible financing for construction of the new Colorado Springs Senior Center, a public facility.
City of Colorado Springs Housing and Community Vitality Department will conduct a public hearing, virtually and in person at Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse, on Wednesday October 18, 2023, from 6-7:00 p.m. on the proposed amendment.
Public Hearing Wed., October 18, 2023, from 6-7:00 p.m.
There are 3 ways to attend:
1) in person at Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse, 900 East Espanola St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907,
2) virtually via Teams meeting online using the following link: https://bit.ly/Join-Oct18-AmendSec108, or 3) by telephone by dialing 720-617-3426, then enter Conference ID: 648 343 342#
For more information, go to coloradosprings.gov/HousingCommunityVitality.
Public Comment Period October 3 - November 3, 2023
The draft amendments to the 2023 Annual Action Plan, 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Section 108 application will be available for public review and comment from October 3 – November 3, 2023 on the City’s website at coloradosprings.gov/HousingCommunityVitality and at the following locations Monday through Friday during normal business hours: Housing and Community Vitality Department Office (Suite 701) and Office of the City Clerk (Suite 101), 30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Documents for review
- Section 108 Loan Application
- Attachment A - ConPlan Amendment 3
- Attachment B - 2023 Annual Action Plan Amendment 1
- Attachment C - Public Comments and City Response
- Attachment D - Certifications to HUD
- Attachment E - Current Construction Budget
- Attachment F - Operating Proforma
- Attachment G - Principle Payment Schedule
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the draft amendments to the 2023 Annual Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan to the City of Colorado Springs, Housing and Community Vitality Department, or contact (719) 385-5912 or CityHousingandCommunityVitality@coloradosprings.gov. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. All comments received on or before November 3, 2023, will be considered by the City of Colorado Springs Housing and Community Vitality Department.
“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 CityHousingandCommunityVitality@coloradosprings.gov for more information.