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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING July 27, 2021: 5:30 PM Virtual Public Hearing The City of Duluth annually receives funding from the U.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING
July 27, 2021: 5:30 PM
Virtual Public Hearing
The City of Duluth annually receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist persons with low and moderate incomes (up to $61,050 for a family of four) and neighborhoods where a majority of low and moderate income people reside. Prior to awarding these funds, a hearing is held by the Community Development Committee to hear what emerging needs the community is experiencing.
Duluth residents, especially people with low and moderate income, people of color, and people with disabilities, are welcome to attend the virtual hearing on July 27, 2021 at 5:30PM. This hearing is an essential step in the City of Duluth's preparation of the 2022 Action Plan. This Plan outlines the City's assessment of community needs and strategies to meet those needs during the coming HUD program year. The Plan serves as the City's application to HUD for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESGP) funds which result in the city receiving $3M in funding to address community needs. More information on these programs can be found here: https://duluthmn.gov/planning-development/community-development-funding/program-overview/
The Community Development Committee will be holding its Meeting by other electronic means pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021. Members of the Committee will be participating through video conference. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, public comment will not be taken in person. However, members of the public can monitor the meeting and provide public comment on agenda items through WebEx Events. Visit https://duluthmn.gov/live-meeting and select 'Community Development Committee' to access the meeting. The public is also encouraged to submit written comment to Ben VanTassel prior to the meeting. Please include "Community Needs Hearing" in the subject line, and include your name and address and the agenda item you are speaking to. Please note that all public comment is considered Public Data.
If a member of the public is unable to attend the virtual hearing, comments may be sent to Ben VanTassel at bvantassel@duluthmn.gov or by calling 218-730-5580. If you have special needs, such as an interpreter, please contact the name above. For hearing impaired persons please call the City's TTY/Information Assistance at 730-5230 or the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.
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