The 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan Draft is now available. Every five years, DHCD is required to produce this plan for HUD detailing how Massachusetts will use the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS funding to advance housing and community development goals. This plan sets out goals and strategies for Massachusetts’ housing and community development priorities over the next five years. The plan is available online at www.mass.gov/dhcd (check the “news and updates” column).
This is only a draft of the plan, and the public is invited to comment on it. Comments may be submitted electronically to DhcdConsolidatedPlan@state.ma.us, via fax to (617)-573-1120, or by mail to DHCD, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114, Attention: Patrick Hart by April 29, 2010. In addition, there will be three public hearings at which all are invited to come and share their thoughts about the plan. These hearings will be held:
Thursday, April 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
West Springfield Municipal Building
26 Central St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Tuesday, April 20, 11 AM – 1 PM
Union Station, Second Floor
2 Washington Square
Worcester, MA 01604
Thursday, April 22, 11 AM – 1 PM
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114
Second Floor Conference Room A
In addition, hard copies of the plan are available at locations across Massachusetts (see attached list).
Finally, we need your help to get the word out about the draft plan. Feel free to forward this email and spread the word to any contacts, email lists, and anyone else who might be interested in reading the draft, attending the hearings, and/or commenting on the plan.