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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1127



Consolidated Plan; Public Meeting and Regional Housing Advisory Committee Meetings

[31 Pa.B. 3319]

   The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) is preparing the 2002 Action Plan that supplements the Commonwealth's Plan Consolidated Plan for Federal fiscal years 2000-2004. This document must be submitted to and approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the Commonwealth and organizations within the State to receive funding under most HUD housing and community development programs. The Consolidated Plan creates a unified strategy for housing and community development programs as well as the necessary linkages for building successful neighborhoods and communities.

   The Commonwealth's 2002 Action Plan will address how the Commonwealth intends to allocate funds under the following programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

   Any individual or organization may give testimony or comments at the public meeting. Comments will be accepted about topics related to community development, housing, the content of the Commonwealth's Action Plan and the process by which the public input is gathered. The Commonwealth encourages public participation in this process.

   Anyone who wants to speak must call to schedule a time to give oral testimony at the meeting. The public meeting will be shortened if no one is scheduled to testify or if there is minimal response. Call Karen Overly Smith at (717) 214-5340 to schedule oral testimony at the public meeting at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date.

Written Comments

   Written testimony, in lieu of oral testimony, may be submitted by 5 p.m., July 30, 2001. Submit comments to Karen Overly Smith, Office of Community Development, Department of Community and Economic Development, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225.

Public Meeting

   The public meeting will be held as follows:

July 31, 2001
Commonwealth Keystone Building
PUC Hearing Room 5 (Plaza level NE corner)
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.*

Note:  The public meeting may be shortened if there is minimal response.

Regional Housing Advisory Committee Meetings

   The Commonwealth has six Regional Housing Advisory Committees across the State comprised of appointed members. Meetings of these committees are open to the public under the Sunshine Act. These committees advise the Department regarding housing and community development needs as well as assist in fair housing planning. These meetings will be held as follows:

July 17, 2001
Norristown State Hospital
Community Center Building 33
1001 Sterigere Street
Norristown, PA 19401-5397
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

July 18, 2001
Lancaster County Court House
50 North Duke Street
Rooms 601-602
Lancaster, PA 17608
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 9, 2001
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road, Suite 400
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-6499
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 19, 2001
Eastern Monroe Public Library
1002 North Ninth Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

July 13, 2001
Borough of State College
118 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

July 10, 2001
PNC Bank
901 State Street
Erie, PA 16503
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

   Anyone who has a disability and wishes to attend the public meeting or any of the Advisory Committee meetings and requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Karen Overly Smith, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225, (717) 214-5340, to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs. Text telephone calls can be placed through the Pennsylvania Relay System at (800) 654-5984. Calls will be relayed to the Department's previously listed number.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1127. Filed for public inspection June 22, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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