The City of New Brunswick, as per the directive of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will hold two public meetings on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00PM and 5:30PM in the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, N.J . The agenda of the public meetings is to discuss:
1. The progress of the City’s 2013-14 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs;
2. The completed 2014-2015 One Year Consolidated Action Plan in accordance with the January 5, 1995 Federal Register. The purpose of the Consolidated Plan is to serve as a planning tool for States and local governments.
The City of New Brunswick will begin the fifth incremental year of its Five Year Consolidated Plan on July 1, 2014. The One Year Action Plan prepared by the City discusses the City’s plan for the use of federal, state, local and private monies which it expects to become available between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The City anticipates receiving a grant of approximately $784,264 from HUD for the Community Development Block Grant Program during the period of applicability. The City also anticipates receiving a grant of approximately $315,254 for participation in the HOME Program. The goal of the HOME Program is to create public/private partnerships in order to develop projects to expand the supply of affordable housing and increase the number of families who can receive assistance in obtaining affordable housing. (PLEASE NOTE: The grant amounts stated above are approximate and are based on 2013-14 funds received by the City of New Brunswick. Final allocation amounts for 2014-15 have not yet been released by HUD, however, it is believed that funding levels for 2014-15 will be very close to current year levels.)
The 2014-15 One Year Consolidated Plan will be available for review and comment to interested citizens at the following locations during regular office hours:
1. City of New Brunswick- Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, N.J.
2. New Brunswick Public Library— 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J.
3. Housing Authority of the City of New Brunswick, Administrative Offices— 7 Van Dyke Ave., New Brunswick, N.J.
4. The City’s website at http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/planninganddevelopment/category/community-development-news/
The Plan will be available beginning on April 15, 2014. All comments must be received by the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, in writing, no later than May 14, 2014. Same should be addressed to:
Golda Speyer, Community Development Administrator
Dept. of Planning, Community and Economic Development
25 Kirkpatrick St.
New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-0269