February 21, 2003

Community feedback sought for housing, economic development plan

The San Diego Housing Commission is encouraging San Diego city residents to attend upcoming public hearings to help decide how to best invest certain federal housing and economic development grants.

The hearings will be held to solicit community feedback for a draft of "The City of San Diego Annual Consolidated Action Plan." The document will be available for public review now through March 28. The purpose of the public review is to solicit comment on identified community development needs, strategies, and proposed programs.

The action plan – actually annual update of a five-year (2001 – 2005) strategic plan proposes how to allocate over $30 million in federal funding. (The federal funding sources are: Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships funds, Emergency Shelter Grants, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grants.)

Copies of the draft plan are available in the reference sections of city libraries and on the Housing Commission's web site, www.sdhc.net. For more information, call Rob Albrecht, 619/578-7539

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

March 3, 6:30 p.m. City Heights Area Planning Committee 4310 Landis Street – Mid-City Community Police Facility

March 10, 7 p.m. Southeast San Diego Development Committee 841 S. 41st Street – Neighborhood House Association

March 24, 7 p.m. Linda Vista Community Planning Committee2160 Ulric Street - Linda Vista Library

March 25, 7 p.m. Community Planners Committee 202 C Street, 12th floor - City Council Committee Room

March 28, 1:30 p.m. Citizens Review Committee 202 C Street, 12th floor - City Council Committee Room

April 3, 9 a.m. Planning Commission 202 C Street, 12th floor - City Council Chambers (619/236-6596)

April 11, 9 a.m. San Diego Housing Commission 202 C Street, 12th floor – City Council Chambers – (619/578-7539)

April 22, 10 a.m. San Diego City Council - testimony on proposed CDBG social service programs 202 C Street, 12th floor (619/533-4000)

April 23, 2 p.m. City of San Diego Council Land Use & Housing Committee 202 C Street, 12th floor (619/533-4000)

April 29, 10 a.m. San Diego City Council - testimony on proposed CDBG “bricks and mortar” projects 202 C Street, 12th floor (619/533-4000)

May 6, 2 p.m. San Diego City Council 202 C Street, 12th floor (619/533-4000)

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