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Public input sought on housing and development “action plan”

clarksvilletn1The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development and the Housing and Community Development Citizens’ Advisory Committee invite interested parties to attend a public hearing on Thursday, January 29, at 6:00 pm. in the large meeting room, located at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane.

The purpose of this meeting is to solicit comments in regard to the development of the Annual Action Plan for the current Five-Year Consolidated Plan which focuses primarily on housing choice and opportunities for low -moderate income citizens in the City of Clarksville. The overriding goals of the plan include: creation of a suitable living environment; provision of safe decent housing and the expansion of economic opportunities.

The City of Clarksville expects to receive approximately $ 750,000 Community Development Block Grant Funds and $ 425,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Funds. Funds may be used for a wide variety of housing and community development activities including provisions of assistance to the homeless and various activities to improve the quality of life for low-moderate income persons. The funds will be available in July 2009.

These hearings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpreters, Assistive Listening Devices, print materials in alternate formats should contact the Office of Housing and Community Development at 931-648-6133 at least 72 hours prior to the public hearing. If you need language translation services please also call Rita Arancibia, Director at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.


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