Legal Notice: DRAFT Performance Report Update and Comment Period on the State of Maryland’s Consolidated Plan
Notice is hereby given that the State of Maryland has opened a 30 day public comment period on the draft Consolidated Plan Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The Consolidated Plan is a planning document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is prepared by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). It covers a five year period (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2019) and is designed to coordinate Federal and, to a lesser extent, State resources to provide decent housing, economic opportunities, and an acceptable living environment for Maryland’s citizens. The Plan is updated every year during the five year period through an Annual Action Plan, and includes a series of one year goals toward meeting the overall five year goals of the Plan.
Maryland’s Consolidated Plan covers the state’s non-entitlement jurisdictions. Entitlement jurisdictions – those that receive funding directly from HUD, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and the Cities of Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Cumberland, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Hagerstown, and Salisbury – prepare their own Consolidated Plans and are not covered by the State plan.
As part of the Consolidated Planning process, the State submits a CAPER to HUD which describes the progress the State has made in carrying out the one-year goals contained in the five year Plan. DHCD has just completed the third year of the five year Plan that ended June 30, 2017, and the draft CAPER details the progress DHCD made toward it housing and community development goals both in the last year, the previous year and for the full five years of the Plan.
DHCD is interested in public input and comment on the draft CAPER. We will take written comments (via either email or standard post) on the report through COB Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the address listed below. In addition, we will hold a series of public meetings on the CAPER at the following dates, times, and places:
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Caroline County Central Library
100 Market Street
Small Meeting Room
Denton, Maryland 21629
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Fairview Branch Library
Small Meeting Room
Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road
Owings, Maryland 20736
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Allegany County Office Complex
701 Kelly Road
Potomac Room 230
Cumberland, MD 21502
All of the hearing rooms are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons requiring a translator should request one at least three days prior to the hearing they plan to attend.
The draft Performance Report is available on-line on DHCD’s website at http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages