NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2019-20 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2019-20 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The City of Clovis proposes to amend the 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan.  By this Notice, the City of Clovis invites parties that have an interest in the proposed amendment or may be impacted by the amendment to provide written or oral comments. Comments must be received by the close of business on October 12, 2020.  Comments received by the deadline will be included as a part of the public hearing.

As part of the federal CARES Act, the City of Clovis has been notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that it will receive allocation of CDBG-CV3 funds that must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.  Clovis’ allocation of CDBG-CV3 funding is $602,534.  Clovis is proposing to utilize these funds to continue the Emergency Housing Payment Program.  This action would allow the City to provide financial assistance through the Emergency Housing Payment Program to low-income households who have suffered a COVID-related income loss by providing a maximum of three months of rent or mortgage payments.

A public hearing for this action will be held on October 12, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Clovis Council Chambers located at 1033 Fifth Street in Clovis.  During the public hearing, citizens may provide their views and comments on the proposed amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan.  Below are additional ways to view, participate and listen to the meeting:

·         The meeting will be webcast at: City of Clovis Webex Meeting of September 8, 2020.

·         Members of the public wishing to listen to the meeting by phone may do at (844) 992-4726.

Comments by Telephone: Participants wishing to speak to the Council on an item by telephone should contact the City Clerk at (559) 324-2060 no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting, and will need to provide their name, phone number, and email.  Such participants will be emailed instructions to log into Webex to participate in the meeting.  Staff recommends participants log into the Webex at 5:30 p.m. the day of the meeting to perform an audio check.  All callers will be placed on mute, and at the appropriate time for the caller’s comment, the caller’s microphone will be unmuted. Callers will be able to speak to the Council for up to three (3) minutes.

Additional information concerning the proposed amendment and the CDBG Program can be obtained by contacting:

Heidi Crabtree, Housing Program Coordinator

1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 324-2094

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance or translation services to participate in this meeting, please contact Heidi Crabtree at (559) 324-2094.  Notification 48-hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility.

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