STATE OF MAINE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND DRAFT AVAILABILITY
2023 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
FOR CDBG, ESG, HOME and HTF
The Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development are drafting the Annual Action Plan for 2023 and encourage citizens to comment.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the State of Maine to publish an Annual Action Plan (Action Plan). The plan outlines the use of HUD funds for the following programs administered in the state:
These programs receive approximately $21 million in annual allocations.
The Action Plan describes the various housing and community development initiatives that the State intends to undertake, including funding levels and target populations. The Action Plan identifies the following areas as top priorities: improve and preserve the quality of housing, expand affordable housing opportunities, help Maine people attain housing stability, improve economic opportunity and improve public infrastructure.
The draft Action Plan is available on the Internet at www.mainehousing.org/policy-research/federal-funds and https://www.maine.gov/decd/community-development.
MaineHousing and DECD will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Action Plan on March 16, 2023 at 3 pm at MaineHousing, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta. The meeting room is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Upon sufficient notice, appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services will be provided. To listen or testify virtually, please contact the Compliance Officer at MaineHousing, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330; (207) 626-4600 (voice); 1-800-452-4668 (voice in-state only); 711 (Maine Relay); or via e-mail: [email protected]. The deadline for written comment is 5pm on March 26, 2023.
If you would like to make a comment, please direct your communication to:
Compliance Officer II
Maine State Housing Authority
26 Edison Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-6046
Maine Relay 711
Director, Office of Community Development
111 Sewall Street
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333