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Citizen Participation is requested for comments on the Town’s community development and housing needs

Posted on
April 14, 2022
by
First Selectman
 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Litchfield will conduct a public hearing by the Town Council on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm, at the Town Hall Annex, 80 Doyle Road, Bantam, CT to discuss the Fiscal Year 2022 Community Development Block Grant program and to solicit citizen input.

Maximum award limits: • Up to $2,000,000 for Public Housing Modernization with priority to State Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP). • Up to $1,000,000 for Infrastructure associated with the development of Affordable Housing (e.g., streets sidewalks, sewer lines, windmills); Major activity categories are, Acquisition, Housing Rehabilitation, Public Housing Modernization, Community Facilities, Public Services, and Economic Development. Projects funded with CDBG allocations must carry out at least one of three National Objectives: benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development needs.

The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizen’s views on the Town’s community development and housing needs and review and discuss specific project activities in the areas of housing, economic development, or community facilities which could be part of the Town’s new Application for funding for the year 2022. The public hearing will give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the program. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Town of Litchfield, First Selectman’s Office, 74 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759 or you may telephone 860-567-7550. In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

The Town of Litchfield anticipates applying for a grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00 under the Public Housing Modernization activity which will benefit low-moderate income persons. The Town of Litchfield promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, learning disability or physical/mental disability, or sexual orientation. All are encouraged to attend. The hearing is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speaking persons should contact John Worthington, ADA Coordinator at 860-567-7567 at least five days prior to the hearing.

To join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88062411515?pwd=OG44NXdXUlQxRDJKaXp2VXMvcWpSZz09 Meeting ID: 880 6241 1515 Passcode: 948140