March 19, 2021
Public Meeting on Escambia Consortium HUD Consolidated Plan Scheduled for March 23
The Escambia Consortium, comprised of the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, and the City Milton, will host a public meeting concerning the development of the new Five Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans on Tuesday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Hagler-Mason Conference Room, located on the second floor of City Hall, 222 W. Main St. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person; however, there will be limited seating capacity. Consistent with CDC guidelines, attendees will be required to sit at least 6 feet apart and to wear face coverings that cover their nose and mouth. Due to capacity limitations related to COVID -19, the meeting is being recorded and can be viewed at the following link: https://bit.ly/3bDH1HP.
This meeting will initiate the public participation process that will facilitate the preparation of the Five Year Consolidated Plan covering the period Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2025 as well as the fiscal year 2020-2021 and fiscal year 2021-2022 Annual Housing and Community Development Plans for the periods Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021 and Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022, respectively. This process serves as a collaborative tool for the community by identifying or updating existing conditions in the Consortium’s member jurisdictions with respect to housing and community development needs, goals, and objectives.
The Consortium’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will identify the community’s housing and community development priorities and target strategies to address priorities established in the next five fiscal years. The fiscal year 2020-2021 and fiscal year 2021-2022 Annual Plans, when complete, will denote the Consortium’s action plans for the utilization of resources provided through the fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 Community Development Block Grant, fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and other HUD programs designed to address housing and community development needs.
The meeting is being sponsored by the Consortium to afford citizens the opportunity to provide input and recommendations regarding assisted housing, housing related needs/priorities, supportive housing needs, and non-housing community development needs within the Consortium. Comments regarding the Escambia Consortium Fair Housing Plan and Analysis of Impediments are also welcome.
In addition to direct input provided during the public hearing, written comments or input regarding local housing needs or priorities will be accepted through April 22, 2021 and may be submitted to:
For more information, contact Meredith Reeves at 850-595-4968 (Escambia County) or Marcie Whitaker at 850-858-0323 (City of Pensacola).
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, any person needing accommodations to attend or participate, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact 850-858-0350 at least 72 hours in advance of the event in order to allow time to provide the requested services.
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