City staff submits a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans for HUD approval each spring. These plans are developed with public comment and input to garner feedback on proposed activities to meet identified needs.
The City of Billings held a public hearing on an amendment to its FY2023-2024 Annual Action Planand Consolidated Plan on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council meeting in Billings, Montana. The purpose of the public hearing was to obtain public comment on a proposed substantial amendment.
The City of Billings has prioritized crime prevention activities, and the Community Development Division needs to meet Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) timeliness goals to comply with federal regulations. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) indicates the design of buildings, landscaping and outdoor environments can discourage crime. The City’s proposed amendment was available on the City’s website at www.BillingsMT.gov/ConPlan on Friday, August 11, 2023, and was open for public comment from Saturday, August 12 through Monday, September 11, 2023. The amended plan was revised, as required, and submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
FY2021-2022 Amended Annual Action Plan: In response to the COVID-19 variant surge, the City of Billings amended the Annual Action Plan to allow utilization of available CDBG funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus; and the plan was amended in March 2023 to include the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.