The City submits a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans for HUD approval each spring. These plans are developed with public comment and input in order to garner feedback on proposed activities to meet identified needs.
Applications: Applications for Community Development funding were available on December 7, 2020 and submissions were due on January 27, 2021. The City proposed utilizing federal funds to support the First Time Home Buyer, Home Repair, Affordable Housing Development, Foreclosure, and Billings Metro VISTA Project programs. The City did not receive other applications for funding.
Public Comment Period: The City's FY2021-2022 Annual Action Plan was open for public comment from March 27 through April 26, 2021. The City also updated the Citizen Participation Plan to include a sentence relative to HUD's waiver to shorten public comment periods relative to the CDBG-CV (coronavirus) funding in order to expedite allocations.
Public Hearing: The City of Billings held a public hearing to accept comments on the Annual Action Plan on Monday, April 26, 2021. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the format of the City Council meeting was held in a partial virtual videoconferencing environment. The public was able to participate virtually via Zoom, in person, or by utilizing written correspondence.