City of Alexandria-Notice of a Public Hearing

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CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT FY 2025 ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The City of Alexandria’s Draft One-Year Action Plan (“Draft Action Plan”) for the period July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025 for Housing and Community Development will be available for a 30-day comment period beginning on or about Monday, March 18, 2024 and ending Friday, April 19, 2024. Persons wishing to comment on the Draft Action Plan may do so either in writing and/or by providing testimony the public hearing to be held before the Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee at their regular meeting on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Room 2000 on the second floor of Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street.

The City’s Draft Action Plan has been developed in accordance with guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Draft Action Plan describes actions to be taken during City FY 2025 to meet housing and community development needs identified in the City’s 2022 – 2026 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and serves as the City’s application to HUD for an estimated $1,094,483 in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $712,411 in Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds.

The City’s FY 2025 CDBG and HOME funding levels are based on the Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Approved Budget. Activities to be supported with CDBG Program funds have been developed to meet the national objective of benefiting low- and moderate-income persons. CDBG Program activities will continue the City’s ongoing efforts to address the needs of its low- to moderate- income residents, identify and eradicate illegal housing discrimination; provide housing rehabilitation assistance to income-eligible homeowners; provide for the rehabilitation of multifamily buildings which house low-income renters; provide homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income homebuyers; provide emergency housing assistance and winter emergency shelter for homeless families; and provide accessibility modification assistance to low- to moderate-income renters. Activities to be supported with HOME Program funds have been developed to be consistent with the HOME Program objective of expanding the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing. HOME Program activities will also continue the City’s efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income residents. In addition to CDBG- and HOME-funded activities, the One-Year Action Plan describes other affordable housing and community development activities to be undertaken by the City during this period, including the development and preservation of affordable housing.

Copies of the City’s Draft Action Plan (accompanied by a Resident Summary) may be reviewed or picked up beginning Monday, March 18 at the Office of Housing, located at 421 King Street, Suite 215, Alexandria, VA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These documents will also be available on the City’s Website: alexandriava.gov/Housing and for review at the following City libraries:

BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY: 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria

BARRETT BRANCH LIBRARY: 717 Queen Street, Alexandria

BURKE BRANCH LIBRARY: 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria

DUNCAN BRANCH

LIBRARY: 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria

Translated copies of the Draft Action Plan and copies of the Draft Action Plan accessible to persons with disabilities are available upon request. Written comments may be sent or delivered to the Office of Housing or emailed to kimberly. cadena@alexandriava.gov Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, April 19. Once approved by the City Council, the One-Year Action Plan will then be submitted to HUD, per their instructions, for the City to receive the FFY 2024 CDBG and HOME Program funds.

For further information or request for reasonable accommodations, please call the Office of Housing at 703.746.4990, or TTY 703.838.5056 for the hearing impaired.

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