The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is hosting two “Needs Assessment and Fair Housing” hearings that will provide opportunities for community input regarding spending priorities using federal entitlement funds and concerns about fair housing.
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. Petworth DC Public Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW
DHCD receives federal funding for policies and programs in: (1) affordable housing; (2) special needs housing; (3) homelessness; (4) homeownership; and (5) community development and public service activities. Each fiscal year, it develops an "Action Plan" on the best uses of federal resources. As part of that process the agency seeks public input. DHCD is now developing its Fiscal Year 2020 Action Plan and as a first step is conducting a needs assessment. Residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to provide input in the development of the five program areas listed above as well as feedback on innovative strategies to enhance community participation.
In addition, DHCD is interested in receiving community feedback on Fair Housing Impediments in the District as part of its efforts to affirmatively further fair housing and its 2012-2017 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).
District residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any.
Written statements may be submitted for the record at the hearings, or until close of business, Friday, May 31, 2019. Mail written statements to: Polly Donaldson, Director, DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020. Statements can also be sent via email at email@example.com.
A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling Tilla Hall (202) 442-7239 five days prior to the hearing date. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202) 442-7239 five days before the hearing date. Residents who require language interpretation should specify which language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French). Interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only. Deadline for requesting services of an interpreter is five days before the hearing date. Bilingual staff will provide services on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.
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