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Residents Asked for Input on Community Development Needs at Upcoming Hearings

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 7, 2019) The City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Community Development Division announced a series of upcoming public hearings to seek input from residents about the community development needs ahead of the City’s annual and 5-year spending plan application for federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The HUD programs for which the City is seeking Fiscal Year 2020 funding are Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA). The City would like input from residents and organizations on the community development and fair housing needs in their neighborhoods that may be addressed by funding from these programs.

Five identical public hearings will be held at locations throughout Pittsburgh to that interested residents and organizations can attend the public hearing most convenient to them. The schedule of public hearings is as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m.: Community College of Allegheny County’s Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium and Lobby, 800 Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
  • Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m.: Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 152104
  • Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m.: John P. Robin Civic Center, First Floor Conference Room, 200 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (this event will be live-streamed on the Office of Community Affairs, City of Pittsburgh’s Facebook page on which online questions and testimony will be accepted during the event)
  • Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m.: Kinsgley Association Community Room, 6435 Frankstown Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m.: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick Meeting Room, 1811 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh, PA 15210

All locations are accessible to attendees with disabilities. Persons requiring special accommodations or interpretive services can call the OMB Community Development Division at 412-255-0740 or email community.development@pittsburghpa.gov three or more days ahead of the public hearing if they wish to attend. The fax number is 412-393-0151, and the TDD number is 711.

Free child care (for children over age 2) is available by registering ahead of time at https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/omb-public-notices. Food will be provided at each of the meetings.

If residents and organizations cannot attend one of the public hearings and wish to submit feedback, an online survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pittsburgh2020ConPlan.

 

Published

11.07.2019

Contacts

Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor
412-660-1999
timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov