Missoula has drafted the following reports for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and…
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• Program Year 2023 (PY23) Annual Action Plan – includes PY23 activities selected for funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF).
• Substantial Amendment to the PY21 Annual Action Plan – amends the Plan to include activities selected for funding through the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP). In late 2021, HUD awarded Missoula approximately $1.3 million of HOME ARP Funds. Missoula was one of many communities allocated HOME ARP funding in an effort to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country.
• Substantial Amendment to the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Allocation Plan – amends the Plan to adjust the funding amounts to better reflect community priorities.
In addition, we are asking for public comment on the Citizen Participation Plan. The Plan, written in compliance with HUD requirements, outlines the City’s efforts to provide for, and encourage, residents to participate in the development of HUD-associated plans and reports.
By offering your feedback on the plans, and the programs we fund, you give HUD important context about our community and our housing priorities for future years. You can review the draft documents on EngageMissoula.com.
• Did we focus on the right projects?
• Are we supporting Missoula’s priorities?
Let us know!
You can do so by commenting on EngageMissoula.com, or by emailing Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kendra (email@example.com) . Public comments on the City’s proposed activities submitted by EOD May 15, 2023, will be included in the final version of the Plans submitted to HUD.
In addition to the report, you can watch a special presentation of the outcomes (tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2023) during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
The City of Missoula receives grant funds annually from HUD. These funds come through two separate funding streams: CDBG and HOME. The city awards these grant funds on a competitive basis to local projects that can address local and federal objectives, which include expanding the supply of housing available to low-income families and individuals, consumer housing programs, and supporting our homeless service providers.
This is the second year that the City has combined the application for projects into a Unified Application cycle that includes HOME, CDBG, and our local AHTF. Combining funding sources has allowed the City to better leverage the funds available to support underserved needs, especially in the realm of housing affordability.
Karen Gasvoda| She/Her
Community Development Division
Community Planning, Development & Innovation
406-552-6218 | firstname.lastname@example.org