This notice is to inform the citizens of Johnson City, TN of two public hearings to be held at the Community Development Advisory Committee meeting on January 27, 2022, 12 p.m. At the municipal building conference room, 601 E. Main Street. The public hearings will provide the citizens of Johnson City, public agencies and other invested parties an opportunity to express views regarding the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) as required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development relating to the City’s use of Community Development Block Grant and HOME investment partnership funds during the 2020-21 fiscal year. This report discusses how Johnson City has met its strategies in relation to the City’s CDBG and Northeast TN/VA HOME Consortium consolidated plan.
Activities addressed by the CDBG program must meet at least one national objective as follows:
A. Provide benefit to low and moderate-income families
B. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight
C. Address other community development needs having a particular urgency because they pose a serious or immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where there are no other financial resources available
The HOME investment partnership program is authorized to strengthen public/private partnerships and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for very low-income and low-income families.
A draft of the annual report for the grants will be available at the Johnson City Housing Authority and City of Johnson City Community Development Services office. The draft can also be viewed on the community development page of the city’s website at johnsoncitytn.org and jchousing.org.
Interested parties may comment regarding the draft 2020-21 CAPER report and provide input in planning for the 2022-23 one-year action plan for Johnson City, TN and the Northeast TN/VA HOME Consortium at the public hearing on January 27, 2022. Comment periods will begin on December 29, 2021 and end on January 28, 2022.
Public meetings will be conducted during the year and comments are welcomed throughout the planning process. Citizens are asked to submit written or oral comments to Beth Orfield, Director of Grants, Johnson City Housing Authority, 901 Pardee St, Johnson City, TN 37601 or by calling (423) 232-4784. Anyone needing special assistance or interpretation may make special arrangements by contacting Mrs. Orfield. Deaf and hearing impaired individuals are directed to use the TDD relay service by dialing “711”.