Public comment taken on draft plan to distribute federal housing and community development funds

A 15-day public comment period began August 4 for the Draft 2016-2020 Regional Consolidated Plan, which Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton have prepared to guide distribution of federal program funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to Kitsap communities. The draft contains a Needs Assessment, Housing Market Analysis and Strategic Plan, outlining the priorities and goals guiding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds over the five-year period.

Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2015. A final version of the Strategic Plan, along with the county’s Action Plan, which contains projects recommended for county funding in 2016, will be released Sept. 23, 2015 for a 30-day written comment period. A public hearing will be held with the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 9, 2015.

The Draft Consolidated Plan is available on Kitsap County’s website at http://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/block_grant_program/Plans.htm.

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