CDBG Public Notice & Participation

TO: MAIL TRIBUNE-LEGAL
PUBLISH: Wednesday April 4, 2018

NOTICE OF OPENING OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a 30-day public comment period for the City of Medford’s Substantial Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2017-18 Action Plan will commence on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and close on Thursday, May 3, 2018 to solicit citizen input regarding the substantial amendment.  The City Council, City of Medford, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall, Council Chambers, 411 W 8th St, Medford Oregon for the purpose of soliciting citizen input regarding the proposed substantial amendment.

The City of Medford is an entitlement city for CDBG program funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is required to submit an annual Action Plan to HUD outlining the projects to be funded with current year and unspent prior year funds. A substantial amendment is required if major changes are made regarding the use of those funds.  This substantial amendment involves one property acquisition change.  
The proposed amendment is to change the original scope of acquisition for rehabilitation of one blighted housing unit at 1026 W 10th Street, as granted by City Council to Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity, to a new scope of acquisition for demolition and construction of three new affordable housing units. 

Copies of the City’s draft Substantial Amendment to the 2017-18 Action Plan are available for public review at the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501 and on the City website at
www.ci.medford.or.usPlease contact Angela Durant with the Planning Department at 541-774-2390 or angela.durant@cityofmedford.org to obtain a copy or to submit comments.

A summary of public comments will be incorporated into the final document prior to submission to HUD. 

Angela Durant
Principal Planner -
Housing and Community Development 
Medford Planning Department
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