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Notice of Public Meeting for Annual Housing and Community Development Plan

Published Apr 13, 2022

The Escambia HOME Consortium, comprised of Escambia County, the City of Pensacola and Santa Rosa County, Florida, announces initiation of the public participation process that will facilitate the preparation of the 2022/23 Annual Housing and Community Development Plan for the period Oct. 1, 2022 ‑ Sept. 30, 2023. This process serves as a collaborative tool for the community by identifying or updating existing conditions in the Consortium's member jurisdictions with respect to housing and community development needs, goals and objectives.

The Consortium's 2022/23 Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development will identify the community's housing and community development priorities, and target strategies to address priorities established in the 2020-25 Escambia HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan which will be implemented during the next Federal fiscal year. The 2022/23 Annual Plan, when complete, will denote the Escambia HOME Consortium's plans for the utilization of resources provided through the fiscal year 2022 Community Development Block Grant, fiscal year 2022 HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and other programs designed to address housing and community development needs.

A series of public meetings is being sponsored by the Consortium to afford citizens the opportunity to provide input and recommendations regarding housing and community development related needs and priorities within the Consortium. A public hearing concerning the development of the Annual Plans will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 3363 W Park Place, Room 104, Pensacola, Florida, Escambia County Central Office Complex. Santa Rosa County will sponsor a public meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:30-3 p.m. at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Suite 201 Milton, FL 32570.

In addition to direct input provided during the public hearing, written comments or input regarding local housing and community development needs or priorities will be accepted through April 25, 2022, and may be submitted to: Escambia HOME Consortium, 221 Palafox Place, Suite 305, Pensacola, FL 32502 or City of Pensacola Housing Department, P.O. Box 12910, Pensacola, FL 32521-0031, or via email to NED@myescambia.com or mwhitaker@cityofpensacola.com. For further information, contact Clara Long at 850-595-0022 (Escambia County), Marcie Whitaker at 850-858-0323 (City of Pensacola), or Erin Malbeck at 850-981-7076 (Santa Rosa County).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person needing accommodations to attend or participate, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact 850-595-1637 (Escambia County) or 850-981-7076 (Santa Rosa County) at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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