Notice of Public Hearing: Citizen Participation Workshop
For the Drafting of The 2021 Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the HOME-American Rescue Plan (APR) Grant and the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan
TO: All Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons
The City of Beaumont Community Development staff, along with Community Development Advisory Committee will hold a citizen participation consultation meeting in an effort to gather and or receive public comment and engagement for the development of our HOME-ARP Plan.
The City of Beaumont has been granted funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services and shelter to individuals experiencing homeless and other vulnerable populations, to jurisdictions that qualified for HOME Investment Partnerships Program allocation in Fiscal Year 2021. The City of Beaumont’s allocation is $1,865,394.00.
The funding can be used for (1) production or preservation of Affordable Housing; (2) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA); Supportive Services (homeless prevention services and Housing Counseling); and (3) Purchase and development of a Non-Congregate Shelter. A non-congregate shelter (NCS) is one or more buildings that provide private units or rooms as temporary shelter to individuals and families and does not require occupants to sign a lease or occupancy agreement.
The funds must be spent on a qualifying population (1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act,; (2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento; (3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; (4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; or (5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.
The meeting will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at 801 Main Street, City Hall building, 1st floor, City Council Chambers.
Citizens are invited to participate in this process and make known their comments relative to housing needs, community needs and services, and homeless needs in Beaumont.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the CDC Requirements for social distancing, the hearings will be held at City Hall.
The City of Beaumont Affirmatively Furthers Fair Housing and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities, who plan to attend this meeting and may need auxiliary aids or services, are requested to contact Kaltrina Minick, prior to the meeting at (409)880-3777.
Persons who need language translation services, who plan to attend this meeting, are requested to contact Marisa Arceneaux, prior to the meeting, at (409)880-3717.
For more information, please contact the Grants Administration Division, City of Beaumont at 880-3763.