City of Suffolk and the Western Tidewater HOME Consortium Community Development Block Grant and HOME Annual Action Plan – FISCAL YEAR 2022/2023
As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Suffolk is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan. While CDBG funds are specific to the City of Suffolk, HOME funds are administered to the geographically contiguous cities and counties that make up the Western Tidewater HOME Consortium (WTHC); this includes the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton. The City of Suffolk serves as the lead agency for the WTHC and is responsible for the administration of the CDBG and HOME program funds.
The City is in the process of developing the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/2023. The updated plan will serve as the comprehensive planning documents that discuss the community development and housing needs of the participating localities and counties with particular emphasis on the provision of decent and affordable housing, suitable living environments, and the expansion of economic opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons.
The Annual Action Plan FY 2022/2023 will allocate approximately $500,000in Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) and an estimated $400,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds (HOME). Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to: infrastructure improvements such as water and sewer lines and roadway improvements, housing rehabilitation, community facilities, and neighborhood revitalization. Eligible HOME activities include, but are not limited to: housing rehabilitation for low and moderate income owner-occupied housing units, assistance to low and moderate-income first time homebuyers, and other eligible housing assistance activities.
The public is invited to email or call in comments on the Annual Action Plan FY 2022/2023. Please email any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 439-2956 or fax (757) 514-4099 concerning the use of funds or any other question about the submittal of the Annual Action Plan.
This information and other details concerning the Annual Action Plan will also be posted on each member’s website for citizens to comment or make suggestions. These measures are being taken due to the pandemic and the restriction on public gatherings.