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Community Development Block Grant Public Notice and Hearing for FY 2019 Annual Action Plan
June 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
NOTICE OF DISPLAY OF PLAN AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE FFY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF ABINGTON, PA
Notice is hereby given that the Township of Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania has prepared its Annual Action Plan for FFY2019. In accordance with the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this plan will be on public display for a period of 30 days, beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 at the following location:Office of Community Development, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
This plan will be available for public inspection during normal business hours of operation. Written or oral comments will be accepted until Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Comments may be directed to Van B. Strother, Director, Office of Community Development, Township of Abington, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 (267) 536-1019.
A public hearing will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Township Building, 1176 Old York Road, First Floor Conference Room, Abington, PA 19001. The purpose of the public hearing is to present the FFY 2019 Annual Action Plan the Township has prepared for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $781,243. This meeting will be held by the Community Development Department. The Township intends to submit this document to HUD on or before August 15, 2019.
The Township Building and First Floor Conference Room are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate residents in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call Mr. Van B. Strother, Director, Office of Community Development, at (267) 536-1019 to make those arrangements. Any person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Mr. Strother at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. In addition, hearing-impaired persons may call Pennsylvania Relay at 711. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr. Strother at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and, if needed, a language interpreter will be provided. Cualquier persona que no habla Inglés que deseen asistir a la audiencia pública deben comunicarse con el Sr Strother cinco (5) días calendario antes de la reunión y un intérprete de lenguaje se proporcionará.
The Proposed FFY 2019 Annual Action Plan was prepared after conducting a public hearing on housing and community development needs of the Township of Abington. The following CDBG activities are proposed for funding under the FFY 2019 Annual Action Plan:
- Administration - $156,000
- Fair Housing Activities - $1,000
- Financial Literacy - $ 4,243
- New sidewalks and curbing at the 2200-2400 block of Old Welsh Road - $150,000
- Accessibility Improvements at the Ardsley Community Center - $35,000
- Rental Acquisition - $75,000
- Rental Rehabilitation Program - $110,000
- Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program - $250,000
The plan will be submitted to the Abington Township Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 11, 2019. At this time, this plan will be presented to the Township’s Board of Commissioners for approval at its regular Board of Commissioners’ Meeting. If the Township would undertake an activity that would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the Township would utilize its policy for minimizing such displacement. Furthermore, the Township is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of CDBG Funds.
Historic Preservation Activities - By this notice, the Township of Abington invites parties who have an interest which may impact historic resources to make themselves known so that we can invite them to the notification and review process required by the regulations of the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (36 CFR, part 800).All interested persons, groups, and organizations are encouraged to attend this public hearing and will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed plan and use of Federal funds under the FFY 2019 Annual Action Plan.
Written comments or oral comments may be addressed to Mr. Van B. Strother, Director, Office of Community Development, Township of Abington, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 (267) 536-1019. Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments may contact the Township via 711.