Every October, on behalf of Anne Arundel County, ACDS begins the housing and community development budget process for the fiscal year that begins July 1st of the following year. ACDS welcomes broad public participation in the process and encourages comments and input from residents and service providers on the County’s current housing and community development needs, as well as recommendations for activities and projects which best address those needs. For the upcoming Fiscal Year – beginning July 1, 2019 – the budget process started with our first Public Hearing in October.
The hearing provided citizens with a report on recent accomplishments as well as information on the amount of federal housing and community development funds expected to be available for Local Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), the range of activities that may be undertaken with those funds, the process for recommending activities for funding, and related matters. Citizens were invited to participate in a discussion of housing and community development needs and to recommend activities for the use of available federal funds.
For housing and community development providers seeking FY 2020 housing and community development funds, Activity Recommendation Forms are available on the ACDS website now and due in early December 2018. Please click here for Capital Loans & Grants, and here for Public Service Grants.
A second public hearing will be held on February 28, 2019, where staff will review submissions and make recommendations to the ACDS Board of Directors. The Housing and Community Development Budget will be included in the County Executive’s budget, which is then reviewed and approved by the County Council in May. The budget will then be further detailed in Anne Arundel County’s Annual Action Plan submission to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Click here to view past Annual Action Plans.
The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If interpreters for persons with hearing impairment and non-English speaking persons or other accommodations are needed, please contact Arundel Community Development Services at (410) 222-3957 no later than February 22, 2019.
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