Public Notice – City of Knoxville


City of Knoxville

Draft of the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

for Housing and Community Development

Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The City of Knoxville is in the process of drafting its 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan, which describes the proposed use of estimated U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the fourth year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan that begins July 1, 2018. The draft of the Annual Action Plan is available for a 30-day public comment period beginning on April 6, 2018.  The final version of the Plan will have actual amounts in it and is due to HUD 60 days after the date HUD’s allocations are announced, or until August 16, 2018 (whichever comes first).

The City of Knoxville encourages citizen comment on the draft plan. Copies may be examined beginning on April 6, 2018, online at www.knoxvilletn.gov/development or at the following locations: the Department of Community Development, 5th floor, City-County Bldg., 400 Main Street, the Lawson McGhee Public Library (main branch), 500 W. Church Ave., and the main office of the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), 2247 Western Avenue. Citizens may also obtain a copy of the draft plan by calling the Community Development Department at 865-215-2180.

A public hearing on the draft Annual Action Plan will be held at 5:30 PM on May 7, 2018, at the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. The O’Connor Center is wheelchair accessible. Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations including sign-language interpreters should contact Stephanie Cook, City of Knoxville ADA Coordinator at 865-215-2034 or scook@knoxvilletn.gov. Please request accommodations at least ten days in advance.

Community Development is committed to meeting the needs of non-English speaking residents, including foreign language interpreters and materials translated in the appropriate language.  Please request accommodations at least ten days in advance.

Citizens may also submit their comments via e-mail to Linda Rust at lrust@knoxvilletn.gov or in writing by mail or fax to Linda Rust, City of Knoxville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901, fax 865-215-2962 or by calling Cicely Henderson at 865-215-2180 for additional information.

All comments must be received no later than May 7, 2018.

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