Public Comment Period for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development FY 2019-20 Action Plan Amendment

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The public comment period is closed and no longer accepting submissions.

The City of Austin has opened the public comment period on a proposed amendment for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Action Plan. This amendment is to incorporate additional funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (CARES Act) makes available Community Development Block Grant-coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. As part of the CARES Act, HUD has allocated $7,262,074 to the City for its CDBG-CV program.

Responsive to public input, the City of Austin has established program objectives and criteria for its federal CARES Act programs. CDBG-CV funds will be allocated with program guidelines released through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The public comment period is in accordance with the City of Austin’s Citizen Participation Plan as amended, Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 373 and the waivers of HUD program regulatory requirements to help prevent, prepare and/or respond to COVID-19. These waivers allow jurisdictions to reduce the 30-day comment period to no less than 5 days to receive public comment. The City is making every effort to continue the community input process while observing social distancing protocols during COVID-19.

Opportunities to Review Proposed Amendment to the FY 19-20 Plan

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed substantial amendment through Dec 4, 2020.

To review the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan click here.

All written comments are included in the Action Plan application to HUD; therefore your comments will be included as part of the public record. Austin City Council, as well as the general public, will have access to these comments and feedback about affordable housing, community development, economic development, and public services. If you do not wish to have your comments disclosed, please notify the Housing & Planning Department at HPD@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-974-3100.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

The City of Austin has opened the public comment period on a proposed amendment for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Action Plan. This amendment is to incorporate additional funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (CARES Act) makes available Community Development Block Grant-coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. As part of the CARES Act, HUD has allocated $7,262,074 to the City for its CDBG-CV program.

Responsive to public input, the City of Austin has established program objectives and criteria for its federal CARES Act programs. CDBG-CV funds will be allocated with program guidelines released through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The public comment period is in accordance with the City of Austin’s Citizen Participation Plan as amended, Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 373 and the waivers of HUD program regulatory requirements to help prevent, prepare and/or respond to COVID-19. These waivers allow jurisdictions to reduce the 30-day comment period to no less than 5 days to receive public comment. The City is making every effort to continue the community input process while observing social distancing protocols during COVID-19.

Opportunities to Review Proposed Amendment to the FY 19-20 Plan

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed substantial amendment through Dec 4, 2020.

To review the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan click here.

All written comments are included in the Action Plan application to HUD; therefore your comments will be included as part of the public record. Austin City Council, as well as the general public, will have access to these comments and feedback about affordable housing, community development, economic development, and public services. If you do not wish to have your comments disclosed, please notify the Housing & Planning Department at HPD@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-974-3100.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

The public comment period is closed and no longer accepting submissions.

  • Recommendations for use of Emergency Solutions Grant-CV (ESG-CV) Funds

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    The ESG-CV second round of funding made available by HUD will be used to help prevent and respond to the negative effects of Coronavirus through the expansion of programs designed to help individuals and households experiencing homelessness. The second round of ESG-CV funding for the City of Austin is $10,859,249 and will be allocated to serve persons who are at a high-risk of health complications due to COVID-19, based on the current CDC guidelines. The funds will be allocated to internal and external agencies. The Downtown Austin Community Court will use $1,964,830 in funding to provide rapid rehousing services to individuals identified for temporary shelter stays at Protective Lodges during the pandemic. The City is proposing to use $138,632 in administrative dollars to help manage the ESG-CV program, and the remaining $8,755,787 in funding will be allocated to provide rapid rehousing, shelter, and outreach services needed to help prevent and respond to the negative effects of Coronavirus in the community.