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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Raleigh to provide a minimum of two public meetings as a part of the citizen participation process in development and approval of the One Year Action Plan for FY 2012-13. The plan must be delivered to HUD by May 15, 2012. The first public meeting occurs at the beginning of the planning process to obtain views on housing and community development needs and to identify priorities for future funding. The Community Development Department’s staff will seek comments from households with low-incomes, nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties to identify challenges and to present proposals. The second public meeting provides an opportunity for interested parties to review comments received at the first meeting and to review a preliminary draft of the proposed budget and proposed activities for FY 2012-13.

The third public comment opportunity is a public hearing to be held at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The public hearing provides an opportunity for public comments on the proposed One Year Plan before it is approved by City Council and transmitted to HUD. The One Year Action Plan builds upon strategies articulated in the City of Raleigh 2010-2015 consolidated plan. The plan represents the City’s continued mission to provide programs which address the housing and community development needs of area residents with low-incomes. FY 2012-13 will be the third year of the City’s consolidated plan. The plan details the City of Raleigh’s expenditure of federal and local funds for the fiscal year. The consolidated plan also describes activities for each of the three major formula federal government grants, Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant.