September 11, 2012 – The Missouri Department of Economic Development, in conjunction with the Missouri Housing Development Commission, the Department of Health & Senior Services, and the Department of Social Services, will conduct a public meeting to assess the State’s Consolidated Plan needs for 2013-2017.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the State of Missouri to publish a Consolidated Plan every five years. The Consolidated Plan covers the following HUD programs administered by the State: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Program, Emergency Shelter Grant Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and the Continuum of Care.
Staff from the HUD programs will collect information about the housing, community and economic development needs for the State and assemble a plan for meeting those needs over the next five years. A public meeting will be held on September 20, 2012, from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Building, Room 500, located at 301 W. High Street in Jefferson City. This meeting will give interested persons the opportunity to contribute to the preliminary planning process. During the meeting, staff will present an outline of what is required for the plan, offer preliminary ideas for assembling the data, and ask attendees for input and suggestions.
Once a draft of the Consolidated Plan is published and distributed in November, more public meetings will be conducted around the state for further input. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Andy Papen at 573-751-3600.