The City of Salisbury is soliciting comments on its draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is an overall review of the housing and community development activities undertaken in by the City of Salisbury towards the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
The CDBG funds community needs and proposed solutions in the areas of Housing, Special Needs, Economic Development, and Non-Housing Community Development. The annual CAPER can be reviewed by the public and has a period of public comment. Public comment periods are an opportunity for members of the community to give input on a specific issue that they find important, to let us know we’re headed in the right direction.
Public comment provides useful input and a chance for residents to have their voices heard. This is an easy way for the public to participate in local government decisions if they don’t have time to commit to Boards or Commissions. This City is open to advice and innovations on formulating viable solutions that work for all of Salisbury.
Public Hearing Notice/Public Comment Period
Salisbury City Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which will be conducted virtually. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comments pertaining to the 2019 CAPER prior to its submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Comments will be accepted during the public hearing and continuously through Thursday, December 17, 2020. Public comments during the hearing must be submitted on or before Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. to KBake@salisburync.gov or by calling (704) 638-5233.
Available for Review
The 2019 CAPER will be available in draft form for review by any interested citizen prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on November 17, 2020 on the City’s website. The draft report will also be available for review at the offices of the Community Planning Services located at 132 N. Main Street.
Review the 2019 CDBG CAPER (PDF)
The views of citizens, local community agencies, and other interested parties are strongly encouraged. Written comments or suggestions may be addressed to Candace C. Edwards, Housing Planner, Community Planning Services, 132 N. Main Street, Salisbury NC 28144, or via e-mail at Candace.Edwards@salisburync.gov. Comments are due by close of business on December 17, 2020.
Written comments received by 5 p.m. on May 5, will be entered into the record. Written comments can be directed to Candace Edwards with the subject line CDBG-CV at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted via this online form: https://form.jotform.com/203224762402950. Please limit written comments to less than 750 words.
About the 2019 CDBG CAPER
The CAPER provides a yearly accounting of CDBG and other funds allocated towards the implementation of objectives outlined in the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan identifies community needs and proposed solutions in the areas of Housing, Special Needs, Economic Development, and Non-Housing Community Development. The City’s CDBG activities were guided by goals which benefitted low income with down payment assistance, owner-occupied rehabilitation, contributions toward ensuring adequate affordable housing, and assistance to selected sub-recipient public service agencies. Areas that benefitted from these investments included the West End and other revitalization areas within the City limits. Each year The City reports on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the CAPER.
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