5-Day Comment Period: Changes to Housing’s FY20 Annual Action Plan

5-Day Comment Period: Changes to Housing’s FY20 Annual Action Plan

5‐DAY OPEN COMMENT PERIOD PRINCE WILLIAM AREA(Prince William County; cities of Manassas and Manassas Park) 

This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the proposed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan for a period of 5 days. The Action Plan is part of the Consolidated Plan for the Prince William Area and identifies specific activities to be undertaken with the use of federal funding.

The 5-day Open Comment Period will end midnight November 10, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Substantial Amendment to the FY2020 Annual Action Plan is listed below for public viewing and is on the County website www.pwcgov.org/housing.

Written comments must include the name and address of the person submitting the comment. There are two ways to comment on proposed substantial amendment in writing:

  • Mail – Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 112, Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • Email – jduckett@pwcgov.org; or attend the virtual public information hearing.

Join by phone on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:00AM by calling 1.202.860.2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.) Access code: 1725634571

Substantial Amendment to the FY2020 Annual Action Plan:

  • HUD announced Phase III of the Community Development Block Grant CARE Act (CDBG-CV) funds of $2,145,011 awarded to Prince William County. Twenty (20) percent of CDBG-CV funds ($429,002) are designated for administration of the programs.
  • The Office of Housing and Community Development has created an Emergency Housing Assistance Program and will utilize Phase III CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $2,145,011, Phase 1 CDBG-CV Funds in the amount of $1,585,562 and prior year CDBG funds totaling $4,462,123 for that purpose.
  • The Program will provide emergency housing assistance (no more than 6 consecutive months) of emergency payments on behalf of individuals, or families affected by COVID-19, in loss of income and whose household income is a or below 80% of Area Median Income as determined by HUD. The subsistence payments can be used towards unpaid rent/mortgage and utilities to prevent homelessness.
  • The Citizen Participation Plan is amended to reduce the public comment period from 30-days to 5-days per HUD waiver.

Non-English-speaking residents and citizens with speech, sight, or hearing impairments who wish to review the documents or comment should contact the Prince William County Office of Housing & Community Development in advance at 703-792-7531. Virginia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or have difficulty speaking to communicate by TTY (text telephone) or another assistive telephone device with anyone who uses a standard phone. Anyone can make a Virginia Relay call by dialing 7-1-1. Each request will be considered individually according to the type of assistance required, the availability of resources, and the financial ability of the County to provide accommodation.

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