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    Connie Bohatch
    Managing Director of Community Services
    456-3677
    Mission Statement
    Building Great Neighborhoods!
     

    The Community Development Department is building great neighborhoods in partnership with community organizations. It does this by supporting housing and community development activities through the Neighborhood Investment Plan.


     
     
     
     

      
    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT
    ON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    PROGRAM PERFORMANCE AND FUTURE NEEDS
      
    A public hearing on housing and community development program performance and needs will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blandford Nature Center located at 1715 Hillburn Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  Citizens are invited to share their views on past performance of Grand Rapids' housing and community development programs and to identify community needs to be addressed by future programs.  Comments will be accepted in writing to the Community Development Department, City Hall, 300 Monroe Avenue, NW, Suite 460, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, from August 28, 2015 through September 11, 2015.  Individuals needing disability-related or language accommodations to access the hearing or comment opportunity should contact the Community Development Department at 456-3677.
     
    Program Performance.  A draft copy of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be available for public review during the comment period from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Community Development Department, City Hall, Suite 460, and on-line here. This report contains both fiscal and program performance information for activities carried out from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  Citizens may provide comment on activities funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs.
     
    Community Needs.  Citizens may also comment on housing and community development needs for future planning for the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs.  These comments will contribute to the development of the FFY 2016 - 2020 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and the FFY 2016 Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plan
     
    For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 456-3677.
     
     
      

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