Due to a County closure for inclement weather, the HOME-ARP Allocation Virtual Public Hearing has been rescheduled to March 9, 2023. Details are as follows:
Housing & Human Services Advisory Board Meeting (virtual)
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM
To observe or participate in the public hearing, join by Zoom:
Meeting ID: 879 6832 2745
The public comment period remains March 7th - March 21st. Anyone can submit a comment by phone (734) 544-3039 or in writing; written comments should be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail or hand-delivered to:
Washtenaw County OCED
Attention: Tara Cohen
415 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) regulations, this notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) that a public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input for consideration in the development of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. In accordance with HUD Notice CPD-21-10, Washtenaw County OCED must provide for and encourage citizen participation in the development of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
To address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress appropriated $5 billion in ARP funds to be administered through HOME to perform four (4) activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These activities include:
- development of affordable rental housing;
- tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA);
- provision of supportive services; and
- acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units.
This program is called the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program or the HOME-ARP Program.
Washtenaw Urban County’s HOME-ARP allocation is $4,462,230, with a spend-down deadline of September 30, 2030. To date HUD has released 5% of the grant to OCED for purposes of planning and administration. To access the remaining funds and issue awards, the Urban County must submit a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan to HUD by March 31, 2023. HUD then has 45 days to review and approve or reject for revisions.
This hearing invites participation and/or written comments from any person having an interest, or their duly appointed representative, in the following Washtenaw County jurisdictions: City of Ann Arbor, City of Chelsea, City of Dexter, City of Milan, City of Saline, City of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor Township, August Township, Bridgewater Township, Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lodi Township, Lyndon Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Pittsfield Township, Salem Township, Saline Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Superior Township, Sylvan Township, Webster Township, York Township, Ypsilanti Township, Village of Manchester, and Barton Hills Village.
Public Comment Period on the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan: March 7 – March 21, 2023
Beginning on March 7, 2023, residents and interested parties can obtain the draft plan by contacting Tara Cohen at (734) 544-3039 or [email protected] or by downloading the plans from www.washtenaw.org/urbancounty
The County of Washtenaw will provide the necessary auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to the County of Washtenaw. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the County of Washtenaw by writing or calling the following: 734-222-6850, TDD 734-994-1733
Tara Cohen, Housing & Infrastructure Manager
Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED)