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City seeks public input on funding plan

Friday, May 6, 2022 by Tai Moses

A hefty pile of dough may be coming Austin’s way, courtesy of the Biden administration’s HOME-American Rescue Plan Act, which has set aside $5 billion “to assist people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other populations experiencing housing insecurity.” The city of Austin is eligible for $11.4 million of this funding if its allocation plan, or proposal, to use the money is accepted. The draft allocation plan is available for viewing and community members are invited to submit comments on the plan during the public comment period, which ends June 10. A Community Development Commission hearing (also open to the public) will take place on Tuesday, May 10, followed by a City Council public hearing on June 9. Delve deeper into the details of the city’s allocation plan and then click the “Share Your Thoughts” button to do just that.

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