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Notice of Public Hearings and Comment Period for Action Plan and CAPER

State of Minnesota
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Minnesota Housing
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
The State of Minnesota is developing its annual Action Plan for 2014, and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for 2013. The state encourages citizens to participate in the development of both the Action Plan and the CAPER.
 
Annually the state submits an Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive federal housing and community development funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.  The state’s 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan examines the housing and community development needs of the state, and sets priorities for allocating HUD funds. The annual Action Plan directs how the state will meet current and future needs and priorities in the coming year.
 
The state submits its CAPER to HUD annually as one of the conditions of receiving federal funds under the programs identified above.  The CAPER provides information to measure the state’s progress during the past year in meeting assistance goals and priorities identified in the Consolidated Plan.  The CAPER includes a summary and analysis of progress made on identified actions that state agencies have elected to undertake to affirmatively further fair housing and overcome impediments to fair housing.
 
The draft Action Plan will be available beginning August 13, 2013, at http://www.mnhousing.gov and http://www.positivelyminnesota.com. Hard copies of the Action Plan can be obtained by calling Gloria Stiehl, Department of Employment and Economic Development, 800.657.3858, or 651.259.7462, or TTY 800.282.5909 or 651.296.3900.
 

Action Plan Public Hearings:

The state will hold two public hearings on the Action Plan. Both hearings will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Room 1238, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.  Free parking for the hearings is available in parking lot C adjacent to the building. Call 1-800-657-3858 or TTY 1-800-282-5909 for more information about these hearings.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013, to gather citizen input on housing and community development needs and how federal funding should be allocated in the state. 
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013, review and comment on the draft Action Plan, which will be available for public review and comment.

Written Comments for Action Plan

Comments on the draft Action Plan will be accepted until close of business September 13, 2013.  Written public comments on the Action Plan should be submitted by email to gloria.stiehl@state.mn.us; by fax to 651.296.1290; or by mail at:

Action Plan, Attn: Gloria Stiehl;
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development;
First National Bank Building;
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200; St. Paul, MN 55101-1351;

The State will consider any comments from individuals or groups received in writing or at public hearings.  A summary of the written and public hearing comments on the Action Plan and the State’s responses will be included in the final Action Plan. The Action Plan will be submitted to HUD on or before November 15, 2013. 

 

Process to Comment on the CAPER

The Draft 2013 CAPER is available for public review and comment beginning November 14, 2013, and ending at close of business on December 2, 2013. Hard copies of the CAPER can be obtained by calling Minnesota Housing at 800.657.3769 or 651.296.7608, or TTY 651.297.2361.

Written public comments on the CAPER must be submitted by December 2, 2013. You may submit comments by email to mn.housing@state.mn.us; by fax at 651.296.8139 or by mail at:

Minnesota Housing
400 Sibley Street, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101

The State will consider any comments from individuals or groups received in writing and a summary of the written comments on the CAPER and the State’s responses will be included in the final CAPER.  The CAPER will be submitted to HUD on or before December 31, 2013.