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Amherst CDBG Hearing Dec 12

CDBG Advisory Committee

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

7:00 PM

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/82851013048 and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 828 5101 3048.

PUBLIC HEARING

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7pm to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding:

  1. Community Needs and Priorities for the 2024 CDBG application process

    1. Social services

    2. Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure

  2. The Draft 2024 Community Development Strategy

  3. Target Areas where non-social services can take place

PUBLIC MEETING

  1. Announcements

  2. Discuss and review comments from public hearing

  3. Discuss and finalize Request for Proposals and review criteria

  4. Discuss Target Areas

  5. Public Comment

  6. Other items not anticipated within 48 hours

More information can be viewed on the committee’s webpage: https://www.amherstma.gov/1122/CDBG-Advisory-Committee


Any person or organization wishing to be heard will be afforded an opportunity. Reasonable accommodations such as language translations services can be provided if requested 7 days before the meeting via a written request to the Town Manager’s Office or Mr. Malloy. Questions and written comments may be submitted to Planner, Nate Malloy (malloyn@amherstma.gov).


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