The City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department has announced a Notice of Public Hearing, Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard. The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed Annual Action Plan for allocating and expending grant funds in support of the Consolidated Plan.
The public is invited to offer comments on the proposed plan, required as a direct recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The plan outlines goals for all housing, community planning and development programs.
“The City of Murfreesboro partners with the federal government to fund a wide range of public service activities including childcare, healthcare, job training, homeless services and education programs,” said City Community Development Grant Administrator Patty Pope. “We encourage interested parties, qualified nonprofit agencies with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and government agencies to attend the public hearing and provide comments.”
All citizens and organizations are invited to attend the public hearing to comment orally or in writing on the Action Plan. The City of Murfreesboro will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens at the hearing. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability.
Contact the Community Development Department for the City at (615) 890-4660 at least 5 working days in advance of the April 25 public hearing requesting any special accommodation. The City’s TDD line is 615-849-2689.
The City of Murfreesboro expects to receive a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD has not informed the City of the annual Community Development Block Grant allocation. The Draft Annual Action Plan available for review and comment beginning April 16, 2019, to May 16, 2019, is based on prior year funding amounts.
To learn more about the CDBGs, visit the Notice of Funding Availability on the City website at http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/index.aspx?NID=771. To learn about CDBG Public Service Grants and associated information, visit http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/index.aspx?NID=116.
Copies of the proposed Action Plan will be available for examination at Linebaugh Public Library (West Vine Street), the Myrtle Glanton Lord branch library at Patterson Park Community Center, the Community Development Department at McFadden Community Center (Room 136) and online at the City’s website, www.murfreesborotn.gov for a 30-day public review comment period, beginning April 16, 2019.