Public Hearing on Consolidated Plan

Public Hearing June 10: Consolidated Plan Amendments and 2019 Annual Action Plan
Posted on 05/30/2019
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A public hearing will be held on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room to discuss proposed amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and to review the Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan.

The Village is proposing to amend the budgeted expenditures and beneficiary goals in the Consolidated Plan. The 2019 Annual Action Plan describes the activities the Village expects to undertake during the October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020. 

Every 5 years, the Village of Arlington Heights adopts a 5-Year Consolidated Plan. Through the Consolidated Plan process, the Village assesses its affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions; and develops a strategic plan to meet those needs, particularly with respect to its low and moderate income residents.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. 

The Village intends to amend its 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to update the information in the Plan regarding Anticipated Resources, Goals Summary and to update  budget figures on other relevant pages to reflect actual funds received over the past 5 years and to make adjustments in the 5-year budget to coincide with the Village’s 2019 Annual Action Plan that is under development.

The Village of Arlington Heights is also in the process of developing its Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan. The 2019 Annual Action Plan will be incorporated into the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The 2019 Annual Action Plan identifies actions and activities to be taken the 2019 program year (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020), including how the Village will use its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

The Federal resources expected to be received during the 1-year period of the 2019 Annual Action Plan are shown below:

Estimated Federal FY 2019 CDBG Entitlement Grant:  $269,344
Estimated Prior Year’s CDBG Carry Over Funds:  $197,473  
Anticipated CDBG Program Income:  $50,000
Total Estimated CDBG Funds Available:  $516,817

The estimates above may be adjusted prior to the public hearing as additional information becomes available concerning current year expenditures and program income.

The funds available for program year 2019 are expected to fund a range of activities including the provision of decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

The Village does not anticipate the displacement of any persons as the result of any activities presented in its Federal 2019 Annual Action Plan. If any displacement does occur, the Village will comply with all federal laws and regulations concerning assistance to displaced persons. The Arlington Heights Department of Planning and Community Development will respond to any problems associated with displacement in the Village. The Village anticipates that all of the activities funded will benefit very low, low and moderate income persons as defined by HUD.  

For more information, contact Nora Boyer, Housing Planner, at (847) 368-5214 or nboyer@vah.com.   

Village Hall is wheelchair accessible. Provisions will be arranged for any non-English speaking persons or individuals with disabilities who wish to attend.  If non-English speaking persons wish to participate in the public hearing, and if a request for assistance is made at least 5 working days before the public hearing, the Village of Arlington Heights will arrange for translation.

Persons with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services, such as an American Sign Language interpreter or written materials in accessible formats, should contact David Robb, Disability Services Coordinator, at 847.368.5793 or drobb@vah.com. This request should be made as soon as possible.