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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING3/14/2013
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

When:Thursday, March 14, 2013

Where:
Lee County Department of Human Services
2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, Florida

Notice is hereby given of anticipated US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fiscal Year 2013-2014 allocations for unincorporated Lee County and urban county partners City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel, and Town of Fort Myers Beach.

The 2013 total allocation has not been released by HUD. Therefore, the 2012 allocations are being used for planning purposes. The 2012 allocations were: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was $2,074,186, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) was $576,631, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) was $167,692, for a total entitlement of $2,818,509. Program income is anticipated to be $50,000 resulting from these activities.

The Lee County Annual Action Plan for HUD 2013 will be submitted to HUD prior to the deadline in August 2013. More than 95% of funds will be directed to benefit low to moderate income households. Program funds will be utilized for affordable housing projects, including rapid re-housing assistance, rehabilitation, and down payment assistance. Program funds will also be utilized for community development projects, including public facilities improvements, enhanced code enforcement, public services in targeted low income neighborhoods, assistance to small businesses and public facility improvements, public services and operating funds for homeless shelters and agencies providing services to the homeless.

Lee County does not intend to displace any person by implementing these activities. In the unlikely event that activities require displacement of persons, Lee County will adhere to HUD relocation regulations and the approved local relocation/displacement plan.

Lee County, in compliance with HUD regulation and local administrative code, encourages citizens to participate in the development of this plan. Lee County held its first public hearing on November 1, 2012, and will hold it second public hearing on March 14, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the Lee County Department of Human Services, 2440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers, Florida. All comments from citizens will be considered in preparing the final plan and reported in the document. For additional information or if reasonable accommodations are being requested to participate in the public hearing, contact the Lee County Department of Human Services at 239-533-7930 or by email at cookcl@leegov.com.