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Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan
Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.

Fulton County annually receives approximately $2.7 million in Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.  These funds can be used to provide improvements and services that benefit all Fulton County citizens, with the primary intention being to improve the living conditions of low- and moderate-income people.

Proposed activities’ budgets will be proportionally increased or decreased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts received from HUD.  All proposed activities and projects are pending final allocation from HUD and approval of the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan by the Board of Commissioners; proposed activities and projects may change pending final approval of documents.

The proposed Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) activities for both FY2014 and FY2015 funds will be presented to the Fulton County Continuum of Care (CoC) Board at their November 19, 2014 meeting for approval.  Under the HEARTH Act, the County must coordinate the use of ESG funds with their CoC Board. The proposed activities must then be approved by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners as part of the Annual Action Plan once the final allocation from HUD is approved.

Public Hearing Schedule

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearings to assist the County in finalizing its Draft 2015 Action Plan.  Comments will be provided to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, which will consider adoption of the 2015 Action Plan and Amendments at its scheduled meeting of December 3, 2014.  Comments will also be included in the 2015 Annual Action Plan that will be submitted to HUD. 

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex
6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: HJC Bowden Senior Multi-purpose Facility
2885 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344

For citizens unable to attend and participate in the public hearings, written comments on the Fulton County Draft 2015 Action Plan and proposed 2014 Amendments to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan may be submitted to the address below.  However, written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. December 2, 2014.

Fulton County Government
Department of Housing and Community Development
137 Peachtree Street, S.W., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA  30303
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention:  Linda Callaway
Phone:  404-613-8087    Fax:  404-893-6678
Email: linda.callaway@fultoncountyga.gov

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.
Copies of the Draft 2015 Action Plan and Amendments are available for review at the following locations:

1. Fulton County Department of Housing and Community Development
 137 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta

2. Atlanta-Fulton County Main Library
 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, S.W., Atlanta

3. South Fulton County Service Center
 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park

4. Southwest Regional Public Library
 3665 Cascade Road., S.W., Atlanta

5. Atlanta-Fulton County Library
 Alpharetta Branch, 230 Canton Street, Alpharetta

6. Adamsville/Collier Heights Library
 3424 M L King, Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta

7.      All City Halls in Fulton County (excluding the City of Atlanta’s)

8.     Fulton County Web site: www.fultoncountyga.gov.