City seeks public comment on federal foreclosure funds

The City of Minneapolis has set a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 18 to give folks the opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to its 2008 Consolidated Plan. The amendment is a request to receive $5.6 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which the City wishes to apply toward foreclosure recovery strategies permitted under the NSP.

Proposed Amendment to Consolidated Plan
- Receipt of $5.6 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
Room 317 City Hall, City Council Chambers
350 South Fifth St.

Call (612) 673-2219 to be placed on the public hearing speakers list. Please indicate if you will require any accessibility assistance or interpreter/translation services.

The NSP funds are a special Community Development Block Grant appropriation authorized through Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The funds will be used for redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed housing in the city.

The 2008 Consolidated Plan amendment will be available for review online at Grants and Special Projects. Copies of the amendment will also be available for review at the Office of Grants and Special Projects (307M City Hall), at all Minneapolis public libraries, offices of Legal Aid Society, or by making a request to Sharon Garcia at (612) 673-2043.

Written comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted between Nov. 10 and Nov. 25, 2008. Comments should be directed by mail to Matt Bower, Office of Grants & Special Projects, 307M City Hall, 350 South Fifth St., Minneapolis, MN 55415; fax: (612) 673-3742; phone: (612) 673-2188; and e-mail matthew.bower@minneapolismn.gov.

Published Nov 7, 2008