Interested persons, groups and agencies are invited to attend a public hearing to provide input regarding proposed activities for St. Louis County’s FY 2017 Annual Action Plan. Three (3) public hearings will be held between October 20 and November 3:

October 20, 2016, 6:30 PM
Lemay Housing Partnership
320 E. Ripa Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63125

November 2, 2016, 6 PM
Community Action Agency
2709 Woodson Road
St. Louis, MO 63114

November 3, 2016, 3 PM
Housing Authority of St. Louis County
8865 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

The Annual Action Plan is a planning document required to be submitted by St. Louis County to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive funding which will be made available through the following three programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). These grants are administered by the St. Louis County Department of Planning, Office of Community Development and the St. Louis County Department of Human Services. Funds from these grant programs are made available to participating jurisdictions, non-profit and for profit entities and provide funding for programs and activities in St. Louis County. Citizens attending an above referenced public hearing will have the opportunity to discuss the needs of St. Louis County residents as they relate to the requirements of these programs which must benefit primarily low and moderate income residents, eliminate slums and blight, address urgent community needs, provide affordable housing, and provide assistance to homeless residents.

It is also a goal of these grant programs to fund activities which assist in providing decent housing, create suitable living environments and expand economic opportunities. Comments provided by citizens at this public hearing will be synthesized and utilized to develop a draft Annual Action Plan which will list proposed goals and activities designed to meet the needs of St. Louis County residents. The final Annual Action Plan, which will be submitted to HUD on or about January 31, 2017, will be a comprehensive and effective citizen-based strategy complete with short-term action plans and proposed activities. St. Louis County expects to receive approximately Eight Million Dollars ($8,000,000.00) for the aforementioned programs. Funding should be available on or after March 31, 2017.

Organizations that are interested in requesting CDBG funds from St. Louis County may pick up applications for funding beginning January 1, 2017 or download a copy from the St. Louis County’s website also beginning January 1, 2017.  All applications for funding are due at the St. Louis County Office of Community Development on January 31, 2017 no later than 4:00 pm at the address below.

Citizens who have comments concerning community issues or proposed activities may contact Mr. Jim Holtzman:

Mr. Jim Holtzman
Director, Office of Community Development
41 South Central Ave., 5th Floor
Clayton, Missouri 63105
Telephone: (314) 615-4414
FAX: (314) 615-8674
TTY: (314) 615-5467
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966

If you wish to attend one of the public hearings and require accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of Community Development 48 hours in advance.

A flyer with this information is available for download below.

St. Louis County FY 2017 Annual Action Plan – Public Hearing Notice