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Public Hearing Notice on CDBG Application

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Public Hearing Notice

To all interested citizens of Newport, Kentucky:

The Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) is accepting application material under the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City of Newport intends to apply for funding to assist in development of owner-occupied housing to be sold to income-eligible households.

The City will hold a public hearing prior to submission of the CDBG application. This public hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the first floor City Commission meeting room, Newport City Hall, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain views on housing and community development needs, review proposed activities, review the proposed application, and solicit public comments. Technical assistance is available to help groups representing low and moderate income persons in developing proposals.

The following information concerning the CDBG program is now available for public inspection during regular business hours at the 2nd floor customer service counter at City Hall, 998 Monmouth, Newport, Ky.

  1. Amount of funds available and range of activities that may be undertaken.
  2. Estimated amounts of funds proposed to be used for activities benefiting persons of low and moderate income.
  3. Plans for minimizing displacement of persons as a result of activities associated with CDBG funds and plans for providing assistance to those persons to be actually displaced as a result of CDBG-funded activities.
  4. Records regarding the past use of CDBG funds.
  5. A summary of other important program requirements.

Comments on Application

Beginning Tuesday, July 3, 2017 a copy of the material to be submitted to DLG by the City will be on file for citizen review and comment during regular business hours at the customer service counter, 2nd floor, City Hall, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Ky.

Comments on the proposed use of CDBG program income may be submitted to the attention of Amy Able, City Clerk, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071.

Discrimination Clause

The City of Newport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities.  Any persons requiring special needs assistance to attend the public hearing should contact City Clerk Amy Able at 859-292-3668 at least five days prior to the hearing. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-648-6057.

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