City hosts public meetings on economic development

The City of Rockford will hold a public hearing at two different locations for interested citizens, groups and organizations to present the 2017 Draft Annual Plan Update of the 2015 – 2019 Consolidated Plan.

The Consolidated Plan Annual Update satisfies the minimum statutory requirements for three federal formula programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG). The overall goal of these programs is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The first public hearing will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, September 12 at Katie’s Cup, 502 7th St. For those that cannot attend the first hearing, the information will be made available once again with an opportunity for the public to share comments at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 15 at Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave.

Both sessions will cover the same information. Interested participants only need to attend one session.

The hearings will be accessible upon request to non-English speaking residents or persons with disabilities. Such individuals who are planning to attend and need special accommodations should contact by letter or telephone the Neighborhood Development Division, Community and Economic Development Department, 425 East State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61104, 779-348-7162, by September 7 to make notice of their anticipated needs.

–City of Rockford

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