Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

City of Tucson-Pima County Consortium FFY2021 HUD Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for HOME-ARP Funding and HOME Program Homeownership Values Limit Increase and Adoption of Amended HUD Citizen Participation Plan 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD 

FFY2021 HUD Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for HOME-ARP Funding. The City of Tucson, as lead agency for the City of Tucson-Pima County HOME Consortium will accept comments on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan December 30, 2021 through January 29, 2022.  The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan describes the planned uses of $12,770,187 in HOME-ARP funding, which include supportive services, non-congregate shelter, rental housing, nonprofit capacity building, and planning and administration.  

Citizen Participation Plan. The City of Tucson and Pima County Consortium will accept comments on the draft November 2021 HUD Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) from December 30, 2021 through January 29, 2022. The CPP describes how the consortium members provide opportunities for and encourage citizens to participate in an advisory role in the development of and revision or substantial amendment to documents required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Community Planning and Development.

The November 2021 draft CPP updates the April 2020 CPP to allow for an abbreviated public comment period for HOME-ARP funding, revises substantial amendment criteria, and updates the consortium’s anti-displacement plan. The revised CPP may be concurrently adopted with the HOME-ARP allocation plan or Annual Action Plan, for which separate public notice will be provided.

FFY2021 HUD Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment for HOME Program Homeownership Values Limit Increase. The City of Tucson, as lead agency for the City of Tucson-Pima County Consortium will accept comments on the proposed increase of HOME Program homeownership value limits for newly-constructed or existing housing purchased by eligible homebuyers. The increased limits reflect 95% of the actual median value of recently purchased housing in Pima County and will increase the purchase price limit to $334,659 for newly-constructed housing and $299,250 for resale housing. 

The draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and Homeownership Value Limit Increase data are available for review on the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department website at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/plans.   

 

Written comments regarding the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, and HOME Homeownership Program Value Limit Increase may be submitted to: 

Jason Thorpe, Community Services Administrator 
City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department 
Mailing Address: PO Box 27210 Tucson, AZ 85726-7210 
Delivery Address: 310 North Commerce Park Loop, Santa Rita Building, Tucson AZ 85726 
Email: HCDComment@tucsonaz.gov 

Written comments regarding the Citizen Participation Plan may be submitted to:

Joel Gastelum, Program Manager
Pima County Community Development Block Grant Program
2797 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Email: Joel.Gastelum@pima.gov

 

PUBLIC HEARING 

At 5:30 pm on February 8, 2022, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council at its scheduled meeting will hold a public hearing to 1) receive input on and adopt the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and HOME Program Homeownership Value Limit Increase, and 2) to adopt the amended HUD Citizen Participation Plan for which public comments were accepted beginning December 30, 2021 and ending January 29, 2022. The meeting may be held virtually in accordance with Arizona law. 

If you require an oral interpretation of this document in a language other than English or would like to request this plan in a format accessible to persons with disabilities, please call 520-791-4171. 

Si require una interpretacion oral en un idioma que no sea ingles, por favor llame al 520-791-4171.