Do you have ideas on how to improve your neighborhood and city? Now here’s your chance to be heard.
The city of Phoenix is commencing with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) FY 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan. Every five years, the city of Phoenix partners with the community to develop a strategic Consolidated Plan. The plan defines strategies to address housing, community development needs, and current market conditions for the city of Phoenix to make informed decisions on an estimated $135 million in HUD grant funding. Grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Each year, the city will implement those strategies identified through the five-year Consolidated Plan through an Annual Action Plan.
Residents’ input is needed to help identify and prioritize community needs and the best methods and programs to address those needs for the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan.
The city of Phoenix is conducting a survey to obtain community and stakeholder input relative to the priorities identified through the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The survey will be open through January 17 and can be accessed at phoenix.gov/yourvoice.
In early March, a virtual public hearing will be held to share the results of the 2022-2023 survey and provide an opportunity for public input on the draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan. Comments may also be provided to Tennille Burton, Grants Compliance Supervisor, by email at Tennille.Burton@phoenix.gov or by phone at 602-534-1181. Burton is available for questions on the process as well.