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Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan
Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County is in the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The Consolidated Planning Process uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The final Consolidated Plan document will describe the County’s plan to pursue the goals for all community planning and development programs serving Fulton County communities outside of the City of Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs utilizing these federal grant dollars from HUD.

The County wants public input in order to achieve the prioritization of the needs and goals by using approved processes for public input.  Citizen comments are needed to help determine these priorities for Fulton County over the next five years.  Some of the topics for discussion may include but are not limited to:

• Decent housing to include assisting homeless persons to obtain appropriate housing
• Retention of the affordable housing stock
• Increasing the availability of permanent housing in standard condition and at an affordable cost to low income families without discrimination
• Increasing access to quality public and private facilities and services
• Revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods
• Expanding economic opportunities including job creation and retention
• Establish, stabilize and expand small business
• Mortgage financing using nondiscriminatory lending practices
• Fair Housing

Please join us at one of the following meetings to give your input:

Thursday, July 24, 2014
John’s Creek Environmental Campus
8100 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA  30022 2:00pm– 4:00pm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 
South Fulton County Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, Georgia  30349 
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, July 31, 2014 
Oak Hill Child Adolescent and Family Center
2805 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30315 
10:30am – 12:00pm

Additional Meetings may be added if needed to increase public participation, and will be posted on the on the Fulton County Website.

For more information, contact Linda Callaway at 404-613-8087.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at          (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.