CITY OF READING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE HOME-ARP ALLOCATION PLAN
FOR HOME-AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN PROGRAM
The propose of the public hearing is to present the City pf Reading’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan for the HOME-American Rescue Plan funds. The City intends to submit its HOME-ARP Allocation Plan in the amount of $3,580,856 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before Friday, February 24, 2023.
The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is required by HUD in order for the City of Reading to receive federal HOME-ARP grant funds. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is a strategic plan detailing the process the City will use to allocate funds to assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, and other vulnerable populations, by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability.
In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, and other interested parties, the City of Reading has placed its HOME-ARP Allocation Plan on public display starting Thursday, January 26, 2023 and ending on Friday, February 10, 2023, at which time the Allocation Plan will be presented to the Reading City Council for approval at its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2023. The Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan may be examined at the City’s website https://www.readingpa.gov/housing-and-community-development and at the Community Development Department offices at: City Hall - 3rd Floor, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601.