NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT 2023 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) and the Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division (DFA) are seeking public comment on the proposal of the 2023 Draft Annual Action Plan. The public comment period will begin on March 20, 2023, and end on April 20, 2023. A hybrid virtual and in-person public hearing will be held on April 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The action plan governs administration of federal funding appropriated for housing and community development activities that benefit low and moderate income persons throughout the State of New Mexico.
This federal funding includes the following programs: HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF). The 2023 Annual Action Plan outlines one year goals for the period beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. These funds may be used for activities including but not limited to public facilities, infrastructure improvements, affordable housing development or preservation, economic development, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing and program administration. The HOME, ESG, HOPWA and HTF programs are administered by MFA, and CDBG program is administered by DFA.
The draft 2023 Annual Action Plan is available on MFA’s website at:
and on DFA’s website at:
If you are unable to download the draft Action Plan, please contact MFA to request a copy (505-843-6880 or toll free 1-800-444-6880). Additionally, the documents may be provided in alternative formats (i.e., Braille/large print, audio tape) for the disabled and may be translated into Spanish for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Spanish speaking persons, upon request.
Citizens, interested agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations may attend a virtual or in-person public hearing on April 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. via webcast at https://housingnm.org/meetings-events-notices or in person at MFA’s office to provide comments.
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service, please contact MFA toll free 1-800-444-6880; fax: 505-243-3289; e-mail: email@example.com TTY: 1-800-659-8331 for English and 1-800-327-1857 for Spanish; or mail: New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, 344 Fourth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Accommodations can be made within 48 hours notice for non-English speaking participants and individuals with disabilities by calling 505-843-6880.
Citizens, interested agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations may provide comments at any time during the public comment period, which will begin on March 20, 2023, and end at 11:59 p.m. MDT, April 20, 2023. Written comments and/or questions may be directed to Sherry Stephens 505-767-2250 or toll free 1-800-444-6880; fax: 505-243-3289; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail: New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, 344 Fourth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. After receipt of public comments, MFA staff will prepare a summary of all comments received in writing and, in cases where any citizen views are not accepted, provide reasons for the decision. This documentation will be attached to the 2023 Action Plan and submitted to HUD.
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