NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING AND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR LANCASTER CITY’S DRAFT 2020 CAPER, DRAFT 2021 – 2025 CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN, DRAFT 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The City of Lancaster will host a virtual public meeting on April 5, 2021 starting at 6:00 p.m. Instructions and information on how to access and participate in the public meeting can be found at the City’s website at www.cityoflancasterpa.com/city-council/. Additionally, anyone interested in attending and participating in the meeting can obtain further information and scheduling information on the City of Lancaster’s Engage Lancaster platform at http://engage.cityoflancasterpa.com/en/projects/community-dollars. If you are a person with a disability, language need or otherwise a need for special accommodations, kindly contact the City’s Language Access Coordinator at (717) 517-5738.

The purpose of the meeting is to review, discuss and receive input on the following three documents: Lancaster’s draft Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2021 – 2025) broadly outlines how the City of Lancaster will use two important grants (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs) given to the City from the Federal Government (through the Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD) over the course of the next five years. Lancaster’s draft Annual Action Plan (2021) specifically describes the upcoming activities to be funded in 2021 with the City’s annual allocation of CDBG and ESG. Lancaster’s draft CAPER reviews accomplishments of the 2020 program Lancaster City CDBG and ESG program year.

A copy of these draft documents can be found linked below.

The City will accept citizen comments regarding the 2020 CAPER for 15 days from March 26 until April 12. The City will accept citizen comments regarding the Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2021 – 2025) and 2021 Annual Action Plan for 30 days from March 26 until April 27.

Public comments can also be made via mail at Lancaster City Hall, 120 North Duke Street (P.O. Box 1599), c/o Chris Delfs, Lancaster, PA 17608-1599, on the Engage Lancaster platform referenced above, and by e-mail to info@cityoflancasterpa.com.

What We Do

The Community Development Division administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and State grants provided through DCED and the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Division is also responsible for researching and applying for other grant opportunities to assist the Department finance programs and projects focused on community, economic, housing and neighborhood development. The Division assists city non- profit organizations in applying for and administering State grants where the City must act as a pass through for the grant to the non-profit. The Community Development Division also serves as the city’s principal representative to the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.

General Contact Info

Address

120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Phone

(717) 291-4754

 

Fax

(717) 291-4713

 

 

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