The City submits a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans for HUD approval each spring. These plans are developed with public comment and input in order to garner feedback on proposed activities to meet identified needs.
The Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan was open for public comment from March 28 through May 11, 2020. The extended public comment period accommodated the additional time City staff will need to garner public comments due to the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 recommendations for social distancing.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice:The City of Billings is participating in a statewide Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and this drafted document should be available for public comment in 2020. The City of Billings has prepared several sections of this Analysis specific to local issues. This drafted document is also available online for public comment.
Public Hearing: The City of Billings held a public hearing to accept comments on the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans, in addition to the drafted Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:30pm at the City Council meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 210 North 27th Street in Billings, Montana.
Applications: Applications for Community Development funding were available on December 6, 2019 and submissions were due on January 22, 2020. The City proposed utilizing federal funds to support the First Time Home Buyer, Home Repair, Affordable Housing Development, Foreclosure, and Billings Metro VISTA Project programs. The City received one application for infrastructure development to support C & C Community. The City did not receive other applications for funding.