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The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the City of Springfield's Draft Allocation Plan for the HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in the 2nd Floor West Conference Room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville Ave. Following staff presentations and questions and comments from CACCD members, any person or organization desiring to comment will be afforded an opportunity to do so.

HOME-ARP is a federal program that will assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness; at risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence; were formerly homeless; or are part of other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country.

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The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan describes how the City intends to distribute HOME-ARP funds, including what activities may be undertaken and how recipients and projects will be selected.  This plan was developed with input from stakeholders. Stakeholders consulted included those who work with families or individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and other vulnerable qualifying populations.

The Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be available starting next week for public review and comment until 5 p.m. June 23. Copies of the Draft Allocation Plan may be obtained at any of the branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library located within the city limits of Springfield or via the City's website. A notice will be sent out when the document is available. Written comments may be sent to [email protected].

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Plan to go before City Council in June

Springfield City Council will hold a first reading and public hearing on the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan at its June 13 meeting, with a vote anticipated at its June 27 meeting.

Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the June 13 public hearing are required to contact the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Friday, June 10 at 417-864-1650 or [email protected].

Further information is available by calling the Department of Planning and Development at 417- 864-1031. In accordance with ADA and LEP guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending any City meeting, please notify the City Clerk's office at 417-864-1443 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, June 10.

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For more information, please contact Bob Atchley at 417-864-1031 or [email protected].

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