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City Of Wichita Taking Public Comments On Proposed Use Of Federal Housing Funds

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The City of Wichita is taking public comments about its proposed use of federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city receives Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant funds. The city's 2017-2018 action plan, which begins July 1, allocates an estimated $4.3 million for programs benefiting low- and moderate-income residents in Wichita. Those programs include affordable housing, domestic violence shelters, homeless prevention and homeless assistance.

Read the action plan summary.

Housing director John Hall presented the plan at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

"The money that we receive must be used for activities that align with our consolidated plan as well as the city's goal to create livable and sustainable communities," he said.

The plan can be read here. Written comments can be submitted through April 20; a public hearing on the plan is scheduled for May 2.?

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