Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD & PUBLIC HEARING
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (HOME-ARP)

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View the Draft HOME ARP Allocation Plan

NOTICE is given that Collier County was awarded $2,729,078 in HOME-American Rescue Plan (“HOME-ARP”) funds in a one-time allocation from the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development (“HUD”).  Federal HOME-ARP funding was created to assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability.  The HOME-ARP Allocation plan (“the plan”) defines the use of the HOME-ARP grant funds to address these needs within the HUD-approved eligible activities.  The County will make funds available for activities once the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan’s associated consultation, public participation process, and HUD approval have been completed through the substantial amendment of the PY 2021 Annual Action Plan.

A draft of Collier County’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be available for a 15-day public comment period. Notice is also given that a public hearing will be held to allow the public to review and make comments.

Citizens can view the draft plan from January 26, 2023 to February 10, 2023 at the Community and Human Services Division office at 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Health and Public Services Building H, Room 213, Naples, Florida 34112, and it can also be viewed and downloaded from the County’s website https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/government/public-services/divisions/community-and-human-services-division/housing-programs/grants.

Public comments regarding the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan can be submitted by mail, delivered to the address above or via email at housinginfo@colliercountyfl.gov

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held to review and discuss the draft Plan on February 9, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Community and Human Services offices at 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Building H, 3rd Floor, Naples, FL 34112. Collier County will consider any comments or views of citizens received in writing or orally at the public hearing in preparing the Plan.

For further information, please contact the Community and Human Services Division at (239) 252-4228.

Accessibility: Collier County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to, access to, or operations of programs, services, or activities, including the public participation process. Assistance can include, but is not limited to, assistance for non-English speaking persons and for those who require a sign language interpreter. If you require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the Community & Human Services office at (239) 252-4228. Arrangements for assistance should be made through the Collier County Community and Human Services Division at least five (5) working days prior to the public hearing.  Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.  For additional information contact Lisa Carr at (239) 252-2339 or lisa.carr@colliercountyfl.gov.

Publication date: January 27, 2023