The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) on behalf of the City of Malden (Malden) and the North Suburban Consortium (NSC) will conduct public hearings regarding the development of the Five Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024) and the 2020 Annual Action Plan. The MRA is the administrator of the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Malden and the Federal HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program for the NSC comprised of the communities of Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, and Winthrop.
Malden will receive approximately $1.3 million in CDBG funds and the NSC will receive approximately $1.9 million in HOME funds in the 2020 Program Year (City Fiscal Year 2021) that begins Jul. 1, 2020. More information on the CDBG and HOME Programs, including the Citizen Participation Plan and prior Annual Action Plans, is available online at maldenredevelopment.com.
Malden and the NSC are in the process of developing a new Five Year Consolidated Plan, which is a document required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Five Year Plan includes broad goals and objectives to address priority needs with the use of resources available from HUD. The CDBG and HOME Programs are designed to address the causes and consequences of poverty, principally through activities that benefit low and moderate income persons.
Public Hearing #1: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm, Malden Senior Center auditorium, 7 Washington St., Malden. The hearing includes public input on community needs, current programs and strategies, priorities for housing, addressing homelessness, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, and economic opportunity that might be addressed with CDBG or HOME funding. The hearing will include a discussion of the CDBG and HOME Programs, funding processes, and public comment periods. The facility is handicap accessible; residents with language interpretation or other special needs should call
781-324-5720 x 5728 by Jan. 22.
CDBG Applications Available: Tues., Jan. 28, 2020 at 8 am CDBG Applications for Malden will be available at the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Third Floor, Malden and online at
maldenredevelopment.com. CDBG applications are due no later than Fri., Feb. 28 at 12 pm. CDBG applications must be submitted to Alexander Pratt, Community Development Director, by hand delivery or mail to the above address. Applications received after 12 pm Fri., Feb. 28, including by mail, will not be considered.
Five Year Consolidated Plan Comment Period: The draft Five Year Consolidated Plan will be published for public comment on the MRA website Jan. 31, 2020, and will also be available for review at the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Third Floor, Malden for a 30-day comment period. All comments received by Mar. 2, 2020 will be included in the Final Plan sent to HUD along with the MRA’s responses. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent in writing on or before Mar. 2, 2020 to the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Third Floor, Malden, MA 02148, Attn: Alexander Pratt.
Public Hearing #2: Tues., Feb. 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm, Malden Senior Center cafeteria,7 Washington St., Malden. The hearing includes discussion of the CDBG and HOME Programs, including technical assistance on CDBG applications, and feedback regarding the draft Five Year Plan. The facility is handicap accessible; residents with language interpretation or other special needs should call 781-324-5720 x 5728 by Feb. 6.
Annual Action Plan Comment Period: The draft Annual Action Plan includes the proposed annual CDBG spending plan for Malden, and the annual HOME spending plan for the NSC. The draft Annual Action Plan will be available for review and public comment Mar. 23, 2020 through Apr. 23, 2020 at the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Third Floor, Malden and the MRA website maldenredevelopment.com. Comments on the One Year Action Plan may be emailed to email@example.com or sent in writing on or before Apr. 23, 2020 to the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Third Floor, Malden, MA 02148, Attn: Alexander Pratt.