Public meetings for proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan to get input for community needs

December 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm

The City of Mesa is hosting two meetings to provide information and get public input about the proposed 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan and a proposed Annual Action Plan for fiscal year 20/21 regarding community needs and funding priorities. The meetings will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at Catholic Charities Care Campus, 466 S. Bellview, Mesa 85204 and Monday, Jan. 13 at Mesa Fire Department Station 220, 32 S. 58th St., Mesa 85206. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m.

The City is required to submit a multi-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive funds from the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document that identifies the City's overall needs in housing and community development for low and moderate-income residents and outlines a five year strategy to address those needs.

The Annual Action Plan contains the City's short-term goals and strategies, including specific activities recommended for funding under the CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA programs. The funds are used to help qualifying residents and assist in the prevention or elimination of slum or blighting influences.

The meeting will also allow for comment on the Analysis of Impediments, a review of impediments or barriers that affect the rights of fair housing choice. The analysis is required by HUD as a condition to receive funds from the CDBG program.

If you are unable to attend either meeting, written comments may be sent to Housing and Revitalization Administrator Ray Thimesch at Written comments should be submitted to: City of Mesa, Housing and Community Development MS 9870, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211-1466. Comments may also be emailed to

The City of Mesa has participated in the CDBG program for 44 years, the ESG program for 32 years and the HOME program for 28 years. During this time, Mesa has allocated more than $100 million for a variety of activities, including capital improvements, housing, economic development, public services, homeless assistance, emergency shelter and neighborhood improvements within qualified census tracts.

The City of Mesa is committed to making its public meetings accessible. For special accommodations, please contact the Diversity Office at (480) 644-5034 or AzRelay 7-1-1 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Si necesita asistencia o traduccion en espanol, favor de llamar al menos 48 horas antes de la reunion al 480-644-2767.

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Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699