March, 2011Millions of Dollars in Federal Funds - Share Your Thoughts City of Houston Seeks Your Input on Housing and Community Development Needs The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) invites you to two public hearings seeking citizen input on how to prioritize and spend millions of dollars in federal community development funds. Community input is needed for the City of Houston's 2011 Action Plan, an annual request for federal Housing and Urban Development funds to provide services to low to moderate income Houstonians. The Action Plan process guides HCDD's allocation of these federal funds. Currently, funds are used to support affordable housing, single-family home repair, community development, economic development, neighborhood facility improvements and parks, as well as programs serving youth, the homeless, persons living with AIDS and people with special needs. Attend either public hearing and share your community's greatest needs. Each hearing will include a brief overview of the proposed programs and activities supported by these federal funds. The public hearings will be held on: Thursday, March 17, 2011 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. City Hall Annex 900 Bagby Houston, Texas 77002 Thursday, March 24, 2011 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Magnolia Service Center 7037 Capitol Street Houston, Texas 77011 Spanish translation and closed captioning will be provided. Both venues are accessible for persons with disabilities. Citizens may also send comments on community needs, by Wedneday, April 13, 2011, to Andrea Jones, HCDD, 601 Sawyer, 5th floor, Houston, Texas 77007 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.