Why is the City interested?
The City of Newburgh is developing a five-year strategic plan, which will describe how to spend the federal housing and community development funds it will receive during the next five years (2015-2019). This funding must benefit low and moderate income persons.The City needs your input about how these funds will be spent. The City will be holding focus group and neighborhood meetings during the month of June to obtain citizen input about the community’s needs and priorities and to discuss fair housing issues.
What do we want to know?
• What housing & service programs are working for low/moderate-income residents?
• What is needed to improve housing & service programs for low/moderate-income residents?
• What segments of the populations are most in need of assistance?
• What projects would make a real difference for our community?
• What are the fair housing concerns across the City?
How to Get Involved
The City will conduct a Public Meeting to gather public input on housing, community services, homelessness, fair housing situation and other community needs. During this meetings residents will have the opportunity to discuss the City’s current needs, action items and priorities.
WHEN: June 11, 2014 – 6 PM
WHERE: 401 Washington Street Activity Center
TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS
The City Council will discuss the Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan and the AI at two publicized City Council meetings. The public is encouraged to attend these Hearings and to comment upon the documents in the formulation stage and as they are adopted. These meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall (83 Broadway) on:
July 14, 2014 – 7:00 PM — Program Development
TBD Fall 2014 – 7:00 PM – Program Approval
The City is conducting a Citizen Survey through the use of a Web-based program available to all residents of the City. This survey asks residents to tell how they feel about programs relating to housing, community services, economic development, homelessness, and fair housing.
The survey may be completed from a home computer or by using a computer at the public library, a church, or a community center. The survey is direct and takes only about five minutes to complete. Newburgh residents are urged to go to www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov to complete the survey. Copies of the survey will also be available at the neighborhood meetings and those responses will be entered into the database. The survey will be available in English and Spanish.
For more information about this process, or to make disability accommodations, please contact Ms. Courtney Kain, Director, Community Development at
845/569-9400 or Send us an email!