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Notice of Public Comment Period on the City of Duluth's 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Community Development Monitoring Public Hearing The City of Duluth's Community Development Division announces a 15-day comment period on its 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, prior to the submission of the report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The public comment period is Friday, June 13 to Friday, June 27. The Consolidated Plan is both a planning document and application for funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP). It describes the community's needs, specific goals and objectives that are designed to achieve the community vision. The 2013 Performance Report will summarize the annual and five-year accomplishments and assess progress toward meeting the vision in the Plan. Duluth's Consolidated Plan has the following three goals against which an assessment of performance in the City's previous fiscal year will be summarized: 1) An adequate supply of quality housing so that safe, affordable and appropriate housing opportunities are available for all Duluthians; 2) Quality, stable neighborhoods for Duluth's citizens; and 3) Creation and preservation of employment opportunities in the City across the entire spectrum of job skills. Copies of the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report will be available beginning June 13 at the City of Duluth Community Development Office (Room 407, City Hall), the City Clerk's office (Room 302), on the City's web site, and at the Duluth Public Library and all branches. Comments may be mailed, faxed or transmitted via E-mail. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the Community Development Division, Room 407 City Hall, Duluth, MN 55802. Phone: 730-5480. Fax: 730-5915. E-mail: duluthcommdev@duluthmn.gov Also, a public hearing (conducted by the Community Development Committee), will be held to review the activities and progress of current recipients of CDBG, HOME and ESGP funding. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be reviewed at the public hearing. This is an opportunity to come and find out about the program or to ask any questions about activity accomplishments. Tuesday, June 24, 2013 - 5:30 p.m. Duluth City Council Chambers Third Floor, City Hall 411 West First Street The public is strongly encouraged to attend this important public hearing. Committees making decisions on this funding need to hear from the general public, especially from these programs' beneficiaries - persons with low and moderate incomes, persons of color and persons with disabilities. If you have special needs, such as an interpreter, please contact the Community Development Division at 730-5480 so that your needs can be accommodated. For hearing impaired persons please call the City's TTY/Information Assistance at 730-5000 or the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. D.N.T. June 13, 2014 1941396