Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Denver City News


City and County of Denver
Office of Economic Development

Derek Woodbury
Communications Director
O. 720.913.1608
C. 303.895.6845


City Seeks Public Input to Draft 2016 Report on Housing and Community Development Programs
Two public meetings set for March

DENVER, CO ­— Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — The Denver Office of Economic Development is seeking public input and comment to its draft 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for local housing, economic development, public service, and neighborhood facilities programs. Public meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E. 49th Ave., and on Thursday, March 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Montbello Branch Library, 12955 Albrook Dr.

The draft CAPER, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is now available for a public comment period through March 30, 2017 at denvergov.org/oed.

The 2016 Draft CAPER reports on the city’s activities funded by the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, and Emergency Shelter Grant programs. All activities and projects are intended to principally benefit citizens of Denver who have extremely low, low- and moderate-incomes, and populations that have special needs such as elderly, disabled, homeless, and HIV/AIDS families and individuals.

Sign language interpretation and Spanish translation can be provided at the public meetings with five business days’ notice. Deaf or hearing impaired residents may contact TTY 7-1-1 or 800-659-2656. For more information, contact Monique Johnson at 720-913-1549. Anyone unable to attend a public meeting may send comments to monique.johnson@denvergov.org.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.