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City of Springfield, Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD PROPOSED Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) 2023 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN


The City of Springfield is accepting public comments from citizens regarding the City’s proposed Draft FFY 2023 Action Plan.

The City will consider all comments received before 4:30 PM on May 15, 2023, before submitting the proposal to HUD.

A copy of this draft plan may be downloaded on the link below.

The information about the Draft Action Plan may also be obtained on normal work days, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Office of Planning and Economic Development, 800 East Monroe, Room 107 in Springfield.

The City will also conduct a Public Hearing on May 15, 2023 at 5:30 on the third floor Council Chambers of Municipal Building-West Municipal Center West, 300 S. Seventh Street, Room 301, Springfield, IL 62701. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to receive oral statements and written comments regarding the City’s planned use of 2023 CDBG/HOME funds. Interested agencies, groups, organization and individuals, particularly those persons who may benefit from CDBG/HOME funded programs, are urged to attend this Public Hearing. The City of Springfield Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call the Office of Planning and Economic Development, at (217) 789-2377 to make those arrangements, or for the hearing impaired call City Clerk at (217)789-2216. Cualquier persona que no habla Inglés que deseen asistir a la audiencia pública deben comunicarse con el Sra Kolis cinco (5) días calendario antes de la reunión y un intérprete de lenguaje se proporcionará. The City encourages public input on the proposed use of HOME-ARP funds described in this document.

Draft 2023 Action Plan


Public comments are accepted through various methods:

  1. Filling out the form below and clicking ‘submit’;
  2. Emailing info.OPED@springfield.il.us with your statement;
  3. Mailing your typed or written comments to the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 800 E. Monroe, 1st Floor, Springfield, IL 62701;

Questions? Please contact the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development at 217.789.2377.

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HOME – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

The City of Springfield will receive an allocation of $2,380,397 of HOME – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) appropriated under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2). The purpose of the funds is to address the needs of households experiencing homelessness and other households that face housing instability. The City may use the funds for a limited number of eligible activities, including the development and support of affordable housing, tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), the provision of supportive services, and the acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units. A portion of the funding can be used for administrative and planning purposes and the support of local non-profit stakeholders.

The City will also conduct a public hearing on the proposed use of HOME-ARP funds on Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 300 S. 7th Street, 3rd Floor. The City of Springfield Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call the Office of Planning and Economic Development at 217.789.2377 to make those arrangements, or for the hearing impaired, please call the City Clerk at 217.789.2216.

The City encourages public input on the proposed use of HOME-ARP funds described in this document.
Draft HOME-ARP


SPRINGFIELD PROPOSED 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The City of Springfield is accepting public comments from citizens regarding the City’s proposed Draft FFY 2022 Action Plan.

The deadline to submit your comments is Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 4:30 p.m..

A copy of this draft plan may be downloaded on the link below.

The information about the Draft Action Plan may also be obtained on normal work days, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Office of Planning and Economic Development, 800 East Monroe, Room 107 in Springfield.

 Draft 2022 Action Plan


SHA TIF PROPOSAL

On February 16, 1999, the City Council of the City of Springfield adopted ordinances 86.2.99, 87.2.99, and 88.2.99 approving a Redevelopment Plan and Project (the “Original SHA Plan”) for an area designated as the Springfield Housing Authority Redevelopment Project Area (the “Original SHA Area”) and adopted tax increment financing for said area. These actions were accomplished pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 et seq. (the “Act”).

The City now desires to amend the Original SHA Plan and Original SHA Area boundary and these changes are incorporated in this 2021 Amendment to the TIF Redevelopment Plan and Project for the Springfield Housing Authority Redevelopment Project Area (the “2021 Plan Amendment”). In summary, the changes include adding the area shown on Exhibit A – Amended Redevelopment Project Area. The area to be added consists of approximately 896 parcels and 294 acres of land, 213 acres less rights of way, and it is contiguous to the Original SHA Area

A copy of the proposed plan is now available for review and public comments are currently being accepted.

 Amended SHA TIF Proposal


CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT (CAPER)

The City of Springfield is requesting comments on its 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER). This report summarizes the City’s accomplishments and progress in meeting the goals outlined in its HUD annual planning documents. The City has also made available for public review and is seeking comment on a substantial amendment to its 2020 Annual Action Plan.

The City will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday September 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Springfield Council Chambers, 300 S. 7th Street, 3rd Floor. Interested agencies, groups, organization and individuals, particularly those persons who live in the city’s low-income neighborhoods, are urged to attend this Public Hearing. The City of Springfield Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call the Office of Planning and Economic Development, at 217.789.2377 to make those arrangements.

If you cannot attend the hearing, you may email your feedback to Info.OPED@springfield.il.us or mail your typed or written statements to the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 800 E. Monroe, 1st Floor, Springfield 62701.

The City will consider views and comments received on or before 4:00 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2021.

 2020 CAPER


  Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER)

The City of Springfield is requesting comments on its 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER). This report summarizes the City’s accomplishments and progress in meeting the goals outlined in its HUD annual planning documents.

The City will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday September 29, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Springfield Council Chambers, 300 S. 7th Street, 3rd Floor. Interested agencies, groups, organization and individuals, particularly those persons who live in the city’s low-income neighborhoods, are urged to attend this Public Hearing. The City of Springfield Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call the Office of Planning and Economic Development, at 217.789.2377 to make those arrangements.

If you cannot attend the hearing, you may email your feedback to Info.OPED@springfield.il.us or mail your typed or written statements to the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 800 E. Monroe, 1st Floor, Springfield 62701.

The City will consider views and comments received on or before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday September 29, 2022.

 Draft FY 2021 CAPER