Public hearing on Neighborhood Conservation Initiative Program set

Public hearing on Neighborhood Conservation Initiative Program set

The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 9AM in Room 227 of the County Administration Building located on 100 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, Maryland. The hearing is for the purpose of obtaining input and comments from citizens relating to the acceptance of a grant agreement in the amount of $400,000 from the Maryland Neighborhood Conservation Initiative Program.
The funding is available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3, which was provided under Section 1497 of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, for the purpose of assisting in the acquisition and redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes and other related eligible activities in response to the state-wide increase in residential foreclosures.
The grant monies will be used by the following local agencies:
* Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc., to provide down payment assistance and housing counseling to qualifying homebuyers;
* Habitat for Humanity of Washington County to acquire and/or rehabilitate two houses to be sold to qualifying low to moderate income homebuyers;
* Washington County Community Action Council, Inc., to acquire and/or rehabilitate one house to be rented to qualifying low to moderate income tenants.
All citizens will have the opportunity to be heard on this day. Further information is available from Susan Buchanan, at the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission at 240-313-2280.
Individuals requiring special accommodations are requested to contact the Office of the County Commissioners at 240-313-2216(V), 240-313-2077(TDD), or dial 711 Maryland relay to make arrangements no later than three working days before the hearing.