The National Affordable Housing Act requires states and local governments to have a Five-Year Consolidated Plan in effect if they are applying for assistance through the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The City of Port Huron is asking city residents to complete a survey that will help shape the required plan. The City uses federal grant money for a variety of housing initiatives. The intent of the plan is to develop programs that may benefit low to moderate income households in the next five years. Executing the plan depends on the actual availability of funds to complete them.
The survey needs to be completed by January 24, so there’s not much time to waste if residents want their voices to be heard. Comments related to the Five-Year Plan will also be heard at a Public Hearing on January 27 during the scheduled 7:00 p.m. Port Huron City Council Meeting. Separate surveys were also sent to local organizations who have a stake in housing issues in the area. Katy Posey, the Community Development Program Administrator, said that this is the first year that the survey is online. It can be found at porthuron.org.