Subject:    Just Housing Rally, Oct. 16
Date:              Tue, 10 Oct 2000 10:38:41 -0400
From:              T.J. Sutcliffe  <someadvocacy@erols.com>
Organization:              So Others Might Eat (SOME)
 

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RALLY FOR A JUST HOUSING POLICY AND
A FAIR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Monday, October 16, 2000
6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
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Join District residents concerned about the urgent need for affordable
housing and neighborhood-based community development at a rally outside
the Department of Housing and Community Development s annual Public
Hearing on Housing and Community Needs in the District of Columbia. 

WHERE:     Hine Junior High School
           335 8th Street, SE
           Across from Eastern Market Metro (Orange Line)

WHEN:      Monday, October 16, 2000
           6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

A flier is attached in Word for Windows format. Please help publicize
this event by distributing the flier and this email. For more
information about the rally, call Mary Ann Luby at 872-1494 or T.J.
Sutcliffe at 797-0701 ext. 107.

BACKGROUND:

On Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. the D.C. Department of Housing and
Community Development (DHCD) will hold a public hearing on the Housing
and Community Development Needs in the District of Columbia. 

As stated by DHCD, the purpose of the hearing is to provide citizens an
opportunity to express to DHCD what the priority needs are in the city
for housing and community development and to evaluate the department s
current and past performance. DHCD will utilize the input from the
public, consistent with the District s economic development strategy, to
draft the Consolidated Plan for the District of Columbia Fiscal Year
2002 Action Plan. 

The consolidated plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) for four federal entitlement programs totaling
over $40 million annually:

"           Community Development Block Grant Program
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Emergency Shelter Grants Program
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program

Concerned District residents will rally outside the hearing to urge DHCD
to  address the pressing need for affordable housing for low income and
very low income families and individuals, and to focus DHCD s community
development efforts on initiatives that reflect true citizen priorities
to help all residents.

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Copies of the DHCD Program Development Guidelines for FY 2002  are
available at DHCD (801 North Capitol Street, NE 8th floor), the Martin
Luther King Library, and other community sites. For more information,
call Jack Nelson at DHCD at 442-7253. To testify at the hearing call
Pamela Mitchell, DHCD Community Outreach Coordinator, at 442-7256 by
5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13th. Written statements may be delivered
to Milton Bailey, Acting Director, Department of Housing and Community
Development; ATTN: Office of Strategy and Communications; 801 North
Capitol Street, NE; Washington, DC  20002.
 
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