2014-2015 Fair Housing Assessment Part 1 and 2
03-06-2014 Public Notice FY 2014-2015 Public Hearing - Citizen Participation (pdf)
03-06-2014 Public Notice FY2014 HOPWA Request for Proposals (RFP) - 2 (pdf)
12–20-2013 Public Notice FY 2014 – 2015 HOPWA Request for Proposals (RFP)
10-07-2013 Public Notice FY 2014 – 2015 CDBG Notice of Funds Available (NOFA)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Columbia to develop a Consolidated Plan affecting all of its community planning and development and housing programs. The three programs affected by the consolidated plan are: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Section 108 loan guarantees..
The citizens of Columbia are encouraged to participate in the development of the Consolidated and Annual Actions Plans. To ensure that citizens are involved in an advisory role in (1) planning, (2) implementation and (3) assessment of Consolidated Plan Programs, the U.S. Department of HUD requires a written plan to show how citizens will be involved in the three areas cited. Community involvement in the Consolidated Plan Programs shall include, but is not limited to, public notices in the local newspapers, website postings, the public hearings process and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CAC). The composition of the CAC shall include persons from various neighborhoods and target project areas. City of Columbia Citizen Participation Plan
The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet at the beginning of each Community Development program year to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Citizen Participation Plan, which will remain in effect until it is superseded by a new or revised plan. Columbia’s City Council has appointed a Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Community Development consisting of seven (7) members, one member appointed by each city council member and the mayor, who participates in an advisory role in planning, implementing and assessing the entitlement programs (CDBG, HOPWA, and HOPWA). Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Membership List (as of 04/2015)
Citizen’s Advisory Committee
Mr. David Jackson
Ms. Patricia W. Brown
Mrs. Paige Moore
Councilman Edward McDowell, Jr.
Mr. Walter Marks
Mr. Tige Watts, Chairman
Dr. Anthony Morgan
Ms. Ursula Pallares
Councilman Howard E. Duvall, Jr.
For more information on Citizen Participation Plan call our office at (803) 545-3373. Public comments regarding Community Development programs can be emailed to Public Comment (click here).