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Posted on: November 22, 2022

WestMetro HOME Consortium: HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Community Meeting

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The WestMetro HOME Consortium, of which Bedford is a part, and Barrett Planning Group are hosting three upcoming virtual community meetings to discuss use of special one-time federal funds to address the needs of households who are homeless, at risk of homeless, or other vulnerable populations. 

 All three meetings listed below will cover the same content and discussion topics, although you are welcome to attend more than one session. While you can register at any time before the meeting, language interpretation is available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Urdu for those who register by November 27.

 Dates and times are as follows:
Monday, December 5, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm   
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 12:00-1:30pm

Please register for any of the above dates at http://www.tinyurl.com/WestMetro-HOME-ARP-Meeting.

Additional Information. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the federal government appropriated $5 billion in one-time funds for the HOME-ARP Program, which is designed to assist individuals and households who are homeless, at risk of homeless, or other vulnerable populations through housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter. The WestMetro HOME Consortium will be responsible for administering $5,406,962 of these one-time federal funds. As part of the HUD-regulated process, submission and approval of an Allocation Plan is required for the Consortium to receive these funds, and the input gathered from the public will be crucial for developing this plan. For more information about the HOME-ARP program, visit https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/home-arp/overview/.  

Project Contact. If you have questions about the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, please reach out to Shaylyn Davis, Senior Community Development Planner for the City of Newton, at sdavis@newtonma.gov.

 

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