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General News

March 19, 2020 - As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information.

March 16, 2020 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

August 29, 2017 - HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Austin Animal Center Continues to Ask for the Community’s Help as Shelter Remains at Capacity

Zika Virus Information

Watch the Black History Program from February 11, 2016

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) News

Invitation to attend CDBG Community Needs Public Hearing

Virtual Hearing

In light of current heightened concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing will be held virtually to comply with the Travis County Judge’s Order. The virtual hearing will take place on March 24, 2020 at 9:00am. Members of the public who wish to participate may call the following toll free number at the time of the public hearing: 866-393-8749. Use this meeting ID: 149-100-895.

Audiencia Virtual

Debido a las preocupaciones crecientes actuales con respecto a la propagación de COVID-19, y en cumplimiento con el Órden del Juez del Condado de Travis, la Audiencia Pública de CDBG Acerca de las Necesidades de la Comunidad programado para el 24 de marzo de 2020 se llevará acabo virtualmente. Personas del público que quieren participar, pueden llamar al número gratuito siguiente a la hora de la audiencia: 866-393-8749. Usen el meeting ID: 149-100-895.

Travis County invites the public to attend a public hearing on March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am at Travis County Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX. Residents will have the opportunity to present community needs and recommend projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for usage in the unincorporated areas of Travis County and the Villages of Webberville and San Leanna. The information collected will help guide the selection of CDBG projects for the Program Year 2020 (October 2020-September 2021). For more information, see the invitation in English and Spanish (Español).

Can’t attend a public meeting regarding community needs? You may also participate by filling out a Participation Form (Needs Survey).

Community Engagement Survey

Travis County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Engagement Survey is now available. This survey allows residents to tell us about community needs in the unincorporated areas of Travis County and the Villages of Webberville and San Leanna that impact low- and moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. Your input will be used to help develop Travis County’s annual action plans for the approximately $1.2 million in annual CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It will also help inform other Travis County departments about needs in these areas of the county.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish (Español). In addition, copies will be available at the Travis County Community Centers or by requesting one be mailed to you. To request a mailed copy of the survey, call 512-854-3460 or email cdbg@traviscountytx.gov. You can also download and print the survey in English or Español. Please turn in completed surveys at any Travis County Community Center or mail them to: Travis County CDBG, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767.

PY19-23 CDBG Consolidated Plan and the PY19 Action Plan

Over the next five years, Travis County is eligible to receive an estimated $5,821,205 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to benefit Travis County low- to moderateincome residents who live in the unincorporated areas of the county or the Villages of Webberville and San Leanna. A five-year Consolidated Plan has been drafted to identify the community needs and strategic direction to guide the use of funds.

Furthermore, an Action Plan for Program Year 2019 (PY19), October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, has been drafted detailing how the funds will be spent in PY19. Travis County will receive $1,164,240 in PY19.

Draft Documents

Drafts of the documents and related summaries will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at:
https://www.traviscountytx.gov/cdbg.

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Sherri Fleming,
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Phone: (512) 854-4100
Fax: (512) 279-2197

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