Tell us the needs of your community

Tell us about your community needs and recommend CDBG projects by:

  • Attending public hearings
  • Requesting a CDBG staff person meet with your neighborhood leadership or attend a community meeting
  • Participating in a Consultation
  • Completing a Participation Form (Needs Survey)

Attend a Public Hearing

Invitation to Comment on the 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 moderate-income 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.

You may comment on the proposed PY19-23 Consolidated Plan and PY19 Action Plan by attending a public hearing or by sending your comments in writing via postal mail or e-mail.

Comment Period and Draft Documents

Comments will be accepted for 30 days beginning July 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and ending August 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Beginning July 3, 2019, drafts of the proposed documents and related summaries will be available for download on the Travis County CDBG webpage at: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/cdbg or available for review at any of the seven Travis County Community Centers. Invitation in English and Información en Español.

Public Hearings

The public can provide comments by attending the Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9:00 am at Travis County, Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX, 78701 (Map).

Mailing Your Comments

The public can also mail their comments to: CDBG Program, Travis County, HHS, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767 or e-mail them to the CDBG program at cdbg@traviscountytx.gov.

The CDBG office holds public hearings three times a year:

  • During the month of March, residents have the opportunity to present community needs during a meeting at Commissioners Court.
  • During the Summer (June/July) residents have the opportunity to comment on the recommended projects for the next program year.
  • During the Fall (November/December) residents can comment on the program's annual report.

Request or Attend a Community Meeting

  • If your neighborhood would like to discuss its needs, please contact the CDBG Office to set up a meeting.
  • Your neighborhood must be in the current CDBG Service Area (unincorporated Travis County, Webberville or San Leanna).
  • Sign up for the Next Door app and be notified when we have a community meeting in your neighborhood.

Submit your Request for a Community Meeting

Consultations

  • In the development of the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans, consultations with other public and private agencies will occur including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Local public housing authorities;
  • Other assisted housing providers;
  • Social service providers including those focusing on services to children, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDs and their families, and homeless persons;
  • Community‐based and regionally‐based organizations that represent members of protected classes;
  • Organizations that enforce fair housing laws and other public and private fair housing service agencies;
  • Broadband Internet Service Providers and organizations engaged in narrowing the digital divide;
  • Agencies whose primary responsibilities include management of flood prone areas, public land or water resources and emergency agencies;
  • The Continuum of Care that serves Travis County;
  • Public and private agencies that address housing, health, social service, victim services, employment, or education needs of low-income individuals and families; homeless individuals and families, including veterans, youth, and/or other persons with special needs;
  • Publicly funded institutions and systems of care that may discharge persons into homelessness; and
  • Business and civic leaders.

A variety of mechanisms may be utilized to solicit input from these entities. These could include but are not limited to staff participation on coalitions or boards, telephone or personal interviews, mail surveys, internet‐based feedback and surveys, focus groups, and/or consultation workshops.

Request to Be Invited to a Consultation

Participation Form (Needs Survey)

For the development of the Consolidated Plan, residents, social service providers and community groups may complete a survey that assesses perceptions of community needs. Surveys will be available throughout the year, via links on the CDBG website and annually will be distributed electronically to residents that have requested information on the program and public agencies that serve residents in the CDBG service area.

Participation Forms that collect information on residents’ perceptions of community needs may be used to collect data at community meetings. In addition, copies of the participation form will be available in the Travis County Community Centers to increase resident participation in the information gathering process. Surveys will be available in both English and Spanish. For other accommodations, contact the CDBG office.

Any data collected in the twelve months prior to March 31st of the calendar year in which the plan is due will be used for development of the Consolidated Plan.

Community Development Block Grant

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX

Phone: (512) 854-3460

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