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Substantial Amendment To The 2017 Action Plan

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC COMMENT CITY OF BATON ROUGE & PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2016 ACTION PLAN

The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development is undertaking the planning process for submission of a substantial amendment to its 2016 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to the City-Parish 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and the Public Participation Plan the addition of new projects and activities through the obligation of previously uncommitted funds requires a substantial amendment allowing for a public notice and review period seeking public comment.

The draft Substantial Amendment will be posted on City-Parish Office of Community Development web site at http://ci.baton-rouge.la.us/dept/ocd/ and will be available for review on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Citizen comments will be accepted for inclusion in the substantial amendment between Thursday, August 10, 2017 and Thursday, September 10, 2017 and can be submitted to:


City of Baton Rouge Parish of East Baton Rouge
Office of Community Development
P.O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Email: ocd@brgov.com
Phone: (225) 389-3039 TDD: (225) 389-3082
Fax: (225) 389-3939

A public hearing for the purpose of soliciting public comments on the Substantial Amendment will be held during the regularly scheduled City-Parish Metropolitan Council Meeting at the City-Parish Governmental Building, 222 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge, 3rd Floor Council Chamber on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 4:00p.m.

Persons requiring special assistance or accommodations at the public hearing should contact Anita Lockett at (225) 389-3039 (voice) or (225) 389-3082 (TDD) at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

Draft Action Plan 2017

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.