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The Albany City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019,  to hear public comment on the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, the 2019 Action Plan, an amendment to the 2018 Action Plan, and a new Citizen Participation Plan. The hearing will be in Council Chambers at Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW.  The CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The 2019 action plan proposes CDBG funding for services to Albany’s homeless, low-and moderate-income residents; housing rehabilitation assistance to low-income homeowners; affordable housing development; and small business development. Amendments to the 2018 plan include reallocating funds from accessibility improvements to affordable housing projects. CDBG programs will support the 2018-2022 consolidated plan goals to create and preserve affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and provide services and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. 

The Albany Community Development Commission (CDC) welcomes public input on community needs at their monthly meetings. The CDC will hear comments on the CDBG programs and plans at their next meeting at noon Monday, May 20, 2019,. in the Santiam Room of City Hall.

The plans can be reviewed on the City’s website,, at Albany’s public libraries, and at the Community Development Department in City Hall. Comments will be accepted through 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  Written comments may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; mailed to PO Box 490, Albany, Oregon, 97321; or delivered to the Community Development counter at 333 Broadalbin Street SW. 

The City promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or handicaps.  The location of this meeting is accessible to the disabled. If you have a disability that requires accommodation, please notify the Human Resources Department at 541-917-7506 in advance. For more information about Albany’s CDBG programs, email Anne Catlin or call 541-917-7560.