The County of Susquehanna will hold a Public Hearing 5:OO P.M. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the offices of the Susquehanna County Housing/Redevelopment Authority, 33 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.   The meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Please call (570) 278-5401 if special accommodations including those related to language, sight, or hearing, are required, prior to 1:00 pm on June 7.  

The purpose of this hearing is to obtain citizens views and comments on how Susquehanna County’s Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Entitlement funds should be used.    CDBG applications must be submitted to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development by October 28, 2021.

 It is anticipated that Susquehanna County will receive approximately $250,000. Eligible activities must meet one of three National Objectives: 1) principally benefit low-to-moderate income persons, 2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or 3) meet a need having a particular urgency.  Activities which may be undertaken with PA CDBG funds are as follows: Water System, Sanitary Sewer System, Storm Sewer System, Housing Rehabilitation, Housing Construction/Reconstruction, Public/Community Facilities, Recreation Facilities, Public Services, Street/Road Improvements, Parking Facilities, Historic Preservation, Removal of Architectural Barriers, Solid Waste Facilities, Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Acquisition/Relocation, Clearance, Disposition, Utilities (Other than Water/Sewer) and other activities.  A minimum of seventy (70%) of all proposed CDBG funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.   Although, no demolition or conversion of occupiable dwelling units is proposed at this time, nor are any activities proposed that could result in displacement, Susquehanna County is responsible for replacing all LMI housing units that may be demolished or converted.  The types and levels of assistance that Susquehanna County would make available to persons displaced by CDBG funded activities, even though no displacement is expected to occur, will be explained at the public hearing.  

All interested persons and agencies will be afforded the opportunity to appear and present their views with respect to the proposed activities for the program or prior use of Susquehanna County CDBG funds.  The public may also comment in writing by emailing or by phone at 570-278-4096 by 3pm on the day of the hearing.