2023 Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan
HOME and Community Development Block Grant Programs
Notice of Public Comment Meeting
In accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), the New River Valley HOME Consortium and the Town of
Blacksburg will hold a public comment meeting on the development of the 2023 Annual Action Plan for the New River Valley’s HOME Program and the Town of Blacksburg’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Comments will also be received on amendments to the Town of Blacksburg Citizen Participation Plan.
The Annual Action Plan provides a yearly accounting of HOME, CDBG, and other funds
allocated towards the implementation of objectives outlined in the Consolidated Plan.
The Consolidated Plan identifies community needs and proposed solutions in the areas of Housing, Special Needs, Economic Development and Non-Housing Community
Every CDBG-funded activity must qualify as meeting one of the three national program
1) Benefiting low- and moderate-income persons,
2) Preventing or eliminating slums or blight, or
3) Meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of
the community, and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
HOME funds must be used in accordance with the following HUD HOME program
1) To expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing.
2) To make housing more affordable for low-income and very low-income families.
The 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan can be reviewed on the Town’s website at:
The Consolidated Plan regulations stipulate that each grantee is required to prepare a
Citizen Participation Plan that details the community’s procedures for involving the
public in its program planning and implementation. Proposed amendments to the Town
of Blacksburg Citizen Participation Plan will be voted on by Town Council at their regular
meeting on Aug 22, 2023. The draft revised Citizen Participation Plan can be reviewed
on the Town website at: www.blacksburg.gov/cpp
The public comment meeting will take place on Monday August 14 at 10 am at the Town
of Blacksburg Housing and Community Connections office at 303 Wilson Ave,
Accommodations for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking residents will be
provided upon request. For additional information, please call (540) 443-1613.