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Public Notice of Availability Substantial Amendment to the FY 2021 Annual Action Plan HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) City of Lorain, Ohio Department of Building, Housing and Planning The City of Lorain (City) will be submitting a Substantial Amendment for the 2021 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Amendment consists of changes to the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Grant to include the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The City of Lorain was awarded $1,729,944.00 in HOME-ARP funds in a one-time allocation from HUD to benefit Qualifying Populations in the City of Lorain. In accordance with federal requirements outlined in Notice: CPD-21-10, notice is hereby given to citizens and stakeholders of the City of Lorain that a draft version of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available for review and a 15-day public comment period will commence. Public Review and Comment Period for HOME-ARP Allocation Plan: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 through Wednesday, February 22, 2023 The City’s proposed Allocation Plan for the HOME-ARP substantial amendment will be available for review on the City’s website www.cityoflorain.org, at the City of Lorain, Building, Housing and Planning Department, 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor, Lorain, OH 44052, at the City of Lorain Main Library, 351 W 6th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, and at the South Lorain Library, 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain, OH 44055. Upon request, the Department of Building, Housing and Planning will provide a reasonable number of additional copies to citizens and groups. Written comments relative to the Allocation Plan can be mailed to BHP Housing Division, 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor, Lorain, OH 44052 or emailed to email@example.com. A summary of all citizen comments will be included in the substantial amendment to the Action Plan to be submitted to HUD on or before the March 31, 2023 deadline. The Allocation Plan is required by HUD for the City to receive federal HOME-ARP grant funds. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is a strategic plan detailing the allocation of funding to assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations, by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and/or noncongregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The Allocation Plan defines the City’s proposed use of federal HOME-ARP grant funds to address these needs. The City will provide technical assistance to citizens and groups representative of persons that request such assistance in developing funding request proposals and in the review of program activities and program performance. In addition, the City will make adequate provisions to assist non-English speaking residents in interpreting program opportunities and provisions on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide auxiliary aides and services for individuals with disabilities. For requests for special accommodations please email or call Sarah Karpinski, Program Manager I - Housing, firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-204-2020. Requests for special accommodations must be made with reasonable advance notice