Online Survey and invitation to meet with Neighborhood/Community Groups to get input about Austin's future needs
The City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department (NHCD) is launching a public engagement campaign—including an online survey—to gather community feedback on the Five-Year Federal Funding Plan for nearly $11 million in annual grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The initiative encourages Austinites to share their thoughts about priorities and programs addressing affordable housing, job creation, and public service needs for low- and moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, seniors, and youth. The survey will run through the middle of March 2019, and is looking for responses from people of all backgrounds.
Austinites have FOUR WAYS they can participate in this dialogue and provide input about the priorities and goals:
Each year the City submits 1) an Annual Action Plan that summarizes how federal funds will be used to address specific goals, and 2) a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that provides metrics on each year's achievements. Ultimately, this process fosters community partnerships, cultivates leadership, and facilitates an ongoing community dialogue.