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Hearings and Public Comment

Hearings and Public Comment

We invite you to comment on our plans for housing and community development activities and on our accomplishments during the past year.

Still have questions? Contact:
Neighborhood Development
26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston, MA 02108-2501
United States


Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) meeting on Tuesday, April 25, (refreshments at 5:30 p.m.) from 6 - 8 p.m, Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury.  Light refreshments, kids’ corner, and ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided.  The location is wheelchair accessible.

The AFH is a new planning document that the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires cities and towns like Boston that receive HUD funds to complete. The AFH will identify key priorities and goals for the City, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), and the community to work together to support fair housing. These priorities and goals will help guide how HUD resources are invested.

View the meeting agenda and an information flyer (English & Spanish)


Housing and Community Development Planning Calendar

Federal Program Year 2017 / City 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)

Date / Time / Place


April 2017 (Tentative)

HUD issues PY 17 allocations for CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA

January 9: Hearing
February 8:  RFP Issued
March 1: Bidder’s Conference
March 24:  Proposals Due


Office Workforce Development (OWD) Public Services /CDBG funding
Purpose: To provide services for low-income individuals and families with a goal of moving them out of poverty towards economic security.
Policy principles
Questions, contact: Todd Lee at 

Hearing DND
Wednesday, March 22
6 - 8 p.m., 26 Court Street, Winter Chambers
Snow Date: March 23

Receive residents input on housing and community development needs and priorities.  Share federal budget updates.
April 12
City Budget
FY2018 Budget issued
May 11
Draft Plan Posted
Required 30-day comment period starts
To be scheduled Boston City Council Hearing on planned use of HUD funds for FY18

Hearing DND
Thursday, May 25
6 - 8 p.m., 26 Court Street, Winter Chambers

Opportunity for residents to comment on Draft Action Plan
June 12 End of 30-Day Comment Period
June 14 Submit Action Plan to HUD


Public comment

No comments are requested at this time.