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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Amendment to Greenville County FY 2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to include Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Second Round of COVID Funds from HUD

Please be advised that the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 4:00 pm pertaining to the Amendment of the FY 2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to include the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) COVID-19 second round of funds via Zoom virtual platform. The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain feedback and comments concerning the amendment of the Plans and proposed use of the additional COVID funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a total of $2,258,601 in CDBG-CV and $1,935,622 in ESG-CV grant funds.

These funds are to be utilized during FY 2020 to assist residents in Greenville County that have been impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic, including residents in Spartanburg County in City limits of Greer and Laurens County in the City limits of Fountain Inn. The CDBG-CV fund will not be available to residents in the City limits of Greenville. The COVID-19 funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and growing effects of the historic public health crisis. Proposed uses of the funds are rental assistance, utility assistance, shelter and outreach activities, mortgage assistance, business assistance, medical safety supplies, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Please contact GCRA in advance if you have a limiting disability that will require special accommodation at the hearing. To participate in the meeting, please contact José Reynoso at jreynoso@gcra-sc.org for Zoom link. For more information, please contact GCRA at (864) 242-9801 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Written comments may also be submitted to John Castile, Executive Director, GCRA, 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601 until Tuesday, March 8, 2021.

GCRA is open in a limited capacity. For your safety and ours, we strongly encourage online/phone payments. If you believe you need to meet with a staff member, it is mandatory that you call to make an appointment. Only two individuals are permitted in the lobby at a time. Also please note: GCRA is closed from 12:00 to 1:30 on Mondays through Thursdays.
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