CDBG Annual Report Available for Public Comment

The Pittsfield Department of Community Development has completed a draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) detailing activities undertaken during the City’s 2013 fiscal year utilizing the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The CAPER describes the City’s accomplishments during the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 utilizing CDBG funds from HUD.  It also includes an evaluation as to how well Consolidated Plan goals have been met during this time period.

The Pittsfield Department of Community Development (DCD) will make a copy of the CAPER available to any citizen who so requests one.  Copies of the CAPER can be obtained at the DCD office in Room 205 of Pittsfield City Hall or by calling the office at (413) 499-9368 (or TTY: (413) 499-9340) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  A copy of the draft CAPER will also be posted on the City’s website at:  Click on the “City Hall” red tab and then click on “Community Development”.

Anyone wishing to comment on the report may do so for a period of fifteen days, beginning September 12, 2013 through the close of business on September 26, 2013.  Comments may be submitted in writing to the above address or may be made verbally by calling or visiting the DCD office at City Hall.  Persons with special needs should contact the above telephone number for assistance.

Following the public hearing and the fifteen-day public review period, DCD will submit the CAPER report to HUD, including any comments received from the public and responses.

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