24 CFR 91.105 - Citizen participation plan; local governments.

§ 91.105 Citizen participation plan; local governments.
(a) Applicability and adoption of the citizen participation plan.
(1) The jurisdiction is required to adopt a citizen participation plan that sets forth the jurisdiction's policies and procedures for citizen participation. (Where a jurisdiction, before February 6, 1995, adopted a citizen participation plan that complies with section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5304(A)(3)) but will need to amend the citizen participation plan to comply with provisions of this section, the citizen participation plan shall be amended by the first day of the jurisdiction's program year that begins on or after 180 days following February 6, 1995.)
(2) Encouragement of citizen participation.
(i) The citizen participation plan must provide for and encourage citizens to participate in the development of any consolidated plan, any substantial amendment to the consolidated plan, and the performance report. These requirements are designed especially to encourage participation by low- and moderate-income persons, particularly those living in slum and blighted areas and in areas where CDBG funds are proposed to be used, and by residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, as defined by the jurisdiction. A jurisdiction is also expected to take whatever actions are appropriate to encourage the participation of all its citizens, including minorities and non-English speaking persons, as well as persons with disabilities.
(ii) The jurisdiction shall encourage the participation of local and regional institutions, the Continuum of Care and other organizations (including businesses, developers, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, and community-based and faith-based organizations) in the process of developing and implementing the consolidated plan.
(iii) The jurisdiction shall encourage, in conjunction with consultation with public housing agencies, the participation of residents of public and assisted housing developments, in the process of developing and implementing the consolidated plan, along with other low-income residents of targeted revitalization areas in which the developments are located. The jurisdictions shall make an effort to provide information to the public housing agency (PHA) about consolidated plan activities related to its developments and surrounding communities so that the PHA can make this information available at the annual public hearing required for the PHA Plan.
(iv) The jurisdiction should explore alternative public involvement techniques and quantitative ways to measure efforts that encourage citizen participation in a shared vision for change in communities and neighborhoods, and the review of program performance; e.g., use of focus groups and the Internet.
(3) Citizen comment on the citizen participation plan and amendments. The jurisdiction must provide citizens with a reasonable opportunity to comment on the original citizen participation plan and on substantial amendments to the citizen participation plan, and must make the citizen participation plan public. The citizen participation plan must be in a format accessible to persons with disabilities, upon request.
(b) Development of the consolidated plan. The citizen participation plan must include the following minimum requirements for the development of the consolidated plan.
(1) The citizen participation plan must require that, before the jurisdiction adopts a consolidated plan, the jurisdiction will make available to citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties information that includes the amount of assistance the jurisdiction expects to receive (including grant funds and program income) and the range of activities that may be undertaken, including the estimated amount that will benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. The citizen participation plan also must set forth the jurisdiction's plans to minimize displacement of persons and to assist any persons displaced, specifying the types and levels of assistance the jurisdiction will make available (or require others to make available) to persons displaced, even if the jurisdiction expects no displacement to occur. The citizen participation plan must state when and how the jurisdiction will make this information available.
(2) The citizen participation plan must require the jurisdiction to publish the proposed consolidated plan in a manner that affords citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties a reasonable opportunity to examine its contents and to submit comments. The citizen participation plan must set forth how the jurisdiction will publish the proposed consolidated plan and give reasonable opportunity to examine the contents of the proposed consolidated plan. The requirement for publishing may be met by publishing a summary of the proposed consolidated plan in one or more newspapers of general circulation, and by making copies of the proposed consolidated plan available at libraries, government offices, and public places. The summary must describe the contents and purpose of the consolidated plan, and must include a list of the locations where copies of the entire proposed consolidated plan may be examined. In addition, the jurisdiction must provide a reasonable number of free copies of the plan to citizens and groups that request it.
(3) The citizen participation plan must provide for at least one public hearing during the development of the consolidated plan. See paragraph (e) of this section for public hearing requirements, generally.
(4) The citizen participation plan must provide a period, not less than 30 days, to receive comments from citizens on the consolidated plan.
(5) The citizen participation plan shall require the jurisdiction to consider any comments or views of citizens received in writing, or orally at the public hearings, in preparing the final consolidated plan. A summary of these comments or views, and a summary of any comments or views not accepted and the reasons therefor, shall be attached to the final consolidated plan.
(c) Amendments—
(1) Criteria for amendment to consolidated plan. The citizen participation plan must specify the criteria the jurisdiction will use for determining what changes in the jurisdiction's planned or actual activities constitute a substantial amendment to the consolidated plan. (See § 91.505.) It must include among the criteria for a substantial amendment changes in the use of CDBG funds from one eligible activity to another.
(2) The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable notice and an opportunity to comment on substantial amendments. The citizen participation plan must state how reasonable notice and an opportunity to comment will be given. The citizen participation plan must provide a period, not less than 30 days, to receive comments on the substantial amendment before the amendment is implemented.
(3) The citizen participation plan shall require the jurisdiction to consider any comments or views of citizens received in writing, or orally at public hearings, if any, in preparing the substantial amendment of the consolidated plan. A summary of these comments or views, and a summary of any comments or views not accepted and the reasons therefor, shall be attached to the substantial amendment of the consolidated plan.
(d) Performance reports.
(1) The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable notice and an opportunity to comment on performance reports. The citizen participation plan must state how reasonable notice and an opportunity to comment will be given. The citizen participation plan must provide a period, not less than 15 days, to receive comments on the performance report that is to be submitted to HUD before its submission.
(2) The citizen participation plan shall require the jurisdiction to consider any comments or views of citizens received in writing, or orally at public hearings in preparing the performance report. A summary of these comments or views shall be attached to the performance report.
(e) Public hearings.
(1) The citizen participation plan must provide for at least two public hearings per year to obtain citizens' views and to respond to proposals and questions, to be conducted at a minimum of two different stages of the program year. Together, the hearings must address housing and community development needs, development of proposed activities, and review of program performance. To obtain the views of citizens on housing and community development needs, including priority nonhousing community development needs, the citizen participation plan must provide that at least one of these hearings is held before the proposed consolidated plan is published for comment.
(2) The citizen participation plan must state how and when adequate advance notice will be given to citizens of each hearing, with sufficient information published about the subject of the hearing to permit informed comment. (Publishing small print notices in the newspaper a few days before the hearing does not constitute adequate notice. Although HUD is not specifying the length of notice required, it would consider two weeks adequate.)
(3) The citizen participation plan must provide that hearings be held at times and locations convenient to potential and actual beneficiaries, and with accommodation for persons with disabilities. The citizen participation plan must specify how it will meet these requirements.
(4) The citizen participation plan must identify how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be met in the case of public hearings where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can be reasonably expected to participate.
(f) Meetings. The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to local meetings.
(g) Availability to the public. The citizen participation plan must provide that the consolidated plan as adopted, substantial amendments, and the performance report will be available to the public, including the availability of materials in a form accessible to persons with disabilities, upon request. The citizen participation plan must state how these documents will be available to the public.
(h) Access to records. The citizen participation plan must require the jurisdiction to provide citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties with reasonable and timely access to information and records relating to the jurisdiction's consolidated plan and the jurisdiction's use of assistance under the programs covered by this part during the preceding five years.
(i) Technical assistance. The citizen participation plan must provide for technical assistance to groups representative of persons of low- and moderate-income that request such assistance in developing proposals for funding assistance under any of the programs covered by the consolidated plan, with the level and type of assistance determined by the jurisdiction. The assistance need not include the provision of funds to the groups.
(j) Complaints. The citizen participation plan shall describe the jurisdiction's appropriate and practicable procedures to handle complaints from citizens related to the consolidated plan, amendments, and performance report. At a minimum, the citizen participation plan shall require that the jurisdiction must provide a timely, substantive written response to every written citizen complaint, within an established period of time (within 15 working days, where practicable, if the jurisdiction is a CDBG grant recipient).
(k) Use of citizen participation plan. The jurisdiction must follow its citizen participation plan.
(l) Jurisdiction responsibility. The requirements for citizen participation do not restrict the responsibility or authority of the jurisdiction for the development and execution of its consolidated plan.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 2506-0117)
[60 FR 1896, Jan. 5, 1995; 60 FR 10427, Feb. 24, 1995, as amended at 71 FR 6962, Feb. 9, 2006; 76 FR 75967, Dec. 5, 2011]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 3535 - Administrative provisions

§ 3601 - Declaration of policy

§ 3602 - Definitions

§ 3603 - Effective dates of certain prohibitions

§ 3604 - Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing and other prohibited practices

§ 3605 - Discrimination in residential real estate-related transactions

§ 3606 - Discrimination in the provision of brokerage services

§ 3607 - Religious organization or private club exemption

§ 3608 - Administration

§ 3608a - Collection of certain data

§ 3609 - Education and conciliation; conferences and consultations; reports

§ 3610 - Administrative enforcement; preliminary matters

§ 3611 - Subpoenas; giving of evidence

§ 3612 - Enforcement by Secretary

§ 3613 - Enforcement by private persons

§ 3614 - Enforcement by Attorney General

42 U.S. Code § 3521 to 3527 - Repealed.

§ 3614a - Rules to implement subchapter

§ 3615 - Effect on State laws

§ 3616 - Cooperation with State and local agencies administering fair housing laws; utilization of services and personnel; reimbursement; written agreements; publication in Federal Register

§ 3616a - Fair housing initiatives program

§ 3617 - Interference, coercion, or intimidation

§ 3618 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 3619 - Separability

§ 5301 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 5302 - General provisions

§ 5303 - Grants to States, units of general local government and Indian tribes; authorizations

§ 5304 - Statement of activities and review

§ 5305 - Activities eligible for assistance

§ 5306 - Allocation and distribution of funds

§ 5307 - Special purpose grants

§ 5308 - Guarantee and commitment to guarantee loans for acquisition of property

§ 5309 - Nondiscrimination in programs and activities

§ 5310 - Labor standards; rate of wages; exceptions; enforcement powers

§ 5311 - Remedies for noncompliance with community development requirements

§ 5312 - Use of grants for settlement of outstanding urban renewal loans of units of general local government

§ 5313 - Reporting requirements

§ 5314 - Consultation by Secretary with other Federal departments, etc.

§ 5315 - Interstate agreements or compacts; purposes

§ 11331 - Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board

§ 11332 - Local boards

§ 11333 - Role of Federal Emergency Management Agency

§ 11334 - Records and audit of National Board and recipients of assistance

§ 11335 - Annual report

§ 11341 - Grants by Director

§ 11342 - Retention of interest earned

§ 11343 - Purposes of grants

§ 11344 - Limitation on certain costs

§ 11345 - Disbursement of funds

§ 11346 - Program guidelines

§ 11351 - Definitions

§ 11352 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 11360 - Definitions

§ 11360a - Collaborative applicants

§ 11361 - Housing affordability strategy

§ 11361a - Preventing involuntary family separation

§ 11361b - Technical assistance

§ 11362 - Discharge coordination policy

§ 11363 - Protection of personally identifying information by victim service providers

§ 11364 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 11371 - Definitions

§ 11372 - Grant assistance

§ 11372a - Amount and allocation of assistance

§ 11373 - Allocation and distribution of assistance

§ 11374 - Eligible activities

§ 11375 - Responsibilities of recipients

§ 11376 - Administrative provisions

§ 11377 - Repealed.

§ 11378 - Administrative costs

§ 11381 - Purposes

§ 11382 - Continuum of care applications and grants

§ 11383 - Eligible activities

§ 11384 - Incentives for high-performing communities

§ 11385 - Supportive services

§ 11386 - Program requirements

§ 11386a - Selection criteria

§ 11386b - Allocation of amounts and incentives for specific eligible activities

§ 11386c - Renewal funding and terms of assistance for permanent housing

§ 11386d - Matching funding

§ 11386e - Appeal procedure

§ 11387 - Regulations

§ 11388 - Reports to Congress

§ 12701 - National housing goal

§ 12702 - Objective of national housing policy

§ 12703 - Purposes of Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act

§ 12704 - Definitions

§ 12705 - State and local housing strategies

§ 12705a - Purposes of Removal of Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Act

§ 12705b - Definition of regulatory barriers to affordable housing

§ 12705c - Grants for regulatory barrier removal strategies and implementation

§ 12705d - Regulatory barriers clearinghouse

§ 12706 - Certification

§ 12707 - Citizen participation

§ 12708 - Compliance

§ 12709 - Energy efficiency standards

§ 12710 - Capacity study

§ 12711 - Protection of State and local authority

§ 12741 - Authority

§ 12742 - Eligible uses of investment

§ 12743 - Development of model programs

§ 12744 - Income targeting

§ 12745 - Qualification as affordable housing

§ 12746 - Participation by States and local governments

§ 12747 - Allocation of resources

§ 12748 - HOME Investment Trust Funds

§ 12749 - Repayment of investment

§ 12750 - Matching requirements

§ 12751 - Private-public partnership

§ 12752 - Distribution of assistance

§ 12753 - Penalties for misuse of funds

§ 12754 - Limitation on jurisdictions under court order

§ 12755 - Tenant and participant protections

§ 12756 - Monitoring of compliance

§ 12901 - Purpose

§ 12902 - Definitions

§ 12903 - General authority

§ 12904 - Eligible activities

§ 12905 - Responsibilities of grantees

§ 12906 - Grants for AIDS housing information and coordination services

§ 12907 - AIDS short-term supported housing and services

§ 12908 - Rental assistance

§ 12909 - Single room occupancy dwellings

§ 12910 - Grants for community residences and services

§ 12911 - Report

§ 12912 - Authorization of appropriations

Public Laws