Community & Home Improvement

Community and Home Improvement

Mission Statement

​​​​​Call to ​speak with an advisor: 248-858-0493
Housing Counseling: 248 -858-5402
Home Improvement: 248 858-5401
Oakland County's Community & Home Improvement Division has helped residents with their housing needs. And they have supported community development projects for more than 40 years. We are committed to ensuring fair and equal housing opportunities for all.

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN 
NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING


On March 27, 2020, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, was signed by President Trump. The CARES Act makes available supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). These grants provide flexibilities for CDBG and ESG grantees to expedite the use of grant funds to help address the challenges facing our nation during this historic public health crisis.
 
The Oakland County first allocation of funds under the CARES Act will be $3,166,997 (CDBG-CV) and $1,155,293  (ESG-CV). Oakland County Community & Home Improvement will administer the funds. Prior to receipt of CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development, Oakland County is required to prepare a formal substantial amendment to its PY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan to include CDBG-CV and ESG-CV and Citizen Participation Plan to include specific waivers.        
 
A virtual public hearing will be hosted by the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. to obtain public comments  concerning the required amendments. 

Proposed Amendment to the PY 2019 Annual Action Plan
for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Activities and Use of CDBG-CV Funds

 
                    Activities                                                                                            Allocation             
                    Public Services (Emergency Rent/Mortgage/Utility Relief)          $3,166,997

 
Proposed Amendment to the PY 2019 Annual Action Plan
for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Activities and Use of ESG-CV Funds

 
                    Activities                                                                                          Allocation             
                    Administration                                                                                 $25,000
                    Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)                $50,000
                    Shelter Operations - Hotel Rooms                                                $400,000
                    Shelter Operations-COVID Expenses                                            $125,000
                    Homeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing Activities                      $555,293
                    Total                                                                                                   $1,155,293

In accordance with U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, the proposed PY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan amendment, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan amendment and  Citizen Participation Plan amendment for Oakland County must be published for public comment no less than 5 calendar days before it is submitted to HUD. The 5-day comment period will remain in effect until Wednesday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m.  
 

Beginning on Thursday, May 28, 2020 the proposed draft PY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan amendment, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan amendment and Citizen Participation Plan amendment will be available at https://www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/communities/Pages/default.aspx  Hard copies will be available for pickup at Oakland County Community & Home Improvement (OCCHI), 250 Elizabeth Lake Road Suite 1900, Pontiac, MI 48341 by calling OCCHI at (248) 858-0493, Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. All interested persons may provide written comments prior to the public hearing to the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division, 250 Elizabeth Lake Road, Pontiac MI 48341-0414 or by email at chi@oakgov.com prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2020.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2020-75, issued by Governor Whitmer, participation in the public hearing will be made available via teleconference out of precaution and to limit the potential exposure of the public and staff to the COVID-19 virus. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting and participate in the public hearing. Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone via https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/339863205. You can also dial in using your phone via United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 339-863-205 


The Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) Chairperson will call for comments during the public hearing portion of the meeting. Members of the public who join via https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/339863205 should use the chat function to list their name and organization.  They will be called upon in order received.  Those who join the meeting via phone will have an opportunity to speak once the CAC Chairperson has called for additional comments. Public comments e-mailed to chi@oakgov.com prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2020 will be read aloud before the end of the public hearing. 


If you require special accommodations because of a disability, please contact  Oakland County Community & Home Improvement at 248 858-0493 or TDD Hearing Impaired (248) 858-5511 at least three (3) business days in advance of the meeting. 


Equal Opportunity Programs/Activities


        Equal Housing Opportunity Logo     Approved agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and
             Urban Development and Michigan State Housing Development Authority. 

             Funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.​​