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Housing Office Wants Your Input in Five-Year Plan

The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development wants to know how people think federal money should be spent over the next five years. To find the answers, the office will hold two meetings on May 15 to try and get the answers.

consolidplanrectA requirement for taking federal entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is that the County, Manassas and Manassas Park must seek public input on the development of a Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The plan is meant to identify housing and community development problems, to find solutions to those problems and to prioritize how the funding should be spent over the next five years.

The plan is a collaborative process to establish a unified vision to address, homelessness, community and economic development needs and issues to serve low- and moderate-income households, said Bill Lake, Community Planning and Development Division Chief.

One of the meetings will be held at the Manassas City Hall, at 9027 Center St. in Manassas, at 10 a.m. in the second floor conference room. The second meeting will be held at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, at 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, at 5:30 p.m. in the Leesylvania Conference Room.

Those who are interested may provide input by attending one of the two meetings, going to the division’s website or by calling 703-492-2300. Residents can also email comments to [email protected]. Written comments should go to, Community Planning and Development, attn: Bill Lake, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 112, Woodbridge, Va. 22191. Written or emailed correspondence must include the name and address of the person submitting the comment.

For more information or to make arrangements for anyone with special needs, please call Kim Lawson at 703-792-7531.

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