The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be soliciting public comments through April 21 regarding the following documents: Proposed 2020 -2024 Consolidated Plan; 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP); Analysis to Impediments to Fair Housing Choice; and Citizen Participation Plan.

The documents describe how DED and DHHS will use approximately $32.6 million in annual funding pertaining to the following programs:

.             Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

.             HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

.             National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

.             Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

.             Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)

.             Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF)

.             Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF)

The documents describe the manner in which program funding will be used as related to low-and moderate-income persons assistance; national and state objectives; application schedules; eligible activities; project selection criteria; and plans for minimizing the displacement of persons as a result of funded activities.

DED and DHHS will solicit public comments through 5:00 pm CT on April 21, 2020. Public hearings will be conducted on:

April 14, 2020

All comments must be received by DED before the close of the comment period. Mail written comments to: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Or email comments to: with the subject line “2020 Proposed.” Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, should contact Rebecca Schademann (402-471-3172; by April 10, 2020.