PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the City of Beckley, Raleigh County, WV will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801. The Beckley City Hall is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements are required to accommodate residents in order to participate in the public hearing, including a translator for non-English speaking residents, please contact Ms. Angela L. King, Grants Administrator, City of Beckley, by email at aking@beckley.org or (304) 256-1768, or 7-1-1 for the TTY/TTD relay.

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather information for the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2024-2028, the Annual Action Plan for FY 2024, and the City’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (A.I.), which must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for award of the City’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Funds. The hearing will be used to solicit views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning needs in the City as well as impediments to fair housing choice and the steps which should be undertaken to affirmatively further fair housing.

The City of Beckley is eligible to receive an allocation of CDBG entitlement funds in the amount of $300,555 for FY 2024. In order to receive those funds, the City of Beckley must prepare a Five-Year Consolidated Plan and a One Year Annual Action Plan for the use of the CDBG funds. At least 70% of the CDBG funds must benefit low- and moderate-income persons residing in the City.

Application packets for not for profit organizations seeking FY 2024 CDBG funds are available at the City of Beckley, City Hall, 409 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801 or via the City of Beckley’s website at www.beckley.org . The deadline to submit a completed application packet to the City is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG program: Acquisition of property; disposition costs; improvements to public facilities, including the removal of architectural barriers; demolition and environmental clean-up; public services that are new or a quantifiable increase in the level of service; interim assistance; relocation payments for persons displaced as a result of a CDBG activity; rehabilitation of houses; code enforcement; special economic development activities; special activities undertaken by a community based development organization; home ownership assistance for purchase; planning activities; environmental activities; program administration; audit; and other miscellaneous activities.

If the City would undertake an activity that would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the City would utilize its policy for minimizing such displacement.

Furthermore, the City is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of CDBG funds.

The Analysis of Impediments will focus on the status and interaction of six (6) fundamental conditions within the community:

  • The sale or rental of dwellings (public or private);
  • The provision of housing brokerage services;
  • The provision of financial assistance for dwellings;
  • Public policies and actions affecting the approval of sites and other building requirements used in the approval process for the construction of publicly assisted housing;
  • The administrative policies concerning community development and housing activities, which affect opportunities of minority households to select housing inside or outside areas of minority concentration; and
  • Where there is a determination of unlawful segregation or other housing discrimination by a court or a finding of noncompliance by HUD regarding assisted housing in a recipient’s jurisdiction, an analysis of the actions which could be taken by the recipient to remedy the discriminatory condition, including actions involving the expenditure of funds made available under 24 CFR Part 570.


All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the public hearing and will be afforded the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the needs of the City of Beckley and the use of CDBG funds to address those needs over the next five (5) years. Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Angela King, Grant Administrator, City of Beckley, 409 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

Robert R. Rappold, Mayor
City of Beckley