Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
May 2004
Bureau of Housing Holds Listening Sessions Throughout the State

Social agency workers, community leaders, and interested members of the public will have the opportunity to help shape how Wisconsin distributes federal funding in the years to come. The Department of Commerce is seeking public input as they develop the next five-year expenditure plan for funding housing, community, and economic development projects through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded formula programs. These programs are funded annually at approximately $50 million and are targeted to assist low-and moderate-income Wisconsin residents.

The plan, known formally as the 2005-2010 State of Wisconsin Consolidated Plan, will identify housing, homeless, community, and economic development needs and resources and establish priorities and strategies for meeting those critical needs of Wisconsin citizens.

Notes DCD Budget/Policy Analyst Jeanne Storm, "The input we receive from these roundtables helps identify areas to focus on to address unmet needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens. It also facilitates developing the state's strategy to coordinate and deliver the limited housing, community, and economic development resources to areas of greatest need."

Following are the dates, times, and locations of the roundtables:

June 16 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
800 Wilson Avenue
City of Menomonie

June 17 (Th) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
15889 West 3rd Street
City of Hayward

June 22 (Tu) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Brown County Library
515 Pine Street
City of Green Bay

June 23 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
135 South Stevens Street
City of Rhinelander

June 24 (Th) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McMillan Memorial Library
490 East Grand Avenue
City of Wisconsin Rapids

June 29 (Tu) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
450 South Main Street
City of Richland Center

June 30 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Country Inn & Suites
2810 Golf Road (I-94 Frontage Road)
City of Pewaukee

Consolidated Plan information is available on the COMMERCE Internet site under the Housing link http://commerce.wi.gov

The agency contact for the Plan is Jeanne Storm (Phone: 608/264-6110 E-mail jstorm@commerce.state.wi.us).

-- Barbro McGinn

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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