Johnson County accepting public input on amendment to 2021 Annual Action Plan
This fall, you will be able to provide your input on a substantial amendment to Johnson County’s 2021 Annual Action Plan, related to American Rescue Plan funding.
A public hearing on the amendment will take place on Dec. 8 during the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room at the County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St. Olathe, KS.
Nov. 14-Dec. 1, you can also submit written comments to Jay C. Leipzig, Director, Johnson County Planning, Housing & Community Development at j[email protected] or leave comments via phone 913-715-0424.
The Annual Action Plan is Johnson County’s application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME and CDBG programs. The county received additional HOME funding through the American Rescue Plan Act to support vulnerable populations in our community.
Johnson County has identified unmet housing and service needs among these populations – including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Based on this information, the county identified the following priority needs:
- Affordable rental units for 0-30% Area Median Income and 31-50% Area Median Income households
- Permanent Supportive Housing units
- Non-congregate shelter for adults and families with children
- Supportive services
Johnson County’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan proposes the following eligible activities and budget amounts:
- Acquisition/development of non-congregate shelters: $3,380,546
- Administration and planning: $596,560
- Total allocation: $3,977,106
The BOCC is expected to take action on the draft Substantial Amendment, which includes the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, at its Dec. 8 meeting. The county anticipates submitting the approved plan to HUD on or before Dec. 15, 2022.
View a draft of the Substantial Amendment, which includes the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.