The Six County Association of Governments improves local government coordination of mutually beneficial programs.
Public participation welcome for Regional Annual Action Plan
Every year the Six County Association of Governments produces an Annual Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Plan details the community development, housing needs, and priorities of Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties. There is a special emphasis on serving the needs of the low and moderate-income and special needs populations.
The purpose of the plan is to identify the implementation of HUD funded projects and activities that should take place in the immediate or near future. The planning process is undertaken with the assistance of towns, cities, counties, and the public to identify, prioritize and quantify the cost of capital improvement needs in each jurisdiction. In January communities are interviewed individually about their needs.
Six County also works with the regional public housing agencies and other service providers to identify gaps in affordable housing and for appropriate means to address those gaps. Public hearings are in conjunction with the regional governing body, or executive board, to solicit public involvement in the plan development process.
The following questions are considered in the development of the Annual Action Plan:
- What are the key priorities for housing and community development for each jurisdiction in the region, and the region as a whole?
- What opportunities exist for integration and coordination of federal, state, and/or local programs?
- How can SCAOG and the Utah Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered through the Utah Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) help foster better coordination?
- What data or other information would help us in developing and improving the housing and community development decision-making process as it relates to rating and ranking of projects proposed for HUD funding?
Public participation in the planning process is encouraged for the upcoming 2021-2022 plan. The final plan will be published in March.
A copy of the draft plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link. DRAFT: CDBG Annual Action Plan For July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
A short survey form is available to anyone interested in providing input on housing and community development needs in their community at the following link https://sixcounty.typeform.com/to/jZ6ofd0w.
A short survey form is available to anyone interested in providing input on housing and community development needs in their community at the following link .
You may also provide input or ask for a paper survey from the SCAOG Regional Planner, Tyler Timmons, at (435) 893-0738, via e-mail: email@example.com, or mail: 250 North Main St, P.O. Box 820, Richfield, UT 84701