The letter seeks “to modify and enhance the draft Amendment, prior to submission to HUD, to build upon the positive aspects of the plan, and address several significant concerns with the Plan in the following areas:“
Fair allocation of resources between renters and owners,
Publicly address extant program implementation and contractor termination questions,
Ensure a fair, needs related distribution of funds among counties and towns,
Create, and distribute funds pursuant to, a comprehensive needs assessment rather than in reaction to subscription to first round programs,
Ensure transparency and public participation,
Address barriers to fair housing;
Incentivize the hiring of local residents and contractors.
Provide a comprehensive and clearly defined risk analysis;
Provide a clear mandate to mitigate present and future risks;
dedicate sufficient funding for local and coordinated planning;
Greater benefit to low- and moderate-income people; and
Several program specific suggestions.
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