Notice Of Public Outreach Meetings

PLUMAS COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The Plumas County Planning Department will hold
Public Outreach Meetings on:
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Planning and Building Services Office Conference Room
555 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plumas County Planning Department will conduct targeted public outreach meetings on December 20, 2022, at 5:00PM and December 29, 2022, at 10:00AM at 555 Main Street, Planning and Building Services Office Conference Room in order to seek public input and develop priorities on category(ies) of allowable uses and amounts, the blend of planning and implementation uses, the amount retained by Plumas County versus suballocations, and various other program components of the State Rural Allocation Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021 (REAP 2.0) application.

The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) published a competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Final Guidelines – Tribal and Rural Allocation for REAP 2.0 on July 26, 2022. Plumas County is part of the “Far North” geography category that includes the following additional counties: Lassen, Modoc, Sierra, and Siskiyou. The maximum total amount allowable for the Far North counties is $2,060,042.77. The NOFA also includes a Tribal Entities allocation totaling $7,500,000.

Plumas County anticipates submitting a State REAP 2.0 Program application by the required deadline of December 31, 2022.

The purpose of the public outreach meetings is to give the public an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible uses Plumas County should apply for under the REAP 2.0 application. Disadvantaged and historically underserved communities in Plumas County, including Tribal Entities, are encouraged to attend in addition to individuals and organizations representing relevant interests such as affordable housing, infill development, infrastructure, and equity.

Plumas County anticipates applying for the following proposed category under the allowable uses in the following amount.

Accelerating infill development that facilitates housing supply,
choice, and affordability through various planning and investment:

$2,000,000

Including the following proposed eligible uses:

  • affordable housing development programs which may involve large expenditures and capital investments that accelerate the supply of long-term affordable housing for Lower-Income and Moderate-Income (LMI) households in infill areas;
  • affordable housing units that are part of mixed income development programs;
  • completing environmental clearance to eliminate the need for project-specific review for infill development that facilitates housing supply, choice, and affordability;
  • performing infrastructure planning and investing in upgrading infrastructure, including but not limited to sewer and water systems, or other public facilities necessary to accelerate infill development that facilitates housing supply, choice, and affordability; and
  • remove barriers to encourage development and commit to development within a reasonable time frame (e.g., within 5 years of the expenditure deadline).

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public outreach meetings, please contact Tracey Ferguson, Planning Director, Plumas County Planning Department, at 530-283-6214. If you are unable to attend the public outreach meetings, you may direct written comments to Plumas County, at 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971, or you may telephone Tracey Ferguson, Planning Director, Plumas County Planning Department, at 530-283-6214 or [email protected]. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Thursday.