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FY 2022 Annual Action Plan Virtual Meeting

Published: 01/20/2021 4:12 PM


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27th 6:00pm—7:20pm

VIRTUAL (Manchester Public TV - Channel 22 or on MPTV’s website)

Participate from your computer, tablet or smartphone:


Participate by calling-in: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 170-926-597


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FY22 CIP Application Process Now Open

Published: 12/15/2020 2:02 PM

To All Potential FY 2022 CIP Applicants:

The application process for funding consideration in the City's next Community Improvement Program (CIP FY 2022) has begun. I have enclosed the CIP Application forms as well as instructions, should you wish to apply for funding consideration.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this process, should you decide to submit an application. Also note that the City will not be able to consider any funding requests received beyond the submission date.

Please e-mail one PDF version of your requests to the Planning Department. The instructions and application may also be accessed through the Planning & Community Development web page at:


The submission deadline for funding consideration is 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 11th.  CIP Staff will assist the Mayor in the review, preparation, and presentation of the Community Improvement Program to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

The City will continue to evaluate its CIP requests going forward in an effort to evenly distribute entitlement funding in a manner addressing all of the goals identified in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  This could result in reduced funding for Public Service projects.  Please take this into consideration when you put together your agencies 2022 fund raising strategy.

The CIP Staff and I look forward to working with you in the development of the FY2022 CIP Program. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in complying with our requirements.

Finally, the City wishes to acknowledge the important work that your organizations have done providing services to Manchester’s most vulnerable Citizens during the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Leon L. LaFreniere, AICP

Director, Planning and Community Development


Public Draft of Manchester Master Plan

Published: 11/20/2020 4:19 PM

The Manchester Planning Board is pleased to announce that a draft of the 2020 Manchester Master Plan is available for public review and comment.  The Board would welcome any and all comments on the plan.  In an effort to release a copy to the public as soon as possible, the draft is not in a completely polished form.  The Board is aware of typographical errors and is working to address those while the draft is out for public review. 

Please submit all comments by Friday, December 18.  Comments can be submitted either by e-mailing masterplan@manchesternh.gov or by mail to:

Manchester Planning Boad

care of the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department

1 City Hall Plaza

Manchester, NH 03101

2020 Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice

Published: 07/31/2020 2:42 PM


(2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice - City of Manchester, NH)

In accordance with the City of Manchester’s Citizen Participation Plan notice is hereby given that as part of the development process of the City’s HUD 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft of the 2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The draft will be available for public review during a 15 day comment period beginning Monday, August 3, 2020 through Monday, August 17, 2020.

As a recipient of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, the City is required to develop an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in order to orient its obligation to ‘affirmatively further fair housing’ (AFFH). AFFH is a legal requirement for the City to further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. For some Manchester residents, housing choices can be constrained through housing discrimination, the operation of housing markets, investment choices by holders of capital, the history and geography of regions, and patterns of development and the built environment. These factors and others can result in discrimination, concentrated areas of poverty, and unequal access to vital community assets that can shape life outcomes.

The analysis includes a review of applicable City policies, practices, and procedures resulting in the development of a plan of action to eliminate or improve identified conditions that limit fair housing choice. The following impediments to fair housing choice are identified for the City of Manchester through the analysis: Insufficient (1) Quality Affordable Housing; (2) Crime and Safety; (3) Housing Options for the Homeless/ At-risk of Homeless; (4) Language and Cultural Barriers; (5) Insufficient Fair Housing Information, Training, Education and Outreach; (6) Insufficient Public Transportation and Services Outside the Center City; and (7) Discrimination Practices.

Copies of the draft 2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be available for public inspection for 15 days beginning on August 3, 2020 at the following locations during regular business hours:

Planning & Community Development Department

City of Manchester

One City Hall Plaza

Manchester, NH 03101

Available digitally at: http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program/HUD-Submittals

Questions regarding the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice may be addressed to Julia Vieira in the Planning and Community Development Department at 624-6450.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice through August 17, 2020.  Written comments can be submitted by mail to the City of Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development, Community Improvement Program, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101 or digitally via e-mail to jvieira@manchesternh.gov .

Signed: Leon L. LaFreniere, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development


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