In accordance with the City of Manchester’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs, notice is hereby given that as part of the development process of a Programmatic Agreement with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft Programmatic Agreement pursuant to 36 CFR 800.13 of the Council’s regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f). The draft will be available for public review during a 30-day comment period beginning Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. through Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The Programmatic Agreement is an element of the City’s administration of its HUD funded Programs (Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Lead Hazard Control Program, Healthy Homes Production Grant Program and Emergency Shelter Grant Program), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the Housing Act of 1937, under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, under Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 and Subtitle B of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The City has determined that the administration of its HUD funded programs may have an effect upon properties that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Place due to making funding available to assist City departments, individuals, for profit business and not for profit organizations to implement projects and program including housing initiatives, public facilities, handicap accessibility improvements and public services in the City of Manchester, NH
The City, along with the New Hampshire Historic Preservation Officer and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation agree that the City’s HUD funded programs shall be administered in accordance with specific stipulations to satisfy the City’s Section 106 responsibilities for individual undertakings of the program. The HUD funded programs includes a number of activities that will primarily benefit low to moderate income City residents, either directly or indirectly.
Copies of the draft Programmatic Agreement will be available for public inspection for 30 days beginning on May 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at the following location during regular business hours:
Planning & Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH;
Available digitally at: https://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program
The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed Programmatic Agreement through June 15, 2023. Please submit written comments to the City of Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development, Community Improvement Program, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.
In addition to the above public comment period, the Planning and Community Development Community Improvement Staff will be conducting a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00PM at City Hall in the Aldermanic Chambers, located at One City Hall Plaza, Manchester. This meeting is being held in order to provide City residents the opportunity to comment on the draft Programmatic Agreement. Manchester Citizens, including public housing residents, public and private agencies, community groups, businesses and other interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend so they may voice their concerns and express their opinions. The comments received during this meeting will be provided to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).
Questions regarding the Programmatic Agreement and Public Hearing may be addressed to Grants Administration Manager, Todd Fleming in the Planning and Community Development Department at 603-624-6450. Individuals requiring special reasonable accommodations for access to the hearing are requested to contact this Department at the above number at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.
Signed: Jeffrey D. Belanger, AICP
Director of Planning and Community Development
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 FY2023 Community Improvement Program, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft of the HUD FY2023 Annual Action Plan. The draft will be available for public review during a 30-day comment period beginning Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The Action Plan is an annual element of the five-year Consolidated Plan, which is a prerequisite for the receipt of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME funding. The estimated level of funding for each is as follows: CDBG entitlement funds in the amount of $1,631,806 with an additional $400,395 of projected program income / unprogrammed funds; HOME funds in the amount of $773,555 with an additional $116,000 of projected program income/unprogrammed funds; and ESG funds in the amount of $148,899, for a total entitlement funding of $3,070,655. Submittal to HUD of the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Action Plan will occur upon approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, slated to occur in May. The Action PLan includes a number of activities that will primarily benefit low to moderate income City residents, either directly or indirectly. The Action Plan also includes a summary of the consultation process and coordination between the City and the Manchester Continuum of Care to support homelessness needs and services with entitlement funds. Proposed activities encompass (1) Public Service Activities which include day care, health care services, youth outreach, after school and educational and recreational programs, social services and neighborhood safety oriented programs; (2) Homeless Prevention and Homeless Support Services; (3) General Municipal and Community Development Programs including neighborhood and housing revitalization, infrastructure improvements, lead paint hazard remediation; and (4) Planning and Administration to include administrative costs for overall program activities and contingencies. Copies of the draft Annual Action Plan will be available for public inspection for 30 days beginning on April 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm at the following locations during regular business hours: Planning & Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH ; Manchester City Library, 405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH; Manchester Community Resource Center, 434 Lake Avenue, Manchester, NH; Available digitally at : http://www.manchesternh.gov/departments/planning-and-comm-dev/communityimprovement-program/HUD-submittals. Questions regarding the Action Plan may be addressed to CIP Coordinator, Todd Fleming in the Planning and Community Development Department at 624-6450. The public is encouraged to submit comments through May 17, 2023. Please submit written comments to the City of Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development, , Community Improvement Program, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester NH 03101.
Signed: Jeffrey D. Belanger, AICP
Director of Planning and Community Development
The City of Manchester Community Improvement Program Staff will be conducting a public hearing on the HUD FY2023 and City FY2024 Community Improvement Program (CIP) which includes funds allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD). The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 8th at 5:00 PM at the Manchester Community Resource Center, 4th Floor, located at 434 Lake Avenue, Manchester. For more information, please view the legal notice attached.
The City of Manchester is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $3.4 million of funding for the development of affordable rental housing and non-congregate shelters. The City’s goal is to increase affordable housing options for “qualifying populations” and “low-income households” as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Proposals will have to comply with requirements set forth by HUD’s HOME and HOME-ARP Programs.
Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on July 15, 2022, and must be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development. Please refer to the full text of the RFP for details.
Any questions regarding the RFP should be sent to Todd Fleming, CIP Coordinator for the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to additional inquiries about the Hallsville School, a third date for access to the school has been set for Friday, June 17th, at 10:00 AM.
Also, additional information regarding the HVAC system has been gathered. The two boilers were replaced in 2002 and a fresh air system was completed in 2006.
The City of Manchester is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals for the acquisition or lease of the Hallsville School Building, located at 275 Jewett Street. The City’s goal is the redevelopment of the building with continuation of its historic character. A proposal that includes affordable housing for families and/or seniors is strongly encouraged. Other uses for the building that would support the character of the residential neighborhood, provide community resources, and not place a significant burden on the traffic patterns in the area are also encouraged. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on July 29, 2022, at the Office of the City Clerk. Please refer to the full text of the RFP for details.
Any questions regarding the RFP should be sent to Pamela Goucher, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning for the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department, at email@example.com.
The Manchester Planning and Community Development Department will host a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on December 15 in the Aldermanic Chambers of City Hall. The meeting will begin the process of amending the Manchester Zoning Ordinance and incorporating it into a unified land use code. The meeting will introduce the purpose of zoning, the goals of amending the ordinance, and describe how to get involved. The meeting will be televised and will be available on Manchester Public Television's website on-demand. For more information, please refer to the meeting's poster.
The Manchester Planning Board is pleased to announce that a final draft of the 2021 Manchester Master Plan is available for public review. The Board would welcome any and all constructive comments on the plan.
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 5, beginning at 6 pm to review and adopt the updated Master Plan for the City of Manchester.
The public is invited to attend and comment.
A copy of the current City Master Plan, adopted in 2009 can be found here.
Mayor Craig, City of Manchester Allocates $4.7 Million for
Development of Affordable Housing
Utilizing Federal HOME funds, proposal represents $3.7 million increase over original budget
MANCHESTER, NH - Today, Mayor Joyce Craig and the Department of Planning and Community Development announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for $4,700,000 to develop new affordable housing units in the City of Manchester. These funds were made available through the federal HOME program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This is a $3.7 million increase in funding for affordable housing projects from the $1,037,611 originally allocated in the Mayor’s FY22 budget.
“Affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing Manchester residents. This significant investment puts people first while at the same time addresses the critical need in our community,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “These funds will allow us to focus on a ‘Housing First’ model to address homelessness, and make sure families, seniors on a fixed income and those with disabilities have access to safe, affordable housing that meets their needs.”
Projects utilizing these funds will provide housing for low-income individuals making between 30% and 80% of the area median income, and require that these individuals not pay more than 30% of their annual income on total housing costs. The funds may be used for the development of new affordable units or rehabilitation of existing units. In addition, proposals are encouraged, but not required, to include commercial space, market-rate residential units, public green space, and public art.
All requests will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of the Director of the Planning and Community Development Department, the Director of Homeless Initiatives, and a representative from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen CIP Committee, who will then make recommendations to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for final approval.
Proposals are due by 3:00 P.M. on July 16th, 2021, and must be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall.
Download the full RFP here.