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Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida 32940

Office: (321) 633-2000
Don Walker
Communications Director
(321) 690-6843
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 1:17 PM

Public Input Sought for At-Risk Housing and Homeless Services Funding

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Brevard County HOME Consortium is seeking comments from the general public on the draft Substantial Amendment to fiscal year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan to include the HOME-ARP funding.

Brevard County has been awarded $4,524,586.00 in HOME-ARP funding and purpose to utilize the funding in the following categories: supportive services, development of affordable rental housing, non-profit operating, non-profit capacity building and administration and planning, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The funding must primarily benefit qualifying individuals who are experiencing homelessness; individuals at risk of homelessness; persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; and other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent homelessness or would serve those at greatest risk of housing instability.

FIFTEEN-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: There will be a public comment period will open March 3 and close at 5 p.m. March 20 for the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. During this period, the draft plan will be available for public review on the County Web site: and at the following locations:

Brevard County
Housing & Human Services 
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way; B-106
Viera, FL  32940  
(321) 633-2076

City of Palm Bay
Housing & Neighborhood Development Services
120 Malabar Rd, SE
Palm Bay, FL  32907
(321) 952-3429

City of Cocoa 
Community Development
65 Stone Street
Cocoa, FL  32922
(321) 433-8511   

City of Titusville
Neighborhood Services Department
725 Deleon Avenue
Titusville, FL  32780
(321) 567-3783

Titusville Public Library
2121 S. Hopkins Avenue
Titusville, FL  32780
(321) 264-5026   

City of Melbourne 
Housing and Neighborhood Improvement
695 East University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL  32901
(321) 674-5734   

Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library
6475 Minton Rd. S.W.
Palm Bay, FL  32908
(321) 952-6317   

Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Brevard Public Library
308 Forest Ave.
Cocoa, FL  32922
(321) 633-1792

COMMENTS: Comments may be submitted electronically at the link above or by sending them to: Brevard County Housing & Human Services Department, Attention: Natasha Jones, Special Projects Coordinator, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building B, Suite B-106, Viera, FL 32940.  All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 20.  Any comments received after this day and time will be excluded.

PUBLIC HEARING: The public hearing on the proposed HOME-ARP allocation plan is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21. The public hearing will be held during the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners meeting, 1st floor Commission Chambers, Building C, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL  32940.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings, please notify Brian Breslin in the Housing and Human Services Department, no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting, at (321) 637-5347.  If a person desires to appeal any decision made by this Board, agency or commission (as appropriate) with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, such a person will need a record of this proceeding and that, for such purposes, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of this proceeding is made, at his/her own expense, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based.