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Posted on: May 13, 2020



This is to notify the public that the City of Cumberland is analyzing impediments to fair housing within the City of Cumberland. The final Analysis of Impediments document will provide a plan of action by which Community Development Block Grant Program funds and other resources will be leveraged to affirmatively further fair housing and to address impediments.  

The City of Cumberland will be holding a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. during the regular Mayor & City Council Meeting to present preliminary data findings. Please see the agenda posted on the City website for the virtual livestream meeting forum during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting room is handicap accessible if held on-site. Anyone needing additional accommodations should contact the Department of Community Development, Lower Level, City Hall at least 3 days prior to the meeting to make necessary arrangements. 

A Public Focus Group will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1 P.M. by Zoom Virtual meeting forum.

The forum will consist of a brief overview and discussion of the survey, data, and map analysis provided by LSA Consultants and consultation with residents regarding three topics: Discrimination in Housing, Barriers to Affordable Housing, and Discrimination in Housing to Persons with Disabilities. Please submit your interest in attending the focus group meeting by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to the City of Cumberland Department of Community Development, City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street - Lower Level, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or contact Ms. Lee Borror within the Department of Community Development at 301-759-6437 or TDD # 1-800-735-2258 or

A second Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (see agenda for meeting format confirmation) at 6:15 p.m. during the Mayor & City Council meeting at City Hall or by virtual livestream to receive comments on the DRAFT Analysis of Impediments. A Zoom Interactive Meeting for the same purpose will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.  Please visit  Community Development Department for meeting details or contact Lee Borror for additional information.

A 30-day period affording the public opportunity to comment on the DRAFT Analysis of Impediments document will begin on June 26, 2020 and end on July 27, 2020.  Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Lee Borror.  Final adoption of the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing will occur at the regular Mayor & City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

All questions and comments should be forwarded to Ms. Lee Borror at 301-759-6437.

Adv. May 13, 2020

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