COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Located at Hattiesburg City Hall, the office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

200 Forrest Street
Post Office Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898
601-545-4558

Staff
Petra Wingo, Division Manager
Dequandra Johnson, Housing Coordinator
Kendrick Laster, Housing Inspector
Nick Williams, Housing Coordinator
Tonya Jordan, Neighborhood Coordinator

PUBLIC NOTICES

APRIL 6 – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DABBS STREET ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

Architects, engineers, or other related professionals are requested to submit a proposal to provide professional architectural/engineering services and construction administration services for the renovation of a city-owned facility.  The city has acquired a church building of approximately 5,350 square feet (with approximately 75% on the ground floor) for the purpose of renovation into a multi-purposed community center.  The project also includes the acquisition of two adjacent lots, and these services will include the design/engineering work for associated parking.

The deadline for Bidders to submit written questions for information and/or clarification is 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  All written questions received by this deadline will be answered in writing according to the instructions in the RFP.

The deadline for receipt of all submittals is 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The full RFP can be found below.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

Questions regarding the project should be submitted to Petra Wingo, Community Development Division Manager, at pwingo@hattiesburgms.com.  Questions and answers will be posted periodically at this website per the instructions in the RFP.  Interested professionals should deliver five copies of proposals and one PDF version on a USM flash drive 10:00 a.m. on May 13, 2021 to:
Physical Address:
Office of the City Clerk
City of Hattiesburg
Attn: Cecilia Jones
200 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Mailing Address:
Office of the City Clerk
City of Hattiesburg
P.O. Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

 

March 11 – PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD

The City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been allocated $530,462 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $297,029 in HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for program year 2021. The funds will be used to meet the primary objectives of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, as amended, by providing access to affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for persons, of low and moderate- income.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. In light of social distancing requirements, this will be a VIRTUAL Public Hearing with access by internet or phone. For instructions on how to join the virtual Public Hearing, please contact the Department of Urban Development at (601) 545-4675 no later than 3:00pm on March 30, 2021. Public Comments on the topic will be taken between March 11, 2021 and April 12, 2021.

The DRAFT 2021 ACTION PLAN is available for review. The City will consider any comments or views of citizens, agencies or units of local government received in writing now through April 12, 2021 and orally at the Public Hearing on March 30, 2021.

Please see the official PUBLIC NOTICE for more information regarding the comment period and hearing.

Comment Form

The Community Development Division administers the annual grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as other grant opportunities that may complement such efforts. Primarily, this division manages projects funded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME). Both of these programs are intended to benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) individuals and households.  Administration of the programs is guided by the City’s 5-year Consolidated Plan and each year’s Action Plan.

HOME

The HOME Program focuses on Affordable Housing. The City offers Down Payment Assistance awards to income-eligible first-time home buyers; oversees a rehabilitation program for homeowner occupied dwellings; and partners with non-profit organizations for the purpose of constructing or rehabilitating houses to be sold or rented as affordable units.

CDBG

The CDBG Program allows for activities that benefit LMI individuals, LMI households, areas of the community that are majority LMI, or serve to create jobs available to LMI persons.  CDBG Programs undertaken by the City include Homeowner-occupied rehabilitation and Emergency Repairs, Downtown Facade Improvement, various Public Services through non-profits, Microenterprise Assistance, Public Facility Improvement, and Infrastructure Improvement.

Programs with ongoing application periods:

  • HOME Downpayment Assistant for First Time Homebuyers
  • CDBG Facade Improvement Assistance
  • CDBG Emergency Housing Repair (homeowner-occupied)
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radios

Programs with limited application periods:

  • CDBG & HOME Substantial Housing Rehabilitation (homeowner-occupied)
  • CDBG Public Service Awards for Non-Profits
  • CDBG Microenterprise Assistance

Individuals interested in programs with time-limited application periods are encouraged to call the Community Development Division at (601) 554-1006 for more information. Notices of Funding Availability or Requests for applications/proposals will be advertised in the Pine Belt News when funding is available. Whether or not funding is available will depend on the amount of funding made available in the City’s annual grant awards and what priority level is assigned to these program areas in comparison with others.