Citizen Participation

The goal of citizen participation is to provide all residents of Puerto Rico with the opportunity to participate in the planning and development of the Community Development Block Grant Program for Disaster Recovery of Puerto Rico (CDBG-DR).

Under the Federal Register Notice published on August 14, where the of $8.2 billion allocation for the long-term recovery and construction of Puerto Rico was approved, the Department of Housing developed the draft Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan was published on September 21st, 2018.

The draft Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan was published on September 21, 2018, and was available for public comment for 30 consecutive days until October 21, 2018. Within this period, a series of public hearings were held from October 15 -19, 2018, in the municipalities of Toa Baja, Guayama, Barranquitas, Manatí, Moca, Guánica and Fajardo.

The Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan, was submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval, on November 18, 2018.

The comments and proposals presented in the public comment period, are included and answered in the published Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan.

The Citizen Participation Plan of the Housing Department will continue to be updated as the programs develop. All comments made by the citizens are and will be welcome throughout the duration of this grant. To be able to contact us, you can go to our contact section, email:  or phone: 787-274-2527 ext. 6400 or 6421.