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In order to help protect the health and safety of the public and Community Development employees, the following measures have been taken as of March 24, 2020:

Neighborhood Code Compliance

  • All order-to-repair and demolition hearings are suspended until the week of May 3, 2020. Any penalties associated with the hearings are also suspended.
  • All other payments are suspended until the week of May 3.
  • Questions about entry affidavits, condemnations, work plans and more should be directed to 311.
  • Neighborhood Code Compliance officers are continuing to respond to cases that ensure the health and safety of the public.
  • Officers will focus their efforts on the critical services needed to maintain health and safety, such as sealing open and abandoned properties, responding to dangerous conditions such as collapsing foundations, supporting police officers and firefighters, and ensuring trash and debris are removed from properties.
  • Because only trash in bins is being collected, Neighborhood Code Compliance will issue orders for residents to dispose of any garbage bags or debris left curbside or elsewhere on their properties. Property owners have ten days from the time an order is issued to remove the trash; after that time a contractor will collect the trash and debris and the property owner will be billed for the service.

Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services

  • All loan payments for home repairs and other services are waived for the months of April and May. Anyone who has made an advance payment will receive a refund. Letters will be mailed to all loan holders.
  • No applications for Homeowner Repair or Lead Remediation Programs will be taken in the office until at least April 7, 2020. People who are interested in the programs should continue to call 260-427-8585 and leave a message. Calls will be returned but in-person meetings will not take place until the soonest April 7.
  • The non-profit application deadline for 2020 CDBG Public Services and ESG grants will be postponed until further notice. The technical assistance session to answer questions about the grants is also postponed until further notice. 
  • The Fair Housing Summit Scheduled for April 29 at the War Memorial Coliseum has been postponed and the public and registrants will be notified when there is a new date.
  • Contractors will not be allowed to pick up payments in person until at least April 7; they should call ahead to ensure they may come to the office.
  • General Housing Information:
    • All Allen County eviction proceedings are temporarily stayed. See news release here.
    • Department of Housing & Urban Development suspends all foreclosures and evictions. See release here.

Planning & Policy

  • Historic Preservation Planners will not be available for walk-ins or in-person meetings. Information about Historic Preservation is available at here, where contact information for the planners is available.
  • The March 25, 2020 Public Art Commission meeting has been cancelled.
  • The All in Allen Comprehensive Plan Public Workshops and focus groups have been postponed. The public is invited to share their ideas for the future of Fort Wayne and Allen County through a questionnaire and mapping exercise at www.AllinAllen.org.

Anyone with questions for Neighborhood Code Compliance, Housing & Neighborhood Services, Planning & Policy and Redevelopment/Economic Development should call 311.

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