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BILL NO. 17-017Ord.No:          18717

Agenda Title:

17-017 - 2R. An ordinance approving a second amendment to the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG and HOME programs, authorizing a revised application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year 42 and the Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) program year 22; amending Ordinance No. 18572 and 18632 to reflect the change; and making the necessary appropriations.
Recommendations:

Staff recommends approval of this ordinance.

Executive Summary:

Due to emphasis on code enforcement and blight remediation in the Council's recently adopted strategic plan, the available budget for dangerous building demolitions is nearly depleted for the FY 2016/17 fiscal year. Staff is seeking authorization to reallocate $100,000 of previously unallocated Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) for this program.
Background:

The City previously submitted an application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Entitlement funds for Program Year 42 of the Community Development Block Grant and Program Year 22 of the HOME Investment Partnerships Act as authorized by Ordinance No. 18572.


After this ordinance was adopted, the City was notified by HUD of an increase in the amount of HOME Program funds being awarded for the 2017/17 program year totaling $1,883.00. As required by HUD, the City revised its Annual Action Plan and application to account for the additional funds. This was amended by Ordinance No. 18632.


The City has determined an increased need in the demolition of vacant, dangerous buildings in the City and has depleted the general funds allocated for this purpose. The City has $100,000 of previously unallocated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds available and eligible for this program.


The City’s Annual Action Plan did not include a program for the demolition of dangerous buildings. When adding a program not originally listed in an Annual Action Plan, the City is required to submit an amended Annual Action Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


This ordinance would amend the City’s Annual Action Plan as authorized by Ordinance No. 18572 and 18632 and add the CDBG Dangerous Building Demolition Program for Program Year 42 of the Community Development Block Grant and Program Year 22 of the HOME Investment Partnerships Act.

The City will use these funds on the demolition of dangerous buildings citywide in accordance with HUD guidelines.



Fiscal Impact:

The City has $100,000 of previously unallocated Community Development Block Grant funds that will be used for this program.



Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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