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File #: 17-1150    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/11/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/14/2017 Final action: 11/14/2017
Title: HEARING: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 168-2017 authorizing the submittal of a 2017 Community Development Block Grant Application under the Notice of Funding Availability to the California Department of Housing and Community Development in an amount up to $5,000,000, for the following eligible activities to take place within the unincorporated area of the County: a) Up to $1,000,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and b) Up to $4,000,000 for Public Facilities to rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; 2) Approve the expenditure of approximately $300,000 in existing or anticipated Community Development Block Grant Program Income for a Supplemental Activity, Public Service Program, for senior daycare programs; and 3) If the Grant is awarded, authorize the Planning and Building Department Director...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet 11-14-17, 2. B - Resolution CDBG Grant Application Submittal 11-14-17, 3. C - Staff Report 11-14-17, 4. D - CDBG 2017 Notice of Funding Availability 11-14-17, 5. E - 2017 CDBG Application Summary 11-14-17, 6. F- Spring Street Senior Center Report 11-14-17, 7. Executed Resolution 168-2017

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HEARING:  Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to:

1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 168-2017 authorizing the submittal of a 2017 Community Development Block Grant Application under the Notice of Funding Availability to the California Department of Housing and Community Development in an amount up to $5,000,000, for the following eligible activities to take place within the unincorporated area of the County:

a) Up to $1,000,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and

b) Up to $4,000,000 for Public Facilities to rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building;

2) Approve the expenditure of approximately $300,000 in existing or anticipated Community Development Block Grant Program Income for a Supplemental Activity, Public Service Program, for senior daycare programs; and

3) If the Grant is awarded, authorize the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to enter into and sign the Grant Agreement and any subsequent amendments, and any and all other documents or instruments necessary or required by the Department or the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, for participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program, collectively the required documents, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. (Est. Time:  20 Min.)

 

FUNDING:  Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds.

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

HEARING:  Community Development Services (CDS), Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to:

1)                     Adopt Resolution 168-2017 authorizing the submittal of a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application under the Notice of Funding Availability to the California Department of Housing and Community Development in an amount up to $5,000,000, for the following eligible activities to take place within the unincorporated area of the County:

                     a)                     Up to $1,000,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and

                     b)                     Up to $4,000,000 for Public Facilities to rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; and

2)                     Approve the expenditure of approximately $300,000 in existing or anticipated CDBG Program Income for a Supplemental Activity, Public Service Program, for senior daycare programs; and

3)                     If the Grant is awarded, authorize the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to enter into and sign the Grant Agreement and any subsequent amendments, and any and all other documents or instruments necessary or required by the Department or the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, for participation in the CDBG Program, collectively the required documents, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (the “Department”) has announced the availability of CDBG funds under the Community Development Allocation, the Economic Development Allocation, and the Planning and Technical Assistance Allocation, and is authorized to make those funds available to jurisdictions.

 

On September 1, 2017, the Department issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to announce the availability of funds under the CDBG Program.

 

In response to the 2017 NOFA, the Planning and Building Department-Housing Community and Economic Development (HCED) Program, together with the County’s Health and Human Services Agency and in cooperation with the Chief Administrative Office-Facilities Division, is applying for a grant amount of up to $5,000,000 under the Community Development Allocation, and for approval to expend existing or anticipated Program Income under the NOFA on behalf of the County of El Dorado, for the following eligible activities benefitting low income individuals and households, to take place within the unincorporated area of the County:

                     a)                     Up to $1,000,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs,

                     b)                     Up to $4,000,000 for Public Facilities to rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; and

                     c)                     Approximately $300,000 for a Supplemental Activity, Public Service Program, for senior daycare programs, supported by available CDBG Program Income.

 

Program Income is revenue that the County receives as a result of repayments and/or payoffs of prior CDBG loans.  Program Income must be expended prior to receiving funds directly from an open CDBG grant.  Loan payoff revenue is unpredictable, threrefore, the Grant application includes a request to expend $300,000 in existing or anticipated Program Income.  The current balance of CDBG Program Income is approximately $60,000.

 

In the rare event that the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program project results in a temporary displacement of the household occupants, the County follows a written Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (Plan).  The Plan is incorporated by attachment into CDBG-assisted program guidelines administered by the County for any activities which have the potential to lead to displacement of occupants whose property is receiving funds from CDBG or other federal funding sources.

 

The purpose of the public hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the proposed activities/application which are more fully described in the attached Staff Report (Attachment C).

 

ALTERNATIVES

The Board may deny adoption of the Resolution. This would result in the County’s disqualification from the threshold requirements of the CDBG Grant Program. These funding opportunities provide for avenues in which the County can increase services and provide housing opportunities to low-income residents of the county.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Service Programs

Chief Administrative Office-Facilities Division

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no change in Net County Cost associated with this item.  No matching contributions are required for the identified CDBG activities, however, facility improvement costs have already been budgeted to leverage with grant funds for the Placerville Senior Center rehabilitation.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) Clerk of the Board will obtain the Chair’s signature on the one (1) original copy of the Resolution.

2) Clerk of the Board will forward two (2) certified copies of the fully executed Resolution to CDS Planning and Building Department, attention of C.J. Freeland, HCED Programs.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Economic Development Housing and Healthy Communities.

 

CONTACT

Roger Trout, Director 

Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department