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File #: 18-1913    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: HEARING - Planning and Building Department recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 006-2019 authorizing the submittal of a 2018 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 $2,910,000, for the following eligible activities to take place within the unincorporated area of the County: a) Up to $850,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and b) Up to $2,060,000 for Public Facilities to repair and rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; and 2) 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, f...
Attachments: 1. A - Contract Routing Sheet Approved, 2. B - Resolution CDBG 2018, 3. C - CDBG Grant Staff Report 2-12-19, 4. D - 2018-CDBG-NOFA-F, 5. E - 2018 CDBGAppSummary, 6. Executed Resolution 006-2019

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HEARING - Planning and Building Department recommending the Board conduct a public hearing to:

1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 006-2019 authorizing the submittal of a 2018 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 $2,910,000, for the following eligible activities to take place within the unincorporated area of the County: a) Up to $850,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and b) Up to $2,060,000 for Public Facilities to repair and rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; and

2) 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: 10 Min.)

 

FUNDING:  Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) has announced the availability of Community Development Block Grant (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 November 1, 2018, HCD issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to announce the availability of funds under the CDBG Program.

 

In response to the 2018 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, intends to apply for a grant in the amount of up to $2,910,000 under the Community Development Allocation, on behalf of the County of El Dorado, for the following eligible activities benefitting low income individuals and households within the county: a) Up to $850,000 for Homeownership and Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Loan Programs; and b) Up to $2,060,000 for Public Facilities to rehabilitate the Placerville Senior Center building; and

 

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 that 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 that 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 methods by 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.

 

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 Planning and Building Department, attention of C.J. Freeland, HCED Programs.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Healthy Communities and Economic Development - Housing

 

CONTACT

Tiffany Schmid, Director

Planning and Building Department