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File #: 16-0041   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2016
Title: Consider Draft 2016 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Action Plan
Attachments: 1. Draft 2016 Action Plan, 2. Capital Project Proposals, 3. Human Services Grants, 4. Draft Minutes, April 20, 2016 HHSC Meeting
Related files: 17-1028, 16-0992

Consider Draft 2016 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Action Plan

The City must submit an Action Plan to HUD every year in order to receive entitlement grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. The draft 2016 HUD Action Plan ("Action Plan") provided in Attachment 1 has been prepared in accordance with federal requirements governing the use of these entitlement grants, including the citizen participation requirements. HUD is the federal agency that administers and regulates these grants. The Action Plan sets forth the proposed uses of the CDBG and HOME funds projected to be available in the coming fiscal year, as shown in Table 1 in the Discussion section of this report. These funds may be used for eligible community development activities to meet the priority and/or unmet needs, primarily of lower-income residents, described in the City's HUD Consolidated Plan.

Staff recommends that Council approve the 2016 Action Plan as provided in Attachment 1, and authorize the City Manager to execute all required assurances and forms for submittal to HUD.

The Housing and Human Services Commission (HHSC) reviewed the Draft 2016 Action Plan and recommended its approval (Alternative 1) at its meeting on April 20, 2016. Draft minutes of that meeting are provided in Attachment 4. The final Action Plan must be submitted to HUD by May 15, 2016.

HUD requires entitlement grantees to submit a single, consolidated application, referred to as a Consolidated Plan, for its approval prior to disbursing these grants. These plans must describe the grantee's relevant community needs and proposed uses of CDBG, HOME, and other available funds. HUD approved the City's 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan in July 2015. HUD also requires grantees to adopt and submit an Action Plan every year, with annual updates regarding funding availability, any c...

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