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CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT 2020 ACTION PLAN FUNDING FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque (COA), New Mexico, Department of Family
& Community Services has prepared its Draft 2020 Action Plan. A public hearing to present the
Draft 2020 Action Plan will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The public
hearing will be held at Los Griegos Health & Social Services Center, 1231 Candelaria Rd. NW,
87107. The hearing site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Auxiliary Aids and language
interpreters can be made available during the hearing upon prior request. For individuals with
disabilities who need assistance to benefit from the public hearing, please call Tammy Jo
Sisneros at (505) 768-2837 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.


The Action Plan serves as the COA's grant application to HUD. This document includes specific
activities to be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME
Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from HUD
and other local funds in furtherance of the Consolidated Plan strategies dming the program year
beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Estimated funding from HUD includes
$4,502,479.00 ofCDBG funding; $115,000 of CDBG program income; $1 ,045,540.78 of prior
year(s) CDBG funding; $1,924,439.00 of HOME funding; $300,000 of HOME program income;
$1 ,891,071.80 of prior year(s) HOME funding; $881,711.24 of HOME Match; $378,448.00 of
ESG funding; $378,448.00 of ESG Match; and $75,691.00 in prior year(s) ESG Match. The
Action Plan will also i'nclude $2,799,280.00 in General Funds (GF) and $5,5 18,126.00 in
Workforce Housing Trust Funds (WHTF).


The Draft 2020 Action Plan includes proposed funding for the following projects:


COA Administration- Funding: CDBG $900,495.78, HOME $192,443.90, ESG $25,492.00,
ESG Match$ 25,492.00


Funds will be used for administrative costs to support the implementation of the CO A's 2020
Action plan.


CHDO Operating - Funding: HOME $96,221.96


Funds will be provided to two Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO's) to
assist with operating costs incurred implementing housing activities. The two CHDO's receiving
funds are: Sawmill Community Land Trust and Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership. Each
CHDO will receive $48,110.98.


Homeless Intervention and Rapid Rehousing- Funding: ESG $352,956.00, ESG Match
$352,956.00, GF $2,570,000.00


Projects under this category will provide services to populations experiencing homelessness by
providing emergency shelter services, transitional housing opportunities and permanent
supportive housing opportunities.


Affordable Homeownership Assistance - Funding: CDBG $1,000,000.00


Funds will be provided to Homewise to assist low to moderate income first time homebuyers
purchase an affordable home.


TBRA- Funding: Home $52,262.93, HOME Match $240,938.20, HOME Prior Years
$730,876.40


Funds will be provided to two agencies for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Projects. Specific
high priority populations will be served with these funds. The following agencies will be
receiving funding: Hopeworks - $487,704.98 and Enlace - $536,372.55.


Homeless Dental - Funding: CDBG $229,760.00, GF $67,400.00


Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless will provide a full range of dental services to
medically indigent, low and moderate income persons in the City of Albuquerque who are
experiencing homelessness with these funds.


Emergency Motel Vouchers - Funding: CDBG $169,086.00, GF $56,180.00


Funds will be provided to four agencies to provide emergency motel vouchers to homeless
individuals and families, persons with medical and/or mental health conditions, women, and
women with children. The folJowing agencies will be receiving funding: Albuquerque
Healthcare for the Homeless - $101,571.00; Hopeworks - $50,000.00; Barrett House -
$17,011.00; and First Nations - $56,684.00.


Senior Meals - Funding: CDBG $119,300.00


The Department of Senior Affairs will receive funds to assist with the program costs to provide
congregate meals to low income seniors.


Eviction Prevention - Funding: CDBG $121,040.00


Funds will be provided to the City's Health and Social Services Centers to provide emergency
rental and utility assistance for low to moderate income persons residing within the Albuquerque
city limits.


Early Childhood Services - Funding: CDBG $35,838.00, GF $20,000.00


Cuidando Los Ninos will provide child development services, as well as case management to
homeless children and their families with this funding.


Tenant/Landlord Hotline - Funding: GF $75,000.00


Funds will be provided to Legal Aid of New Mexico to provide services for a landlord tenant
hotline that will support landlords and tenants to resolve housing related legal issues.


Fair Housing Education/Training - Funding: GF $10,000.00


The City will administer activities that provide fair housing education and training to housing
service providers and member of the public.


Barelas Park Improvements - Funding: CDBG $1,176,959.22, CDBG Prior Years $173,040.78


Funds will be provided to the Parks Department to improve/renovate Barelas Park.


Dennis Chavez Community Center Improvements - Funding: CDBG $500,000.00, CDBG
Program Income $1 15,000.00, COBO Prior Years $72,500.00


Funds will be provided to Community Recreation to improve/renovate Dennis Chavez
Community Center.


Fire Engine and Paramedic Unit- Funding: CDBG $250,000.00, CDBG Prior Years $800,000.00


Albuquerque Fire Rescue will be provided funds to purchase a fire engine and paramedic unit to
serve low and moderate income neighborhoods.


Affordable Housing Development - Rental/Home Ownership - Funding: HOME $1,583,51 0.21,
HOME Prior Years $1,160,195.40, HOME Match $640,773.04, HOME Program Income
$300,000.00. WHTF $2,018,126.00


Projects funded under this category will be provided assistance to develop affordable housing
units for low and moderate income households, either through development or acquisition and
rehabilitation.


Affordable Housing Development- Brown Prope1ty-Funding: WHTF $3,500,000.00


WHTF funds will be provided for the development of affordable rental and/or home ownership
units on the property.


All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income
persons, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders in Albuquerque are
invited to review the draft plan and comment on it in writing until 5:00 PM on F1iday, March 27,
2020. After receipt of public comments from the 30-day public comment period, the City of
Albuquerque will address each comment in writing and will submit all comments and responses
in its formal application for funding to HUD on May 15, 2020 or at a later date as directed by
HUD. Final funding levels for projects included in the Action Plan that is submitted to HUD may
differ from the proposed funding listed above, which are based on estimates of the 2019 grant
amounts to be awarded by HUD. Increases in funding will be allocated based upon need of listed
projects. Any remaining balance will be proportionally distributed amongst projects. The final
Action Plan submission to HUD will be posted to the City of Albuquerque Department of Family
and Community Service's website under the "Publications" heading at:
http://www.cabq.gov/family/documents/publications.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Albuquerque Journal: February 11, 2020