Notice Of Proposed Funding From The U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (Hud)
City Of Albuquerque
Notice Of Proposed Funding From The U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (Hud) For The City Of Albuquerque
2017 Annual Action Plan
Notice Of Public Hearing
Notice Of 30-Day Public Comment Period
Publication Date: September 10, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico proposes its 2017 Action Plan budget of the City’s 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan. Proposed funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development includes:
$3,888,280 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding;
$1,514,118 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding; and
$347,265 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding.
Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico will present a draft of its proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM. The Public hearing will be held at Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center, located at 1231 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87107 (505) 761-4050. For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from the public hearing, please call Amanda Lujan at 768-2913 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.
A statutory 30-day public comment period will begin on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 and end on Thursday, October 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders of the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the proposed Annual Action Plan to Valerie Bargas, Community Development Manager, Department of Family and Community Services, located at Old City Hall, 400 Marquette NW, 5th Floor, Room 504, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the draft 2017 Annual Action Plan, as well as the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan will be available on September 27, 2016 for public review weekdays between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM at the offices of the Department of Family and Community Services, at the above mentioned location or available anytime on the City of Albuquerque website at: http://www.cabq.gov/family/documents/publications
A reasonable number of free copies are available at City offices located above, upon request. In addition, the draft 2017 Action Plan can be provided in alternative formats (i.e. Braille/large print, audio tape) for the disabled and may also be translated into Spanish for limited-English-proficient (LEP) Spanish speaking persons, upon request.
Funding is proposed for the following projects:
COA Administration- Administration Funding: CDBG $777,656 HOME $151,411.80 ESG $26,044.73
Funding to support the implementation of the City's 2017 Action plan, such as salaries and wages.
Community Development Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s) Operating – Operating Funding: HOME $75,705.90
Funds for two (CHDO’s) to assist with operating costs incurred implementing their housing activities. The two CHDO's receiving operating funds are: 1. Sawmill Community Land Trust $37,852.95; 2. Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership $37,852.95.
Homeless Intervention- Funding: ESG $333,220.27 General Fund $3,130,030.73
Projects under this category work to increase affordable housing opportunities and increase services for "at-risk" populations by providing emergency shelter services, transitional housing opportunities and permanent supportive housing opportunities to populations experiencing homelessness.
Public Facilities- Dennis Chavez Community Center (Phase 2 – Expansion) - Funding: CDBG $400,000 Program Income $100,000
Funds to expand an existing City –owned facility, located at 715 Kathryn SE, to increase recreational/educational services to low- and moderate-income persons.
Public Facilities- John Marshall Health and Social Services Center - Funding: CDBG $707,882 Program Income $505,500
Funds to improve and renovate an existing City-owned facility, located at 1500 Walter SE, to improve health and social services to low- and moderate-income persons.
Homeowner Rehabilitation - Housing Funding: CDBG $919,500 Program Income $80,500
Funds for the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization (ONR) to implement the City's Homeowner Rehabilitation Program. These funds will be used to increase sustainable housing opportunities to low and moderate income homeowners within the City of Albuquerque.
Emergency Minor Home Repair – Housing Funding: CDBG $500,000
Funds for Sawmill Community Land Trust’s Emergency Minor Home Repair Program to increase sustainable housing for low to moderate income households by providing emergency minor home repairs to homeowners within City of Albuquerque limits.
Affordable Housing Development- Housing Funding: HOME $252,300.30 Program Income $200,000 General Funs $521,784 WFHTF $ 7,292,380
Funds to develop affordable housing units for low to moderate income households, either thru development or acquisition and rehabilitation. The organization(s) that will utilize these funds will be selected through an RFQ process.
TBRA- Housing Funding: Home $1,034,700
Funds for 3 Tenant Based Rental Assistance Projects serving specific high priority populations. The three organizations receiving funding are: Supportive Housing Coalition of NM- $400,000 St. Martins - $384,000 and Albuquerque Housing Authority - $250,700.
Homeless Dental - Public Service Funding: CDBG $129,000 General Fund $67,400
Funds for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless to provide a full range of dental services to medically indigent, low and moderate income persons in the City of Albuquerque who are experiencing homelessness.
Emergency Motel Vouchers - Public Service Funding: CDBG $35,000 General Fund $28,380
Funds to provide support for the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless Motel Voucher Program. This service provides short-term housing in motels for homeless individuals or families who are unable to stay in a traditional shelter due to medical or mental health problems.
Emergency Motel Vouchers - Public Service Funding: CDBG $30,000 General Fund $40,800
Funds to provide support to St. Martins for the Homeless Motel Voucher Program. This service provides short-term housing in motels for homeless individuals or families who are unable to stay in a traditional shelter due to medical or mental health problems.
Senior Meals - Public Service Funding: CDBG $125,000
Funds for the Department of Senior Affairs to assist with the program costs to provide congregate meals to 1700 unduplicated low income seniors located in census tracts where incomes are 51% AMI or below.
Eviction Prevention - Public Services Funding: CDBG $170,000
Funds for Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) to provide emergency rental and utility assistance for up to 3 consecutive months to 600 households to prevent homelessness.
Human Rights -Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity Public Service Funding: CDBG $10,000
Funds for the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights to further Fair Housing and equal opportunity awareness.
Early Childhood Services -Public Service Funding: CDBG $84,000 General Fund $20,000
Funds for Cuidando Los Ninos for child development services and case management to homeless children and their families.
All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders in Albuquerque are invited to review this spending plan and comment on it in writing, until 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 26, 2016. 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 or before November 15, 2016 or at a later date as directed by HUD.