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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 

On or after July 31, 2015 the City of Frisco will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project:

 Project Title:          Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

Purpose:                  A loan program assisting low-moderate income households repair their homes.

                Location: City-wide.

                Estimated Cost:      $265,020.00

 The activity proposed is categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.  An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for the project is on file at the City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Office 516, 5th Floor, Frisco, Texas 75034 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Frisco, Office 516, 5th Floor, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75034.  All comments received by July 29, 2015 will be considered by the City of Frisco prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Frisco certifies to HUD that George Purefoy in his capacity as City Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Frisco to use HUD Community Development Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Frisco’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Frisco; (b) the City of Frisco has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Laura L. Myers, Regional Environmental Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 801 Cherry Street, Unit #45, Ste. 2500, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

George Purefoy

City Manager

 

CONSOLIDATED PLAN 

The City Council approved the  Consolidated Plan 2015 - 2019 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  The Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2015 reflects the Goals and Objectives of the Consolidated Plan 2015 -2019.  The City of Frisco received notification that it will be receiving Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the amount of $401,568 for program year 2015.   Approximately $4,000 will be earned in program income.    

 The purpose of the Community Development Block Grant Program is to support and perform activities which primarily benefit low and moderate income persons and prevent or eliminate slums or blight.  The total amount of Community Development Block Grant funds will be used for program year 2015, from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016.  Based on the goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan, the Social Services and Housing Board is proposing the following use of Community Development Block Grant funds for Program Year 2015.  Shown below are proposed projects and funding for the 2015 program year. 

 Public Service Funding Recommendations – by law, the City of Frisco can only use up to 15% of its CDBG funding for public services.              

Organization

Recommended Funding

CITY House

Funds will be used to provide services to homeless youth and young adults.

$15,735

Frisco Family Services Center

Funds will be used to partially fund the salary of a Bilingual Social Worker to support the FFSC BASIC program.

$33,000

Samaritan Inn

Funds will be used to provide shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness.

$11,500

 

Non Public Services or Construction Funding Recommendations

Organization

Recommended Funding

City of Frisco Housing Rehabilitation

This program provides low-interest rehabilitation and reconstruction loans to low-moderate income owner-occupied households.

$265,020.00

 Administrative Costs – The City of Frisco will use up to 20% of their CDBG entitlement for the purpose of offsetting administrative costs of the CDBG program.  Regulatory Citation:  24 CFR 570.206.HOUSING REHABILITATIOn program

The City of Frisco's Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded by the City of Frisco's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). These funds are awarded to the City of Frisco by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our goal is to preserve existing low and moderate income housing, to assist very low, low and moderate income owners/occupants in bringing their dwellings up to an acceptable standard, and to enhance and revitalize neighborhoods within the city. The home must be a single-family dwelling and own-occupied by a family that meet guidelines.

Click here to Download the Housing Rehabilitation Application

HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM POLICY

CONTRACTOR POLICY

FAIR HOUSING

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status. For more information on fair housing click here, and for information on how to submit a fair housing complaint, please click here. To review the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (2010), please click here.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS

PY 2013 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT(CAPER)

PY 2014 Community Development Block Grant - Annual Action Plan

PY 2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORTING (CAPER)

PY 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

SUBRECIPIENT POLICY

Analysis of Impediments for Fair Housing Choice (2010)

Consolidated Five Year Strategic Plan (10/1/2010 - 9/30/2015). This plan includes the Action Plan for Program Year 2010.

For more information on the City of Frisco Community Development Block Grant Program contact:

Stacy Brown
Housing and Grants Manager
City of Frisco
6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 5th Floor
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 292-5114 phone
(972) 292-5122 fax
sbrown@friscotexas.gov

   

 

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