NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Publication: July 4, 2014
City of Frisco, Texas
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, Texas 75034
On or after August 1, 2014 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.
Estimated Cost: $255,000.00
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.
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 30, 2014 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.
Preliminary Statement of the City of Frisco
Community Development Block Grant Program
Proposed Use of Funds
PY 2014 Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2014 reflects the Goals and Objectives of the Consolidated Plan 2010 -2014 and both are available for review at http://www.friscotexas.gov/ under “Projects and Programs” and “Community Development.” 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 $380,432 for program year 2014. Approximately $2,000 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 2014, from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015. 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 2014. Shown below are proposed projects and funding for the 2014 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.
Funds will be used to provide services to homeless youth and young adults.
Funds will be used to provide services to homeless youth and young adults.
Frisco Family Services Center
Funds will be used to partially fund the salary of a Bilingual Social Worker to support the FFSC BASIC program.
Funds will be used to assist at-risk of becoming homeless households with rent and/or utility payments.
Non-Public Services or Construction Funding Recommendations
City of Frisco Housing Rehabilitation
This program provides low-interest rehabilitation and reconstruction loans to low-moderate income owner-occupied households.
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.
Comments may be submitted in writing through Monday, June 16, 2014 to Nell Lange, Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square, Frisco, Texas 75034 or via fax at (972)292-5122 or e-mail to: email@example.com.
The Proposed Action Plan will be available for public review through June 16, 2014 at the City of Frisco, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034, Room C516. It will also be available on the City of Frisco website at http://www.friscotexas.gov/ under “Projects and Programs” and “Community Development.”
It is estimated that at least 90% of all funds to be expended will benefit low and moderate income persons. None of the proposed CDBG activities is expected to directly or indirectly result in displacement of persons or households. Should any such displacement occur, the City has a plan to assist displaced persons with benefits equivalent to those described in the Federal Uniform Relocation Policies Act.
CITY OF FRISCO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS OF CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2015 - 2019
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
The Social Service and Housing Board expects to hold public hearings between January 2014 and August 2014 concerning the development of public priorities of the City of Frisco Consolidated Plan 2015 – 2019. See Schedule:
Children and Youth January 8, 2014 6:30 PM City Council Chambers
Victims of Violence February 12, 2014 6:30 PM City Council Chambers
Job Training June 11, 2014 6:30 PM City Council Chambers
Health Care July 9, 2014 6:30 PM City Council Chambers
Housing August 13, 2014 6:30 PM City Council Chambers
All meetings begin at 6:30 PM. The location of the City Council Chambers is the first floor of the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75034. During the public hearings, the Social Services and Housing Board will take public comments on these topics.
Stacy Brown, Housing and Grants Manager, certifies that this Notice of Meeting was posted on the outside bulletin board, at the City Hall of the City of Frisco, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said Notice was posted on the following date and time: By Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM and remained so posted at least 72 hours before meeting was convened.
If during the course of the meeting covered by this notice, the Social Services and Housing Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Social Services and Housing Board or a consultation with the attorney for the City should be held or is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session or consultation with attorney as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code § 551.001 et. seq., will be held by the Social Services and Housing Board at the date, hour and place given in this notice as the Social Services and Housing Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session or consult with the attorney for the City concerning any and all subjects and for any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to, the following sanctions and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
§ 551.071 – Private consultation with the attorney for the City.
§ 551.072 – Discussing purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
§ 551.074 – Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
Pursuant to City of Frisco Ordinance Number 01-04-29 all speakers other than City of Frisco Staff are limited to five (5) minutes per item except by prior consent of the Social Services and Housing Board.
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
The Frisco City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the primary north entrance facing Frisco Square Blvd. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, or large print, are requested to contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 292-5025 or by FAX (972) 292-5028. BRAILLE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
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
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 2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORTING (CAPER)
PY 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
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:
Housing and Grants Manager
City of Frisco
6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 5th Floor
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 292-5114 phone
(972) 292-5122 fax