PUBLIC NOTICE/CITY OF PALM BAY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME) NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED 2017-2018 ACTION PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the City of Palm Bay has prepared its 2017-2018 Action Plan for inclusion in the Brevard County HOME Consortium Consolidated Action Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of HUD and announces the availability of said document for public review and comment from 07/13/17 to 07/26/17. The Action Plan is available for review in the Growth Management Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, and on the City’s website at: www.palmbayflorida.org.
Written comments can be delivered in person or mailed to: Housing And Neighborhood Development Services Division, City of Palm Bay, 120 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907. Comments received after 07/26/17 will not be considered.
Notice is also hereby given that the City of Palm Bay will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. in Room B, Palm Bay Community Center, 1502 Port Malabar Blvd., Palm Bay, FL 32905. The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on the City’s proposed Action Plan including the projected use of funds.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT OBJECTIVES: The overall purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low/moderate income. Eligible activities under the CDBG program include: public services; public facilities and improvements; housing; code enforcement; clearance and demolition; economic development; acquisition and disposition. CDBG funds will be used primarily in areas where at least 51% of the population is low/moderate income and at least 70% of all funds will be expended for projects and activities which benefit low/moderate income persons.
PROJECTED USE OF CDBG FUNDS: The City of Palm Bay anticipates an estimated $703,841 in FY 2017 CDBG funds for the program year that begins 10/01/17.
PROPOSED CDBG PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES:
Program Administration $136,758.00
Fair Housing $ 4,000.00
PUBLIC FACILITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS:
Fire Station 5 Acquisition/Pre-Development $457,497.00
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren $ 10,000.00
St. Vincent DePaul $ 15,000.00
Helping Seniors $ 15,000.00
Brevard County Legal Aid $ 15,000.00
Victory Kids Sports $ 13,340.00
Aging Matters $ 15,000.00
Women’s Center $ 15,000.00
Restoration World Outreach $ 7,236.00
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The overall purpose of the HOME program is to provide affordable housing to persons of low/moderate income.
PROPOSED HOME PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES:
Homeownership – New Construction
Construction of three new homes by Habitat for Humanity $163,229.01
CHDO Set-Aside (15% Requirement) $ 26,613.42
Included as part of allocation to Habitat for Humanity for project described above
Administration $ 14,193.83
All proposed 2017-2018 CDBG and HOME activities are consistent with the needs and priorities identified in the Consortium’s five-year Consolidated Plan. No permanent displacement of persons as a result of CDBG- or HOME-funded activities is anticipated. In the event displacement occurs, assistance will be provided pursuant to 24 CFR 570.606.
City Council will take final action on FY 2017-2018 Action Plan on August 3, 2017. Interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend the public hearing and make oral or written comments. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 553.503, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Nancy Jewell, Community Development Administrator, at (321) 952-3408 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Persons with Limited English Proficiency that require a translator may also call to make arrangements. La informacion sera proporcionada en espanol por peticion.
CITY OF PALM BAY
PUBLIC HEARINGS / PUBLIC DISPLAY / COMMENT PERIOD
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
& HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMS
The City of Palm Bay anticipates receiving approximately $700,000 in federal CDBG funds to operate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and $180,000 in the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) program from Brevard County during FY 2017-2018. CDBG activities must primarily benefit low and moderate income families. The City will hold its Public Needs Hearing to hear your suggestions for funding activities using these funds. All citizens are encouraged to attend the public hearing and make comments at:
PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING
February 15, 2017
Palm Bay Community Center, Meeting Room A
1502 Port Malabar Blvd., N.E.
Prior year program accomplishments will be discussed along with proposed program objectives and a calendar of upcoming events. During the meeting, a program orientation designed to assist with apply for funds will be provided. Further assistance can be provided to those interested in submitting a funding request. Please send a written request for technical assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City will make available the proposed Annual Action Plan for the FY 2017 program year for public display and comment for 30 days beginning on July 21, 2017. The Annual Plan outlines how the City intends to expend its Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds (HOME). In accordance with the federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the City of Palm Bay is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan for its Housing and Community Development Programs.
The City will hold the second and final Public Hearing on:
July 5, 2017
Palm Bay Community Center in Meeting Room A
1502 Port Malabar Blvd., N.E.
At the second hearing, the City will present the recommended activities proposed for the FY 2017 program year.
Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations to participate in the Public Hearings or persons requiring information in a language other than English should call the Housing & Neighborhood Development Services at 321-733-3042 or use 7-1-1 (Florida Relay Services at least forty-eight (48) hours of the meeting.
Interested residents and other entities are encouraged to provide written comment to:
Housing & Neighborhood Development Services
120 Malabar Road, S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32907
All comments received by July 21, 2017 will be considered. It is anticipated that the Palm Bay City Council will take action on the Proposed Annual Action Plan at its meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 Malabar Road, SE.
The City anticipates submitting its approved Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on or about August 15, 2017.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program Action Plan – is an annual report outlining the proposed use of CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds that is submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).