Palm Bay in Full Compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development
On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 the City of Palm Bay received two letters from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicating that the City has satisfied all of HUD’s concerns regarding the administration and implementation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and that the City of Palm Bay is in full compliance at this time.
The first letter, addressed to City Manager Gregg Lynk, indicates that the Jacksonville HUD office has closed all findings indicated after their monitoring of CDBG in July of 2016. The letter leaves one open finding – which, per the original description of the finding, was intended to remain open until December 2017.
The second letter, addressed to Mayor William Capote, concludes that HUD has determined that the City of Palm Bay’s overall progress has improved and that the city continues to demonstrate administrative oversight of its HUD-funded programs.
Community Development Administrator, Nancy Jewell, who was hired by the city in June, worked closely with city staff to ensure that the city addressed all concerns regarding the HUD program.
“It’s clear that the staff involved has worked incredibly hard to address all of the findings that we had,” said Jewell. “The city moved quickly to right its course and I am pleased to hear from HUD that no further action is required.”
The documents in full are available below: