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1 City of Amarillo, Texas 2015 – 2020 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan 2015 Analysis of Impediments Public Forums

2 The purpose of this briefing is to receive community input on the proposed Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015 - 2020 A Community Input Process is used to gather input in preparing the plan: Five Year Consolidated Plan 2015 - 2020 Annual Action Plan Program Year 2015

3 CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2015 - 2020 Consolidated Plan is a strategic plan designed to identify and addresses community needs: n n Housing n n Economic Development n n Public Services n n Public Facilities and Public Infrastructure n n To receive grant funding from Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city must complete the Consolidated Plan every five years. n n HUD Regulation 24 CFR Part 21

4 Elements of the Consolidated Plan

5 Provides citizens with an opportunity to participate in the development of the Consolidated Plan, including:   Community Forums and Public Input Survey   Input on the Community ’ s Priority Needs   Review of draft Consolidated Plan   30-day comment period   Public Hearing / Council Approval

6 Analyses of housing supply, demand, condition and cost: – –The number of units - availability, affordability, suitability; – –Areas of concentration of low- and moderate-income persons; – –The availability / location of public or assisted housing; – –rental and homeownership / accommodations for large families and seniors; – –Special Needs - emergency shelter, transitional, domestic violence victims, homeless facilities, permanent supportive housing, etc.; – –Barriers to affordable housing development and preservation.

7 Analyses of the housing and homeless needs over the next five (5) years: n n Household composition and income category (extremely low, low, moderate); n n Housing availability, affordability and cost burden; n n Housing overcrowding; n n Homeless housing needs; n n Housing for special needs populations; and n n Public and Assisted Housing Needs.

8 n n The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is a study of public and private actions, omissions, decisions that restrict housing choices. n n The results culminate in identification of impediments and remedial actions to be taken over the five year Consolidated Plan period.

9 The Monitoring Plan describes the standards and procedures that the city will use to monitor HUD- entitlement funded activities to ensure conformance to the program regulations. The city ’ s monitoring plan includes:   Annual Monitoring of city ’ s progress toward meeting Consolidated Planning Goals based on HUD ’ s Performance Management System.   Desk and on-site reviews of HUD-funded activities.   The provision of technical assistance and support to sub-recipients and service providers.

10 The following certifications must be submitted to HUD:   Affirmatively furthering fair housing;   Anti-displacement and relocation plan;   Drug-free workplace;   Anti-lobbying;   Authority of jurisdiction;   Consistency with plan;   Acquisition and relocation; and   Section 3 Economic Opportunities. n n Other Certifications may be required depending on the funding source.

11 Indicates the priorities for allocating entitlement funds within the city over a five year period:   Identifies any obstacles to meeting underserved needs;   Summarizes the priorities and specific objectives the city will initiate and/or complete during the five year period; and   Details how funds will be used to address identified needs, including proposed performance goals, accomplishments and outcomes.

12 Annual Action Plans will include:   A summary of the anticipated entitlement funding to be received from HUD each year.   A description of expected local, state and other federal resources.   A description of the activities to be undertaken;   Outcome performance measures for activities.   Goals, Strategies, Objectives, Activities, Performance Goals the city plans to undertake during each program year.

13 Entitlement Funding Consolidated Annual Performance Report Program Year 2013 Ending - September 30, 2013 U.S. Department of HUD Entitlement Funding $ 1,451,536 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) $ 579,998 Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) $ 12,692 CDBG Program Income $ 8,702 HOME Program Income $ 153,979 HOME Program Match $ 243,274 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) $ 2,450,181 Total COC:$ 318,762 Supportive Housing Grant COC:$ 318,762 Supportive Housing Grant $ 397,855 Shelter Plus Care Grant

14 Income Eligibility = 80% of Area ’ s Median Family Income ($63,400) Amarillo, Texas MSA Household Size Annual Income 1 - $35,500 2 - $40,600 3 - $45,650 4 - $50,700 5- $54,800

15 Annual Allocation of Funds The Annual Action Plan allocates funding among seven key areas of needs that are generally eligible for program funding. NOTE: Due to the varying requirements applicable to the CDBG programs, and limited funds available, not all needs can be addressed with HUD funds.

16 n n To develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment. n n Must meet a CDBG National Objectives: – –Benefit low and moderate income persons – –Prevent and eliminate slum and blight – –Meet needs having a particular urgency   Entitlement CDBG Allocations and Supplemental and Disaster CDBG must meet the National Objectives CDBG – What is the Purpose?

17 CDBG Eligible Activities

18 65 % Other Eligible Activities (CDBG) Public Facilities – Acquisition, Rehabilitation, or Construction of:  Streets  Parks  Water and Sewer  Drainage  Curbs/Gutters  Shelters/Community Centers  Parking/Sidewalks  Housing Rehabilitation  Homeownership  Demolition  Code Enforcement  Property Acquisition  Interim Assistance

19 S urvey and Ranking of Priority Needs Let Us Know About Your Needs for Services and Improvements in Your Neighborhood. Help Us Prioritize Our Spending! Rank 1 (highest need) through 7 (lowest need) COMMUNITY NEED - Community Facilities (e.g., parks, Fire Stations, Equipment) - Community Services (e.g., childcare, recreation, senior programs) - Economic Development (e.g., business assistance programs) - Homeless Facilities and Services - Housing (new affordable housing, rehabilitation, homeownership) - Public Improvements (e.g., streets, lighting, water, sewer) - Homeless Assistance / Prevention Services (emergency financial assistance to pay housing expenses)

20 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Protected Classes Under the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act  Race  Color  Religion  Sex  Disability  Familial Status  National Origin

21 Scope of Work – Approach and Methodology  Strategic Planning and Data Collection  Public Participation / Community Engagement  Community Profile  Fair Housing Law, Public Policy, Programs, Regulatory, and Complaint Analysis  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Analysis  Fair Housing Index / Socio Economic Analysis  Identification of Impediments  Recommendations for Remedial Actions  Best Practice Strategies for Implementation

22 Identification of Impediments  Real Estate Impediments  Public Policy Impediments  Neighborhood Conditions as Impediments  Banking, Finance, and Insurance Related Impediments  Socioeconomic Impediments

23 Public Policy, Regulatory, Legislative, Industry, Market Related Impediments  Transportation and Mobility – Limited public transit routes / service hours - Little Rock, AR.  Building Codes – Proposed regulations limiting new single family housing to a minimum square footage requirement of 1800 sq. ft. – Irving, Texas.  Homeowner Insurance / Home Security Systems subject to credit score approval – Spartanburg County, SC.  Concentrated Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, and Public and Assisted Housing – Rockford, IL.

24 What ’ s Next??? n n Submission of Proposed Projects and Formulation of 2015 Annual Plan Budget n n Complete Public Forums and Survey n n Draft 2015 – 2020 Consolidated Plan, 2015 Annual Plan, Impediment Analysis n n 30-Day Public Comment Period n n Adjust Plans and Budget as Needed n n Final Public Hearing and City Council Approval n n Submission to HUD

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