Presentation on theme: "Washtenaw County Office of Community Development 2008-2009 Urban County Needs Assessment Public Hearing December 18th, 2007 Library Learning Resource Center."— Presentation transcript:
Washtenaw County Office of Community Development 2008-2009 Urban County Needs Assessment Public Hearing December 18th, 2007 Library Learning Resource Center 4135 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Purpose of Public Hearing To provide information to the public about how the Urban County HUD funding can be used To discuss how it has been used in prior years To collect feedback from the public about the housing and community development needs of the Urban County To inform the public about the process of the development of the 2008-09 Annual Action Plan
What is the Annual Action Plan? HUD requires Washtenaw County to submit an Annual Action Plan covering the fiscal year of July 1 – June 30 [target: May 2008] Describes the financial resources expected to be available in the coming year, including Federal and non-Federal resources Includes a description of the activities that will be undertaken to meet the objectives of the Five- Year Consolidated Plan (2008-2013) Washtenaw County is now planning for Year 1 of the Consolidated Plan
Urban County Funding The Urban County is the governing body for the following HUD programs: CDBG: Community Development Block Grant HOME: HOME Investment Partnership Program ADDI: American Dream Down Payment Initiative
Urban County Vision The Washtenaw Urban County community is committed to creating housing and economic opportunities to provide a suitable living environment, principally for our low- to moderate-income residents.
Urban County Governance Entitlement Community- 100% of HOME & CDBG funding Decisions: Urban County Executive Committee Public Meetings: 4 th Tuesday of each month Find on County calendar: www.ewashtenaw.orgwww.ewashtenaw.org Executive Committee A function of Cooperation Agreement; Comprised of the chief elected official of all participating jurisdictions and the Chairperson of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners; and/or Members may appoint a designee to represent them
CDBG Program Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 Annual grants to metropolitan cities and Urban Counties to “develop viable urban communities” Flexible program that supports a variety of projects that support lower-income neighborhoods and/or residents
CDBG Eligible Activities Property acquisition Property disposition Public facilities/improvements Public Services (15% cap) Relocation Rehabilitation Construction of housing Removal of Architectural Barriers Code Enforcement Economic Development activities Micro-enterprise assistance Homeownership assistance Planning and capacity building Program administration costs (20% cap)
HOME Program National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 Annual grants to states and local governments to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing for lower-income families Encourages local public-private partnerships Flexible program that promotes community– driven approaches to affordable housing Objectives: Decent affordable housing Build nonprofit capacity Public-private partnerships
HOME Eligible Activities Homebuyer Activities Acquisition/Rehabilitation or Construction/Resale Down Payment Assistance Homeowner Rehabilitation Community Housing Development Organization Support Operating Funding Technical Assistance Rental Housing New Construction Rental Acquisition/Rehabilitation Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
URBAN COUNTY HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS
HUD Performance Measurement All projects funded must meet new HUD Objectives & Outcomes & serve low- and moderate-income households HUD Objectives: Decent Housing Suitable Living Environment Creating Economic Opportunities HUD Outcomes: Sustainability Availability/Accessibility Affordability
Urban County Housing Goals To improve the quality, management, and supply of existing rental property available to low- and moderate-income households To increase homeowner rehabilitation opportunities for low- and moderate-income households To increase homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income households
Urban County Community Development Goals To promote community & neighborhood stability through the improvement of existing or the construction of new community facilities, parks, & green spaces in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. To promote the safety & health of residents by providing and/or improving infrastructure & other public facility needs in low- and moderate- income areas.
Urban County Public Services Goals To promote housing & community stability by addressing identified gaps in public/human services. To promote access to mainstream resources, improve safety and livability, reduce isolation, encourage employment, and support special populations & the homeless. To promote community inclusion and accessibility to public transportation, fair housing choice, and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households.
Urban County Other Goals To encourage the development of jobs and economic opportunities for low- and moderate- income populations. To create community plans that address identified community & housing development needs.
Opportunities for Engagement Monthly Urban County Meetings Submit Public Comment for Annual Plan Volunteer on Nonprofit Board Annual Days of Caring/ Ypsilanti Pride
2008-09 Annual Plan Timeline December 18, 2007: Needs Assessment Public Hearing Feb. 8, 2008: Release of Annual RFPs February 18, 2008: Pre-bidders Conferences March 10, 2008: Bids due March 25, 2008: Draft Action Plan to Urban County April 7, 2008: Release of draft Action Plan April 7- May 7, 2008: Public Comment Period April 16, 2008: Draft Action Plan to Board of Commissioners May 12, 2008: Send final Action Plan to HUD