Agenda Item # 6

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

07/10/2018

Agenda Report # 6


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: FFY2018/FY 2019 Annual Action Plan and Substantial Amendment to the FFY 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP) 1 & 3

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested for the filing of the FFY 2018/FY 2019 Annual Action Plan, applications for Entitlement funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), including a substantial amendment to the FFY 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 1 & 3.

Background: The Annual Action Plan is a document required by HUD illustrating how the Entitlement funding will be expended during FFY2018/FY 2019 (see attached). The Annual Action Plan is an annual update of the City's Five Year Consolidated Plan for the years 2017 - 2021.

The City has prior year CDBG allocations that will be allocated to projects in FY 2019 which require a substantial amendment to the 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans. We are also submitting a substantial amendment to the NSP 1 & 3 Action Plans to use program income for land banking activities for the acquisition and redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed properties. A public hearing was held on June 25, 2018, and the required public comment period expired on July 9, 2018. These plans must be submitted to HUD no later than August 16, 2018.

Analysis: A resolution is needed to authorize the filing of the Annual Action Plan, the substantial amendment to the 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans, and NSP 1 & 3, and applications for programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Financial Considerations: The sources of federal funding and programs for FFY2018/FY 2019 are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $2,256,354, the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) in the amount of $1,024,592, and NSP 1 & 3 program income in the amount of $550,677.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement:

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the Application for funding.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the attached Resolution authorizing the filing of the FFY2018/FY 2019 Annual Action Plan, the applications for Entitlement funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and the substantial amendment to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 1 & 3.


A RESOLUTION
NO. ______
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF THE FFY2018/FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, THE APPLICATIONS FOR ENTITLEMENT FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME), AND THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE 2014 – 2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STABLIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) 1 & 3.

WHEREAS, the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia wishes to come into compliance with Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended, the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 as amended, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010 as amended; and, WHEREAS, the Annual Action Plan and the Substantial Amendment to the 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans and NSP 1 & 3 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia has been developed as prescribed by the Federal Regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and, WHEREAS, the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia wishes to make amendments and apply for federal funds and programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and, WHEREAS, the sources of federal funding and programs are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the FFY 2018/FY2019 Annual Action Plan, Applications for Federal Assistance, and the Substantial Amendment to the 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans and NSP 1 & 3, are hereby approved for filing with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and further authorizes the City Manager and/or his designee to execute all contracts, agreements, and understandings related to the Annual Action Plan, and the substantial amendments to the 2014 – 2017 Annual Action Plans and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 1 & 3.



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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _______ day of ________________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor