Agenda Item # 3
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

July 25, 2017

Agenda Report # 10


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: FFY2017/FY 2018 Annual Action Plan
INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment



Recommendation: Approval is requested for the filing of the FFY 2017/FY 2018 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 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 FFY2017/FY 2018 (see attached). The Annual Action Plan is an annual update of the City's Five Year Consolidated Plan for the years 2017 - 2021. Also, the City was a recipient of NSP 1 & 3 funding in 2008 and 2011 as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. The funding was used for the construction/rehabilitation of affordable housing for sale and rent throughout Columbus. The City is asking HUD for a substantial amendment to the NSP 1 & 3 Action Plans to use the program income from the sale of these properties for land banking activities for the acquisition and redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed properties. A public hearing was held on July 20, 2017 and the required public comment period expired on July 24, 2017. These plans must be submitted to HUD no later than August 16, 2017.

Analysis: A resolution is needed to authorize the filing of the Annual Action Plan, the substantial amendment to the 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 FFY2017/FY 2018 are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,810,347, the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) in the amount of $787,388, and NSP 1 & 3 program income in the amount of $1,082,677.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the Application for funding.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested for the filing of the FFY 2017/FY 2018 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 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 1 & 3.

Summary of 2018 Action Plan.pdfSummary of 2018 Action Plan.pdf
A RESOLUTION
NO. ______
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF THE FFY2017/FY 2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, THE APPLICATIONS FOR ENTITLEMENT FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME), AND THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 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 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 2017/FY2018 Annual Action Plan, Applications for Federal Assistance, and the Substantial Amendment to the 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 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 _____________, 2017 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 Henderson 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