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File #: 18-617    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/21/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 1/7/2019 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Report - Community Input Presentation by Housing Staff Regarding the 2019 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan and Update on the Proposed Childs Avenue and B Street Affordable Housing Project REPORT IN BRIEF Seeks input regarding the 2019 HUD Annual Action Plan and includes information on the proposed Childs Avenue and B Street affordable housing development project. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff with input and direction on programs and activities for the upcoming fiscal year and HUD Annual Plan.
Sponsors: Development Services Department, Mark Hamilton
Attachments: 1. Community Input Presentation - 2019 HUD Action Plan - Revised.pdf
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Report Prepared by: Mark E. Hamilton, Housing Program Supervisor, Housing Division, Department of Development Services

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SUBJECT: Report - Community Input Presentation by Housing Staff Regarding the 2019 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan and Update on the Proposed Childs Avenue and B Street Affordable Housing Project

REPORT IN BRIEF
Seeks input regarding the 2019 HUD Annual Action Plan and includes information on the proposed Childs Avenue and B Street affordable housing development project.

RECOMMENDATION
Provide staff with input and direction on programs and activities for the upcoming fiscal year and HUD Annual Plan.

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DISCUSSION
Staff is providing information to Council regarding two programs administered by the Housing Division which are the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). Each year the City of Merced prepares an Annual Action Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The framework for the Annual Action Plan finds its roots in the "City of Merced 2015-20 Consolidated Plan." The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document, outlining the City's strategy for pursuing federal, state, and local resources to meet housing and community development needs of low- and moderate-income residents.

HUD considers the City of Merced to be an entitlement community because the City is incorporated and has a population of over 50,000 people. In order for the City to receive the entitlement allocation of funding, our program is required to follow HUD's Guidelines and Federal Regulations and submit an Annual Action Plan each year.

The Annual Action Plan consists of upcoming fiscal year housing priorities as well as a budget related to the programs and activities to be funded by CDBG and HOME funds. In order for an activity or program to become eligible, they must meet the HUD criteria, which includes Nation...

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