Opening of Public Comment Period - Proposed Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan for FY 2012
Thursday, Feb. 24
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:
On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider a Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012.The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) is the citizen advisory group that oversees the preparation of the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012. The FY 2012 Action Plan covers the second year of the County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2015.The Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 identifies the proposed use of funds for four federal programs with an estimated amount of $9.8 million: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG - $6,463,133), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME - $2,692,612), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG - $262,768), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA - $380,000). The funding levels used reflect the funding levels of FY 2011 until HUD notification of FY 2012 grant awards. It is estimated that there will be approximately $230,000 in CDBG program income and $30,000 in HOME program income. The Proposed Action Plan also proposes a reallocation of CDBG funds carried over from prior years. The Proposed Action Plan proposes using CDBG funds totaling $1,257,151 and HOME funds totaling $2,974,969 and reallocating them as follows:
Reallocated Prior Year Funds
|Fair Housing||$ 75,000||
Non-Profit Affordable Housing Project – Blueprint
|From: Completed Public Improvements in Conservation Areas||($ 61,000)||From: Silver Lining Initiative||($1,579,594)|
TBRA – Homeless Prevention, Partnership for Permanent
Housing and Non-elderly Disabled
From: TBRA – Partnership for Permanent Housing and
|From: Affordable Housing Fund (Prior Year CCFP)||($ 417,865)||Rehabilitation of FCRHA Properties||$ 950,000|
Completed Public Improvements in Conservation Areas
|($ 82,135)||From: Silver Lining Initiative||($ 950,000)|
|Senior/Disabled/Homeless Housing||$ 112,915||Senior/Disabled/Homeless Housing||$ 68,702|
|From: Contingency||($ 68,205)||From: HOME Development Costs||($ 68,702)|
|Housing Development Corporation||($ 19,710)|
|North Hill Project||$ 569,236|
|From: Accessibility Modifications/FCRHA Properties||($ 500,000)|
Completed Public Improvements in Conservation Areas
The Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 also includes the second year of the two-year funding cycle for the Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) for FY 2011-2012. It identifies funding (an estimated $11.1 million in federal, State, and local funds, which includes $2.1 million of CDBG funds) to be made available to nonprofit organizations for community-based programs that are recommended for awards. The awards are based on the recommendations from the Selection Advisory Committee appointed to review the proposals received through the competitive CCFP solicitation process for FY 2011-2012. However, final awards for FY 2012 are subject to appropriations by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, to be decided through the county budget approval process in April 2011. In addition, the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 identifies: (1) various public and private resources available for housing and community development activities; (2) the goals and objectives for the Five-Year Consolidated Plan; and (3) the FY 2011-2012 CCFP funding priorities.
The Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 also contains a policy recommendation applicable to the Rehabilitation of Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) Properties project. In prior years, restrictions had been placed on the use of these funds, limiting them to the rehabilitation of housing and facilities only for persons with physical or mental disabilities. Many of the FCRHA properties contain a mixture of residents who may or may not have a disability. Because those properties do not contain 100% of residents with disabilities, prior year funds designated under the Rehabilitation of FCRHA Properties project could not be used on needed improvements at various FCRHA properties. Further, these unused funds impact the required timely expenditure of funds under CDBG and HOME. Lifting the restriction on the use of these funds provides the FCRHA with more flexibility to address improvement needs at FCRHA properties and will enable more timely expenditure of HUD funds. It is recommended that the restrictions be lifted for the funds used for this project/activity for an estimated $821,438.
Citizens are invited to express their views on housing, community development, fair housing, homelessness and community service needs in Fairfax County, as well as comment on Fairfax County’s community development performance. The public is encouraged to provide information concerning changes in housing and community service trends since the last Board public hearing on the Consolidated Plan in April 2010.
Copies of the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 are available for review online, at the Citizen Information Desk located on the lobby level of the Government Center, and at the information desk of all branches of the Fairfax County Public Library system. Copies may be obtained at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. All of the above mentioned locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Citizens wishing to comment on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012 may do so by writing to the attention of Stephen Knippler, Senior Program Manager, at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. The deadline for receipt of written comments on the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2011 will be 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011. For additional information on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5170, TTY: 703-385-3578. EHO/EEO
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