SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 2014 CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN

CDBG AND HOME FUNDS

January 17, 2015

Public comment will be received regarding three proposed amendments to the Program Year 2014 Consolidated Action Plan. The amendment will entail increasing the approved activity budget amount for Rehabilitation and reconstruction by utilizing available funding, reallocating funds from an inactive Public Service Agency to active Public Service Agencies, and reallocating funds to the Grand Prairie Community Development Organization from the HOME reconstruction activity. These funding adjustments will increase the amount of citizens served within the City of Grand Prairie.

First, the current CDBG budget amount for single family homeowner Program Year 2014 Rehabilitation and Reconstruction activity is $252,150. Increasing the budget with $394,698 in available funding will result in additional citizens being assisted that need rehabilitation and or reconstruction presently on the waiting list.

Second, there is presently $185,464 in Program Year 2014 HOME Reconstruction funding available. Reallocating this funding to Program Year 2014 Grand Prairie Community Housing Development Organization funding will increase the activity budget amount to $340,464 increasing the number of Affordable Housing units being constructed.

Third, the Grand Prairie Wellness Center has closed. By virtue of this closure the Program Year 2014 allocation to them of $31,296 is available for redistribution. The released amount will be divided equally among the 4 highest ranked Public Service Agencies as designated by the Housing and Community Improvement Commission(HCIC) resulting in an increase of $7,824 for each agency budget allocation.

A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at the City of Grand Prairie   located at 317 College Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050. Public comments will be received on these amendments until February 16, 2015.

Comments can be called to Gary Walters at 972-237-8168,or mailed to City of Grand Prairie Neighborhood Services Manager, 205 West Church Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052. Comments may also be made by going to WWW.GPHNS.ORG,  clicking on “Neighborhood Services” and then clicking on “Public Notice”.

LEGAL NOTICE

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PUBLIC NOTICE

2015

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK

GRANT (CDBG) and HOME PROGRAMS

SCHEDULE OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

5 Year Consolidated Plan

2015 Annual Action Plan

CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

TO ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS,

INDIVIDUALS, AGENCIES AND GROUPS:

Notice is hereby given that citizen input meetings will be held to solicit input and comments for the 5 Year Consolidated Plan as well as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME activities and PY2015 Action Plan on the following dates:

***Neighborhood Meetings***

Monday, February 16, 2015 – 6:30 P.M.

Tony Shotwell Center

2750 Graham Street, Grand Prairie 75050

Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 6:30 P.M.

Dalworth Recreation Center

2012 Spikes Street, Grand Prairie 75051

The main goal of these programs is to develop urban communities which are free of slums, deterioration, and conditions which are detrimental to the health, safety, and public welfare. Federal money is available to help maintain housing, provide more economic opportunities for low and moderate income households, improve community services, and provide for a greater diversity and vitality of neighborhoods. Other important uses of these funds are for the more rational utilization of land and natural resources, and the preservation of areas with historical significance.

Eligible activities for CDBG funding include:

  1. Purchase and/or sale of land and buildings which:
    1. Are blighted, undeveloped or inappropriately developed
    2. Can be brought to standard condition
    3. Are needed for public works projects
    4. Are needed for other public purposes
  2. Construction or installation of public works facilities
  3. Code enforcement in deteriorating areas.
  4. Clearance, demolition, and rehabilitation of buildings, and payments for temporary housing of persons displaced by community development activities.
  5. Special projects to assist the mobility of the elderly and handicapped
  6. The provision of public services not otherwise available if:
    1. They support other approved activities
    2. Aid to provide such services has been denied under other federal programs
  7. Payment of local share for federal grants
  8. Activities necessary to develop a comprehensive plan and for community development and housing activities
  9. Payment of reasonable administrative costs related to community development activities

Eligible activities for the HOME programs include Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO’s), occupied and rental housing rehabilitation, housing reconstruction, tenant based assistance, and home ownership projects.

Activities of general governmental support, such as construction of city halls, libraries, or schools are not allowed.

Request for Proposals (RFP) forms will be available February 28, 2015 at the following location Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. RFP’s are due on or before March 31, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. and can be returned to the following address.

City of Grand Prairie, Texas

Housing and Neighborhood Services Department

Neighborhood Services Division

205 W. Church Street

Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting the Neighborhood Services Division at 972.237.8166.

William A. Hills, Director

Housing and Neighborhood Services

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATIVE REPORT (CAPER)

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATIVE REPORT (CAPER)

COMMUNTIY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRAND (CDBG) AND HOME PROGRAMS

CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

Housing and Neighborhood Services

205 W. Church Street

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

TO AL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:

The above named City has completed its’ Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluative Report (CAPER) for the period ending September 30, 2014. The CAPER and other appropriate documentation which lists the activities, performance, accomplishments, and expenditures for fiscal year 2013/2014 are available to the public at the address listed above during normal business hours. All citizens are encouraged to examine and submit comments regarding the CAPER to the street address listed above on or before December 2, 2014. The comment period is for fifteen (15) days. Housing and Neighborhood Services of the City is the designated Department which oversees and administers the CDBG and HOME programs. Additional information can be obtained by calling 972.237.8166

William A. Hills, Director

Housing and Neighborhood Services

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