FY 13-14 through FY 17-18 Consolidated Plan and Draft FY 17-18 Action Plan
Staff of the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Division, under the direction of the Corvallis Housing and Community Development Advisory Board, have completed a five-year Consolidated Plan to guide the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs for the years FY 13-14 through FY 17-18. The Consolidated Plan, approved by the City Council on July 1, 2013 and HUD on August 15, 2013, is available here: FY 13-14 through FY 17-18 Consolidated Plan.
A draft Action Plan describing the City’s proposed uses of CDBG and HOME resources during FY 17-18 will be considered by the City Council during a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17. The hearing will be held in Council Chambers in the downtown fire station, located at 400 NW Harrison Boulevard. The Council will accept oral or written testimony during the hearing; written testimony may also be submitted to the Housing and Neighborhood Services office in City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on July 17. Mail comments to HNS at 501 SW Madison Avenue, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY 16-17 Action Plan Amendment Hearing
The City is proposing an amendment to its FY 16-17 CDBG/HOME Action Plan to reallocate $200,000 in HOME funding from one housing project to another. The funds were originally awarded to a new affordable housing construction project called Sunset Village, which planned to build 40 units for low income families at the intersection of SW Research Way and SW Technology Loop. Because that project did not receive an award of funding from the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department in time to acquire the land for the project, the site was sold to another purchaser.
The proposed FY 16-17 Action Plan amendment will move the HOME funds to a Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services project that will rehabilitate a six unit affordable rental property the agency owns on NW Sycamore Avenue. The City Council will consider the proposed Action Plan amendment during a public hearing in Council Chambers on Monday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Council will accept oral or written testimony during the hearing; written testimony may also be submitted to the Housing and Neighborhood Services office in City Hall by 12:00 noon on August 7. Mail comments to HNS at 501 SW Madison Avenue, or e-mail them to email@example.com.
A Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) that details the City's use of CDBG and HOME resources during FY 15-16 has been submitted to HUD, and is available here.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing/Fair Housing Plan
Periodically the City of Corvallis Housing and Neighborhood Services Division conducts research, reviews and analyzes data and existing policies, and reaches out to fair housing resources in an effort to update our Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plan (AI/FHP). This recently updated document forms an important basis for the City's fair housing efforts, and is required of us by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a recipient of federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships program funding. Thoughts or comments on the document are always welcome via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant and Grantee Handbooks
Two guidance documents for agencies that intend to apply for or have received allocations of CDBG or HOME funding have been developed. Agencies applying for or currently receiving a capital project allocation should use this guidebook: Capital Project Applicant Handbook. Human Services Fund applicants and recipients will find helpful information here: Human Services Applicant Handbook.
Contact For Further Information:
Housing and Neighborhood Services Division
P.O. Box 1083
Corvallis, OR 97339