Thursday, April 17, 2014

Public Notice: City of Richmond FY 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan & FY 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Click here to view the HOPWA Amendment (pdf).


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF RICHMOND
FY 2013-2015 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
& FY 2013-2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT

In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period to the 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan will begin on March 20, 2014, and will expire on April 21, 2014.  By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan for public review and comment. 

Notice is also hereby given that the Department of Economic and Community Development will hold a public hearing, as provided by the federal regulations and the citizen participation requirements of the Three-Year Consolidated Plan, will be held on April 8, 2014, 5:00 P.M. at 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400, for the purpose of considering the Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan.

Further Notice is also given that on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, the Richmond City Council will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan budget for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.  The HOPWA funds are allocated to the City to administer for the Richmond-Petersburg MSA.

The Plan will serve as a comprehensive planning document discussing Richmond’s community development and housing needs with particular emphasis on the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, assisting and preventing homelessness, assisting special needs community, particularly for low and moderate income persons. 

The funds below are federal entitlement dollars allocated to the City through the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to implement the housing and community development priorities and activities identified in the three year Consolidated Plan, which is consistent with City’s Focus Area Priorities.

HOPWA Regional Entitlement Grant (includes recapture funds)                  $   1,179,168

The following projects have been recommended for HOPWA allocations to undertake the following activities to preserve and revitalize the City’s neighborhoods and further the City’s economic growth for FY 13-14:




HOPWA Projects

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Adopted

FY 13-14      

Dec 2013

Proposed Amended   FY 13-14

AIDS Housing Project
 Short-term  Financial Assistance &  Long-term  Housing Assistance
 $    564,172
 $    644,886
HOPWA DATA Management
VCU
 $      22,000
 $      22,000
HOPWA Finance/Monitoring
 Administration
 $        5,000
 $        5,000
HOPWA Program Administration
Administration
 $      18,000
 $      18,000
HOPWA Rental Assistance
 Long-term  Housing Assistance
 $    380,714
 $    260,000
Stratford House
 Residential Facility
 $    189,282
 $    229,282
TOTAL HOPWA BUDGET

 $  1,179,168
 $  1,179,168

Copies of the 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan are available for public review in the City Department of Economic & Community Development, 1500 E Main ST, Suite 400, or at the Main Richmond Public Library at 101 E. Franklin Street, and at www.yesrichmondva.com. The City of Richmond does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission of, or access to, or treatment in its federally assisted programs or activities.  Virginia Relay Center - TDD Users - 1-800-828-1120.

Citizens and interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and give their views regarding the use of HOPWA funds for the Three-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.  The City will arrange for reasonable accommodations for non-English speaking persons or those persons with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments when notified within five (5) business days of a meeting.  Those unable to attend the meetings may send their comments and views in writing to:  Mr. Daniel Mouer, Project Development Manager of Economic and Community Development, 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23219 or by e-mail to Daniel.Mouer@richmondgov.com.  Comments may also be sent by facsimile (804) 646-6358.