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File #: 2020-247    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action:
Title: CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2020-2024 FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, 2020-2021 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, AND ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1, 2. Exhibit 2, 3. Exhibit 3, 4. Exhibit 4
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Special Orders of the Day


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CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2020-2024 FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, 2020-2021 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, AND ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The City Council continued this item from the April 21, 2020 City Council meeting to allow Councilmembers additional time to review the information provided for this item.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Pandemic), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has extended the deadline for the submittal of the 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) and the Five-Year Consolidated Plan (ConPlan), which sets forth the allocations for the $804,895.00 FY2020 budget. Therefore, unlike in normal times, it is not imperative for Council to take action on these items at this meeting. In fact, staff recommends continuing this matter to the May 19, 2020 City Council meeting to allow staff to make modifications to the documents based upon the direction received during consideration of this item. Staff has also contacted all service providers to obtain any new information regarding their services and how they are impacted by the Pandemic, and this information will be provided to the City Council during the hearing.

Regarding the use of $472,890.00 in CDBG-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds, the City's HUD representative will make a short presentation during this item to provide the most up-to-date information to the Council. The most expeditious way to access these funds is to adopt a Substantial Amendment to the 2019 AAP rather than add them to the 2020 Annual Plan. While granting flexibility on specific uses, HUD requires the use of these funds to prevent, prepare, or respond to the Pandemic. For example, funds could be used to redesign or reconstruct the public areas in City Hall (or other public facilities) or even the redesign of a restaurant dining a...

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