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File #: 2020-294    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 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) (CONTINUED FROM 5/5/20)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1, 2. Exhibit 2, 3. Exhibit 3, 4. Exhibit 4
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, May 19, 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) (CONTINUED FROM 5/5/20)

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I. SUMMARY

The City Council continued this item from the May 5, 2020 City Council meeting. During that meeting, the City's HUD representative provided an overview of the CDBG program as well as the COVID-19 CDBG funds (CDBG-CV). Previously, the City Council had continued this item from the April 21, 2020 City Council meeting to allow Councilmembers additional time to review the information provided for this item. On May 11, 2020, the Disaster Council (DC) made recommendations to the City Council on use of the Planning Year 2020 CDBG funds as well as the new CDBG-CV funds.

CDBG
Due to the Pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has extended the deadline to submit the 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) and the Five-Year Consolidated Plan (ConPlan), which sets forth the allocations for the $804,895.00 to be distributed in FY2020 from May 15, 2020 to August 2021. However, staff recommends the City Council take action on the AAP and ConPlan as soon as Council is ready to do so because the later the City Council takes action, the later the City would receive the $804,895.00 allocation and would be able to spend the funds. There are a few matters the City Council should consider when taking action on these items. First, consider the differences in the recommendations between those made by staff to the Citywide Advisory Commission (CAC) and from the CAC to the City Council. Second, consider the DC's May 11th recommendations to the City Council regarding these funds.

Disaster Council
On May 11, 2020, the DC recommended to the City Council to use the entire $440,756 Neighborhood Pride Program (NPP) recomme...

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