PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED FUNDING ALLOCATIONS FY2023, 7/1/2023 – 6/30/24

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PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

FY2023, 7/1/2023 – 6/30/24

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lansing Planning Board will hold a public hearing to solicit public input on the proposed funding allocations for the City of Lansing’s FY 2023 Annual Action Plan which covers the time period July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. 

 

 

            TO:                   ALL LANSING CITIZENS AND ORGANIZATIONS    

           

            FROM:              LANSING PLANNING BOARD

           

            SUBJECT:           PUBLIC HEARING – PROPOSED FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

           

PLACE:              Neighborhood Empowerment Center

600 W. Maple Street

Lansing, MI 48906

            TIME:                6:30 p.m.

                         

DATE:              Tuesday, February 7, 2023

           

PURPOSE:  TO PROVIDE CITIZENS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXAMINE AND COMMENT ON PROPOSED OBJECTIVES, GOALS AND PROJECTED USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND RESOURCES, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, HOME AND EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAMS, TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CITY'S ANNUAL ACTION PLAN SUBMISSION FOR FY 2023 (7/1/2023- 6/30/2024)

For additional information, please contact Doris M. Witherspoon, Senior Planner at doris.witherspoon@lansingmi.gov

PLEASE NOTE – Entitlement Grant Awards for FY 2023 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) have not been announced by HUD as of the date of this publication. Amounts proposed herein for FY 2023 CDBG, HOME and ESG activities are based on prior year entitlement awards. If the grant amounts HUD actually awards to the City of Lansing for CDBG, HOME and ESG are different from the amounts shown above, pro-rata adjustments will be made to the budget amounts proposed for each activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND USE OF FUNDS

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2023 (7/1/23– 6/30/24)

CITY OF LANSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of Lansing's Housing and Community Development Program is the development of a viable community which will provide standard housing in a suitable living environment, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, preserve and expand existing businesses and industries, and create an atmosphere conducive to stability in neighborhoods.

  1. Provide standard housing in a suitable living environment through rehabilitation, new construction, and improvement of the housing stock primarily in CDBG eligible neighborhoods and in specifically designated housing target areas.
  1. Provide housing counseling and assistance that will benefit low and moderate-income households.
  1. Promote home ownership for low and moderate-income households and promote deconcentrating poverty.
  1. Maintain at current levels the number of public and assisted housing units available to low and moderate-income households.
  1. Provide homeless prevention assistance, emergency shelter, street outreach and supportive human services for people with special needs, people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
  1. Provide assistance for permanent supportive housing and human services for low- and moderate-income households with a history of chronic homelessness, including those with special needs.
  1. Promote economic opportunity for low and moderate-income individuals by facilitating economic development, providing employment opportunity, sponsoring job training, supporting business development, micro-enterprise lending and business or financial educational programs and initiatives.
  1. Promote economic development to provide jobs, business services and shopping opportunities for residents located in CDBG eligible areas.
  1. Provide community and neighborhood services, recreational opportunities and public facilities and promote neighborhood social cohesion to improve the quality of life in CDBG eligible neighborhoods.
  1. Increase security and safety in neighborhoods by supporting public safety and crime prevention initiatives, public educational programs, and citizens’ awareness in CDBG eligible areas.
  1. Improve the city’s transportation, public facilities, and infrastructure systems in CDBG eligible areas.
  1. Protect and improve the city’s physical environment, including preventing or eliminating blight, removing lead or other safety hazards, preserving historic resources, mitigating flood hazards, promoting healthy housing, and improving energy fitness in housing occupied by low and moderate-income households.

                                                                                                                             

  1. Promote fair housing objectives.
  1. Provide affordable housing and economic development that benefits low- and moderate-income people in the context of mixed-use development along transit corridors.

CP#23-019

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

 

Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation

Loans and grants for rehabilitation and Emergency Repair of owner-occupied housing units through city sponsored programs, and rehabilitation in conjunction with affordable housing efforts sponsored by nonprofit housing corporations, public and private developers, and other state and federal agencies, as well as lead hazard reduction, emergency housing rehabilitation, technical assistance to nonprofit housing corporations, ADA ramps, and hazard remediation.

Proposed funding amount: $867,026

Rental Unit Rehabilitation

Includes loans and grants for rehabilitation of rental housing units through city sponsored programs. Includes funds to meet healthy housing standards and/or lead hazard reduction regulations in rehabilitated structures. 

    

Proposed funding amount: $425,974

Blight Removal

Includes acquisition, maintenance and security of properties acquired through programs, and activities related to acquisition, disposition, relocation, and clearance of dilapidated and blighted structures.  Funds may also be used to acquire and clear properties in the flood plain.  Includes staff time associated with this activity.

 

Proposed funding amount: $20,000   

 

Public Services (limited to 15%)

Includes services for low- and moderate-income individuals such as:  education, youth and senior programs, neighborhood clean-ups, community gardens, home repair classes. Services are for low- and moderate-income individuals and/or those in CDBG-eligible areas located within the Lansing city limits.

 

Proposed funding amount: $ 309,923 (15% of CDBG)  

 

Economic Development and Business Technical Assistance

Loans, technical assistance, and training to low- and moderate-income owners of and persons developing micro-enterprises within or planning to locate within the Lansing city limits. Technical assistance to individuals and for-profit businesses including workshops, technology assistance, and façade improvement loans/grants. Creation of jobs to benefit low and moderate-income city of Lansing residents.

Technical assistance to individuals and for-profit businesses including workshops, technology assistance, façade improvement loans/grants, market analysis, business promotion, referrals for the attraction of new business and expansion of existing business within CDBG-eligible areas of Lansing.

Proposed funding amount: $ 30,000

 

CDBG General Administration (limited to 20%)

Includes staff and other costs associated with preparation of required

Consolidated Planning documents, environmental clearances, fair housing activities and citizen participation activities associated with the delivery of CDBG, HOME and other state and federal programs.

Includes planning and general administration costs associated with delivery of CDBG and other state and federal programs. Includes indirect administrative costs and building rent paid to the city.

Proposed funding amount: $413,231

TOTAL CDBG = $2,066,154

 

HOME

 

       

                                   

Down Payment Assistance

Funds provided to homebuyers for down payment and closing costs for purchase of a single-family home located within the Lansing city limits.  Up to $10,000 will be available as a 0% interest second mortgage for homebuyers with income at or below 80% of median income.  Assistance limited to first-time homebuyers. May include staff time and/or homeownership counseling fees associated with this activity. 

Proposed funding amount: $100,000

Homeowner Housing Construction and Rehabilitation (ADR)

Includes funds for loans and grants for housing construction and rehabilitation with non-profit and for-profit developers, including CHDOs.

HOME funds allocated for housing developed in partnership with the city, including Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Acquisition, Development and Resale (ADR) activities. Projects may include new construction and rehabilitation activities with non-profit and for-profit developers, including CHDOs.  Funds may be used for staff time associated with these activities. 

Proposed funding amount: $608,808

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CHDO Set-aside (15% minimum required)

Reserved for housing developed, sponsored, or owned by CHDOs in partnership with the city.

 

Proposed funding amount: $ 125,529

 

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Operating (limited to 5%)

Funds reserved at option of the City to provide operating funds to CHDO’s utilizing the City’s HOME funds to produce affordable housing in the community.

Proposed funding amount: $41,843

HOME General Administration (limited to 10%)

Includes staff and general administration costs to deliver the HOME program.

Proposed funding amount: $83,686

 

 

 

TOTAL HOME = $836,866

           

 

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)

 

Street Outreach

 

Street Outreach activities.

 

Proposed funding amount: $ 5,264

 

Homeless Prevention

 

Homeless Prevention activities.

 

                                     

Proposed funding amount:  $77,793

 

 

Administrative Activities (limited to 7.5%)

 

Funds provided to offset the cost of administering emergency solutions program.

Proposed funding amount: $ 12,284

 

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

 

Funds will be provided for HMIS and comparable database costs.

 

                                     

Proposed funding amount:  $ 5,264

 

                                    

 

Shelter Operation

 

Funds provided to shelter providers to cover cost of maintenance, operations, insurance, utilities, and furnishings in shelter facilities.

 

 

 

Proposed funding amount: $ 74,874

 

 

 

TOTAL ESG: $175,479

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Forty –Ninth Year Community Development Resources

 

Program

Annual Action Plan

CDBG Entitlement Grant:

$2,066,154

HOME Program Funds

 $836,866

ESG Program Funds:

 $175,479

TOTAL

$3,078,499

Administrative, management and operation costs for the above programs include the administration, management, and operations of the eligible activities, as well as other federal and state community development programs in which the city is now or may be participating. 

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