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07/06/2021 08. Public input meeting and Resolution to consider citizen comments on the proposed Draft 2021 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Fund Programs, and Cares Act CDBG-CV3 funds 1 /4-Airilkl-,1\ i rr 11 i „„�i3O enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 8. For Meeting of: July 6, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Public input meeting and Resolution to consider citizen comments on the proposed Draft 2021 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Fund Programs, and Cares Act CDBG-CV3 funds SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport,AI CP, Community Development Director Archie Matthews, O N D S Manager(509) 576-6761 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Every year the City of Yakima is required by the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department(HUD)to provide an Annual Action Plan that outlines the City of Yakima's Budget plans for using Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) entitlements funds, HOME Investment funds and Cares Act CDBG-CV3 funds to meet the needs of it's low to moderate income citizens with "eligible activities". The CDBG program has three primary objectives; to benefit low and moderate income persons, to assist with problems relating to slum and blight, and to assist with urgent health and welfare needs. The program can thus provide assistance in a broad range of activities and services, but at least 70% of all funds must be spent on assisting people with issues related to low income. The HOME program can only assist low/moderate income person with issues relating to housing; which can range from new construction of single family to rental housing and down payment assistance for first time homebuyers. The Cares Act CDBG-CV3 funds must be utilized to prepare, prevent and respond to the Covid 19 pandemic and must follow the same eligible activity criteria as the CDBG program. In keeping with HUD regulations, the City of Yakima must allow a thirty day written comment period and two public hearings in order to give the citizens of Yakima an opportunity to comment and provide input on the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan "DRAFT". This is the second of two public input meetings and within the thirty day written comment period that began May 31, 2021. Any written comments received during the 30 day comment period will be included in the final plan as submitted to HUD. The first public meeting was held on June 15, 2021. This is the final opportunity for public comments on the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan 2 The proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan DRAFT is available at the Office of Neighborhood Development Services, City Clerk's Office and on the City of Yakima website at: www.yakimawa.govlserviceslneighborhood-development-services! ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Neighborhood and Community Building APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Conduct final input meeting and adopt Resolution ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type ❑ Resolution 6/24(2021 Co%er Memo 3 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- A RESOLUTION adopting the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Cares Act CDBG-CV3, and HOME Fund Programs as mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). WHEREAS, the City of Yakima completed the Draft Annual Action Plan for 2021 as required annually by HUD as a requirement for receiving federal funds, and WHEREAS, in order to access the federal CDBG, CDBG-CV3 and HOME funds for year 2021, the city is required to submit an Annual Action Plan, and WHEREAS, the Office of Neighborhood Development Services fulfilled the requirements for two public input meetings held on June 15, 2021 and July 6, 2021 and provided an open 30 day written comment period from May 31, 2021 through June 29, 2021, and WHEREAS, the federal funding amounts for the CDBG is $1,039,004, Cares Act CDBG-CV3 $618,993 and HOME has been allocated $503,424 for the year 2021, and therefore, the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan has been amended by staff to include those amounts as announced by HUD, and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Yakima finds it is in the best interest of the City and its residents to adopt the proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan for CDBG, Cares Act CDBG-CV3 and HOME Fund Programs, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: That the City Council of the City of Yakima adopts the 2021 Annual Action Plan and the City Manager of the City of Yakima is hereby authorized to direct staff to submit the Annual Action Plan to HUD as required. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 6'h day of July , 2021. ATTEST: Patricia Byers, Mayor Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk