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File #: 19-7269   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019
Posting Language: Consideration of the proposed Program Policies for HUD-Funded Affordable Housing Activities as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Program Policies for HUD-Funded Affordable Housing Activities (2019 Update), 2. Program Policies Q and A
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:
Program Policies for HUD-Funded Affordable Housing Activities


SUMMARY:
Consideration of the proposed Program Policies for HUD-Funded Affordable Housing Activities as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The City of San Antonio (the City) receives federal entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to include the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (one time award). As such, the City is required to develop policies that will dictate programmatic requirements for activities funded with the following:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant has been in existence since 1974. The primary objective of the CDBG program is to improve communities by providing decent housing, providing a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities. The primary beneficiary of CDBG funds must benefit low to moderate-income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or meet an urgent need.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
The HOME Investment Partnership Program has been in existence since 1990. The goals of the HOME program are to provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households, expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers, strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private sector participation. HOME funds may be utilized for rental activities, homebuyer activities, and homeowner rehabilitation activities. All HOME funds must benefit persons of low and moderate income.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program was authorized under Division B, Title III of the Housing a...

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