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File #: 19-5949   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 8/12/2019
Posting Language: Consideration of the proposed Evaluation Criteria utilized to award federal funding to Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing Developments. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department]
Attachments: 1. HO_Eval_Criteria_080519, 2. Rental_Eval_Criteria_080519
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


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


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:
Evaluation Criteria for Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing Development Funding


SUMMARY:
Consideration of the proposed Evaluation Criteria utilized to award federal funding to Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing Developments.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The City of San Antonio (the City) is a recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The City undergoes an Annual Action Plan process to set aside funding for affordable housing and community development activities. The City has developed Evaluation Criteria that will be utilized as a decision making tool to assess and prioritize requests for Federal funding set aside for the creation or preservation of affordable rental and homeownership housing. HOME funds can be used for acquisition, new construction or rehabilitation and CDBG funds can be used for acquisition, site clearance, infrastructure improvements and rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of affordable rental and homeownership housing.

This Evaluation Criteria was compiled using HUD regulatory requirements, national best practices, Housing Policy Framework, and input from Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) and affordable housing developers.

ISSUE:
The proposed Evaluation Criteria (attached) will allow for a transparent process whereby all applications for federal funding are evaluated in the following three phases:
* Phase I - Threshold Requirements
* Phase II - Project Prioritization and Underwriting
* Phase III - Evaluation Panel Review

Phase I will include a review of the applications by City staff to confirm completeness and ensure threshold requirements are met. Eligible applications will then be assessed ...

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