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File #: 20-5784   
Type: Public Hearing
In control: Public Comment
On agenda: 10/28/2020
Posting Language: Public Hearing for Substantial Amendment #1 to the FY2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget to reprogram an amount not to exceed $4,875,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding set aside for Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing Development to the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


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


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT: Substantial Amendment #1 to the FY 2021 Action Plan and Budget


SUMMARY:
Public Hearing for Substantial Amendment #1 to the FY2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget to reprogram an amount not to exceed $4,875,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing Development to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

BACKGROUND:
On August 13, 2020, through Ordinance 2020-08-13-0531, City Council approved the FY 2021 Action Plan and Budget (Action Plan) which set aside $4,875,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for affordable housing development gap funding ($3,250,000 for rental housing development and $1,625,000 for homeownership housing development).

PROPOSED ACTION:
Substantial Amendment #1 to the FY 2021 Action Plan and Budget, proposes reprogramming the $4,875,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding set aside for affordable housing development funding to the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program to assist vulnerable populations at risk of homelessness due to the impacts of COVID-19. This program provides assistance for rent or mortgage, utilities, and internet.

City Council will consider this action on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Citizen Participation
On October 23, 2020, the City issued a public notice in the San Antonio Express-News initiating a 5-day public comment period on this proposed action which ends on October 28, 2020 and announced a virtual public hearing on October 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. via videoconference. The public can submit written comments or sign up to speak at the Public Hearing using the eComment link associated with the agenda at www.sanantonio.gov/agenda. Comments may also be submitted at www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction or provided in writing to the Neighborhood & Housing Services...

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