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File #: 20-7504   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/14/2021
Posting Language: PULLED -- Ordinance approving Substantial Amendment #2 to the FY 2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget to program $10,249,127.00 in second round CDBG CARES Act funding and reprogram $4,325,000.00 in CDBG funds. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. FY 2021 Action Plan Budget Substantial Amendment #2 (1-8-21), 2. Draft Ordinance
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


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


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Substantial Amendment #2 to the FY 2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget (CDBG-CV and CDBG)

SUMMARY:
Consideration of an ordinance for Substantial Amendment #2 to the FY 2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget to:
(A) Program the second allocation of Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding in the amount of $10,249,127; and

(B) Reprogram FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funds in the amount of $4,325,000


These actions result in a net increase of $4,675,127 to the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program and fund the following additional activities:
* $159,540 for Eviction Intervention court support;
* $189,460 for Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention;
* $900,000 to provide temporary shelter for homeless individuals and families;
* $2,000,000 for affordable rental housing development;
* $1,000,000 for affordable homeownership housing development;
* $900,000 for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation for older housing; and
* $425,000 for the Minor Repair Program.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On August 13, 2020, City Council approved the $22.4 million FY 2021 HUD Action Plan and Budget (Action Plan) for the four federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On September 11, 2020, the City of San Antonio (the City) received an award letter for a second allocation of CDBG-CV funding in the amount of $10,249,127 authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

On April 23, 2020, City Council approved the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP). The program provides eligible applicants rental or mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and cash assistance. As of December 31st, the City of San Antonio has approved $65.9 Million in assistance to residents seeki...

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