NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a 30-day public comment period for the City of Medford's 2017/18 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development will commence on Wednesday, May, 3, 2017, and close on Thursday, June, 1, 2017, to solicit citizen input regarding the Action Plan. The City Council, City of Medford, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at noon in the Council Chambers of Medford City Hall for the purpose of soliciting citizen input on the Action Plan.
The City of Medford is an entitlement jurisdiction for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The Action Plan is an update of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, which outlines and establishes priorities for the upcoming program year. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document for CDBG that identifies the City's overall needs for housing and community development and outlines a five-year strategy to address those needs adopted by Medford City Council. The purpose of the Consolidated Plan is to provide the framework for annual decisions on the use of CDBG funds provided by the U.S.. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The estimated entitlement for the 2017/18 program year is $633,060. Additional funding will include an estimated $666,340 in carryover funds; $33,000 in anticipated unexpended program administration; $55,972 in program income from projects funded in prior program years; $7,916 in unallocated entitlement funds from previous years; and up to $125,000 in program income from projects referenced herein.
The City proposes to allocate $1,407,802 for the projects/programs referenced herein. A variance up to 5% in the entitlement granted to the City and allowable for allocation to public services, will be increased or decreased among the public service activities' budgets proportionately. Any allocation of a surplus in funding allowable for capital improvement projects will be determined through a second CDBG grant application round. Should there be an increase or decrease in the estimated carryforward or program income; activity funding will be adjusted accordingly.
HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
1. Affordable Housing Infrastructure Support - $333,732: Grant to the Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC) to fund off-site infrastructure improvements required for transportation connections supporting development of Newbridge Place; a 64-unit affordable housing complex to be located at 217 N. Ross Lane. I
PUBLIC SERVICES - $99,700
The following public service agencies will be receiving grants for operating expenses during the 2017/18 program year:
Maslow Project - $ 25,000
St. Vincent de Paul - $ 20,400 ($5,000 program income)
Center for NonProfit Legal Services - $ 13,600
Hearts with a Mission - $ 18,000
Community Volunteer Network - $ 10,200
Consumer Credit Counseling Services - $ 7,500
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION - $126,612
Copies of the City's Consolidated Plan and draft Action Plan are available for public review in the Medford Planning Department at 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501 and on the City's website at www.ci.medford.or.us. To obtain a copy, submit comments or for additional information on the hearing, please contact Angela Durant, CDBG Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-774-2390. Citizens needing translation services or other special accommodations may contact Angela Durant 10 days prior to the hearing to request these services. A summary of public comments will be incorporated into the final document prior to submission to HUD.