Notice of Funding Availability and Public Notices

Notice of Funding Availability and Public Notices 

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The City of Medford has posted the following notices of funding availability and public notices. 

If you have questions or would like to contribute comments, please contact Angela Durant at angela.durant@cityofmedord.org or 541-774-2390 for the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) and Angela Durant at angela.durant@cityofmedord.org or 541-774-2390 or Aleia Fletcher at aleia.fletcher@cityofmedford.org or 541-774-2397 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Thank you in advance for your interest and contribution in our community. Please see legal notices and public notices below.
CITY OF MEDFORD HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FUND
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP 19-005PL
 
Request for Proposals Issue Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Proposal Due Date: Friday, August 2, 2019, at 4:00 PM
Funding Availability: $400,000
 
The City of Medford Planning Department is accepting proposals for Housing Opportunity Fund financing options.  Those who share in the City’s goal to increase, improve, and preserve supportive and attainable housing to meet the needs of the citizens of Medford are invited to apply.
 
Sealed proposals will be received by Angela Durant, Principal Planner, until 4:00 p.m., local time, August 2, 2019.  Proposals may be delivered personally or mailed to 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, Oregon 97501. 
 
As soon thereafter as possible proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the City’s Housing Advisory Commission.
 
Proposals will be accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, private sector for-profit developers, certified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), government housing providers, and property owners.
 
DESCRIPTION:  The City of Medford is pleased to open the first round of funding availability through the City of Medford Housing Opportunity Fund. The Housing Opportunity Fund is a demonstration of the City’s commitment to increase the supply of quality, affordable housing for Medford households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income. There are a variety of challenges that housing developers, providers, and property owners encounter when seeking to preserve and develop quality housing that is affordable. This fund was created to address some of these challenges and to incentivize community partners in the production and preservation of affordable housing.
 
Consideration will be given to projects and programs that accomplish one or more of the following objectives:
  • Create new rental units
  • Increase homeownership opportunities 
  • Facilitate land acquisition and infrastructure development for housing
  • Purchase and  preserve existing affordable housing
  • Develop permanent supportive housing for homeless and special needs populations
  • Support transitional housing for homeless
  • Support homeless shelter development  
 
The Request for Proposals may be obtained by contacting the Planning Department via email at planning@cityofmedford.org or by calling (541) 774-2398, or online at www.cityofmedford.org on the home page under Bid Opportunities. 
 
The City of Medford may reject any and all proposals upon a finding of the City that it is in the public interest to do so.  The City also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any proposal and to delete certain items listed in the proposal as set forth herein.
 
Proposals received after the time established for receiving proposals will not be considered.  FACSIMILE PROPOSALS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
 
The City of Medford programs, services and activities are open to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, handicap, religion, ethnic background or national origin.  For further information about this equal opportunity policy, contact the Human Resources Department of the City of Medford at (541) 774-2010.

                                                                                                                                                                       
Angela Durant, Principal Planner

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–TO: MAIL TRIBUNE–LEGAL
PUBLISH: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  
NOTICE OF OPENING OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a 30–day public comment period for the City of Medford’s 2019/20 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development will commence on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, and close on Thursday, June 6, 2019, to solicit citizen input regarding the Action Plan.  The City Council, City of Medford, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. 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 City’s 2019/20 annual allocation from HUD is $715,527. Additional expected resources include $100,000 in program income that may become available for re-allocation throughout the program year. There are no additional available resources from prior program years.
 
HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
 
Housing Authority of Jackson County – Homeowner Repair Program: $200,000 and estimated program income of $95,000
Funding will provide zero interest, deferred loans to low- and moderate-income Medford homeowners for the correction of recognized hazards to health and safety.
 
Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley – Accessible Ramps for Elders: $50,000
Funding will improve accessibility and safety for elderly Medford residents of owner-occupied and rental housing units through the implementation of modular ramps.
 
Compass House – Clubhouse Renovation: $170,674
Funding will support the renovation of 37-47 N. Ivy Street, Medford, Oregon, to provide more opportunities for adults living with mental illness.
 
OnTrack – Roofs for Recovery/New Transitional Housing Roof Rehabilitations: $17,900
Funding will provide zero interest, deferred loans to replace the roofs of two new transitional housing facilities located at 1316 West Main Street and 1107 Stevens Street in Medford, Oregon.
 
Addictions Recovery Center – Property Renovation: $26,519
Funding will provide a zero interest, deferred loan to rehabilitate 923 West Main Street, Medford, Oregon, for use as a transitional housing facility in accordance with Oregon Health Authority.
              
PUBLIC SERVICES – $107,329 plus program income of $5,000
The following nonprofit agencies will be receiving grants for public service program expenses during the 2019/20 program year:
 
St. Vincent de Paul                                                                    $ 30,000; and estimated program income of $5,000
Youth 71Five Ministries                                                            $ 20,000
Hearts with a Mission                                                               $ 25,000
Maslow Project                                                                          $ 25,000
Rogue Retreat                                                                            $   7,329
                               
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION – $143,105
 
Copies of the City’s Consolidated Plan and draft 2019/20 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, Housing and Community Development Principal Planner at angela.durant@cityofmedford.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. 

 

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