Bill BL2018-1246 (as amended)
An ordinance adopting the Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2018 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development and authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit the Consolidated Plan and 2018 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) requires local governments seeking federal assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), HOME Investment Partnerships (“HOME”), Emergency Solutions Grant (“ESG”), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (“HOPWA”) programs to develop a Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development every five years; and
WHEREAS, by Resolution R94-1396, the Metropolitan Council designated the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (“MDHA”) as the lead agency responsible for the preparation of the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, the Five Year Consolidated Plan covers the period June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2023 and the 2018 Action Plan covers the period June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019; and
WHEREAS, the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan were prepared by MDHA in accordance with federal regulations regarding citizen participation and in consultation with a variety of public and private agencies and concerned individuals; and
WHEREAS, the Consolidated Plan includes a Needs Assessment, a Housing Market Analysis, and Strategic Plan that establishes priorities for addressing housing and community development needs, and the 2018 Action Plan provides for expenditure of CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds to address the Consolidated Plan priorities; and
WHEREAS, priorities of the Consolidated Plan are based upon data analyses, other local plans and reports, and input gathered from seven (7) community/public input meetings, thirteen (13) stakeholder consultations, and a survey; and
WHEREAS, the public comment period for the draft Consolidated Plan and 2018 Action Plan began on May 8, 2018 and concluded on June 7, 2018, with four (4) public hearings held during the public comment period, and a summary of public comments and MDHA’s responses is provided in Appendix F.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council adopts the Five Year (2018-2023) Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and 2018 Action Plan, attached hereto, and that the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to submit the Plan to HUD; and
Section 2. Notwithstanding any indication to the contrary within the Five Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development or the 2018 Action Plan (attached to this Ordinance), Transit Oriented Development (TOD) districts are not currently available as mechanisms, strategies, or initiatives for the development of affordable housing or implementation of community development. To the extent TOD districts subsequently become available in Nashville and Davidson County, the Consolidated Plan and/or 2018 Action Plan shall be amended as necessary.
Section 3. That the 2018 Action Plan includes a description for the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”), Emergency Solutions Grant (“ESG”), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (“HOPWA”) funds for Program Year 1 (June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019); and
Section 4. That MDHA is authorized to administer the Consolidated Plan on behalf of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and
Section 5. That the local match required for the Emergency Solutions Grant will be provided by local nonprofit organizations selected as sub-grantees. The twenty-five percent (25%) local match for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program will be provided by non-federal funds utilized for HOME projects as well as the value of donated land or improvements associated with HOME-funded projects, or by other eligible methods as provided in the HOME regulations; and
Section 6. That if any changes occur in the final amounts for CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA as provided in the attached Plan, each line item in the respective program not specifically regulated by contracts or agreements with HUD shall be raised or lowered on a pro rata basis except that changes in final amounts greater than twenty-five percent shall be considered criteria for a substantial amendment, as defined in the Citizen Participation Plan (Appendix A); and
Section 7. That CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds shall not be used for any property acquisition for which the power of eminent domain is utilized by MDHA, which is restricted by federal law; and
Section 8. That The Metropolitan Council hereby appropriates funds for projects described in the 2018 Action Plan but expressly withholds any approval for the expenditure of CDBG funds for capital improvement projects. All requested expenditures for capital improvement projects shall be submitted to the Council for final approval by Resolution. And further, detailed project plans for capital improvements shall be on file in the Community Development Department of MDHA at the time of the filing of the Resolution; and;
Section 8. That substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan, as defined in the Citizen Participation Plan (Appendix A), and annual updates may be approved by Resolution adopted by the Metropolitan Council; and
Section 10. That the expenditure of CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds shall be in accordance with applicable federal regulations and reporting standards pertaining to the procurement of goods and services from women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses and individuals.
Section 11. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Tanaka Vercher, Brett Withers
IntroducedJune 19, 2018
Passed First ReadingJune 19, 2018
Referred toBudget and Finance Committee - Approved
Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee - Approved
Ad-Hoc Affordable Housing Committee - Approved
DeferredJuly 3, 2018
AmendedJuly 17, 2018
Passed Second ReadingJuly 17, 2018
Passed Third ReadingAugust 7, 2018
ApprovedAugust 8, 2018
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Last Modified: 09/28/2018 2:56 PM