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Resolution RS2020-340

A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit Substantial Amendment Two and the 2020-2021 Annual Update to the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development 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 Five Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development; 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 Five Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council approved Ordinance BL2018-1246 authorizing the Mayor to submit the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development; and

WHEREAS, HUD requires annual updates to the Five Year Consolidated Plan provided that the public participation process as outlined in the Consolidated Plan is followed; and

WHEREAS, the Public Comment Period for Substantial Amendment Two and the 2020-2021 Annual Update began on March 10, 2020, and concluded on April 10, 2020, and a virtual public hearing was held on April 9th 2020 via gotowebinar.com; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND - DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan Council adopts Substantial Amendment Two and the 2020-2021 Annual Update to the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, attached hereto and made part of this Resolution, and that the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to submit the Substantial Amendment and Annual Update to HUD; and

Section 2. Substantial Amendment Two allows: 1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds allocated for Weatherization Assistance to serve homeowners whose incomes are at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) limit per CDBG income guidelines; 2) Provides amended language to the Citizen Participation Plan contained in Appendix A of the Consolidated Plan to clarify that the criteria for a substantial amendment is a fiscal change in any program/project that is increased or decreased by more than 25% of the total HUD allocation of CDBG, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) of the effected program year with the
exception as noted. The Citizen Participation Plan, as amended, is included as Appendix G to the Annual Update for Program Year 3; and 3) Amend language to the description section of the Strategic Plan (SP) 25 Priority Need #3 -Retain Affordable Housing Stock of the Consolidated Plan to clarify that the amount of CDBG funds to be allocated to this Priority Need will be a majority of the balance of funds from the annual allocation after deductions for the 20% allocation for Administrative Activities and 15% for Public Service Activities; and

Section 3. The Annual Update 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 the 2020-2021 Program Year (June 1,
2020-May 31, 2021); and

Section 4. The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is authorized to administer the Consolidated Plan on behalf of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and

Section 5. The local match required for the Emergency Solutions Grant will be provided by local non-profit organizations selected as sub-grantees. The twenty-five percent local match for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program will be provided by non-federal funds utilized for HOME projects as well as 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. Funding amounts in the Annual Update are based upon the formula allocations released by HUD on February 28, 2020. Any changes to project budgets; funding priorities; the addition of new activities or the deletion of activities shall be considered criteria for a substantial amendment and be subject to the Citizen Participation Plan described in the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan; and

Section 7. The Metropolitan Council appropriates funds for projects described in the 2020-2021 Annual Update 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. The expenditure of CDBG, HOME, ESG, arid 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 low-income individuals; and

Section 9. 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 10. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Burkley Allen

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Legislative History

Referred toAffordable Housing Committee


Budget and Finance Committee

IntroducedJune 2, 2020

AdoptedJune 2, 2020

ApprovedJune 3, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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