A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit Substantial Amendment One and the 2019-2020 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 One and the 2019-2020 Annual Update began on April 11, 2019, and concluded on May 15, 2019, and a public hearing was held on April 23, 2016 at the MDHA Randee Rodgers Training Center; 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 One and the 2019-2020 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 One allows HOPWA funds to be used for tenant based rental assistance (TBRA) and emergency hotel/motel assistance and adds language to the description section of the Strategic Plan (SP) 25 Priority Need #3 – Retain Affordable Housing Stock, to the Consolidated Plan to clarify that the amount of CDBG funds to be allocated to this Priority Need will be at least 50% of 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 2019-2020 Program Year (June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020); 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 April 15, 2019. 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 2019-2020 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, 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 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.
Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
IntroducedJuly 2, 2019
AdoptedJuly 2, 2019
ApprovedJuly 3, 2019
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