ORDINANCE NO. BL2009-599
An ordinance authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit a five year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development programs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires local governments participating in federal housing and community development programs to submit a Consolidated Plan for housing and community development; and
WHEREAS, in September 1994, the Metropolitan Council through Resolution R94-1396 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 programs for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, the current five year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development programs was prepared by MDHA in 2004 and adopted by the Metropolitan Council through Ordinance No. BL2004-425 and updated in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 through Ordinances BL2005-857, BL2006-1282, BL2007-46, and BL2008-338; and
WHEREAS, the Consolidated Plan was prepared by MDHA with the assistance of a wide-variety of public and private agencies, as well as, numerous private citizens and community advocates and using a number of existing planning documents; and
WHEREAS, the Consolidated Plan includes a Citizen Participation Plan, a Market Analysis and Needs Assessment, Strategies for Meeting Priority Needs and an Annual Plan for the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”), Emergency Shelter Grants (“ESG”) Program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (“HOPWA”) program funds; and
WHEREAS, a Five Year Consolidated Plan has been prepared by the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency to allocate funds from the Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Emergency Shelter Grants Program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan Mayor is hereby authorized to submit the five year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development programs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Section 2. A description of the Annual Action Plan for the expenditure of CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds for the program year 2010-2011 is attached hereto and made a part of this Ordinance.
Section 3. That MDHA is authorized to administer the Consolidated Plan on behalf of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 4. The local match required for Emergency Shelter Grant funds will be provided by local non-profit organizations selected as sub-grantees. Repayments received from the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) and non-federal funds utilized for HOME projects will be used as necessary to provide the twenty-five percent local match for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
Section 5. If any changes occur in the final entitlement amounts for CDBG or HOME as shown in the attachments to this Ordinance, each line in the proposed program not specifically regulated by contracts or agreements with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shall be raised or lowered on a pro rata basis. If the final entitlement amount for the ESG or HOPWA funds is below that shown in the attachments to this Ordinance, each line item in the proposed program will be reduced on a pro rata basis. Any additional ESG or HOPWA funds received above the amount shown in the attachments to this Ordinance will be allocated by the ESG & HOPWA Review Committee, based on applications submitted to the Review Committee.
Section 6. That CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds received in connection with the four federal programs included in the Consolidated Plan shall not be used for any property acquisition for which the power of eminent domain is utilized by MDHA.
Section 7. That the Metropolitan Council expressly withholds any approval for the expenditure of funds for any project or for the administrative costs associated with the Community Development Block Grant program. All requested program expenditures shall be submitted to the Council for final approval by Resolution. And further, detailed project plans for capital improvement projects shall be on file in the Community Development Office of MDHA at the time of the filing of the Resolution.
Section 8. That amendments to the Consolidated Plan to receive additional federal funding or alter categories based on available funding may be approved by resolution adopted by the Metropolitan Council.
Section 9. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Sandra Moore, Edith Taylor Langster, Erica Gilmore
|Introduced:||December 1, 2009|
|Passed First Reading:||December 1, 2009|
|Referred to:||Federal Grants Review Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||December 15, 2009|
|Passed Third Reading:||January 19, 2010|
|Approved:||January 20, 2010|