FY2019 Annual Action Plan

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF WILMINGTON

PROPOSED FY2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given by the City of Wilmington that a draft of the proposed Annual Action Plan for the FY2019 program has been prepared. Due to a delay in release of allocations amount from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the grant amounts and units impacted by federal programs are estimated from FY2018 funding remaining flat. All proposed activities’ budgets will be proportionally increased or decreased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts. The Annual Action Plan for FY2019 outlines how the City intends to expend the projected a $2,269,560 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG), $520,829 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds (HOME), $182,615 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG) and $725,614 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds (HOPWA). In accordance with the federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the City of Wilmington is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan for its Housing and Community Development Programs.

In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties, the City of Wilmington has placed its proposed Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY2019 on public display in the following locations during normal operational hours beginning on April 12, 2018:

  • City of Wilmington, Department of Real Estate and Housing, 800 French Street, 7th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801; or

The information will be available for public review for 30 days. Public comment on the proposed Annual Action Plan for FY2019 can be directed in writing to Leonard Sophrin, Director, Department of Real Estate and Housing, 800 French Street, 7th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 or emailed to: rehcomments@WilmingtonDE.gov and should be received no later than 12 noon on Friday, May 11, 2018. Comments will be included in the document submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Annual Action Plan contains the following major components:

  1. Identification of federal and non-federal resources reasonably expected to be made available during the program year to undertake activities identified in the approved Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY2016-2020.
  1. A list of activities to be undertaken during the program year to address community development and housing needs including the geographic distribution of activities to be completed.
  1. Identification of homeless and special needs activities to be undertaken during the FY2019 annual program period to address identified needs within the city.

The proposed use of funds for FY2019 was developed after holding public hearings throughout the City and the review of local community plans identifying needs, as well as funding requests.

Public Hearings

All meetings will be held on the 1st floor of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.

Department of Real Estate and Housing’s Budget Hearing
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers

Community Development and Urban Planning Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Council Committee Room

Wilmington City Council Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers

Persons interested in the use of the above identified funding sources are encouraged to attend one of the public hearings and/or provide oral or written testimony. The building is handicapped accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting Mr. Vaughn Watson, Senior Program Administrator, Louis L. Reading City/County Building, 800 French Street, 7th FL, Wilmington, DE 19801 at (302) 576-3000. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. The City TDD number is (800) 232-5470.

The final Annual Action Plan for FY2019 will be submitted to HUD for review and approval on or after May 15, 2018, unless Housing and Urban Development has not issued the City of Wilmington’s notice of allocations. If notice of allocations is not received than the Action Plan will be submitted when notice is received on or by August 18, 2018 per CPD Notice 18-01.

Views of the public are invited on the effects of HUD-supported projects on historic properties listed on, or eligible for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (et. seq.). Comments may be made via email or U S Postal Service to: dmartin@WilmingtonDE.gov, or Debra C. Martin, Department of Planning and Development, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, 7th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.