Summary of Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plans to the 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan For Housing And Community Development

The City of Seattle is proposing a revision to the to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Annual Action Plans to the 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Consolidated Plan affects how the City uses four federal funds sources to assist low- and moderate-income persons: 1) the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), 2) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), 3) Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and 4) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

The substantial amendment proposes to repurpose $355,000 of 2014 CDBG underspend, $152,500 of 2015 CDBG underspend and $1,200,000 of 2017 CDBG program revenue funds to Office of Economic Development (OED) neighborhood business district activities, business technical assistance, and Section 108 loan repayment activities, affordable rental housing preservation and development activities, and to add new Housing Affordability Livability Agenda (HALA) Implementation services activities and disposition of real property.  

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting held to be held on Wednesday, December 6, 11:00am, at a meeting of the Budget Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on these proposed changes. The meeting will be held in the City of Seattle Council Chambers, located in the Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.  The Council's Chambers are on the 2nd floor.  

Interested persons are invited to find out more about the Substantial Amendment by contacting  

Jennifer Yost

Federal Grants Manager

700 5th Ave, 58th Floor (5th & Columbia)

PO Box 34215

Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone:  206-615-1717  E-mail:  blockgrants@seattle.gov  

Written comments and suggestions regarding the Substantial Amendment may also be submitted to Ms. Yost by December 23, 2017 by e-mail or postal mail.   For those who wish to testify at the December 6 public hearing, a sign-up sheet will be available outside the Council Chamber one-half hour before the public hearing.  The City Council Chamber is ADA accessible.  Print and communication access is provided on prior request.  Please contact the Council Offices at 206-684-8888 or TDD 206-233-0025 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.  

 

Summary of Activities Project Description
Project Name 2017 OED: Neighborhood Business District - Only In Seattle Original Amount:        $471,659 Additional Amount:   $278,016 Total New Amount:   $749,675 Implementation of business district action plans that include activities in marketing and promotion, business and retail development, business appearance and pedestrian environment and organizational development
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Project Name 2017 OED: Small Business TA & Entrepreneur Support Original Amount:        $0 Additional Amount:   $95,000 Total New Amount:   $95,000 Delivery of business marketing and technical assistance to existing small business entrepreneurs serving low-income neighborhoods
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Project Name 2017 OED: Alpha Cine Original Amount:        $94,791 Additional Amount:   $84,484 Total New Amount:   $179,275 Repayment of CDBG-backed Section 108 loan for Alpha Cine project
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Project Name 2017 Disposition of Property Original Amount:        $0 Additional Amount:   $0 Total New Amount:   $0 Provide for disposition of real property originally assisted with CDBG funds.  No new CDBG funds will be used to dispose of the real property
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Project Name 2017 OH: HALA Implementation activities Original Amount:        $0 Additional Amount:   $50,000 Total New Amount:   $50,000 Implementation of affordable housing agenda recommendations
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Project Name 2017 OH: Rental Housing Preservation and Development Original Amount:        $1,000,000 Additional Amount:   $1,200,000 Total New Amount:   $2,200,000 Provide financial assistance for the preservation and development of multifamily rental affordable housing
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