PUBLIC NOTICE

This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #1 to the 2018 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days. Low- and moderate-income persons, racial and ethnic minorities, non-English speaking persons, and persons with disabilities are specifically encouraged to review and comment on the proposed amendment. The Action Plan is part of the City’s Consolidated Plan. It identifies specific activities to be undertaken with the use of federal funding from both the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed amendment should do so in writing and send the same to Community Development, P.O. Box 7402, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117-7402. Written comments must include the name and address of the individual submitting the comment. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

Neighborhood Revitalization administered by Affordable Housing Solutions. $299,861 of CDBG funds and $375,693 of City general funds will be added to the program. $11,669 of HOME funds will be reallocated from the program. Properties are acquired for development of affordable housing. Many times, properties with extremely dilapidated structures contributing to neighborhood deterioration are acquired for redevelopment. The existing structures will be (a) demolished with new housing constructed on the site, or (b) rehabilitated into quality affordable housing. Alternatively, properties without existing structures are acquired under favorable circumstances in order to develop new affordable housing. Each new or rehabilitated unit is made available for sale or lease to a household whose income is no greater than 80% of median family income.

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance administered by Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission. $21,839 of HOME funds will be added to the program. The revised 2018 budget is $390,000. Rental assistance is provided to households with incomes no greater than 50% MFI who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. This is done through a collaborative effort with Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP). ICAP will provide ongoing case management through Bright Futures. Assistance is provided for a period of up to 24 months. Up to $20,000 may be used by the SFHRC for eligible administrative expenses.

Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation. $170,000 of CDBG funds will be reallocated from this activity. The revised 2018 budget is $339,042. Funds are provided to low-income owner-occupants to maintain their homes in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition. The maximum household income is 80% MFI. The maximum funding available per project is $24,999, but could be further limited based on rehabilitation needs, length of ownership, county assessed value, equity, and income.

Additional funding for the new or increased allocations listed above is obtained from completed or canceled programs and activities that did not utilize their entire budgets.

Persons wishing additional information on the above projects or activities may contact the Community Development office by calling 367-8180 or TTY at 367-7039 for communication assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICE

 

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