Community Block Grant Program

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Overview

The City of Redmond administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funds to the City on an annual basis.

CDBG is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The funds are used to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate- income persons. Low- and moderate- income persons are based on annual area median income and household size. Income guidelines are updated by HUD every year and the current income guidelines are listed below:

FY 2017 HUD Income Limits Summary for Deschutes County*

Income threshold

1 person

2 person

3 person

4 person

5 person

6 person

7 person

8 person

Area Median Income (AMI)

$44,800

$51,200

$57,600

$64,000

$69,120

$74,240

$79,360

$84,480

Low Income

(80% AMI)

$35,750

$40,850

$45,950

$51,050

$55,150

$59,250

$63,350

$67,400

Very Low Income

(50% AMI)

$22,350

$25,550

$28,750

$31,900

$34,500

$37,050

$39,600

$42,150

Extremely Low Income (30% AMI)**

$13,450

$16,240

$20,420

$24,600

$28,780

$32,960

$37,140

$41,320

        *Note: updated income limits may be released early each calendar year. Recipients of CDBG funding must meet the income guidelines at the time the funds are utilized. City staff will be able to provide funding recipients with updated income limits information.

 

 

Application for Funds and Procedures           

The City of Redmond is  now accepting Request for Proposals for Community Development Block Grant Funds.  The City receives approximately $200,000 annually and solicits applications from non-profit partners and agencies* who provide affordable housing or are looking to expand shelter options to low- and moderate income residents in Redmond. Funds can be used for land acquisition, site clearance, demolition and public improvements for qualified affordable housing projects; or acquisition of an existing structure for qualified affordable housing projects or shelters. All projects must meet CDBG eligibility requirements, National Objectives and City of Redmond Goals and Objectives outlined in the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan.

*Note: Individuals cannot apply for services or cash assistance.

 

Request for Proposals  2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant  

 

Request for Proposal - 17-18 Affordable Housing, Public Facility, Infrastructure, and  ADA Improvements

 

Application Appendix A - Insurance Requirements
Application Appendix B - CFR Synopsis
Application Appendix C - Map of LMI Block Groups 2008-2012 ACS Final

Pre-Application Workshop (MANDATORY):

A pre-application workshop is mandatory for all agencies applying for funding. The workshop will be an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions about the CDBG programs, evaluation criteria, local strategies and grantee requirements if awarded a grant. An agency representative must be present at one of the mandatory workshops for the application to qualify.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Plan Year 2018-2019 Proposals

Subrecipient Workshop Dates:

February 13, 2018, 3:00-4:00 City Hall Room 210

February 21, 2018, 1:00-2:30 City Hall Room 210

City Hall

411 SW 9th St., Redmond, OR 97756

Be added to the distribution list for future meeting information by contacting Katie McDonald at (541) 923-7762 or email to katie.mcdonald@ci.redmond.or.us.  Note: One person cannot represent multiple agencies and exceptions can be made on a case by case basis with prior approval from City Staff.

*Additional dates may be added as needed.

Receiving Funds Documentation

Plans and Reports

Consolidated Plan (Five-year)

The Consolidated Plan is designed to help local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CDBG programs.

Action Plan

Due in May of every year, after the City’s first year, the City must develop a one-year Action Plan that summarizes the City’s intended actions during that particular year with CDBG funding. This plans serves as notification to citizens and HUD by outlining the projects that the City has funded with that years CDBG allocation.

CAPER – Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Due in September of every year, the City reports on the activities over the past program year. The report highlights the accomplishments achieved and funds expended.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan requirements are designed to encourage citizens to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the City’s CDBG plans and programs. It focuses on public involvement in the process of developing the City’s Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and a review of the annual Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER). Substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan require public review and comments before they are approved.

Fair Housing

As a recipient of federal funding, Redmond is required to identify barriers to fair housing and further fair housing within the City. Redmond's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice outlines the City's findings regarding fair housing issues identified within the city and steps that will be taken to reduce or remove impediments to fair housing for protected classes.

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is your first stop to answering your questions related to fair housing laws. They provide fair housing technical assistance, services and respond to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination related to federal, state and local laws. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in seeking or maintaining housing, please contact the FHCO at 1-800-424-3247, or visit their website at www.fhco.org. . Publications are available in Spanish and they have staff that can speak Spanish over the phone. (Las publicaciones están disponibles en español y tienen personal que habla español a través del teléfono.)

HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) webpage contains information to help you if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.

Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) The Civil Rights Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries enforces Oregon´s civil rights laws. These laws ban discrimination against individuals because of characteristics that make them part of a protected class. Anyone claiming to have been discriminated against at work, in a place where the public is served such as a restaurant or a hotel, when buying or renting housing or when applying for or attending a career school can file a complaint with the BOLI´s Civil Rights Division.


 

City of Redmond Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

At its Sept. 13, 2013, meeting the Redmond City Council approved the City’s participation in the Community Development Block Grant program. The City received $190,027 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year and $208,791 for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

To receive funds the city assembled a task force of area residents and stakeholders to create a five-year Consolidated Plan that assessed needs and priorities, determined resources and set goals to address those needs. The Consolidated Plan was followed by an annual Action Plan that addresses programs and funding for the fiscal year and a Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report, which evaluates whether or not the Action Plan was successful in achieving the goals of the Consolidated Plan.

Task Force Meeting Packet Minutes
March 12, 2014 Minutes
March 26, 2014 Minutes
April 9, 2014 Minutes
April 23, 2014 Minutes
May 14, 2014 Minutes
May 28, 2014 Minutes
July 2, 2014 Minutes

Under CDBG rules, communities may undertake a wide range of activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and community services, facilities, and improvements. Each activity must meet one of three national objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons (LMI), aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight (urban renewal areas qualify), or meet other community development needs having a particular urgency that the grantee is unable to finance on its own.

The program includes five main funding program areas: Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention, Public Facilities and Community Development, Public Services (limited to 15% of annual CDBG award), and Economic Development.


 

For Assistance

Technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, the application guidelines, and other information pertaining to the CDBG program is available upon request. Applicants are encouraged to contact the staff members listed below anytime they are uncertain about program requirements, project conceptualization, or any portion of the application packet and/or guidelines.

Contact:

Katie McDonald
katie.mcdonald@ci.redmond.or.us

 Phone: 541-923-7762

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