Amendments to the 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Update to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan are being considered. The draft amendments reflect reallocation of funds, with changes to the approved program plan activities.
The Town proposes to reallocate $170,728 of 2019-2020 CDBG funds for temporary housing assistance. Funds would be used to pay for temporary hotel stays for residents currently living in the IFC shelters as a result of COVID-19. Current conditions do not allow IFC to follow the safe physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the CDC, and state and local ordinances regarding physical distancing.
The public is invited to review and comment on the draft amended Annual Update. Because Chapel Hill Town Hall is closed to the public, staff can also provide copies by mail or email upon request.
The Chapel Hill Town Council will be able to receive public comment and answer questions on the proposed amendment on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. You may view the meeting at www.townofchapelhill.org.
You may submit your comments by April 29 as follows:
You may contact Nate Broman-Fulks, Affordable Housing Manager by phone at 919-969-5077
You may submit your written comments by mail to 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514; or
Amendments to the Town's CDBG Citizen Participation Plan
The Town is proposing an amendment to its CDBG Citizen Participation Plan to provide greater ability to address in a timely manner community needs related to Covid-19. The amendments would provide the Town the ability to temporarily amend the policies and procedures outlined in the plan, when given authorization by HUD. When an authorization to amend is given, the Town would follow the rules and procedures outlined in that HUD authorization.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by the U.S. Congress in 1974 and is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The primary objective of the program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income peoples. For more information about the CDBG program, please visit the Federal CDBG website.
The Orange HOME County Consortium is comprised of Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Hillsborough, and the Town of Carrboro. The Consolidated Plan also guides the allocation of HOME funds. For more information about HOME funds, visit the HOME website.
Each spring, the Town Council allocates CDBG funding to organizations which operate programs or provide housing that benefits low- and moderate-income peoples. These allocation decisions are guided by the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan which is a document that provides information concerning how the Orange County HOME Consortium plans to address certain important housing and community development needs of its low- and moderate- income residents during the next five years.
November 1-January 14: Applicants complete and submit applications
Applicants are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting, which is a 1-hour one-on-one session, during which applicants can discuss their funding proposal with Town staff. To schedule a pre-application meeting, applicants should contact Renee Moye at 919-968-2877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 16, 2019: Walk-in (One-on-One) Q & A Session for CDBG Applicants (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A
January 6, 2020: Walk-in (One-on-One) Q & A Session for CDBG Applicants (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A
January 14, 2020: CDBG Funding Application Submittal Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
March 2020: Public Forum - Preliminary Annual Plan (7:00 p.m.)
April 2020: Town of Chapel Hill Adoption of the Annual and 5-Year CDBG and HOME Program Plans
May 15, 2020: Due date for the Annual and 5-Year CDBG and HOME Program Plans to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)