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Public Comment
 Amendments to the Use of 2019-2020 Program Funds
Community Development Block Grant Program

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
  • You may email your comments to cdbg@townofchapelhill.org .

All comments will be incorporated into final documents submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Broman-Fulks at nbfulks@townofchapelhill.org.  For Spanish language speakers, please contact Sarah Vinas at 919-969-5079 or svinas@townofchapelhill.org.      

 


Public Comment
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.

You can find and review the plan here.  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
  • You may email your comments to cdbg@townofchapelhill.org .

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Broman-Fulks at nbfulks@townofchapelhill.org.  For Spanish language speakers, please contact Sarah Vinas at 919-969-5079 or svinas@townofchapelhill.org.      

 


605_Craig_Street_02 CDBG
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.

2015-2019 Orange County HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan

Each year, an Annual Action Plan is developed to guide the use of CDBG and HOME funds for the year. At the end of the year,  a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report is developed to report on each program year. The latest draft plan can be viewed here: 2020-2025 DRAFT Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan

2019-2020 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan

2018-2019 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2017-2018 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2016-2017 Town of Chapel Hill CDBG Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

2020-2021 CDBG Program Timeline

November 11, 2019:   2020-2021 CDBG Funding Application Available here and budget workbook

November 13, 2019:   Public Forum - Annual Needs Assessment (7:00 p.m.)

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 cdbg@townofchapelhill.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)

 

For more information, please email cdbg@townofchapelhill.org.

 

 

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