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Posted on: October 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds

LEGAL NOTICE POSTING
OFFICE OF BUILDING, HOUSING & PLANNING
5TH FLOOR CITY OF LORAIN CITY HALL
200 WEST ERIE AVENUE
LORAIN COUNTY, LORAIN, OHIO 44052

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

The City of Lorain Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

 

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: On or about October 19, 2019 the above named City will request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, for the following programs and projects for PY 2019.

CDBG FUNDS: 

Administration :

$347,228.20


Salaries, fringe benefits and overheard cost

$300,00

 (direct/indirect)

Planning

$27,228.20

Stoveworks

Planning

$20,000

Housing Study  (slum/blight; market/needs analysis)

 

 


Public Service: 

$261,081.70


Fair Housing

$37,000

Fair housing plan; housing discrimination/education and outreach

Neighborhood Alliance

$5,000

ConPlan Update (5year plan and FY19): Slum/Blight Housing Study

We Care We Share

8,000

Job Training for low income individuals

Boys & Girls Club

10,000

Lighting for safety at South Lorain location

Legal Aide

20,000

Legal services for low income in

Second Harvest

30,000

Food Bank

Youth Employment

27,743.02

Employment for Summer Youth in City Hall

 



Code Enforcement 

$370,516.20

Compliance of building, housing and zoning codes

Park and Recreational Facilities

$286,487.18

Oakwood Park: splash pad, bathroom, playground equipment, etc.

Clearance/Demolition 

$250,000.00

Demolition of up to 16 houses via slum and blight

 



Housing: 



Emergency Home Repair

$185,000

Code Enforcement repairs for owner-occupied housing

Lead Hazard Control

$80,000

Grant match for  3.5 year grant; Make homes lead safe funds

Financial Literacy

$15,000

El Central to provide financial literacy counseling




Economic Development

$64,166.40

CDBG portion of EDA Revolving Loan  Fund

 



CDBG Program Income 

$282,882.84


 



Total CDBG Funds:

$2,019,023.84



HOME FUNDS: FY2017 

Administration 

$16, 908.40

Salaries, fringe benefits and overheard cost (direct/indirect)

Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation 

$100,000

Rehabilitation of existing owner occupied homes

Down Payment Assistance

$52,175.60

Homebuyer Assistance

Total HOME Funds:

$169,084


 

HOME FUNDS: FY2018 

Administration 

$41,079.70

Salaries, fringe benefits and overheard cost (direct/indirect)

Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation 

$300,000

Rehabilitation of existing owner occupied homes

Down Payment Assistance

$69,717.30

Homebuyer Assistance

Total HOME Funds:

$410,797


 

HOME FUNDS: FY2019 

Administration 

$36,627.70

Salaries, fringe benefits and overheard cost (direct/indirect)

Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation 

$231,387.60

Rehabilitation of existing owner occupied homes

Down Payment Assistance

$98,261.70

Homebuyer Assistance

Total HOME Funds:

$366,277


The City of Lorain has made a determination that the above projects will have no significant impact on the environment. Therefore, environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 are not required. Additional information on these projects is contained in the environmental review records on file at the City of Lorain Building, Housing, & Planning Development (BHP) ; 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor, Lorain, OH 44052. Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Lorain Building, Housing, and Planning Department at the address above. All comments received by October 19, 2019 will be considered by the City of Lorain prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentators should specify which part of this notice they are addressing.

ALL COMMENTS TO THE CITY OF LORAIN SHOULD BE TO THE ATTN:
Kellie Glenn, Director of BHP 440-204-2087 at the address listed above.
If submitting in people please do so between the hours of
8:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday

The City of Lorain will undertake the project(s) described above with CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. The City of Lorain is certifying to HUD that the City and Mayor Joseph F. Koziura, in his official capacity as Mayor of City of Lorain, consent to accept the jurisdiction to the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Lorain may use the Community Development Block Grant funds, HOME funds, etc. and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

HUD will consider objections to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of applicant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant's environmental review record for the project(s) indicated omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project(s) have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD at 200 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Objections to the release of funds on basis other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD. HUD will consider objections received by November 5, 2019 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request, whichever is later.

BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF LORAIN, LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO:
Joseph F. Koziura, Mayor
7th Floor, 200 West Erie Avenue, City of Lorain City Hall Building, Lorain, OH 44052

Kellie F. Glenn, Director of Building, Housing, and Planning Department
5th Floor, 200 West Erie Avenue, City of Lorain City Hall Building, Lorain, OH 44052

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