The Social Services and Housing Board recommended the approval of the Consolidated Plan 2015 - 2019 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and will forward the recommendation on to the City Council for consideration during the June 16, 2015 City Council Meeting.
Preliminary Statement of the City of Frisco
Community Development Block Grant Program
Proposed Use of Funds
PY 2015 Action Plan
The Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2015 reflects the Goals and Objectives of the Consolidated Plan 2015 -2019 and both are available for review at http://www.friscotexas.gov/ under “Projects and Programs” and “Community Development.” The City of Frisco received notification that it will be receiving Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the amount of $401,568 for program year 2015. Approximately $4,000 will be earned in program income.
The purpose of the Community Development Block Grant Program is to support and perform activities which primarily benefit low and moderate income persons and prevent or eliminate slums or blight. The total amount of Community Development Block Grant funds will be used for program year 2015, from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. Based on the goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan, the Social Services and Housing Board is proposing the following use of Community Development Block Grant funds for Program Year 2015. Shown below are proposed projects and funding for the 2015 program year.
Public Service Funding Recommendations – by law, the City of Frisco can only use up to 15% of its CDBG funding for public services.
Funds will be used to provide services to homeless youth and young adults.
Frisco Family Services Center
Funds will be used to partially fund the salary of a Bilingual Social Worker to support the FFSC BASIC program.
Funds will be used to provide shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness.
Non Public Services or Construction Funding Recommendations
City of Frisco Housing Rehabilitation
This program provides low-interest rehabilitation and reconstruction loans to low-moderate income owner-occupied households.
Administrative Costs – The City of Frisco will use up to 20% of their CDBG entitlement for the purpose of offsetting administrative costs of the CDBG program.
Regulatory Citation: 24 CFR 570.206.
Comments may be submitted in writing through Monday, June 15, 2015 to Nell Lange, Assistant City Manager, City of Frisco, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square, Frisco, Texas 75034 or via fax at (972)292-5122 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Proposed Action Plan will be available for public review through June 15, 2015 at the City of Frisco, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034, Room C516. It will also be available on the City of Frisco website at http://www.friscotexas.gov/ under “Projects and Programs” and “Community Development.”
It is estimated that at least 90% of all funds to be expended will benefit low and moderate income persons. None of the proposed CDBG activities is expected to directly or indirectly result in displacement of persons or households. Should any such displacement occur, the City has a plan to assist displaced persons with benefits equivalent to those described in the Federal Uniform Relocation Policies Act.
I hereby certify that the above notice of meeting was posted on the Community Bulletin Board and the outside Bulletin Board at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas by 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, and remained so posted until Monday, June 16, 2014.
Stacy Brown, Housing and Grants Manager
If during the course of the meeting covered by this notice, the Frisco Social Services and Housing Board should determine that a closed or executive meeting or session of the Frisco Social Services and Housing Board or a consultation with the attorney for the City should be held or is required, then such closed or executive meeting or session or consultation with attorney as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code § 551.001 et seq., will be held by the Frisco Social Services and Housing Board at the date, hour and place given in this notice or as soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice as the Frisco Social Services and Housing Board may conveniently meet in such closed or executive meeting or session or consult with the attorney for the City concerning any and all subjects and for any and all purposes permitted by the Act, including, but not limited to, the following sanctions and purposes:
Texas Government Code Section:
§551.071 - Private consultation with the attorney for the City.
§551.072 - Discussing purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
§551.074 - Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel.
§551.086 - Deliberation regarding commercial or financial information that the City has received from a business prospect and to deliberate the offer or other incentives to a business prospect.
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
The Frisco City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the center entrances. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as Interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, or large print, are requested to contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 335-5551 or by FAX (972) 731-4904. BRAILLE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
HOUSING REHABILITATIOn program
The City of Frisco's Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded by the City of Frisco's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). These funds are awarded to the City of Frisco by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our goal is to preserve existing low and moderate income housing, to assist very low, low and moderate income owners/occupants in bringing their dwellings up to an acceptable standard, and to enhance and revitalize neighborhoods within the city. The home must be a single-family dwelling and own-occupied by a family that meet guidelines.
Click here to Download the Housing Rehabilitation Application
HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM POLICY
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status. For more information on fair housing click here, and for information on how to submit a fair housing complaint, please click here. To review the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (2010), please click here.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS
PY 2013 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT(CAPER)
PY 2014 Community Development Block Grant - Annual Action Plan
PY 2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORTING (CAPER)
PY 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
Analysis of Impediments for Fair Housing Choice (2010)
Consolidated Five Year Strategic Plan (10/1/2010 - 9/30/2015). This plan includes the Action Plan for Program Year 2010.
For more information on the City of Frisco Community Development Block Grant Program contact:
Housing and Grants Manager
City of Frisco
6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 5th Floor
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 292-5114 phone
(972) 292-5122 fax