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File #: 1495-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2013 In control: Development Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $2,937,500.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize the expenditure of $2,718,125.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to provide funding for various approved 2013 programs; and to declare an emergency. ($2,937,500.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of FY 2013 HOME monies within the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the Department of Development. The funds will assist first time homebuyers, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants and no or low interest loans for projects designed to increase and preserve the local supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families. This ordinance is in accordance with the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will be allocated as follows: $2,228,750 for the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund, $489,375 for the HUD required 15% set aside for projects developed by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO), $163,125 for CHDO operating set-aside, and $56,250 for HOME administration.

Emergency action is requested to allow for continuation of program services without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: The City of Columbus has been awarded $3,262,500 by HUD in Fiscal Year 2013 (per the HUD website) to fund various housing assistance activities under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act. In addition, the City has generated $300,000 in HOME program income. This ordinance requests the appropriation of $2,937,500 and expenditure of $2,717,750 from the FY 2013 HOME entitlement. A separate ordinance will authorize the expenditure of the remaining HOME funds for CHDO operating grants ($163,125). Ordinance 0075-2013 passed January 28, 2013, authorized the appropriation and expenditure of 2013 HOME funds for Tenant-based Rental Assistance grants ($325,000) and HOME Administration ($300,000).

Title

To authorize the appropriation of $2,937,500.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize the expenditure of $2,718,125.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to provide funding for various approved 2013 programs; and to declare an emergency. ($2,937...

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