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  Time Set   #   34.    
Board of Supervisors   
Meeting Date: 08/01/2017  
Brief Title:    Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines Update
From: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office
Staff Contact: Mindi Nunes, Assistant County Administrator, County Administrator's Office, x8329

Subject

Hold public hearing and adopt resolution approving revisions to the Yolo County Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines. (No general fund impact) (Nunes)

Recommended Action

Hold public hearing and adopt resolution approving revisions to the Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines, which are a required component of the funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
Sustainable Environment

 
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The County has received past awards through the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing; correct health and safety hazards in deteriorated housing; and extend the useful life of existing housing units.
 
Through this program, loans and grants are available to achieve cost-effective repairs for low-income owner-occupied homes or for units occupied by low income tenants of owner-investors within the unincorporated area of Yolo County. Yolo County Housing manages the awards and program income (received through paid loans) from the state and acts as a lender to qualified households.
 
In June 2015, HCD began requiring counties to update their Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines which are a required component of funding from HCD. HCD also requires a resolution from the local governing board adopting the updated program guidelines.
 
The County’s Housing Program Guidelines were last updated in May 2012. The updated guidelines reflect current needs and flexibility in the program regarding terms, interest rates, and rules from grants.  In addition, staff were recently informed by HCD that a currently awarded project (Westucky Water & Sewer Improvement Project) will be required to adhere to the County’s Housing Program Guidelines in order to remain qualified to use grant funds for water connections to the residential properties and to complete the project work as planned. Given this, the guidelines have been revised to include connection of water distribution lines and sewer collection lines to allow for installation of city water and sewer services.
 
The updated guidelines are included in Attachment A. A resolution for approving the updated Guidelines is included in Attachment B.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)

Yolo County Housing, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).


Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action $0
Amount budgeted for expenditure $0
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost) $0
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
$0
Attachments
Att. A. Resolution
Att. B. Revised Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Mindi Nunes Mindi Nunes 07/26/2017 02:59 PM
Patrick Blacklock Patrick Blacklock 07/26/2017 03:07 PM
County Counsel Hope Welton 07/26/2017 03:40 PM
Form Started By: Susan Strachan Started On: 07/03/2017 04:17 PM
Final Approval Date: 07/26/2017
Level double AA conformance,
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