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File #: 20-2535    Version: 1 Name: HOME Investment Partnership Program - Grant Application Amendment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3983 Approving Amendment to the 2018 Application to the California State Department of Housing and Community Development for a Grant of up to $500,000 Under the HOME Investment Partnership Program in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. HOME Services Agreement with HACN, 3. TBRA Program Guidelines
Yountville Town Council Staff Report


DATE: May 5, 2020

TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Sandra Liston, Planning & Building Director Daniel Gordon, Planning Manager

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Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3983 Approving Amendment to the 2018 Application to the California State Department of Housing and Community Development for a Grant of up to $500,000 Under the HOME Investment Partnership Program in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic...Body

DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
The Town has received grants through the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) under the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Napa and have primarily been used to assist low-income owners whose primary residence is in need of repairs, improvements, or reconstruction necessary to meet federal, state, or local building codes and for correction of all healthy and safety deficiencies.

In June 2018, HCD issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) under the HOME Program. In response to the NOFA, the Town applied for, and in February 2019 was awarded, $500,000 in home rehabilitation funding. However, to date, HCD has not yet issued a Standard Agreement for the grant. The Town has since also applied for $500,000 from a separate January 2020 HCD HOME NOFA.

In addition to receiving HOME funds through new grants, the Town also receives HOME program funding through the repayment of loans. This includes approximately $27,000 in recouped grant funds this fiscal year and $72,000 in recouped grant funds last fiscal year, all of which were disbursed to new projects.

Economists estimate 1.5 million American households could be at-risk of becoming homeless as a result of the COVID-19 disaster. Locally, Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) reports that, as ...

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