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March 20, 2017
The City of Santa Fe Seeks Public Input on 2017-2018 Annual Affordable Housing Action Plan

Affordable Housing Division seeks public input on funding priorities related to affordable housing, public services and community facilities

The City of Santa Fe and the Office of Affordable Housing are asking the public for comment on its annual plan for investing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) funding in local programs, an expected total of nearly $1 million of community investment.

Every year, the city receives a grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Funds are used to address the housing and community development needs of Santa Fe residents with low- and moderate-incomes.

This year’s projects recommended for funding via CDBG serve low to moderate-income individuals below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) and include: down payment assistance (Homewise, Housing Trust); single-family emergency and necessary home improvements (Homewise, Habitat for Humanity); permanent supportive housing apartment renovations (St. Elizabeth Shelter Casa Cerrillos); public services supporting households and youth who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless (SFPS Adelante Program, Interfaith Community Shelter Women’s Summer Safe Haven, and Youth Shelters and Family Services Street Outreach).

Projects recommended for funding via AHTF serve low to moderate-income households and individuals below 120 percent of AMI and include:  down payment assistance (Homewise, Housing Trust); and ADA retrofits (St. Elizabeth Shelter Siringo Senior Housing)

The City submits an Annual Action Plan every year to HUD, outlining how CDBG funds and other local and state funds such as AHTF will be invested in the community for the upcoming year. This Plan represents year five of the 2013 – 2017 Consolidated Plan cycle and reflects the priorities, goals and strategies identified within.

A draft of the 2017-2018 Action Plan will be available for review and comment through April 11, 2017 on the City of Santa Fe’s website at http://www.santafenm.gov/policyresearch and at the following locations:

 

    • City of Santa Fe Office of Affordable Housing (500 Market St, Suite 200)
    • City Hall (200 Lincoln Ave. 2nd floor - Clerk’s Office)
    • Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Drive)
    • The Main Library (145 Washington Ave.)
    • LaFarge Library (1730 Llano St.)

A public hearing to consider the Action Plan will be held at a regular City Council meeting on April 26, 2017 at 7 pm, in the City Council Chambers located at 200 Lincoln Avenue.

Please submit written comments to:

            Margaret Ambrosino, Senior Housing Planner

            City of Santa Fe, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM  87504-0909

            [bot protected email address]

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