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HUD-Required Reporting and Plans

 

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Review (CAPER)

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requires that the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Review (CAPER) is submitted to United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 90 days after the end of the program year.  The report details accomplishments of CDBG-funded subrecipient activities as well as the financial status of the CDBG for the prior funded year. Given de lays related to the global pandemic, this deadline was extended by HUD to 180 days after the end of the program year.  To view the CAPER, click here.

 

 

CITY OF SANTA FE NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


Every year, the City of Santa Fe receives entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  Programs supported through these funds provide much needed affordable rental units, direct subsidy for homebuyers and homeowners, public facility improvements, and public services. The City is required to publish the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds.  Public comment period is October 1, 2020 to October 9, 2020. See a copy of the advertisement below and Environmental Review Record of the projects:

LEGAL#87602

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 1, 2020

 City of Santa Fe

Office of Affordable Housing

P.O. Box 909

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909

505-316-4634

 

On or about October 13, 2020, the City of Santa Fe will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Development Act (PL-93-383) to undertake two projects known as: 1) Siringo Apartments Acquisition/Rehab; and 2) Youth Shelters Transitional Living Program (TLP) Roof Replacement. The purpose of the first project is use CDBG funding to partially cover the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of nine (9) units of senior housing for very low income seniors who were previously homeless or precariously housed. Specific deferred maintenance costs include: upgrades to interior of units, fixtures, HVAC systems, energy efficiency improvements and exterior improvements. The purpose of the second project is to fund the replacement of the roof at the Transitional Living Program facility operated by Youth Shelters and Family Services offering 8 beds to youth during the coldest months. The roof replacement will improve energy efficiency, resolve leaks and lower ongoing maintenance costs.

 The estimated project cost covered by CDBG funds for the first project (#1) is $100,000 and funds will be expended at the property located at 1905 Siringo Road; the second project (#2) is $25,000 and funds will be expended the property located at 4435 Airport Road.

 The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR §58.5 and 24 CFR §58.35(a)(2), §58.35(a)(3)(i), §58.35(a)(6).

 Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The Environmental Review Record (ERR) will be made available to the public for review either electronically or by U.S. mail upon request. Please submit your request by email to [bot protected email address], 505-316-4634. Please note that mail requests may be delayed by the current global health pandemic and due to office closures so electronic requests are preferred when possible. The ERR can be accessed online at the following website: https://www.santafenm.gov/hudrequiredreportingandplans.

 Public Comments

 Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Santa Fe via email [bot protected email address]. All comments received by October 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. will be considered by the City of Santa Fe prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify the Siringo and TLP notice.

 Environmental Certifications

 The City of Santa Fe certifies to HUD that Jarel LaPan Hill, in her capacity as City Manager of the City of Santa Fe, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Santa Fe to use program funds.

 Objections to Release of Funds

 HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Santa Fe’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt for a request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Santa Fe; (b) the City of Santa Fe has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Leticia Ibarra, Department of Housing and Urban Development at [bot protected email address]. Potential objectors should contact Leticia Ibarra, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at [bot protected email address] to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 Jarel LaPan Hill, City Manager, City of Santa Fe, Certifying Officer

 Legal #87602

 Pub. October 1, 2020

 Environmental Review Record - Siringo Apartments Acquisition/Rehab

Environmental Review Record - Youth Shelters/Transitional Living Program Roof Repair

  

HUD Required Planning Documents

Several planning documents and reports are required to be submitted to HUD. The Consolidated Plan is a 5-year plan that identifies housing and community needs, priorities, goals and strategies. The Plan outlines how funds (including federal, state and local) will be allocated to housing and community development activities. The Annual Action Plan is submitted annually and describes how funds will be used for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th). The CAPER re-evaluates projects after the end of the fiscal year. An amendment is submitted when an activity is funded that is substantially different than described in the Annual Action Plan.

 

 

Highlights of the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and Housing Data can be viewed in the following link:

2018-2022 City of Santa Fe Consolidated Plan Highlights

 

The 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan can be viewed in the following link:

2018-2022 DRAFT I City of Santa Fe Consolidated Plan

 

 

Historical Investments:

2013-2017 CDBG Public Services & Facilities Funding

2013-2017 CDBG Home Improvements Funding

2013-2017 CDBG Down Payment Assistance Funding

Local Funds Home Repair Investments 2008-2018

Local Funds Down Payment Assistance Investments 2008-2018

 

MAJOR CURRENT OR PLANNED NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENTS PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Developing Neighborhoods with Affordable Housing District Map 

  

 

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City of Santa Fe's Affordable Housing Plan  - January 2017

Appendices 

Housing Needs Assessment Update - March 2013 - Part I

Housing Needs Assessment Update - March 2013 - Part II

This draft document is prepared for the NM Mortgage Finance Authority to ensure the City of Santa Fe’s compliance with the NM Affordable Housing Act. The plan contains a housing needs analysis, land use review, and recommendations for increasing access to affordable housing in Santa Fe. Comments can be emailed to Alexandra Ladd ([bot protected email address]).

 The plan will be presented for discussion and approval at the following City meetings:

  • Community Development Commission (March 15, 3:30 pm, Market Station Offices)
  • Public Works Committee (March 27, 5:00 pm, City Hall)
  • Finance Committee (April 3, 5:00 pm, City Hall)
  • City Council (April 12, 5:00 pm, City Hall)

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2016 Analysis of Impediments for the City of Santa Fe

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) studies the existence of and reasons for barriers to housing choice and summarizes input from community meetings and surveys conducted earlier this year.The public comment period on the AI closed on September 23, 2016. Any questions on this document may be submitted to Alexandra Ladd at [bot protected email address]

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 Resources

Final Consolidated Plan and 2013 Action Plan

2008-2013 Consolidated Plan

2016-2017 FINAL Annual Action Plan

2015-2016 CAPER Final Draft approved by City Council Public Hearing 8-31-2016

2014-2015 Annual Action Plan-Substantial Amendment

2015-2016 Annual Action Plan-Substantial Amendment

 The Housing Needs Assessment Report

In 2012, the City completed a housing needs assessment to update a similar study completed in 2007. The study looked at demographics and housing needs, housing inventory, housing sales data and many more factors to determine affordability gaps and future policy implications from the findings. Since 2007, Santa Fe’s household composition has shifted significantly toward older, single-person households. Despite the economic downturn, housing prices continue to rise and were 65% higher in 2010 than in 2000. Meanwhile the purchasing power of renters has declined -- incomes are flat, while rents have increased 25% since 2000. As many as 3,000 renters earning less than 25% of the Area Median Income are likely to be cost-burdened and not able to find affordable rental homes in Santa Fe.

 Resources

 Other Policy and Research

The Five-Year Strategic Housing Plan was completed in 2008 as a guide to the projects and programs intended to increase the supply, accessibility and quality of affordable housing through 2013.

The Coalition to End Homelessness updated its strategic plan from 2007 to emphasize homelessness prevention as the most cost-effective way to address homelessness.

As a CDBG-entitlement community, Santa Fe is required to conduct an analysis of fair housing issues affecting access to housing in the community. This report is used to shape outreach campaigns about ending housing discrimination and empowering members of the community to report it.

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