HUD-Required Reporting and Plans

Legal #88724

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

DATE OF PUBLICATION:  August 30, 2021

City of Santa Fe

Office of Affordable Housing

P.O. Box 909

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909

505-316-4634

On or about September 13, 2021, 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 a project known as HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: SINGLE-FAMILY HOME REHABILITATION PROGRAM for the purpose of providing home improvement funds to qualified low to moderate income homeowners who are owner-occupants of existing homes in need of repair. The homes must be located within the city limits of Santa Fe, NM. Habitat for Humanity’s program manager will meet with homeowners, conduct income-qualification, and visit each site to assess type of repair and severity of need. Habitat will hire a contractor to conduct rehabilitation activities and manage the project while under construction. The estimated project cost covered by CDBG funds is $100,000 and activities will be performed at scattered site locations to be determined.

The activity proposed is 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), requiring site-specific tiered environmental reviews to be completed as property locations become known for those laws and authorities not addressed in the broad review. The tier 2 site specific review will include conformance with historic preservation rules, adherence to land use codes, and income eligibility for fee waivers. The authorities for the site specific review include: NM State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Santa Fe’s Office of Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation Division, and Land Use Department. Issues of conformance will be addressed according to the current practice of mitigation, as overseen by each authority, including meeting conditions related to issuance of permits, fee waivers, and other requirements.

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. To view this ERR, click HERE.

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 September 9, 2021 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 Habitat for Humanity 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 #88724

Pub. August 30, 2021

 


 

Legal #88723

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

DATE OF PUBLICATION:  August 30, 2021

City of Santa Fe

Office of Affordable Housing

P.O. Box 909

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909

505-316-4634

On or about September 13, 2021, 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 one project known as: 1) St Elizabeth Facility/Housing Unit Repair. The purpose of the project is use CDBG funding to partially cover the costs of replacing flooring at the Casa Cerrillos and Casa Sonrisa properties. Both are home to very low income renter households who were previously homeless or precariously housed.

The estimated project cost covered by CDBG funds for the project is $63,961 and funds will be expended at the properties located in Santa Fe at 6321 Jaguar Dr and 3811 1/2 Cerrillos Rd.

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. To view this ERR, click HERE.

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 September 9, 2021 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 St Elizabeth Floor Replacement Project.

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 #88723

Pub. August 30, 2021

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

CITY OF SANTA FE

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REVIEW

(CAPER) To view a draft copy of the CAPER, click HERE.

 

Notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of the City of Santa Fe is making available for public comment its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Review (CAPER). The CAPER is a summary document that reviews Santa Fe’s affordable/supportive housing, public service and economic development expenditures that took place in Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

 

A draft copy of the CAPER will be available for review from August 23, 2021 through September 8, 2021. To view the CAPER, click HERE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, paper copies are only available for review upon request. Call (505) 316-4634 or email [bot protected email address] for questions or comments.

 

Members of the public may also attend a public hearing on September 8, 2021 at 7pm during the regular meeting of the City of Santa Fe Governing Body. The purpose of the public hearing will be to discuss the outcomes reported in the CAPER; solicit public comment; and approve the CAPER for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

The meeting may be viewed through the Government Channel on Comcast Channel 28 and Comcast HD928 or may be streamed live on the City of Santa Fe’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofsantafe. The YouTube live stream can be accessed at this address from most smartphones, tablets, or computers. The meeting can also be heard on radio station KSFR 101.1.

 


CITY OF SANTA FE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

AMENDMENT #2 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

 

Notice is hereby given that Amendment #2 to the 2019 Annual Action Plan is available for public review from August 2 – August 11, 2021. To view the Amendment #2, click HERE. The Annual Action Plan (AAP) is a one-year plan that outlines the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The AAP must be amended when a change in the use of funds exceeds $25,000. 

The amendment under consideration proposes using CARES Act funding ($581,333) to subsidize rents and other acquisition and operational costs of the Santa Fe Suites property during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second amendment to the 2019 Action Plan.

For the emergency allocation of CARES Act funds, HUD waived the requirement that the amendment is subject to a 30-day public comment period. Instead, the public will have a minimum of 5-days to review and comment on the amendment, in addition to four (4) public meetings and one (1) public hearing. The meetings will be held on July 28 (Community Development Commission), August 2 (Finance Committee, 5pm), August 4 (Quality of Life Committee, 5pm), August 9 (Public Works Committee, 5pm) and August 11 (City Council, public hearing, 7pm).

For more information or to receive a paper copy of Amendment #2 of the Annual Action Plan, please call the Office of Affordable Housing at (505) 316-4634. Written comments may be submitted to: [bot protected email address]

In response to the State’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency, the Mayor’s Proclamation of Emergency, and restrictions on public gatherings, all City Committees, including the Governing Body meetings will not be held in person. Links to the City’s broadcast channels are provided each week on the meeting agenda, accessible through the City’s weekly meeting list: www.santafe.primegov.com/public/portal. The public will have a chance to comment on the Plan during a public hearing at the City Council meeting on August 11, 2021 at 7 pm.

   


Annual Action Plan 2021-22 (AAP)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requires that the Annual Action Plan (AAP) is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 45 days prior to the start of the program year.  The report details proposed expenditures of CDBG-funded activities and how they meet housing needs in our community.

To view the Draft AAP for 2021-22, click here. Note that this draft was submitted to HUD for review on May 14, 2021 and will be finalized prior to the start of the program year on July 1, 2021.

An executive summary of the AAP is available here and en español aquí.   

  


 

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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