Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE: (OPEN)

 

Asheville Proposed Action Plan for CDBG and HOME Funds

 

The City of Asheville has prepared draft Amendments to the FY 2020-2021 and FY 2021-2022 Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plans for public comment: The Annual Action Plan for FY 2021-2022 sets out to inform on how the City of Asheville and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium proposes to use the estimated $1,053,291 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $1,296,760 in federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for the program year beginning July 1 2021. The amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan reflects a reduction to the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan HOME program income budget and adjustments to projects awarded those funds. 

The draft plans are posted below and upon request the amendments can be printed out and mailed if needed. 

 

DRAFT FY20-21 Action Plan Amendment 

DRAFT FY 21-22 Action Plan Amendment

 

Comments can be submitted by voice message at 828 251 4098. Written comments should be sent to: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director by email to (pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov) or mailed to the address found below to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 08, 2021. 

City of Asheville 
Community Development Division
Attention: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director
70 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC  28801 

 

A public hearing on both plans will be held at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Asheville City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to offer comments. Please see the agenda here https://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/city-council-agenda/ which also contains links to how to watch City Council Live, participate & comment.

 

 Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:57 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department has published this Draft Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for public review and comment. 

The City of Asheville’s Community Development Division within CED reports on accomplishments and progress towards the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan goals in the CAPER.

The Consolidated Plan is a five year plan that is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions.  This Plan sets out regional priorities for the next five years and is carried out through the Annual Action Plan, which provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. 

 

Public Comment Period and Process: 

 

The DRAFT FY 20/21 CAPER is available for a 15-day public review and comment period  from Sunday, September 12, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021.   

Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may send them via email to Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director, at pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov  until 5pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021.   

You may also send your comments via mail, postmarked no later than Sunday, September 26, 2021, by 5pm, to the following address:  

City of Asheville 
Community Development Division
Attention: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director
70 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC  28801 

The CD Division will forward to HUD all written comments along with the City’s response to the comments.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Paul D’Angelo at the email below.

pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov

 

Posted: September 12, 2021 at 11:25 a.m. 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 
DRAFT FY20/21 CAPER (CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT) COMING SOON!
 
Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward the Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
 
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
 
Learn more HERE!
 
 
Posted September 9, 2021 
 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (OPEN)

 

“Notice Of Funding Opportunity – FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition” (NEW)

 

 

Posted August 24, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

21/22 HUD HOME Application – 2nd Round Funding Applications available for New Applicants

 

PLEASE NOTE:  NEW HUD HOME applications are only available to eligible applicants in either Henderson or Transylvania County.

 

Due Date for New Applicants: Thursday, September 9th, 12 noon – Please Read below.

 

The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium will have approximately $437,862 of HOME funds to reallocate in our 2nd Round of funding. The Consortium Board made the following recommendations for the 2nd Round eligibility criteria at their March 25, 2021, meeting.

 

To be “Second Round” application eligible –

  • Projects that were not funded in initial round or that were partially funded in initial round of funding.
    • TC projects not awarded from NCHFA are not eligible to ask for funding in this cycle
    • There are approximately $1,144,298 in requests that would be eligible to come back for funding
  • Any CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization) projects.
    • $40,614 still to be allocated or held as CHDO reserve
    • Reminder that the CHDO set-aside is a minimum amount and does not put a cap on CHDO allocations.
  • New projects from Consortium Member County Jurisdictions that are either not awarded any funding in this initial round or not awarded a tax credit allocation in August by NCHFA.
    • This would include Henderson & Transylvania Counties
  • Projects that were awarded their full request amount but due to changes over the last 6 months since application have a need for additional funding (i.e. rising construction costs, Covid challenges, etc.)

New Application due date of Thursday, September 9th, 12 noon.  Please email Christina Harris @ charris@ashevillenc.gov for a link to the application.

 

If you applied for FY21/22 HUD HOME Funding earlier this year and would like to be considered for funding in this second round of applications, please read above and email Christina Harris @ charris@ashevillenc.gov.  You may only need to submit a Letter of Intent, due Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5pm.

 

As always, CD staff will work in partnership with all eligible 2nd Round HOME applicants and look forward to it!

 

Friendly reminder of our Consortium meeting on Thursday, September 23rd, 10am to 12 noon.  This Meeting will be virtual with Google Meets and please add a placeholder to your calendars.  This will be an allocation meeting where additional HOME funding awards will be considered.

 

SAMPLE APPLICATION 

 

Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE 

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)  AND 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

 June 15, 2021

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements 

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about July 4, 2021, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning in Greensboro, NC for the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title II 42 U.S.C. 12701 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as The Villas at Swannanoa for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing. The Villas at Swannanoa will be a new construction apartment community for seniors (55+) located at 2255 US Highway 70, in Swannanoa (Buncombe County) and shall consist of 60 units.  The estimated total project costs are $10,306,000 with the estimated HUD HOME funds of $840,000 comprising 8 percent of the funding. 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the public for review either electronically, on the CD Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Nancy Williams, at nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Nancy Williams. The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s Community Development website link found here.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by July 3, 2021 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, 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 Asheville to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the 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 Asheville; 

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 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 a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; 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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debra Campbell, City Manager

 

 

Posted June 15, 2021 

Updated: August 12, 2021

Public Notice (CLOSED)

HUD Environmental Review Record for The Villas at Swannanoa

Posted June 15, 2021 

 


Public Notice (CLOSED)

$1.6M CDBG Program Income / Sale of Charlotte Street Parcels (White Labs)

The City of Asheville has prepared a draft Amendment to the 2020-21 Action Plan, a summary of which can be found here. The Amendment to the Annual Action Plan for 2020-21 sets out how the City of Asheville plans to allocate an estimated $1.6 M in Community Development Block Grant Program Income (CDBG PI) funds.

The staff report and resolution will be posted on the internet after 3 p.m. on Friday March 19, 2021 and is also available at the Community and Economic Development Department, Fifth floor of City Hall, upon request. A public hearing on the plan will be held virtually at the City Council meeting starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday March 23, 2021, with a formal vote to follow on April 13, 2021.

Information on how to submit public comment at the meeting as well as access to live streaming can be found at https://publicinput.com/hub/88

Written comments should be sent to: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director, City of Asheville, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 (pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov), to arrive by April 12 2021.

 


Public Notice   (CLOSED)

The Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 CDBG and HOME Applications process is closed.

The deadline for all CDBG/HOME applications was 12:00 p.m. noon, February 05, 2021. 

 

 


Updated 9/30/2021


 

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