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The City of Sebastian is amending the Annual Action Plan for entitlement CDBG requirements. The City is seeking input from potential stakeholders and the public on the needs of low-income citizens. Approximately $74,778 of additional funding due to the CARES ACT is available to the City for improvements that benefit low income citizens of the City and to respond to the COVID 19 outbreak. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
A public hearing will be held for community organizations and the public to provide input into the consolidated plan after the comment period ends. A draft plan has been developed based upon those comments. Activities proposed include housing repairs for veterans, elderly and special needs, and sidewalks and pedestrian malls within the Community Redevelopment Area. Additional CARES ACT funding will be used to repair homes of the elderly and disabled and make them safer and more livable for quarantine.
The public is invited to review the draft amended action plan posted on the web at www.cityofsebastian.org or to view hard copy by contacting Ms. Lisa Frazier, Community Development Director at phone: (772) 388-8228 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be provided to Ms. Lisa Frazier by August 25th.
The City of Sebastian will be adopting an Amendment to the Action Plan for federal fiscal year 2019/2020. The Action Plan is a single funding year planning document that addresses housing and community development needs of the City. This summary is designed to give citizens, local governments, and interested parties of the City an opportunity to comment on the amendment to the 2019/20 Action Plan.
The City anticipates receiving approximately $74,778 from the CDBG Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City must amend the 2019/20 Action Plan to use these funds. The amended total funding for 2019/20 is $198,452.
The Activities including CARES funding proposed are: Housing Rehabilitation (Veterans, Elderly and Disabled) - $109,822.40; Public Improvements (Sidewalks) - $50,000.00; and Administration - $38,629.60.
The estimated amount to benefit low- and moderate-income persons for the CDBG Program is 80%.
The City expects no displacement of families, individuals, or businesses to occur as a result of the activities. Should displacement occur as a result of any project or activity, the City will follow the regulations of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.
The Action Plan has been developed using an estimate of the amount of 2019 CDBG entitlement funding that the City anticipates receiving from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding amount revisions will be made to the activities in the Action Plan should the exact amount of funding awarded by HUD differ from this estimate. Priority activities will remain the same regardless of the amount of funding received from HUD. The City will adhere to the Citizen Participation Plan amendment requirements if an activity will be added to or cancelled from the Action Plan. The City may also use unprogrammed CDBG monies to fund 2019 CDBG activities as needed or/or until the 2019 funds are made available from HUD.
Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. The City is seeking stakeholder and public comments into the draft amended action plans, specifically from community-based organizations, non-profits, local governments and low-income residents of the City.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s draft consolidated and action plans will be held at the City Council Chambers, 1225 Main Street, Sebastian, Florida on Wednesday August 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. For information concerning the public hearing, or to review the plans or to submit written comments, contact Ms. Lisa Frazier, Community Development Director at phone: (772) 388-8228 or email: email@example.com.
The public hearing is being conducted in a disability accessible location. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing or any disabled person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter for the hearing or visually impaired should contact Ms. Lisa Frazier (above) at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and accommodations will be provided.
City of Sebastian
Fair Housing/Disability Access Jurisdiction and Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sebastian is providing housing assistance to owner-occupied households through the CDBG program in order to complete a HUD national objective through the revitalization of conditions in low to moderate income areas. Assistance will be provided in the form of a no interest deferred-payment loan. Only Mobile Homes built after 1996 are eligible. The City has been awarded $50,000 in entitlement funds and an additional $59,823 in CDBG-CV funds in accordance with the CARES act. The City is required to assist a minimum of 4 Households. Below is general information on the application process.(CDBG) Application ProcessA Homeowner Applicant Orientation, to be held at City of Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers on August 27, 2020 at 5:30 – 6:00. Attendance of Orientation is not mandatory; however, attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have regarding the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation program.
Applications are currently available for pick up at the City of Sebastian City Hall located at: 1225 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 or may be downloaded from the website at www.cityofsebastian.org. A copy of the application may be requested from the City of Sebastian CDBG consultant, Guardian CRM, Inc by calling: 1-888-482-7393. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 60 days from publication of this ad. Applications will be accepted at City of Sebastian Community Development Department (CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Office) located at 1225 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 and time and date stamped to ensure compliance with the application acceptance period. Final application ranking shall be determined by the required guidelines set forth in the City of Sebastian CDBG Housing Assistance Plan (HAP).
All projects must benefit very low (VLI), low (LI), and low to moderate income (LMI) households. To qualify for the program, the property must be within the legal City Limits of City of Sebastian, FL; and must not exceed 80% of the Median Family Income (MFI) for the area, as determined by the 2020 Adjusted HOME Income Limits determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
*Annual Household Income must not exceed this amount (80% MFI) to be eligible for the program
For More Information, contact Antonio Jenkins with Guardian CRM: 1-888-482-7393
City of Sebastian is a Fair Housing Community and an Equal Opportunity employer.
The City of Sebastian has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the US Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of Housing Rehabilitation for Very Low and Low to Moderate income individuals and families that are found to be income eligible and reside in owner occupied residences within the legal limits of the City Sebastian. These CDBG funds will be used to assist very low to low median income individuals and families with the rehabilitation of substandard units to bring the units to compliance with code community. The City is seeking licensed, qualified housing rehabilitation contractors to assist in facilitating the City of Sebastian CDBG program.
The CDBG funds allow for minor to substantial repairs to individual housing units qualified as a part of the City of Sebastian CDBG Program. Rehabilitation will include but not be limited to, correcting all Florida Building Code violations, providing cost effective energy conserving and allowable green features, making the dwelling accessible to handicap and elderly occupants as necessary, and correcting any health and/or safety violations that may be present. All rehabilitation repairs must meet all applicable Federal code requirements, including the minimum Section 8 Housing Quality Standards, all Florida Residential Building Codes, and all applicable city or county codes.
If you are a licensed contractor in the State of Florida (general, residential, or other appropriate license for the work) and are interested in bidding for services related to this work, please complete an application packet. (www.cityofsebastian.org). The City of Sebastian will be hosting a contractor orientation to go over the program details on 08/27/2020 at 3:00 to 4:00pm at City of Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers. You may obtain an application at the orientation, or request a copy of the application from the City of Sebastian CDBG consultant, Guardian CRM, Inc. Should you have specific questions please contact Antonio Jenkins, Project Manager of Guardian at 1-888-482-7393.
Vendors must provide proof of workers compensation and liability insurance to be considered for this program. City of Sebastian is an equal opportunity employer City of Sebastian is an equal opportunity employer and encourages its approved contractors to employ W/MBE and Section 3 businesses and individuals:
Public housing residents including persons with disabilities.
That is owned by Section 3 residents
Employs Section 3 residents or Subcontracts with businesses that provide opportunities to low and very low-income persons.
How can individuals and businesses find out more about section 3?
Contact the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity representative at your nearest HUD Office or:
Download Section 3 information at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/section3/section3