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City Council. PUBLIC HEARING: APPROVAL OF SUBMISSION TO HUD OF THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (2014-15) AND RELATED FUNDING ALLOCATIONS FOR CDBG; ESG; HOME; AND PASADENA ASSISTANCE FUND Anne Lansing, Project Planner June 9, 2014. Annual Action Plan 2014-15. Part of the CDBG funding cycle,

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City council

City Council

PUBLIC HEARING: APPROVAL OF SUBMISSION TO HUD OF THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (2014-15) AND RELATED FUNDING ALLOCATIONS FOR CDBG; ESG; HOME; AND PASADENA ASSISTANCE FUND

Anne Lansing, Project Planner

June 9, 2014


Annual action plan 2014 15
Annual Action Plan 2014-15

  • Part of the CDBG funding cycle,

    • Requirement to receive CDBG, ESG, and HOME entitlement funds

  • Details annual allocation of funding for CDBG, ESG & HOME

  • Funding also allocated for Pasadena Assistance Fund (PAF) Projects



Cdbg public service paf funding
CDBG Public Service & PAF Funding

  • CDBG Public Services can be no more than 15% of entitlement allocation

  • City allocates funds through an RFP process, along with PAF funds

  • Staff & Human Services Commission review proposals, HSC recommends funding for Public Service & PAF projects

    • $269,307 in CDBG Public Service & $80,000 in PAF to allocate

    • 22 proposals received with requests totaling $734,236

    • 10 projects recommended, included in Attachment A, totaling $349,000


Emergency solutions grant funding
Emergency Solutions Grant Funding

  • ESG funds programs to prevent and end homelessness

  • Funds allocated through an RFP process concurrent to but separate from CDBG/PAF

  • Staff & Human Services Commission review proposals, HSC recommends funding for ESG projects

    • 4 proposals were submitted and recommended for funding, totaling $105,000

    • 1 Rapid Rehousing project was funded for 2013-15 through the United Way’s Funders Collaborative RFP for $38,500 & matched by United Way with $50,000 in philanthropic funds

    • $16,092 will be retained by the City for homeless management reporting software and Administration

    • All projects are included in Attachment A


Cdbg non public services fair housing
CDBG Non-Public Services & Fair Housing

  • CDBG Non-Public Service & Fair Housing Funds are allocated through an RFP process

  • Staff & Northwest Commission review proposals, Northwest recommends funding for CDBG non- public service & Fair Housing projects

    • 9 proposals totaling $523,771 for Non-Public Service & Fair Housing received, $262,000 to allocate

      • Fair Housing is a required activity & must be funded

    • 4 projects totaling $261,571 recommended for funding

    • Recommended projects are included in Exhibit B


City set aside projects
City Set-Aside Projects

  • The City retains a portion of CDBG funding for City Set-Aside Projects

    • Funds City-administered projects that are required or vital to the City

  • 5 proposals submitted by City departments for funding

  • 3 Projects totaling $999,000 are recommended for funding, included in Attachment C

    • MASH

    • ADA Compliance

    • Sidewalk repair

    • Roof/floor replacement at El Centro Building


Oversubscribed funding source
Oversubscribed Funding Source

  • CDBG has been cut 27% over the last 4 years

  • Proposals submitted in response to public RFP totaled $1.25 million for $611,307 in available funding

  • Mostly strong proposals, but not enough funding to fund all

  • Common problems among unfunded proposals:

    • Incomplete or missing answers to RFP questions

    • Little or no leveraging of non-City funds

    • Little or no community collaboration


Home funding recommendations
HOME Funding Recommendations

  • HOME funds are used for housing rehabilitation and new construction

  • Annual Action Plan provides general categories of allocation

    • General allocations included in Attachment D

  • Staff will bring to Council specific funding allocations as they are identified


Next steps
Next Steps

Action Plan submitted to HUD following Council approval

Approval enables allocation of $2.5 million in federal entitlement funds for housing and community development activities

City will contract with sub-recipients once funds received