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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE 2021/2022 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The City of Sebastian is adopting the Annual Action Plan for entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements.
The City is seeking input from potential stakeholders and the public on the needs of low-income citizens. Approximately $133,517 of regular CDBG funding is available to the City for improvements that benefit low-income citizens of the City. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low-income persons;
or 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
or 3. To meet other community development needs of a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
A public hearing will be held on June 23, 2021, in City Council Chambers at 1225 Main Street Sebastian, Florida 32958 at 6:00PM or as soon as may be heard thereafter, for community organizations and the public to provide input into the action plan after the public hearing.
A draft plan has been developed based upon those comments. Based on the public and staff input the activities proposed include needed housing repairs for veterans, elderly, and special needs. The rising cost of construction and the number of applicants for these limited funds has led the City to apply all funds to owner occupied housing rehabilitation. The focus is veterans, elderly and the disabled. Repairs for code, safety and health can be eligible. This will also help the City meet its goal of spending 70% of CDBG funds on LMI benefit.
The public is invited to review the draft 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 July 22, 2021.
CITY OF SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE2020/2021 CDBG REVISED ACTION PLAN
The City of Sebastian is adopting the 2020/2021 CDBG Revised Annual Action Plan for entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements. The City is seeking input from potential stakeholders and the public on the needs of low-income citizens. Approximately $127,095 of Entitlement CDBG Grant funding is available to the City for improvements that benefit low income citizens of the City. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
A public hearing will be held on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm or as soon as may be heard thereafter, for community organizations and the public to provide input into the action 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 paths within the Community Redevelopment Area.
The public is invited to review the draft revised 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: email@example.com. Written comments can be provided to Ms. Lisa Frazier by March 23, 2022.
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HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALSTHE CITY OF SEBASTIAN DOES HEREBY ANNOUNCE THAT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT THROUGH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM.THE CITY IS NOW SOLICITING APPLICATIONS FROM VERY LOW, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME (LMI) HOUSEHOLDS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HOMES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.
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 $106,813.60 and is required to assist a minimum of 2 Households. Below is general information on the application process. (CDBG) Application Process
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 1-888-428-7393.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 60 days from publication of this ad). Applications will be accepted at City of Sebastian 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 November 5, 2021, at 4:00–5:30pm 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:
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