PALM BEACH COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

NOTICE OF FY 2019-2020 ACTION PLAN PUBLIC MEETING

Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability (DHES) has completed the Draft Palm Beach County Action Plan for FY 2019-2020 and will present the Action Plan to the Board of County Commissioners for approval at a public meeting.  This plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the County to receive Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds.
CDBG Program: This program provides grant funds to Palm Beach County to support the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons.  Funded activities must serve one of the three CDBG National Objectives: 1) to benefit low-and moderate-income persons; 2) to aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight; and 3) to meet a community development need of particular urgency.  The County's CDBG entitlement for FY 2019-2020 is $6,406,686.  It is estimated that CDBG program income in the amount of $30,000 will be available for use during the program year.  Proposed CDBG allocations are as follows:  1) Code Enforcement - $219,780; 2) Public Facilities - $2,305,686; 3) Public Infrastructure - $861,062; 4) Economic Development - $777,818; 5) Public Services - $961,003; 6) Program Administration - $1,281,337; and 7) Contingency Reserve - $30,000.
ESG Program:  This program provides grant funds to Palm Beach County for direct intervention and support services for homeless persons/families and persons/families who are at risk of becoming homeless. The County's ESG entitlement for FY 2019-2020 of $546,649 is proposed to fund the following eligible categories: 1) Rapid Re-housing - $172,260; 2) Emergency Shelter - $258,391; Client Management Information System - $75,000; and Program Administration - $40,998.  
HOME Program:  This program provides grant funds to Palm Beach County to provide affordable housing for households at 80% or below the area median income.  The County's HOME entitlement for FY 2019-2020 is $2,1,45,072.  Proposed use of HOME funds are as follows: 1) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Administered Program - $321,761; 2) CHDO Operating Expenses - $107,253; 3) Housing Development - $1,001,551; 4) First Time Homebuyer Program - $250,000; 5) Tenant Based Rental Assistance - $250,000; and 6) Program Administration - $214,507.    

The Draft FY 2019-2020 Action Plan is now available for review on DHES's website (CLICK HEREand at the Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 (for additional information and business hours, please call (561) 233-3600).  
 All interested parties are invited to submit written comments to DHES's Strategic Planning Section at either hescomments@pbcgov.org or in writing to the SPO Director at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 no later than Monday, July 1, 2019.

BCC Public Meeting
Purpose:         To approve the Action Plan
Date:                Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - No time certain (BCC meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.)
Place:               PBC Governmental Center, 6th Floor Commission Chambers,
                          301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Please visit our website at discover.pbcgov.org/hes for notification of any possible changes of meeting dates/times.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the BCC with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.  Following final approval by the BCC, the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan will be available on DHES's website at discover.pbcgov.org/hes.
   
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