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File #: 20-472    Version: 1 Name: Second Substantial Amendment to HUD FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan (SR)
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for City Council Approval of the City of San Leandro U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Second Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Attachments: 1. Att A Final 2nd Sub Amendment 19-20 AAP Activity Summary, 2. Att B 19-20AAP-2ndSubAmend-CC-FINAL-track changes, 3. 10A 10B HUD Action Plan Presentation
Related files: 20-473
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Staff Report for City Council Approval of the City of San Leandro U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Second Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

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Staff recommends that the City Council adopt the Second Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019-2020 HUD Annual Action Plan (Amendment Document).

On November 2, 2020, the City Council held a public hearing to review the Draft Amendment Document noted above and approved 1) opening of the streamlined public comment period from November 3 - November 16, 2020 and 2) setting of the next public hearing date to review the final Amended Document. There were no public comments at the November 2 City Council meeting.

BACKGROUND

The City of San Leandro is an entitlement grantee of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For the City to receive its annual CDBG grant allocation, the City must update its Consolidated Plan every five years and submit an Action Plan to HUD. In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136 was adopted and authorized on March 27, 2020. As a result, HUD awarded the City of San Leandro Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Round I funding of $451,972 and Round III of $711,206. These stimulus funds are intended to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. There are three major goals identified for these funds under the Housing and Community Development Act where the CDBG Program originated:

* Provide decent housing;
* Provide a suitable living environment; and
* Expand economic opportunity.

In addition, CDBG funds must be used to meet one of three national objectives:

1) benefit low- and moderate-income persons;
2) aid in the prevention of blight; or
3) meet an urgent need.

Given that all CDBG-C...

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