NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking public comment on the following draft documents:
Comments on the listed draft documents will be accepted for fifteen (15) days from August 28, 2019 through September 12, 2019. The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC) will hold a Public Hearing on September 12, 2019, at the CSHCD Department, Fifth Floor Conference Room, at 4:00 p.m.
The HCDAC is conducting this Public Hearing to prepare recommendations to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) regarding; Funding Policies for the CDBG Program for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the RFP for 2020 Program Year, and the 2018 CAPER. The BOCC will make the final decision during a regular public meeting in September 2019 as part of their consent agenda.
The 2020-2024 Funding Policies cover the five-year planning horizon of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.
The 2020 CDBG RFP contains instructions, a timeline for the allocation process, the anticipated funds available, and other pertinent information for applicants to apply to the CDBG Program for the 2020 PY.
The 2018 CAPER reports on progress made during the 2018 CDBG Program Year towards 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan goals.
The three draft documents will be available for downloading at https://www.spokanecounty.org/3911/Public-Notices. You may also contact CSHCD to obtain electronic or printed copies, at 509-477-2588, or visit our office at 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Accommodations and translation services will be provided to the maximum extent feasible to meet the needs of people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, please contact CSHCD at least 72 hours in advance at 509-477-2588.
PRELIMINARY FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
2019 AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM
Each year the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department receives a formula allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For the 2019 program year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), approximately $2,400,000 in HOME funds were made available for allocation through Spokane County’s competitive application process.
On August 8, 2019, the Spokane County Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee convened to review applications and recommend projects and programs for preliminary funding consideration. The following projects were recommended for funding:
Aspen Grove Apartments - Rehabilitation of a 40-unit affordable multifamily complex located in the City of Spokane Valley. The project received preliminary funding in the amount of $652,444.
Highland Village – New construction of 24-units of affordable housing located in the City of Airway Heights. The project received preliminary funding in the amount of $600,000.
Sinto Commons – New construction of 43-units of affordable housing located in the City of Spokane. The project received preliminary funding in the amount of $350,000.
Commonwealth Agency/Whitewater Creek:
Mirabeau Townhomes – New construction of 72-units of affordable housing located in the City of Spokane Valley. The project received preliminary funding in the amount of $600,000.
Mirabeau Place – New construction of 240-units of affordable housing located in the City of Spokane Valley. The project received preliminary funding in the amount of 850,000.
This preliminary funding recommendation is open to public comment for 30 days beginning August 18, 2019. Spokane County invites interested persons to submit written comments to the Director of Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, 312 West 8th, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204, concerning the Advisory Committee’s preliminary funding recommendations and/or the amending of the Spokane County’s 2019 Annual Action Plan to include the projects listed. Written comments must be received prior to September 17, 2019. On or about this day, recommendations for funding will be submitted to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners for their review and approval. For those persons needing translation into a language other than English, or needing interpreter services for persons with hearing impairments, please contact the Housing and Community Development Division at 477-2588.