NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISPLAY AND COMMENT
PROPOSED WASHINGTON COUNTY
FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The County of Washington (County) hereby gives notice that it has prepared its proposed FY 2019 Annual Action Plan (AP). The AP outlines how the County intends to expend $3,484,438 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds, $558,268 in Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds, and $295,062 in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program funds. In addition to the funding sources noted above, the County anticipates the receipt of approximately $25,000 in CDBG program income. In accordance with the federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the County is required to prepare and submit an AP for its housing and community development programs.
The FY 2019 AP contains the following major components:
- Identification of federal and non-federal resources reasonably expected to be made available during the FY 2019 program year to undertake activities identified in the FY 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
- A list of activities to be undertaken during the FY 2019 program year to address community development and housing needs, including the geographic distribution of activities to be completed.
- Identification of homeless and special needs activities to be undertaken during the 2019 program period to address identified needs within the County.
WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Larry Maggi Diana Irey Vaughan Harlan G. Shober, Jr.
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
FY 2017 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
In accordance with Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, P.L. 101-625, the County of Washington has prepared its Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD Housing Programs and for the Community Development Block Grant Program. This report describes the level of housing assistance and other community development activities provided to low and moderate income persons and households through various federal funding programs during Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).
Copies of the FY 2017 CAPER for the County of Washington will be available for review online at www.racw.net and at the locations listed from September 7-21, 2018.
1. Office of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603,Washington, PA 15301
2. Donora Municipal Building, 603 Meldon Avenue, Donora, PA 15033
3. Canonsburg Municipal Building, 68 East Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317
In addition, the County will hold a public hearing on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Redevelopment Authority conference room, Courthouse Square Office Building, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain citizens comments on the CAPER document. All comments will be incorporated into the final CAPER document.
Interested persons can review the FY 2017 CAPER at www.racw.net or at the public locations listed above. Written comments on the CAPER for the County of Washington will be considered until September 21, 2018. Written comments should be addressed to Brenda Williamson, Community Development Senior Director, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301. The County of Washington intends to submit the FY 2017 CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before September 28, 2018.
All public locations are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Speaking or hearing-impaired citizens can contact the Redevelopment Authority with accommodation requests at 724-228-6875.
Federal Entitlement Programs
Washington County FY 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan
The Washington County FY 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlines priority needs, goals, and objectives for housing needs, non-housing community development needs, homeless needs, and non-homeless special needs. The Plan also outlines how Washington County will utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds over the next five year period.
The Consolidated Plan is guided by three overarching goals including:
- To provide decent housing by preserving the affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of affordable housing, reducing discriminatory barriers, increasing the supply of supportive housing for special needs households, and transitioning homeless persons and families into housing.
- To provide a suitable living environment through safer, more livable neighborhoods, greater integration of low and moderate income residents, increased housing opportunities, and reinvestment in deteriorating neighborhoods and communities.
- To expand economic opportunities through more jobs paying self-sufficient wages, homeownership opportunities, development activities that promote long-term community viability, and the empowerment of low and moderate income persons to achieve self-sufficiency.
Washington County Annual Action Plans
Each year, Washington County receives federal grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. HUD requires the County to prepare annual Action Plans (AP) to guide the investment of CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant funds to address the County’s housing, community development and economic development needs each year.
2019 DRAFT Washington County Annual Action Plan