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CITY OF HARTFORD PUBLIC NOTICE - 03.18.2022
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Hartford through federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about April 4, 2022 the City of Hartford will request from HUD to undertake the following project during Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23 which is neither Exempt nor Categorically Excluded:
The project is located at 102 Pliny Street in the Northend of the City of Hartford, CT.
My Sister's Place (MSP) seeks to rehabilitate a building that they own in the North End of Hartford, at 102 Pliny Street. The project is called Pliny Street Supportive Housing. Currently vacant, the property had been used for transitional housing for the homeless until that program ended in 2018. MSP is now securing construction and permanent funding to provide 24 units of permanent supportive housing at the 24,770 square foot, 2-story structure. MSP has secured 24 rent subsidies (from the Hartford Housing Authority and Shelter Plus Care), and related support services to provide assistance to all residents of the building. There are seven (7) 1-BR units, eleven (11) 2-BR units and six (6) 3-BR units.
Funding is coming from the proceeds of Low-Income Housing and Solar Tax Credits, Tax Exempt bonding from CHFA, State bond funding from DOH, Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program and DOH National Housing Trust Fund. The project funding has been secured by all agencies and a closing on all funding is expected in April of 2022.
Construction is anticipated to commence in July, 2022 with a construction duration of approximately 12 months.
Construction Funding sources are estimated to be the following: CHFA $4,500,000, CT DOH Flex $3,012,434, Low Income Housing Tax Credit $ 277,494, Housing TC Contribution $365,261: Total $8,155,189
Permanent Funding* sources are estimate to be the following: CT DOH Flex $3,500,000, National Housing Trust Fund $1,319,756, Low Income Housing Tax credit $3,920,604, Energy Rebates $ 43,596, Housing TC Contribution $ 365,261: Total $9,149,217
* HUD – Section 8 rent subsidies for 19 project units and State RAP rent subsidies for 5 project units
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Hartford has determined that the above-mentioned project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file on the web at https://www.hartfordct.gov/Government/Departments/DDS/Public-Notices/03.18.2022.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the environmental review records to Lionel Rigler, Senior Project Manager, Office of Central Grants Administration, Office of Management, Budget and Grants, Hartford City Hall at his email address RIGLL001@hartford.gov. All comments received by April 2, 2022 will be considered by the City of Hartford prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Hartford certifies to the HUD Hartford Field Office that the Mayor in his capacity as Certifying Officer for the City consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s Hartford Office approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Hartford to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO THE RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD Hartford Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Hartford’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Hartford; (b) the City of Hartford has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the HUD Hartford Office; or (d) another federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Hartford Field Office at Jennifer.R.Gottlieb@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the HUD Hartford Field Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Download the Environmental Assessment: 102 Pliny(PDF, 9MB)