DDS Housing Division - Public Notice - 06.23.2020

July 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

CITY OF HARTFORD PUBLIC NOTICE - 06.23.2020

The City of Hartford will submit its Five-Year Consolidated Community Development Plan (ConPlan) (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025) and Year One Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or around July 29, 2020. The Five-Year Consolidated Plan identifies housing and community development needs and proposes a strategy by which those needs will be addressed through five Annual Action Plans for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025. The Annual Action Plans address the intended use of entitlement grant funds under the four formula programs covered in the Consolidated Plan – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and the Housing Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). 

The initial period for public comments on housing and community development needs was conducted via Public Hearing, community and stakeholder meetings, focus groups and a citywide neighborhood needs survey. A final 30-day comment period for the Year One Annual Action Plan and the Five-Year Consolidated Community Development Plan will commence on June 24, 2020, and will close on July 23, 2020. 

All interested parties may submit written comments for consideration by the City to Joan Barere, at Joan.Barere@Hartford.gov. All comments will be included in the Plan.

A virtual public hearing for the purpose of obtaining public comments on the draft Five Year Consolidated Community Development Plan and Year One Annual Action Plan and associated CDBG, HOPWA, ESG, and HOME funding allocations will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020, beginning at 7 PM, via the WebEx platform before the Court of Common Council. To sign up to speak please reach out to David Grant, david.grant@hartford.gov, or (860) 757-9738. The deadline to register is 6:20 PM on June 29, 2020. Once signed up, participants will be given a conference number and are asked to call in by 6:40 PM to receive further instructions. Language interpreter(s) for the hearing impaired can be available if requested in advance. For more information, please contact David Grant. 

The following table summarizes the proposed activities and allocations for the Year One Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). All allocations are subject to approval and final adoption by the Mayor and the Hartford Court of Common Council, and release of funds from HUD.

Year One Annual Action Plan July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Proposed Activities and Allocations

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT
AMOUNT
PUBLIC SERVICES
ActUp Theater Inc. - ActUp Youth Performing Arts Program $13,000.00
Artists Collective Inc. - Rites of Passage (ROP) Summer Program $8,000.00
BHCA - Youth Organizing and Leadership Academy
$14,000.00
Career Resources – STRIVE Hartford $8,000.00
Catholic Charities, Inc. – Parker EnVision Youth Development Programming $8,000.00
Center for Urban Research, Education and Training Inc. - Youth Development $22,500.00
Charter Oak Boxing & Youth Development Inc. - Moving Forward: Hartford Youth Become Champions of Life! $35,000.00
Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association Inc. - Youth Arts Institute $25,000.00
Children In Placement – Guardian Ad Litem Program
$11,000.00
City of Hartford / Health and Human Services (CAN Shelter Support Services) $75,000.00
Community Partners in Action - The Resettlement Program $80,000.00
Center for Latino Progress (CLP) - BiCi Co. $30,000.00
Ebony Horsewomen Inc. - Equine Assisted Growth Learning and Therapy $10,000.00
Gifted Onez Inc. (The) - TGO MLK $14,000.00
HARC Inc. - Capable Kids Six-Week Summer Camp
$8,000.00
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center - Artisan Program $5,000.00
Hartford Food System Inc. – Little City Squirts $5,000.00
Hartford Knights - Hartford Knights Back on Track $8,000.00
Hartford Performs - Arts Based Programs $20,000.00
Hartford's Camp Courant – 2020 Summer Camp Activities $20,000.00
Hispanic Health Council Inc. - Neighborhood Youth Center $15,000.00
Judy Dworin Performance Project Inc. - Moving Matters! Multi Arts Residency at HPS $6,528.60
Knox Inc. - Green Jobs Apprenticeships $24,000.00
Lukumi Center of the Orishas Inc. – Dancing the Drums $4,000.00
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation - Jumpstart to Jobs Program $11,000.00
My Sister’s Place Incorporated – For the Love of Children Initiative $15,435.00
Open Hearth Association (The) - Shelter and Rehousing Program $31,000.00
Organized Parents Make a Difference Inc. - OPMAD at Kennelly School $9,000.00
Read to a Child Inc. – Lunchtime Reading Program $10,000.00
San Juan Center Inc. – Employment Assistance $14,000.00
South Park Inn – Homeless Veterans Peer Transition Support Project $15,000.00
Urban League of Greater Hartford - Housing Counseling Program $21,705.00
YWCA of New Britain - The Hartford Sexual Assault Crisis Service $6,000.00
Youth Challenge of CT, Inc. - Men's Home $9,000.00
SUBTOTAL PUBLIC SERVICES
$611,166.60
ADMINISTRATION
SUBTOTAL, ADMINISTRATION
$814,888.80
OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES (NON-PUBLIC SERVICE)
City of Hartford / Development Services (Blight Remediation) $215,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (Carousel) $50,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (Economic Development/Local Activities) $25,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (HPLF New Programming) $192,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (HPLF Program Income) $368,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (HPLF Staffing) $384,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (Local Arts & Culture) $20,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (Low Income Rental Housing Coordination $75,000.00
City of Hartford / Development Services (Microgrant Initiative) $150,000.00
City of Hartford / Health and Human Services (Emergency Placement Services) $292,994.09
City of Hartford / Office of Sustainability (Home Energy Savings) $100,000.00
Forge City Works (formerly Billings Forge) – Culinary Job Training at the Kitchen $40,119.00
Hands on Hartford – ReSET Food Entrepreneur Support Group $35,000.00
Hartford Public Library – Immigrant Career Pathways Initiative $30,000.00
HEDCO Inc. – Technical Assistance to Hartford Businesses $100,000.00
International Hartford LTD. - Business Counseling $50,000.00
Journey Home Inc. - Career Pathways to Employment Program $35,274.00
Minority Construction Council Inc. - Small Contractors/Minority Woman Business Enterprise Technical Assistance Program $70,000.00
Rebuilding Together Hartford Inc. - Homeowner Retention $120,000.00
Riverfront Recapture - Riverfront Parks & Trails $138,473.00
Spanish American Merchants Assoc. - Small Business Technical Assistance Program $140,000.00
University of Hartford, Entrepreneurial Center - Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance $80,000.00
University of Hartford, Upper Albany Main Street - Micro Business Incubator Program $50,712.00
Unallocated Non Public Services $14,000.00
SUBTOTAL OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
$2,775,572.09
GRAND TOTAL, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
$4,201,627.49

 

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)
ORGANIZATION
AMOUNT
SHELTER
City of Hartford McKinney Shelter
$32,905.38
Hartford Interval House Inc.
$14,397.70
Immacare
$28,165.40
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp. (St. Elizabeth)
$13,000.00
Open Hearth Association (The)
$25,087.96
Salvation Army
$14,631.87
South Park Inn
$37,741.01
YWCA Hartford Region
$13,008.90
SUBTOTAL, SHELTER
$178,938.22
PREVENTION
City of Hartford / Health and Human Services - Homelessness Prevention/Rapid Rehousing $119,292.14
SUBTOTAL, PREVENTION
$119,292.14
ADMINISTRATION
Administration $10,816.64
SUBTOTAL, ADMINISTRATION
$10,816.64
GRAND TOTAL, EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT
$309,047.00

 

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA)
ORGANIZATION
AMOUNT
AIDS CT. Inc. $137,000.00
Chrysalis Center/Hartford $166,980.00
Chrysalis Center/St. Philip House
$101,148.00
Hands on Hartford $330,000.00
Human Resources Agency of New Britain (HRA) $192,000.00
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp. $143,686.00
Zezzo House Corporation $111,163.25
City of Hartford - DIG Extension $20,000.00
City of Hartford – HOPWA Administration $35,374.00
City of Hartford – Enhanced Employment $26,530.31
GRAND TOTAL, HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) $1,263,881.56

 

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
ORGANIZATION
AMOUNT
Set-aside for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) - 15% $215,165.55
Set-aside for homebuyer assistance, and rehabilitation/new construction of residential properties for homeownership or rental housing or any combination thereof - 75% $1,075,827.75
Program Administration - 10% of HOME Entitlement allocation $143,443.70
Program Administration - 10% of $230,000 in anticipated Program Income $19,800.00
HOME Program Income - 90% of $230,000 in anticipated Program Income - (For Activity) $178,200.00
GRAND TOTAL, HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM $1,632,437.00

 

GRAND TOTAL, ALL HUD ENTITLEMENT $7,406,993.05

 

Download the draft plan: Display Draft 2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan - Hartford(PDF, 3MB)