Details for County of San Bernardino Community Development and Housing Agency Proposed

County of San Bernardino Community Development and Housing Agency Proposed 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino will hold a public hearing on TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M., in the Chambers of the Board of Supervisors, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the County’s proposed 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, obtain citizens’ comments on current housing, community and economic development needs for the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan and consider fair housing needs. BACKGROUND Each year since 1975, the County of San Bernardino has qualified to receive federal housing and community development grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds are to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds are for eligible projects and activities in the unincorporated communities and thirteen (13) cooperating cities. These cities are Adelanto, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Montclair, Needles, Redlands, Twentynine Palms, Yucaipa, and the Town of Yucca Valley. For the purpose of these grant funds, this area is referred to as the "County Consortium.” In addition to these cities, the Cities of Chino Hills and Rancho Cucamonga have been approved by HUD to participate in the County’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Consortium. As part of the grant application, the County is required to submit a document that addresses the strategies and priority needs for using these three grant programs over a five-year period. This document is called the Consolidated Plan and includes the Citizen Participation Plan and Needs Assessment. The County adopted its current five-year Consolidated Plan on May 5, 2015 and it covered fiscal years 2015-2020. The 2019-2020 Action Plan covers the fifth-year increment of this five-year plan. This year the County anticipates receiving $6,839,436 in CDBG funds, $586,907 of ESG funds, and $3,394,488 in HOME funds. Subject to limitations imposed by federal regulations, HOME, ESG, or CDBG funds may be used for homeowner assistance, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, housing preservation, economic development, capital improvements, public services, housing development, fair housing and program management. The proposed Annual Action Plan was developed to program the use of these funds during fiscal year 2019-2020. PUBLIC COMMENT For a period of thirty (30) days beginning on March 15, 2019, and ending on April 16, 2019, the public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. Draft copies of this document are available for public review at the office of the County Community Development and Housing Agency and are posted on the CDHA website at: Citizen comments submitted after this time-period are welcomed; however, any comments received after the close of the public hearing on April 16, 2019 will not be included in the final Action Plan submitted to HUD. Those individuals wishing to express their views on the Action Plan may be present and heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting or may, prior to the time of the Board meeting, submit comments in writing. All written comments must be received by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located at 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0130. If you challenge any decision regarding the above proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing. Due to time constraints and the number of persons wishing to give oral testimony, time restrictions may be placed on oral testimony at the public hearing regarding this proposal. You may make your comments in writing to assure that you are able to express yourself adequately. Individuals with disabilities may request alternative formats or public hearing accommodations by contacting Community Development and Housing as early as possible before the hearing at (909) 387-4705. San Bernardino County Department of Community Development and Housing 385 N. Arrowhead Ave, Third Floor San Bernardino, CA 92415-0043 Attn: Bryan Anderson or call (909) 387-4351 CURT HAGMAN, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO LAURA H. WELCH CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Publish: 3/13/19 CNS-3223936# BIG BEAR LIFE & THE GRIZZLY