PUBLIC NOTICE

May 18, 2022

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs and has issued the 2022 Program Year Annual Allocations. The City of Galveston will receive a funding allocation of $1,085,813 in CDBG and $272,269 in HOME for the 2022 Program Year of June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023. The primary purpose of the CDBG Program is to provide funds to develop, enhance, and preserve viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, to primarily benefit the low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons. The primary purpose of the HOME Program is to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary affordable housing for very low-income persons, with primary attention to rental housing for very low- and low-income families.

The City of Galveston is in its planning and development process and will apply to HUD for the 2022 Allocations for City Department implemented activities to primarily benefit the low-moderate income population that meet its 2019 5-Year Consolidated Plan Priority Needs as follows:

  • Affordable housing for LMI homebuyers;
  • Affordable housing through Tenant-Based Rental Assistance for LMI households;
  • Affordable housing services to support LMI homeownership, TBRA, and other housing activities;
  • Code enforcement and lot clearance and demolition in deteriorated LMI areas;
  • Infrastructure enhancement to residential neighborhoods in LMI areas;
  • Installation and improvement of parks and public facilities in LMI areas;
  • Public and supportive services to primarily LMI residents; and
  • CDBG and HOME project management

The City’s low-moderate income target area is primarily located in the residential areas within 6th to 61st Streets from Harborside (6th-29th St.) and Avenue E (29th-61st St.) to Seawall (6th-45th St.) and Avenue S (45th-61st St.) and west of 61st to 74th Streets from Ave. P ½/Heards Ln. to Stewart Rd./Jones Dr.

The involvement of citizens is vital to the development of sound and stable communities. The City of Galveston provides citizens with an opportunity to participate in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Consolidated Planning Process. Citizens are urged to submit any comments or suggestions regarding proposed projects meeting the previously listed priority needs for the 2022 Consolidated Program Year to the Grants & Housing Department by email to Grants@galvestontx.gov or by telephone at (409) 797-3820 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Comments will be received until 5 p.m. on May 31, 2022. Information pertaining to the 2022 Consolidated Planning Process will be posted on the City’s website at https://www.galvestontx.gov/1052/5-year-Consolidated-Plan.

Citizens requiring additional information or for special needs notices in alternative formats, please contact the Grants & Housing Dept. at 409-797-3820.

 Nota: Para obtener ayuda con la versión en Español de esta nota pública, póngase en contacto con el Departamento de becas y vivienda: 409-797-3820.


PUBLIC NOTICE

May 18, 2022

The City of Galveston proposes to amend its 2017 through 2020 Consolidated Action Plans by reallocating Community Development Block Grant unexpended program funds in the total amount of $236,382.14. In accordance with the Consolidated Planning federal regulations, the City is notifying the public regarding the reprogramming of CDBG funds to allow for citizen comments on the proposed amendment.

The City proposes to reallocate $236,382.14 for the Development Services Department Infrastructure Improvements to install new streetlights in the Cornerstone Place low-moderate income area of 31st to 34th Streets from Church to Ball Avenues and Ball Avenue from 30th to 34th Streets in the streets’ rights-of-way. The CDBG funds are from the unexpended balances of the following program years: 2017 $11,000, 2018 $19,343.30, 2019 $23,936.84, and 2020 $182,102.00. Reallocating these remaining funds will assist the City in meeting the HUD “timeliness” federal spending standards and meet the City’s Consolidated Planning goals and priority needs.

The City of Galveston encourages citizen participation in the Consolidated Planning process.   Please remit written comments to the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550 or by email to Grants@galvestontx.gov Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 30-Day Public Comment Period will accept comments until 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2022.

Citizens requiring additional information or for special needs notices in alternative formats, please contact the Grants & Housing Dept. at 409-797-3820.

Nota: Para obtener ayuda con la version en Espanol de esta nota publica, pongase en contacto con el Departamento de becas y vivienda: 409-797-3820.


 The City of Galveston Affirmatively Furthers Fair Housing.