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14:00 21 October 2020
ECHO Fair Housing Tester Training, Wednesday, October 21
08 September 2020
Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

The City of Monterey has prepared its 2019-2020 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

 The Report contains the following information:

  1. Financial data on revenues, activities, expenditures and accomplishments in programs for the following households: a) Very Low Income; b) Low income; c) Moderate-income.
  2. Narrative reports comparing the relationship of community needs and the use of funds to the objectives in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing Programs.

Due to COVID-19, City offices are currently closed to the public. This draft Report will be available for review beginning September 8, 2020 at the following City web pages: monterey.org, monterey.org/planning, monterey.org/housing

Public Input: The public is invited to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, September 15, during the City of Monterey Council meeting, to comment on the draft report. Additionally, the public is invited to address comments in writing to Grant Leonard, Administrative Analyst, 580 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940. The deadline for receiving written comments is September 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Report: 2019-2020 Draft CAPER

15:30 02 October 2020
Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, Extended Deadline - October 2, 2020

Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, Extended Deadline - October 2, 2020

Original date of Sep 4 extended to Oct 2, 2020 - The City of Monterey is pleased to announce that the date to submit proposals to develop four City-owned sites has been extended from 4:00 p.m. on September 4th to 4:00 P.M. on October 2nd. The City has received considerable interest and questions about the Request for Proposals and staff will be issuing an addemdum and a response to questions the week of August 24th. The extended timeline is intended to provide sufficient time for interested development teams to consider the addendum and response to questions prior to submitting their complete proposal.   

Addendum #1 - posted Aug 24, 2020
Addendum #2 - posted Aug 31., 2020

Housing Element

Interested parties should submit one (1) sealed hard copy, plus one electronic copy, of the proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020.  Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals should be addressed to:

City of Monterey
c/o Grant Leonard, AICP, Housing Programs Office
City Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

For questions, please contact Grant Leonard by email, leonard@monterey.org, or by phone, 831-646-3995. 

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10:00 10 October 2020
ECHO Housing FREE First Time Home Buyer Webinar Series, October 10 & 17
19 August 2020
ADU Survey Results (Accessory Dwelling Units) also called Granny Units, and ADU Webinar Series, Sep. 2020

ADU Survey Results (Accessory Dwelling Units) also called Granny Units, and ADU Webinar Series, Sep. 2020

The ADU Survey Results are now available at https://monterey.org/Portals/0/Reports/CommDev/20_0810-ADU-Survey-Results.pdf 

We know it can be difficult to fully understand some of the terms used and the possible implications on your neighborhood. After you have reviewed these results, feel free to give us a call at (831) 242-8732 if you have questions or more comments. We will try to respond to each and every call within the same business day. We need to hear from you!

The Monterey City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation with more details of the survey results at the September 1, 2020 Council Meeting. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance at isearchmonterey.org.

Also, please see the following information about upcoming webinars, available in English and Spanish - REGISTER HERE

Associated Email sent on August 19, 2020

21 July 2020
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

The Housing Programs Office continues to pursue funding opportunities that will support the City’s goals related to developing affordable housing. To that end, the City is eligible to apply for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) grant. The purpose of the PLHA is to provide a permanent source of funding to all local governments in California to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the affordable housing stock. 

Funding would be received each year, for five years, based on the formula prescribed under federal law for the Community Development Block Grant. The preliminary amount for the City of Monterey for year-one is $116,419, or approximately $698,514 or the five-year period. Only 5% is allocated for administrative costs.

This is a non-competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process with a deadline of July 26, 2020.

PLHA Plan for Review

 

14 May 2020
Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into Public Law 116-136 to respond to the growing effects of COVID-19. The CARES Act made available $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds. Of this amount, HUD is allocating $2 billion based on the fiscal year 2019-2020 CDBG formula and made the first allocation of funds; the City of Monterey’s allocation is $152,845. 

The allocation of the $152,845 will be used for a emergency housing assistance program to help residents of Monterey who are being affected by COVID-19.

The HUD Secretary is authorized to grant waivers and alternative requirements of statutes and regulations in connection with the use of CDBG-CV funds and fiscal year 2019 and 2020 CDBG funds (except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and environment). Waivers and alternative requirements can be granted when necessary to expedite and facilitate the use of funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Moreover, the Citizen Participation Plan will be amended so that the public comment period is reduced to not less than 5 days, and virtual public hearings may be used when necessary for public health reasons. Also, the public service cap is suspended during the emergency, and state and local government may reimburse costs of eligible activities incurred for pandemic response regardless of the date.

Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

13 March 2020
Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the release of the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Conpletion of the plans is required for the City to receive federal Community Development Block Grant funding. This funding supports the City's efforts to improve affordable housing, support local non-profits serving the City's residents, and fund improvements to community facilities, City parks and facilities operated by non-profits serving City residents. 

The plans will be available for a public comment period ending with a City Council hearing on April 21, 2020. 

Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Draft Public Engagement Summary

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