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Livable Communities: It’s a Group Effort

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This session examines the inter relationships among federal …

This session examines the inter relationships among federal
agencies to ensure the availability of quality of life issues, such as safe and affordable housing, energy conservation and efficiency, and walkable communities. Federal grants are available for
communities with an integrated vision for connecting economic
development, community development, and environmental
protection to create greater livability.
Speakers: Ray Canchola, Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development and Daryl Hernandez, Senior Management
Analyst, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
Elmo Dowd, Policy Advisor, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; Molli Nickerson, Director, Community Services, Project Now, and Co-Chair of Northwestern Continuum of Care
Foundation: Scott Crane, President, United Way of the
Quad Cities
Facilitator: Kyle Cecil, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Educator, University of Illinois Extension

Published in: Education, Technology, Business

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  • 1. HUD Community Planning and Development Programs
  • 2. HUD Office of Community Planning and Development
    • Manage over 1 billion in Federal grant programs
    • 3. Monitor and provide technical assistance
    • 4. Ensure timely expenditure of grant funds
  • HUD’s Strategic Goals
    Strengthen the Nations Housing Market to Bolster the Economy and Protect Consumers
    Meet the need for Quality Affordable Rental Homes
    Utilize housing as a platform for improving Quality of Life
    Build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination
    Transform the way HUD does business
  • 5. Goal 1: Strengthen the Nations Housing Market to bolster the Economy and Protect Consumers
    • Deal with the foreclosure crises
    • 6. Neighborhood Stabilization Program (3 rounds)
    • 7. Create and retain jobs
    • 8. CDBG-R – Shovel ready projects
    • 9. Economic Development Programs under CDBG
    • 10. Focus on homeless prevention
    • 11. HPRP – Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
  • Goal 2: Meet the Need of Quality Affordable Rental Housing
    HOME Investments Partnerships Program
    • Formula grants to 19 Participating Jurisdictions
    • 12. Construction, rehabilitation and rental assistance
    • 13. PJs provide 25% match
    • 14. 15% Set-aside for Community Housing Development Organizations
    • 15. Period of affordability
  • Goal 3: Utilize Housing as a platform for improving Quality of Life
    Community Development Block Grant Program
    • 45 Formula grantees
    • 16. Provides funding for a wide range of eligible activities
    • 17. Activities must meet one of three national objectives
    • 18. Benefit low/mod income persons
    • 19. Prevention or elimination of slum/blight
    • 20. Meet a particular urgent need
    Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Programs
    • 180 active grantees
    • 21. SHP, S+C, SRO
    • 22. Homeless Veterans Initiatives
    • 23. Hearth Act Consolidation
    Promote Healthy Environment
    • Conduct Lead Based Paint reviews
    • 24. Provide on-going Environmental training
  • Goal 4: Build Inclusive and Sustainable Communities free from discrimination
    • Work closely with the HUD Office of Sustainable Communities to help build energy and location efficient communities
    • 25. Ensure grantees are affirmatively furthering fair housing
  • Goal 5: Transform the way HUD does business
    • More inner office collaboration
    • 26. Collaboration with other Federal and State Agencies
    • 27. On-going grantee and HUD staff training
    • 28. Look at ways to improve customer service
  • The secret to funding success
    • Do your homework, research the programs, then ask questions
    • 29. Get to know the key players (Federal, local and State Agencies)
    • 30. Know when to apply for funding (e.g. Notice of Funding Availability)
    • 31. Put your team together (e.g. Construction, Financing, Environmental)
    • 32. Follow the rules and regulations, self evaluate
    • 33. Keep good records
    • 34. Believe in yourself, don’t quit until you succeed
  • Collaboration with other Federal and State Agencies
    Collaboration with other Federal and State agencies is key to assisting returning Veterans
    • HUD VA VASH Partnership
    • 35. Working Partnership with Veterans Affairs on job training, housing and services