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CDBG Annual Action Plan 2009

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January 2009 Public Hearing CDBG Annual Action Plan

January 2009 Public Hearing CDBG Annual Action Plan

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  • 1. Public Hearing Action Plan (2009 – 2010) City of Somerville, MA Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development Monica R. Lamboy Executive Director
  • 2. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Tonight’s Agenda • Welcome & Introductions • About HUD Action Plans, NRSA’s & Grant Funds • Summary of Draft One Year Action Plan (2008 – 2009) • Public Comments • Next Steps
  • 3. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Overview of 1 Year Action Plan • 1 Year Action Plans are the plans and budgets for HUD CDBG, HOME and ESG funds for each year guided by the needs and priorities set in the 5 Year Consolidated Plan. • CDBG Funds can be used in a flexible manner for economic development, improvements to parks and open space, needed public services, and affordable housing projects and programs. • HOME Investment Partnership Funds can be used to further affordable housing programs and projects. • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Funds are to be used to support shelters and programs for homeless persons.
  • 4. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Overview of NRSAs • NRSA = Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area. It is a special designation authorized by the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) • NRSAs allows for more flexible use of HUD CDBG funds in order to carry out revitalization efforts in the targeted area • City’s currently approved NRSAs: Union Square NRSA (established in 2003) and East Somerville NRSA (established in 2004)
  • 5. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan City of Somerville HUD Funding 2001-2008 City of Somerville CDBG, HOME, & ESG Funding Received 2001-2008 $4,685,000 $4,610,134 $5,000,000 $4,346,989 $3,972,608 $4,596,000 $4,564,655 $4,000,000 $3,973,462 $3,836,281 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08
  • 6. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan 2008 & 2009 Funding Categorizations City of Somerville City of Somerville 2009-2010 H.U.D. Action Plan 2008 H.U.D. Action Plan New Entitlement Funds & Program Income New Entitlement Funds & Program Income CDBG, HOME, ESG CDBG, HOME, ESG Project Oversight & Project Oversight & Housing Management Management 28% 15% 15% Housing Administrative 31.3% Administrative Historic 14% 12% Preservation 0.16% Transportation & Public Services Public Services Infrastructure Related Grants Related Grants Transportation & 1% 10% 10% Economic & Infrastructure Economic & Parks & Recreation Community 6% Community Parks & Recreation 14% Development Development 11% 14% 18%
  • 7. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan
  • 8. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan
  • 9. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan
  • 10. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Summary of Draft 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan
  • 11. HOUSING Temple Street Visiting Nurse Association – Assisted Living
  • 12. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Housing: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Maintain & Improve Housing Stock 1.A Housing Rehabilitation Program $ 463,612 $ 250,000 2. Create New Affordable Housing 2.A Housing Special Projects (funding for Capen Court, and other projects) $ 885,581 2.B CHDO Project Set-Aside (St. Polycarps Phase I, II) $ 1,032,213 2.C CHDO Operating Set-Aside $ 43,269 3. Increase Affordability of Rental 3.A Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Housing Program $ 100,000 4. Increase Affordable Homeownership 4.A Downpayment Assistance Program $ 50,000 5. Prevent and End Homelessness 5.A Support for the Continuum of Care process via CDBG Admin Funding 6. Remove Barriers to Housing 6.A Inclusionary zoning & linkage fee analysis TOTAL $ 463,612 $ 2,361,063
  • 13. ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Storefront Improvement Program Redevelopment of Assembly Square
  • 14. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Economic & Community Development: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Encourage investment and 1.A Section 108 Loan for Boynton Yards $ 323,580 development in underutilized areas of the City 1.B Boynton Yards Pre-Development $ 131,013 1.C Kiley Barrel Pre-Development $ 126,023 2. Enhance vitality of existing 2.A Storefront Improvements Program $ 190,000 commercial districts 2.B Retail Best Practices $ 15,000 2.C Arts Union $ 176,969 3. Increase local job 3.A Micro-Enterprise Loan Program $ 15,000 opportunities 3.B Farmers' Market $ 12,000 3.C Inner Belt Planning $ 25,000 4. Enhance skills and abilities of 4.A Included as part of the Micro-Enterprise Loan Somerville residents Program scope of work 5. Build a partnership between 5.A Union Square Main Streets $ 55,000 municipal government and community members 5.B East Somerville Main Streets $ 75,000 TOTAL $ 1,144,585
  • 15. HISTORIC PRESERVATION 2005 1908 2003 Bow Street Police Station (Before, During, & After CDBG Assistance)
  • 16. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Historic Preservation: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Document historically significant 1.A Expansion of Local Historic Districts historic resources $ 19,066 2. Ensure City policies support the 2.A Demolition By Neglect Draft Ordinance maintenance of historic resources 3. Develop & implement programs 3.A Historic Preservation Access Studies that encourage the improvement of historic resources $ 18,720 3.B Prospect Hill Park Technical Evaluation* $ 25,000 4. Stabilize and support the 4.A Historic Plaque Program character of individual neighborhoods 5. Highlight Somerville's unique 5.A On-going Tours, Events, Materials assets TOTAL $ 62,786 * Prospect Hill Technical Evaluation project encompasses the monument, the park, and the surrounding infrastructure.
  • 17. PARKS & OPEN SPACE Somerville Junction Park Kemp Nuts/Ed Leathers Park
  • 18. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Parks and Open Space 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Renovate existing parks 1.A Quincy Street Park $ 26,704 1.B Harris Park $ 141,860 2. Secure additional land for open space 2.A Kemp Nut Parcel Acquisition $ 140,000 3. Improve ADA access to parks and 3.A North Street Playground (and all parks projects) $ 76,000 open space 4. Increase tree canopy and green 4.A Street Tree Planting Program $ 75,000 space 4.B Tree Inventory 5. Increase Off-Leash Recreational Area 5.A 111 South Street park design & construction $ 55,000 opportunities 5.B 0 New Washington Street park design & $ 680,000 6. Promote sustainable design and 6.A Groundworks Somerville $ 10,000 building practices 7. Reduce brownfields 7.A Boynton Yards Pre-Development* 8. Improve governmental accountability 8.A Open Space & Recreation Plan** TOTAL $ 1,204,564 * Boynton Yards Pre-Development is categorized under Economic & Community Development ** Funded in part with CDBG Administrative Funds
  • 19. TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE Assembly Square – Orange Line MBTA Stop Planning New Cemusa Bus Shelter
  • 20. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Transportation & Infrastructure 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Improve rail transit service 1.A Green Line Extension Planning $ 25,000 2. Improve bus service 2.A CEMUSA bus shelter expansion 3. Enhance streetscapes, roadways and 3.A Lower Broadway Streetscape $ 875,051 intersections Improvements 3.B Union Square Infrastructure $ 101,865 4. Reduce barriers dividing districts and 4.A Green Line Planning (counted above), neighborhoods AND Urban Ring Planning 5. Improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility 5.A Community Path Design* $ 66,186 6. Improve infrastructure for ADA compliance 6.A ADA Streetscapes Program $ 180,000 7. Increase City's role in regional 7.A Participation in the M.P.O. transportation planning 8. Improve basic utilities 8.A Skilton Ave. Reconstruction* $ 161,015 TOTAL $ 1,409,117 * Categorized under Parks & Open Space in 2009 Action Plan
  • 21. PUBLIC SERVICES Mural of Mystic River Watershed SCM Transportation
  • 22. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Public Services: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Provide opportunities to improve 1.A Maximum 15% of Entitlement Funding residents' economic, social, and set-aside for programs to be selected political situation via an RFP process 2. Provide children with opportunities to 2.A Maximum 15% of Entitlement Funding live healthy and productive lives set-aside for programs to be selected via an RFP process 3. Provide education and leadership 3.A Maximum 15% of Entitlement Funding opportunities for youth set-aside for programs to be selected via an RFP process 4. Provide comprehensive programs for 4.A Maximum 15% of Entitlement Funding low-income individuals and families set-aside for programs to be selected having difficulties meeting their basic via an RFP process needs 5. Prevent homelessness 5.A Emergency Shelter Grant Funding $ 127,110 6. Provide support services for the elderly 6.A Maximum 15% of Entitlement Funding and persons with disabilities set-aside for programs to be selected via an RFP process TOTAL $ 426,567 $ 127,110
  • 23. EAST SOMERVILLE NRSA Graphic Surfaces Double as Play Elements at Perkins Park
  • 24. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan East Somerville NRSA: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan* $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Increase permanently affordable 1.A Housing Rehabilitation Program housing stock $ 463,612 $ 250,000 1.B Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program $ 100,000 1.C Downpayment Assistance Program $ 50,000 2. Increase economic opportunities 2.A East Somerville Main Streets $ 75,000 2.B Storefront Improvements Program $ 190,000 2.C Micro-Enterprise Loan Program $ 15,000 3. Increase recreational opportunities 3.A Harris Park Design & Construction $ 141,860 3.B Quincy Street Park Design $ 26,704 3.C 0 New Washington Street Park $ 680,000 4. Increase attractiveness of East 4.A Street Tree Planting Program $ 75,000 Somerville 5. Improve East Somerville 5.A Lower Broadway Streetscape Project $ 875,051 infrastructure 6. Improve status of historic areas 6.A Expansion of Local Historic Districts $ 19,066 TOTAL $ 2,561,293 $ 400,000 * 2009 Action Plan projects and programs listed in this NRSA are also discussed under other categories of the Action Plan
  • 25. UNION SQUARE NRSA Bloc 11 Cafe
  • 26. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Union Square NRSA: 2008-2013 2009-2010 CDBG Est. HOME Est. ESG Est. Consolidated Plan Goals Action Plan* $ Funding $ Funding $ Funding 1. Increase permanently affordable housing 1.A Housing Rehabilitation Program stock $ 463,612 $ 250,000 1.B Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program $ 100,000 1.C Downpayment Assistance Program $ 50,000 2. Increase economic opportunities 2.A Union Square Main Streets $ 75,000 2.B Storefront Improvements Program $ 190,000 2.C Micro-Enterprise Loan Program $ 15,000 3. Increase recreational opportunities 3.A 111 South Street Park $ 55,000 3'B Propsect Hill Technical Evaluation $ 25,000 4. Increase attractiveness of Union Square 4.A ArtsUnion $ 176,969 4.B Street Tree Planting Program $ 75,000 5. Improve Union Square infrastructure 5.A Union Square Infrastructure Project $ 101,865 6. Improve status of historic areas 6.A Expansion of Local Historic Districts $ 19,066 TOTAL $1,196,512 $ 400,000 * 2009 Action Plan projects and programs listed in this NRSA are also discussed under other categories of the Action Plan
  • 27. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Public Comments & Next Steps
  • 28. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Public Comments & Questions • Verbal: at Public Hearing • Via Email: BOBrien@somervillema.gov • In writing to: – OSPCD Attn: Brianna O’Brien 93 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02143 • Submit: from January 12th – February 12th • Visit the City’s website more information at www.somervillema.gov
  • 29. 2009-2010 HUD Action Plan Next Steps • Jan. 12 – Feb. 12, 2009: Public Comments & Questions • Feb. 13 – Feb. 14, 2009: Board of Aldermen Approval of 1 Year Action Plan • Feb. 15, 2009: Final Draft Submitted to HUD