Community Development Block Grant
What is CDBG?
CDBG is a program of the Federal Agency known as Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city is funded annually with CDBG funds to be used for eligible activities falling under national objectives to serve income eligible persons that live within the legal boundaries of the City of Beaverton. The city chooses to provide its CDBG services through vetted nonprofits using an annual funding process. CDBG is guided by a five year plan prepared by the city in conjunction with Washington County, the lead agency, known as the Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). The Con Plan provides Beaverton residents and others the opportunity to weigh-in on eligible activities recommended by staff based upon needs research. An Annual Action Plan describes how objectives of the Con Plan will be carried out. Also annually CDBG staff prepares a report for HUD and the public outlining how well objectives have been met. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report is referred to as the CAPER.
How does the City use its CDBG funds?
The city supports: homeless shelters/services, homeless prevention, youth and family programs, other public services, lowering the cost of homeownership, critical needs housing repair, small business development, and from time to time infrastructure and public facility development/improvement. For how CDBG might help you please visit Housing & Community Services.
Tier 1 Environmental Review
On or about September 12, 2017 the City of Beaverton will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, for the July 1, 2017- June 30, 2022 Program Years, for the purpose of administering the Housing Rehabilitation program, which performs critical repairs, accessibility adaptation, and weatherization for low-income homeowners and tenants of regulated affordable housing communities, and Affordable Homeownership program providing housing acquisition assistance. The City of Beaverton is requesting the release of approximately $120,000 per year for 5-years of the city's annual Entitlement amount for the housing rehabilitation program, and approximately $200,000 for Affordable Homeownership. The City of Beaverton hereby announces that it conducted a tiered environmental review for area-wide factors as provided under 24 CFR Part 58 for the aforementioned programs.
In the first tier, a broad area-wide statutory review identified laws and authorities has been determined not to be triggered. However, some environmental factors cannot be determined until specific activities and/or properties become known. Once specific site determination has been made, a second tier review will be analyzed for relevant environmental impacts to assure compliance with Historic Preservation, Floodplain, and Toxic Chemicals and Radioactive Materials. Any mitigation measures required to alleviate or minimize adverse impact will be implemented prior to final approval of CDBG funding for individual activities.
An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at the City of Beaverton's Community Development Department, on the fourth floor of the address listed above, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Friday, August 25, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Documents are also available for review in PDF format by clicking here.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Beaverton CDBG Staff at City Hall or by email to email@example.com. All comments received by Friday, September 12, 2017 at 5:00pm will be considered by City of Beaverton prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification to HUD.
Release of Funds
The City of Beaverton certifies to HUD that Denny Doyle in his official capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Beaverton to utilize federal funds and implement the Program.
Objections to Release of Funds
HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Beaverton certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases: (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Beaverton; (b) the City of Beaverton has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the City of Beaverton has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD as follows: Jason Triplett, CPD Representative at U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development 1220 SW 3rd Ave #400 Portland, OR 97204. Potential objectors may contact HUD directly to verify the actual last day of the objection/comment period.