BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:00-0361R
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT HOUSING AGREEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,113,000 WITH VARIOUS SERVICE PROVIDERS.
RESOLVED, that the proper
city officials are hereby authorized to enter into community development
block grant (CDBG) program agreements with the service providers listed
below in the amounts set forth below with regard thereto, said agreements
substantially in the form of those on file in the office of the city clerk
as Public Document No._________________, payable from 2000 Federal Program
Fund 262, Agency 623.
|Account||Amount||Housing development project|
|6304||$185,000||SVCNDA-West Duluth revitalization Phase II and HRA-Duluth|
|6301||$720,000||HRA-Duluth property rehabilitation program|
|6303||$208,000||AEOA weatherization (regular)|
6304 Spirit Valley Citizens Neighborhood Development Association (SVCNDA)
West Duluth Revitalization
This contract is for administrative
and program activities of SVCNDA's housing revitalization and stabilization
programs which serve clients with incomes at or below 80% area median income
in the West Duluth neighborhoods. This CDBG grant will be used to rehabilitate
approximately 10 owner-occupied homes and rental properties; and to administer
these and other housing-related activities funded through Minnesota Housing
Finance Agency and other funding sources. Due to the newly released HUD
lead-based paint regulations, the HRA will administer that portion of the
agreement involving the SVCNDA CDBG rehabilitation projects. The HRA Rehabilitation
Department has been operating a federal lead-based paint abatement program
for several years and is one of the leading organizations in the State.
The HRA Rehabilitation Department has certified staff to conduct the required
lead-based paint testing and clearances. This partnership will be user
friendly for the clients and enhance the "At Home in Duluth" cooperative
6301 Duluth Housing &
Redevelopment Authority (HRA) - Property Rehabilitation Program
The HRA has administered
the Duluth Property Rehabilitation Program for 24 years (beginning in 1975),
rehabilitating a total of 5,660 housing units. The HRA Rehab Department
completed 175 housing projects last year, utilizing funding sources which
include HOME, MHFA, Lead Paint Program, DEDA, foundation and private contributions.
This CDBG grant will be used to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes and rental
properties; and to administer these and other housing-related activities
on behalf of the City of Duluth. HRA's goal for this year is to rehabilitate
approximately 165 housing units.
6303 Arrowhead Economic Opportunity
Agency (AEOA) - Regular Weaterization Program
The AEOA has been a major provider of services to low-income citizens throughout northeastern Minnesota for the past 35 years. In 1998, AEOA was selected by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning and the City to provide Regular Weatherization Program services in Duluth. The program is now fully operational, assisting low-income households in making their homes safe and energy efficient. AEOA weatherized 101 housing units last year. The goal for this year is approximately 95.