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Posted on: May 20, 2020

City proposing changes to HOME program

The City of Galveston proposes to amend its 2017 through 2019 Action Plans for significant changes by reallocating funds and changing project descriptions for the HOME Program under the HUD HOME Program Waivers in response to COVID-19 Pandemic as follows. These amendments will be presented to City Council for consideration at the May 28th meeting.

  • 2017 -2019 Community Housing Development Org. affordable housing set-aside unprogrammed funding of $115,488.50 to provide 2019 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance short-term subsidies including rent, rent deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments for LMI renters affected by the pandemic implemented under the 2019 Consolidated Plan
  • 2019 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance to reduce funding by $38,797.50 for reallocation to the 2019 HOME Program Administration for the allowable increase in the cap limit to assist in the increased cost of administering HOME-related activities in response to the pandemic
  • 2019 and Reallocated Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) balance of funds revised scope to also allow for the provision of short-term assistance including rent, rent deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments for LMI renters affected by the pandemic

The City encourages citizen participation in the Consolidated Plan process and is allowing for the public review and a 5-day comment period.  Please remit any comments in writing to the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550, by email to alaw@galvestontx.gov or by telephone at (409) 797-3820 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Comments will be received until 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020. 

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