Annually, the City of Boynton Beach (the City) receives an allocation of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notice is hereby given that the City through its Financial Services Department/Community Improvement Division will do a Substantial Amendment to its HUD FY 2023 Program Year funding to reallocate prior year resources included in the CDBG FY 2023 Annual Action Plan.
Per the City’s HUD-approved Citizen Participation Plan, public input is required as part of the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan process. A substantial plan amendment is required when significant changes are identified for any new projects or current projects that require a change in the budget amount in excess of 50 percent. In accordance with Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan requirements at 24 CFR Part, 91 Subpart B and the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City through this Substantial Amendment provides the opportunity for public comment.
In FY 2021, the City funded the Housing Rehabilitation – 15-Year Forgivable Loan Program that did not use the entire allocation, leaving the City with $334,011.58 “leftover” dollars that needed to be (re)allocated. These prior year resources were discussed at the City Commission meeting on August 1, 2023, and at the City Commission meeting on August 15, 2023, City Commission approved their usage on the following project:
- Limited Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program (Grant):
The City of Boynton Beach in partnership with a local Community-Based Development Organization, will carried out a Limited Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. This project provides funding (as a grant) for housing repairs and improvements to elderly and/or disable homeowners. Eligible individuals must be at or below 80 percent of Area Median Income. The purpose of the Limited Rehabilitation Program is to stabilize the homeowner’s residence by making essential repairs to make the home safe, accessible and livable.
In accordance with HUD’s Consolidated Plan Regulation 24 CFR 91.105 “Citizen Participation”, written comments relating to this notice will be accepted for 30 days starting on August 18, 2023, to September 18, 2023. All written comments should be sent to RJ Ramirez, Community Improvement Division Manager at:
Financial Services Department
Community Improvement Division
Attn: RJ Ramirez, Community Improvement Division Manager
100 E. Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33425
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