Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds 44 Vacant Lots

CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH 
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS  
On or about December 30, 2020, the City of Boynton Beach, acting as the Responsible Entity, will authorize the Palm Beach County Housing Authority (PBCHA) to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking approval for the disposition of 44 vacant lots owned by the PBCHA within the City of Boynton Beach. These lots are not incidental to the general operations of the PBCHA and some will be combined to create 21 buildable lots. PBCHA intends to dispose of the vacant lots by public auction to obtain the fair market value or greater for the lots. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS  
Any individual, group, or agency wishing to comment on the project or determination may submit written comments to the City of Boynton Beach City Manager’s Office. All comments received by the comment period end date of December 29, 2020 for this Notice will be considered by the City of Boynton Beach prior to authorizing a submission of a Request for Release of Funds.  

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION  
The Boynton Beach City Commission certifies to HUD that Lori LaVerriere, in her official capacity as City Manager, or her designee, 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 Boynton Beach to use Program funds. 

OBJECTIONS 
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Boynton Beach’s certification for a period of fifteen days (15) following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by Certifying Office of the City of Boynton Beach; (b) The City of Boynton Beach has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (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 shall be addressed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning & Development (CPD), Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 SE 1st Avenue, Room 500, Miami, Florida 33131. Potential objectors should contact HUD at (305) 520-5018, to verify the actual last day of the objection period.  

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. PLEASE CONTACT DEBBIE MAJORS, ADA COODINATOR AT ADA@BBFL.US or AT (561) 742-6241. 

PUBLISH: DECEMBER 16, 2020