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Notice of Public Hearing

The City of West Sacramento Economic Development and Housing Commission will conduct a public hearing on April 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to receive comments on the draft 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. Interested persons are invited to attend.  The hearing will be held at the City of West Sacramento Civic Center, second floor, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, California 95691.  In compliance with the ADA, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the City Clerk at (916) 617-4500.  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodations or to make interpreter services available to assure accessibility at the meeting.  The Civic Center is handicapped accessible. 

The City of West Sacramento receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  As a condition of the grant, the City is required to develop an Annual Action Plan outlining how funds will be used to meet goals set in a HUD-approved five-year Consolidated Plan.  The 2019 Annual Action Plan will cover the fourth year of the City’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.

The City of West Sacramento CDBG allocation for fiscal year 2019 is anticipated to be similar to last year’s allocation of $446,498, for HUD has yet to release allocation amounts for the 2019 fiscal year. Any increase or decrease in the 2019 allocation amount will be reflected in the proposed activity associated with Consolidated Plan Goal  #2: Achieve goals in the HUD Challenge Grant funded Washington Realized: A sustainable Strategy for the Washington neighborhood. Additional resources for the 2019 Action Plan will include $50,000 in anticipated program income and $42,000 in prior year resources. The proposed CDBG activities for the 2019 Annual Action Plan do not include programs or projects that displace persons from their homes, businesses, or farms. 

Recommended goals and estimated amounts for the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan include:

  • Consolidated Plan Goal  #2: Achieve goals in the HUD Challenge Grant funded Washington Realized: A sustainable Strategy for the Washington neighborhood located in Census Tract 101.01. ($339,199)
  • Consolidated Plan Goal #3: Strengthen economic opportunities for lower-income households. ($100,000)
  • General administration and planning expenses shall not exceed 20% of the HUD allocation plus program income. ($99,299)

Technical assistance is available to groups representing low-income residents that are interested in learning about CDBG funding for programs or projects.  Questions or comments may be directed to Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist, at (916) 617-4555 or by email to amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org

The City of West Sacramento promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or disability.

Notice of Public Review Period for the 2019 Draft Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of West Sacramento draft 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period from March 21, 2019 through April 19, 2019 at the City of West Sacramento, Economic Development and Housing Department, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691; at the West Sacramento branch of the Yolo County Library (Arthur F. Turner Library), 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691; and online at www.cityofwestsacramento.org.

The City of West Sacramento receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a condition of the CDBG funds, the City is required to develop an Annual Action Plan outlining how funds will be used to meet goals set in a HUD-approved five-year Consolidated Plan.  The 2019 Annual Action Plan will cover the fourth year of the City’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. 

The City of West Sacramento CDBG allocation for fiscal year 2019 is anticipated to be similar to last year’s allocation of $446,498, for HUD has yet to release allocation amounts for the 2019 fiscal year. Any increase or decrease in the 2019 allocation amount will be reflected in the proposed activity associated with Consolidated Plan Goal  #2: Achieve goals in the HUD Challenge Grant funded Washington Realized: A sustainable Strategy for the Washington neighborhood. Additional resources for the 2019 Action Plan will include $50,000 in anticipated program income and $42,000 in prior year resources. The proposed CDBG activities for the 2019 Annual Action Plan do not include programs or projects that displace persons from their homes, businesses, or farms.  

Recommended goals and estimated amounts for the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan:
• Consolidated Plan Goal  #2: Achieve goals in the HUD Challenge Grant funded Washington Realized: A sustainable Strategy for the Washington neighborhood located in Census Tract 101.01. ($339,199)
• Consolidated Plan Goal #3: Strengthen economic opportunities for lower-income households. ($100,000)
• General administration and planning expenses shall not exceed 20% of the HUD allocation plus program income. ($99,299)

Written comments may be submitted by April 19, 2019 to: Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist, City of West Sacramento, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691 or by email at amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org.  Information may be obtained, or a public file on CDBG activities may be reviewed, at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Technical assistance is available to groups representing low-income residents that are interested in learning about CDBG funding for programs or projects.  Questions or comments may be directed to Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist, at (916) 617-4555 or by email to amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org.  

A final public hearing regarding the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan will be held before the City Council on May 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the West Sacramento Civic Center, Second Floor, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691.  

The City of West Sacramento promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or disability. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of West Sacramento receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal of the CDBG Program is to develop and maintain viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for persons from low- and moderate-income households.

In accordance with program guidelines, the City must develop a five-year Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan for every year of the Consolidated Plan that outlines the goals and objectives regarding how the City will expend its yearly CDBG allocation. Links to these plans and the program's documents can be found below. 

Questions or comments regarding the City’s CDBG program may be submitted to Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist at amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org