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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. 

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The Housing department has the general responsibility for development and implementation of affordable housing programs, policies, and projects for the City of West Sacramento. Other Housing department activities include providing gap financing loans for the construction or rehabilitation of affordable multi-family housing, and reporting on affordable housing production to various agencies such as the State Department of Housing and Community Development and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. The Housing department also administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Highlights

jamboreewestgatewayplaceleedsilverdesignedaffordablehousingwestsacramento_1The City of West Sacramento celebrated the grand opening of West Gateway Place on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Located in the Bridge District northwest of Raley Field along Tower Bridge Gateway, West Gateway Place is one of the first workforce housing developments in California to receive the state’s cap-and-trade funding. Co-developed by Jamboree Housing and West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation and designed by Mogavero Architects , this newest affordable housing project features 77 sustainable apartment homes, 4,000 square feet of retail space and 12,000 square feet of common areas in two four-story buildings, and close transportation with bicycle and pedestrian paths. It has recently been awarded the Platinum Award in the Affordable Community Category for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best in American Living Awards. West Gateway Place is currently at full occupancy.

 

Housing Department Contacts:

Raul Huerta

Senior Program Manager

raulh@cityofwestsacramento.org

(916) 617-4555

 

Amber Whitaker

Community Investment Specialist

amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org

(916) 617-4555

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