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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020/2024 Con Plan 2020 Action Plan Notice Availability - Notice of Public Hearing

City of Lorain 

2020/2024 Consolidated Plan 

2020 Action Plan 

Notice of Plan Availability – Notice of Public Hearing 

 

Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended and the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, the City of Lorain, Ohio is required to prepare a plan that describes how the City will allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds to meet the needs of low and moderate income persons in the City of Lorain. 

To that end an Action Plan is completed annually to describe the activities that will be undertaken to address the needs identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. It also serves as an application for CDBG and HOME funds. This Action Plan describes the activities that will take place during 2020 Program Year. 

Notice of Plan Availability

The City of Lorain has prepared its 2020 Annual Action Plan that includes the regular 2020 allocation and the CDBG-CV allocation. The plan will be made available to the public on May 18, 2020. This notice is being published to make citizens aware of the 5-day citizen participation public comment period for states and local jurisdictions beginning May 18, 2020 and will concluded on May 26, 2020. During this period copies of the Plan may be reviewed at the following locations: 

  • The City of Lorain website at www.cityoflorain.org 

Inquiries and comments concerning the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan can be conveyed by email to: 

Robyn Davey 

Building, Housing & Planning Department 

Robyn_Davey@cityoflorain.org 

 

Notice of Public Hearings 

Due to the recent developments concerning COVID-19 and a declaration of a “State of Emergency” by the President of the United States, Governor of Ohio, and Mayor of Lorain, there will not be an in-person public hearing.  

There will be a virtual public hearing of the 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan, including the proposed use of funds on: 

Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.  

The city of Lorain is Live Streaming the Public Hearing via Youtube (Lorain TV20) and Spectrum Cable Channel 1025. To participate and ask questions please call 440-204-2590. The public hearing will begin with an initial presentation lasting until approximately 5:20 p.m. To ask questions about the presentation, residents may call 440-204-2590 where a member of the city staff will receive and read the question to the presenter and the presenter will answer the questions live during the hearing. Residents may call with questions from 5:20-6:00 p.m.  

There will be a public hearing and adoption of the 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan with the City of Lorain City Council, including the proposed use of funds on: 

 

Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:00pm 

Lorain City Hall – Council Chambers  

200 West Erie Avenue 

Lorain, OH 44052 

Note: The City Council Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers  

 

The City will provide technical assistance to citizens and group representative of persons that request such assistance.  In addition, the City will make adequate provisions to assist non-English speaking residents in interpreting program details and provisions on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide auxiliary aides and services for individuals with disabilities.  For requests for special accommodations please email or call Joel Jacovetti, Program Manager of Building, Housing and Planning, 440-204-2083 or Joel_Jacovetti@cityoflorain.org. Requests for special accommodations must be made with reasonable advance notice. 

Summary of Plan 

The Action Plan includes an estimate of available resources from private and public sources to address identified needs, a description of the priorities and specific objectives to be addressed in this program year, a summary of the eligible programs or project that the City of Lorain will undertake to address the needs, and a description of geographic areas of the City in which assistance will be directed. Resources available for the 2020 Program Year are detailed below: 

 

Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)                    $1,233,655.00 

2020 Estimated Program Income (CDBG)                                           $1,020,400.00 

Community Development Block Grant – CV Program (CDBG-CV)       $725,720.00 

Home Investment Partnership Program                                                $433,406.00 

2020 Estimated Program Income (HOME)                                             $100,000.00 

Total 2020 Resources                                                                             $3,513,181.00 

 

CDBG: 

Administration                                                                                          $450,811.00  

Public Service: 

B.O.S.S. Productions                                                                              $12,000.00 

Urban League (Senior Services)                                                            $5,000.00 

231 Go Program                                                                                    $12,000.00 

Habitat for Humanity                                                                              $25,000.00 

Youth Employment                                                                                $27,480.00 

Public Facility Improvements 

Street Improvements                                                                           $353,547.30 

Senior Center                                                                                      $25,000.00 

Park & Rec. Facilities  

Oakwood Park Pool                                                                           $200,000.00 

Clearance/Demolition                                                                        $200,400.00  

Housing Programs:  

Emergency Home Repair                                                                   $225,000.00 

Lead Hazard Control Grant Match                                                     $80,000.00 

Down Payment Assistance                                                                $177,500.00 

Urban League (Housing Counseling)                                                $25,000.00 

Code Enforcement                                                                            $335,316.70 

Economic Development                                                                    $100,000.00 

Total CDBG Budget                                                                          $2,254,055.00 

 

CDBG-CV: 

Administration                                                                                  $145,144.00  

Public Service: 

Lorain City Schools                                                                          $25,000.00 

Urban League                                                                                 $170,000.00 

Neighborhood Alliance                                                                   $60,000.00 

Second Harvest                                                                             $100,576.00 

Church of the Open Door                                                               $25,000.00 

Economic Development: 

Local Business Relief Grants                                                       $100,000.00 

Local Business Retrofit program                                                  $100,000.00 

Total CDBG-CV Budget                                                                $725,720.00 

 

HOME: 

Administration                                                                              $53,340.60 

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)                                    $30,065.40 

Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation                                         $450,000.00 

Total HOME Budget                                                                     $533,406.00 

 

 

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