PSA: Draft of Annual Action Plan from the Unified Government

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is required by federal regulations to publish a draft of the Annual Action Plan and provide for a 30 day citizen review and comment period. The citizen review and comment period will commence June 22, 2017. The Annual Action Plan consolidates three formula entitlement grant programs into a single application that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Please note, the UG has not received the final allocation from HUD, these amounts are subject to change. The three programs and their allocations are the Community Development Block Grant ($2,010,986), HOME Investment Partnership Program ($568,028), and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($182,274) totaling $2,761,288, along with $29,649 in HOME Program Income for a grand total of $2,790,937. The Annual Action Plan is available for public view on the UG website: Copies of the plan are also available at the UG Community Development Department and the UG Clerk’s office. A summary of the proposed activities and funds are listed below.

DRAFT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (subject to change) Sub-Total       TOTAL
CDBG Program Administration Administration Fair Housing $400,197 $2,000 $402,197
CDBG Section 108 Repayment $280,000 $280,000
CDBG Public Services Liveable Neighborhoods Willa Gill Multi-Service Center $15,000 $148,000 $163,000
 CDBG Acquisition/Rehab/Reconstruction Emergency Home Repair Program Project Delivery $300,000 $490,153 $790,153
CDBG Public Facilities & Improvements - NRSA Initiatives Curbs, Sidewalks, Infrastructure $375,636 $375,636
HOME Investment Partnership Program CHIP Loan Program CHDO Set Aside (Rehab/New Construction) New Construction/Rehab HOME Administration $270,875 $180,000 $90,000 $56,802 $597,677
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) ESG Program Activities ESG Administration $168,604 $13,670 $182,274
TOTAL $2,790,937

Amendments: There are three Amendments to the Action Plan: Adjust the term of the 5 Year Plan to align with the term of the approved Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan, include the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan and the Lead Based Paint Grant. Please submit all comments on the Annual Action Plan and/or the Amendments by July 21, 2017 to Community Development Department, 701 North 7th Street, Room 823, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held on Monday evening, July 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM for the UG Budget and the Annual Action Plan and Amendments. The public hearing will take place in the Commission Chambers in the Lobby of the Municipal Office Building, 701 North 7th Street. The public hearing is co-sponsored by the UG Departments of Budget and Community Development. The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comment on the UG’s revised 2017 and proposed 2018 budgets, as wells as the 2017-018 Annual Action Plan and Amendments.