[oklahoma-l] FW: Share-A-Fare transportation
VGolightly at okdrs.gov
Mon Jan 9 13:24:53 EST 2012
From: Jean Jones
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 10:55 AM
To: Elaine Boykin; Ani Severtsen; Julie Brantley; Pamela J. Holloway; Sandi Webster (sandi.webster at cox.net); Vicky Golightly; Vicky Golightly at Home (vgolight at yahoo.com); Coby Livingstone (CLivingstone at newviewoklahoma.org)
Subject: Share-A-Fare transportation
For a number of years the funding for the Share-A-Fare discount taxi program in OKC has been provided through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Each year the OKC Planning and Community Development office develops a plan for how CDBG funds will be used. A public meeting will be help on Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m. at 1724 NW 4th to review CDBG funds available and the plan for spending them. It is important that supporters and users of Share-A-Fare attend the meeting to show support for continued funding of this transportation option. Later in the year, the CDBG Committee will also meet to approve the spending plan, and it will then go before the City Council. It is critical that Share-A-Fare be included in the plan at the outset, to give it the best chance of being funded.
The notice of the meeting follows in this email, and it is also attached in a Word file. Please share this information with others who use Share-A-Fare and need it to continue.
jjones at okdrs.gov<mailto:jjones at okdrs.gov>
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
2012-13 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
3rd ACTION YEAR
A Public Meeting will be held on January 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the WestTown Resource Center, 1724 NW 4th (SE corner of Virginia & 4th)
The building entrance is handicapped accessible.
The City of Oklahoma City-Planning Department will conduct a public meeting on the forthcoming 2012-113 Consolidated Plan Third Action Year that will be effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The meeting is intended to provide citizens with an opportunity to comment on community development needs that may be addressed in the 2012-13 Action Year Plan, and help shape housing and community development activities into effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies, as well as provide a forum to aide in the elimination of program duplication at the local government level.
The meeting will cover funding priorities for the Third Action Year of the five-year Consolidated Plan that was initiated on July 1, 2010. The Consolidated Plan document provides a framework and course of action for revitalization and job creation in the community. HUD guidelines for preparation of the Plan are results oriented, and activities proposed for funding must help accomplish Plan goals and objectives.
The Action Year Budget will cover the four formula grants that include:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
The funding is awarded to the City by a formula that includes population, poverty rates, housing conditions, and other criteria. The Federal Statutes guiding the use of funds have three primary goals that include:
The provision of decent, safe and sanitary housing through:
Assisting homeless persons to obtain affordable housing
Assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless
Increasing the supply of affordable permanent housing in standard condition to meet the needs of lower-income persons
Increasing the supply of supportive housing to serve special populations
Providing affordable housing that is near employment opportunities
A suitable living environment:
Improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods
Increasing access to quality public and private facilities and services
Reducing the isolation of income groups through spatial de-concentration of housing opportunities for lower-income persons and the revitalization of deteriorating housing units
Restoring and preserving properties of special historic, architectural, or aesthetic value
Conservation of energy resources
Expanded economic opportunities:
Job creation and retention
Establishment, stabilization and expansion of small businesses to include micro-business
The provision of public service concerned with employment
The provision of jobs that are accessible to lower-income persons living in areas affected by those programs and activities
Availability of mortgage financing for low-income persons at reasonable terms and with nondiscriminatory lending practices
Access to capital and credit for development activities that promote long-term economic and social viability of the community, and
Empowerment and self-sufficiency for lower-income persons to reduce generational poverty in federally assisted housing and public housing.
No formal announcement of formula grant funding allocated to Oklahoma City has been made. However, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published preliminary estimates (shown below), subject to revision prior to formal notification, for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships program. The HUD estimated CDBG and HOME FY 2012-13 funding levels are as follows:
The preliminary estimates shown above represent a 8.8% reduction to CDBG and 33.5% reduction to the HOME program.
No preliminary estimates have been published for ESG or HOPWA, but level funding is anticipated. The formula grant funding for the 2011-12 funding cycle was as follows:
Funding has historically been allocated for the repayment of Section 108 Loan Guarantee projects; public housing modernization; emergency home repairs; home exterior maintenance; owner occupied housing rehabilitation; construction and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing; small business loan assistance; neighborhood improvement projects; public works projects in low and moderate income areas; transportation services for the elderly and persons with disabilities; urban renewal; securing of abandoned buildings; graffiti removal; community housing development organizations; transitional housing; new housing construction; down-payment assistance; permanent housing for the homeless; homeless shelter operations and rapid re-housing; housing assistance for persons with AIDS; and planning and administration.
Inquiries and written comments should be directed to:
Steven Rhodes, AICP
Planning Department-Community Development Division
420 West Main Street, Suite 900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Date: December 29, 2011 1:51:59 PM CST
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Subject: Public Meeting Regarding 2012 Comprehensive Plan
This is Jerod Shadid with the Community Development Division of the Oklahoma City Planning Department. I am not sure if any of you saw the notice about the public meeting regarding the consolidated plan to be held January 10th. If not, the meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the WestTown Resource Center located at 1724 NW 4th St (SE corner of Virginia and 4th). Further information can be found in the attachment. We were hoping you could all attend if not otherwise engaged as your input would be highly valued. If you need any further information please let me know and I will do my best to get it to you in a timely manner. Thank you very much, we hope to see you there.
Oklahoma City Planning Department
Division of Community Development
jerod.shadid at okc.gov<mailto:jerod.shadid at okc.gov>
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