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02-20-1997PH1%`fr "*6'% CITY WIDE PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS FEBRUARY 20, 1997 CDAC MEMBERS PRESENT Mr. Alfred Rucks, Chairman Ms. Shirley Daniels, Vice - Chairwoman Ms. Yvonne Medina, Secretary Ms. Sinclair Hunt Dr. C. Quentin Ford Mr. Gabriel Paz CITY COUNCILORS PRESENT Ms. Karen Stevens Mr. Jose Frietze Mr. Jack Valencia ADMINISTRATION PRESENT CD STAFF PRESENT Mayor Ruben A. Smith Mr. Don Fahrenkrog, Grants Compliance Officer Mr. Jim Ericson, DSD Director Ms. Mary Wilson- Gallegos , Clerk Typist II Mr. Pete Connelly, Acting City Attorney VISITORS: There were approximately 35 members of the public present at this meeting. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Smith, called the public hearing to order at 7:01 p.m. and requested Mr. Fahrenkrog to present an overview of the Community Development Block Grant process. Mr. Fahrenkrog, Grants Compliance Officer, provided a brief overview presentation of the CDBG process which included displays of maps and transparencies to demonstrate the process. He stated the purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for public input regarding the priority needs of the City in both the areas of Housing and Community Development. This meeting also was to solicit input on how the City should allocate its 1997 Community Development Block Grant funds of $1,224,000 and its 1997 HOME funds of $407,000. Mr. Fahrenkrog stated there was approximately 70 million dollars needed for priority needs in the community and the City had $1,631,000 available. Funds are set aside as follows: 20% CDBG Administration, 10% Home Rehabilitation Administration, and 15% for Public Service. The public input process is required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the preparation of a Consolidated Plan, which must be sent to HUD in order to obtain this funding. This Plan will tell HUD and the Citizens of Las Cruces how the 1997 funds will be spent, along with the priority needs of the City and how the City will address those needs. A survey form was provided for public input. s Mayor Smith opened the floor to the public to voice their concerns on priorities and activities to be funded with this years Community Development Block Grant. The needs and concerns are as follow: Mr. Denton Holmes - • Spoke on behalf of Tresco and asked consideration for full funding for the activities of phase #1- reroofing, and phase #2- reconstruction from the 1997 grant. Mr. Holmes stated that if Tresco received this funding their organization would not request any more funding for the next four years. Ms. Pam Lilabridge - • Spoke on behalf of Tresco and asked consideration for funding for this activity from the 1997 grant. • Spoke on behalf of economic development and Tresco's economic impact. Ms. Irene - Oliver Louis - • Spoke on behalf of Court Youth Center and asked consideration for funding for the activity of operational and staff support from the 1997 grant. • Spoke on Court Youth Center meeting the needs of the community by providing leadership, art, education, culture, sports, employment job site and training for youths; preservation of historical building, museum, and economic development. • Requested funds for welfare reform. Ms. Sylvia Bums - • Chairwoman of the Fund raising committee, spoke on behalf of Court Youth Center and asked consideration for funding for this activity from the 1997 grant. Mr. Steve Trowbridge - • Was concerned about the reorganization of the Community Development Department and recommended Community Development Office and Mesilla Valley Economic Development Department be converted into one office. Ms. Margaret Margom - • Requested funds be used for streets and sidewalks by the rail road station on the east side of District #4. w , Ms. Willma Martines - • A recipient of Tresco services spoke on behalf of Tresco tots and asked the City Councilors for support of this activity from the 1997 grant. Lee - • A recipient of Tresco services spoke on his approval of Tresco and asked the City Councilors for support of this activity from the 1997 grant. Mr. George Pearson - • Requested a CDBG policy or seed money be made available for economic development for full time, permanent jobs. Mr. Jimmy Perres - • Requested CDBG funds be made available to the low income areas in East Mesa for projects such as lighting, flood control, sewer lines, streets and sidewalks, and paving of streets in the East Mesa Development area. For the record it was stated there was a substantial amount of money already spent on this area for projects such as road paving, fire station, recreation center, street lighting, and traffic signals. Other projects considered were the gas line extension and a flood control system. Ms. Virginia Hamelton - • A visitor from Santa Fe and recipient of Tresco urged support for a Tresco Facility in Santa Fe. Mr. Bill Mattiace - • Owner of Adventure Travel stated there were City Councilors missing. • Stated he was impressed with Tresco's economic impact and services provided by the Soup Kitchen. • Concerned about Casto Travel being funded with CDBG funds. • Would like to see CDBG funds be used to clean up the City. Ms. Jean Howard - • A newcommer to Las Cruces requested CDBG funds to support Tresco. Tresco Advocates - • Several advocates on behalf of Tresco were present to recommend Tresco be considered for funding from the 1997 grant. 3 t • Mr. Ed Gamboa - • Owner of Atlas Travel recommended the City Council involve the Community especially businesses to bring tourism to City and help local businesses grow because CDBG funds may not be available in the future. • Urged City Councilors to look for other means of support aside from CDBG funds. • Requested City Council offer tax breaks. • Urged people to be active on the Consolidated Plan for the City of Las Cruces. Councilor Frietze - • Agreed with Mr. Gamboa and suggested the public get involved. He suggested bonds as another way of funding. Councilor Stevens - • Agreed with Mr. Gamboa and stated the community and businesses needed to support each other and bonds should be supported. Mayor Smith - • Agreed with Mr. Gamboa and stated the City needed support from the private sector because the bonds were not supported by the public. • Urged the public to get involved with the educational process of funding and requested assistance from the private business sector. Councilor Valencia - • Spoke on behalf of Economic Development and asked consideration for funding for this activity from the 1997 grant. Mr. Fahrenkrog stated the posted maps illustrated how CDBG funds had been used in the past. The mayor stated the City will take applications from organizations for this year's CDBG funding and applications are due at the Community Development Office, Monday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. He stated there are copies of the application packets available at tonights meeting. The Mayor stated there would be a final public hearing on the proposed 1997 consolidated plan on April 24, 1997. The City Wide Public Hearing adjourned at 8:30 p.m. 4 Public Meeting - February 20, 1997, Council Chambers NAME ADDRESS Gnu IA" ell- !V4 123 e-eeo vo, /�5 JTL b,A I �� L.. Public Meeting - February 20, 1997, Council Chambers NAME ADDRESS of l t •i((� 1 o ('f��r' ICJ c") fS0 ..2' ..: , r d . . � � � : ,. � � 2_ ;> -:'•rte c , -�,- ,, z . + - <- S- CITY ADMINISTRATION ' 1. .6 s o � E., NRW �o �o 1990 ID:505- 526 -0201 Old `town C Post C Las Cruces, FEB 20'97 • to WxicO 8800* 9 0 roe "�oeA. II ,� ilo-1 7. *�m 4 lZ14 do'4.: 16:56 No.006 P.01 1-1 1 a/" t,`,t Ag )LAk � C4 tit d a-,K Git,t,t/Vt. wvK•r ,.M"j.,f6 , Ad t, s'-� /D 4� 0'd O y GLv► 0� f -f k 7 l I " q a H "`' 9.� jbAA�/& CITY ADMINISTRATION ID:505 -526 -0201 FEB 20'97 16:57 No.006 P.02 COl'iM r =)S'r �c210 (�(INJQC�t1 To: Mayor Ruben Smith From: J. Henry Gustafson Subject: CDBG Fund request B �V At the CDBG meeting at the University Elementary School on 13 February I received requests for CDBG funds for sidewalks in an area in District 2. In checking with Jim Erickson I find that a certain area does qualify for funding which could be used for sidewalks. The location is as follows: Block Group 7, Census Tract 9. The area is bordered by Espina on the west, Solano on the east, University Ave. on the south and Wofford on the north. I will appreciate your adding this request to the others to be received with an appropriate amount of funding to pay for the improvements. I will appreciate your support. Sin ere ly, -"NOVA J. HenrI Gustafson I will not be in attendance at the general meeting on this date. 1 nG oRAWCR GLG LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXic:O 88004 (505)526.0000 i. At _..I 1.wr I :'d1•0. !" PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING NEEDS CITIZEN INPUT The Block Grant Funding process attempts to focus on and address priorities as identified by the Community. We encourage your participation in the process by voicing your opinion. Please take a few minutes and let us know your opinion about how Block Grants Funds should be used in the future. In the Priority Need Level Column indicate: H = High Need M =Medium Need L= Low Need N = No Such Need ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Renters Owners �'% PRIORITY HOMELESS NEEDS Outreach, Shelters and Housing /Y; PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers �l Youth Centers /%'Z Neighborhood Facilities — Child Care Centers m Parks and /or Recreation Facilities Health Facilities Parking Facilities ,L, Other Public Facilities INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements Flood Drain Improvements Water Improvements Street Improvements Sidewalk Improvements Sewer Improvements Asbestos Removal Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services Handicapped Services Youth Services Transportation Services Substance Abuse Services Employment Training Crime Awareness m Fair Housing Counseling Tenant/Landlord Counseling Child Care Services Health Services Other Public Service Needs ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs -i Non - Residential Historic Preservation Needs ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation Commercial - Industrial Infrastructure Other Commercial - Industrial Improvements Micro - Business Other Businesses Technical Assistance Other Economic Development Needs OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements Lead Based Paint/Hazards L'� rnrfp Enforcement PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING NEEDS CITIZEN INPUT The Block Grant Funding process attempts to focus on and address priorities as identified by the Community. We encourage your participation in the process by voicing your opinion. Please take a few minutes and let us know your opinion about how Block Grants Funds should be used in the future. In the Priority Need Level Column indicate: H = High Need M = Medium Need L = Low Need N = No Such Need ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Renters Owners / c^ " PRIO TY HOMELESS NEEDS Outreach, Shelters and Housing (_ PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers Youth Centers (_ Neighborhood Facilities Child Care Centers Parks and /or Recreation Facilities AJO Health Facilities d Parking Facilities Other Public Facilities INFRASTRUCTUREIMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements <i Flood Drain Improvements / Water Improvements o Street Improvements Sidewalk Improvements Sewer Improvements Asbestos Removal L— Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services v Handicapped Services Youth Services �- Transportation Services Substance Abuse Services Employment Training Crime Awareness Fair Housing Counseling Ld Tenant/Landlord Counseling Child Care Services Health Services Other Public Service Needs ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs (�- Non-Residential Historic Preservation Needs ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation Commercial-industrial Infrastructure Other Commercial - Industrial Improvements Micro - Business Other Businesses Technical Assistance Other Economic Development Needs OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements Lead Based Paint/Hazards rnd Enforcement PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING NEEDS CITIZEN INPUT The Block Grant Funding process attempts to focus on and address priorities as identified by the Community. We encourage your participation in the process by voicing your opinion. Please take a few minutes and let us know your opinion about how Block Grants Funds should be used in the future. In the Priority Need Level Column indicate: H = High Need M = Medium Need L= Low Need N = No Such Need ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Renters L Owners PRIORITY HOMELESS NEEDS Outreach, Shelters and Housing .C/ PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers L Youth Centers Neighborhood Facilities Child Care Centers L Parks and /or Recreation Facilities L Health Facilities H Parking Facilities L Other Public Facilities L INFRASTRUCTUREIMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements L Flood Drain Improvements L Water Improvements (- Street Improvements Sidewalk Improvements Sewer Improvements Asbestos Removal Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services L- Handicapped Services Youth Services Transportation Services L Substance Abuse Services Employment Training L. Crime Awareness Fair Housing Counseling I- Tenant/Landlord Counseling L_ Child Care Services M Health Services L Other Public Service Needs ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs L- Non-Residential Historic Preservation Needs L. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation Commercial-industrial Infrastructure Other Commercial - Industrial Improvements Micro - Business Other Businesses M Technical Assistance Other Economic Development Needs OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements Lead Based Paint/Hazards PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING NEEDS CITIZEN INPUT The Block Grant Funding process attempts to focus on and address priorities as identified by the Community. We encourage your participation in the process by voicing your opinion. Please take a few minutes and let us know your opinion about how Block Grants Funds should be used in the future. In the Priority Need Level Column indicate: H = High Need M = Medium Need L= Low Need N = No Such Need ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Renters Owners PRIORITY HOMELESS NEEDS Outreach, Shelters and Housing PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers Youth Centers Neighborhood Facilities L, Child Care Centers N Parks and /or Recreation Facilities Health Facilities Parking Facilities /% Other Public Facilities N INFRASTRUCTUREIMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements Flood Drain Improvements Water Improvements Street Improvements Sidewalk Improvements Sewer Improvements �- Asbestos Removal L Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services L Handicapped Services A Youth Services Transportation Services L- Substance Abuse Services Employment Training Crime Awareness Fair Housing Counseling Tenant/Landlord Counseling Child Care Services Health Services Other Public Service Needs ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs �- HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs Non - Residential Historic Preservation Needs ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation Commercial - Industrial Infrastructure Other Commercial - Industrial Improvements f Micro - Business Other Businesses L Technical Assistance Other Economic Development Needs L OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements Lead Based Paint/Hazards cry f Lc►z Crucc� NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Each year the City of Las Cruces receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This year the City expects to receive approximately $1,224,000 of Community Development Block Grant funds and $407,000 of HOME funds. Before deciding how to spend this money, the City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 20, 1997 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, 200 N. Church Street, Las Cruces, N.M. The public is invited to share with the Council where and how this year's anticipated funds should be spent. The funds are to be used primarily for projects benefitting low and moderate income residents. Historically, the Council has decided to use the money for activities such as home and rental rehabilitation, social services, improvement or acquisition of public facilities and street or sidewalk improvements. Other activities such as the removal of architectural barriers, historic preservation, acquisition of property and the purchase of utilities may also be funded. The City of Las Cruces will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who wish to attend public meetings. Please notify the City at least 24 hours before the meeting. Telephone 526 -0000 or TDD 526 -1222. For additional information contact the Community Development Department at 526 -0638. NOTICIA DE JUNTAS PUBLICAS CADA ano La Ciudad de Las Cruces recibe una concesion del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano. Este ano Ciudad espera recibir aproximadamente $1,224,000. en fondos del Bloque de Concesiones del Departamento de Desarrollo Urbano y $407,000 en fondos de HOME. Antes de decidir como invertir este dinero, El Concilio de La Ciudad de Las Cruces tendra una sesibn en la Camara del Concilio, 200 N. Church, Las Cruces, N.M. el jueves 20 de febrero de 1997 a las 7:00 p.m. Los miembros del Consejo estaran presentes en esta reunion para poder escuchar las opiniones de los ciudadanos. El publico esta invitado a expresar su opinion de como y donde se debe invertir el dinero que se anticipa este ano. Este dinero se tiene que usar primeramente en proyectos que beneficien a los residentes de bajos y moderados recursos economicos. En el pasado, el Concilio ha decidido usar el dinero en actividades como la rehabilitacion de viviendas, rehabilitacion de viviendas de alquiler, servicios sociales, mejoramiento o adquisicidn de facilildades publicas, y mejoramiento de calles y banquetas. La Ciudad de Las Cruces hara todos los esfuerzos necesarios para acomodar razonablemente a personas con dishabilidades que deseen atender las sesiones publicas. Por favor notifique a la Ciudad al menos 24 horas antes de la sesion. Telefono 526 -0000 o TDD 526 -1222. Para mayor informacion Ilame al 526 -0638. 1997 Community Development Process S Nf January T W T F S 12 13 14 15 I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 V 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 15 16 17 18 January I New Year's Day 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. 30 7:OOpm Advisory Committee Meeting - Election of Officers February 3 1997 Applications Available 5 7 :00pm Neighborhood Public Hearing, Councilor Frietze 12 Lincoln's Birthday 13 7:OOpm Neighborhood Public Hearings (excluding districtl) 14 Valentine's Day 17 President's Day 20 7:OOpm City wide public hearing 22 Washington's Birthday 25 7:OOpm Advisory Committee Hears public meeting input March 7 S:OOpm Deadline for ProponWApplications 17 St. Patrick's 19 Advisory Committee begins application review 25 7:OOpm Advisory Committee, questions for applicants 30 Easter April I April Fools Day 3 7:OOpm Advisory Committee ranking of applications 6 Daylight Savings —set ahead 1 hour 14 S:OOpm City Council work session, review of plan 30 day public review begins on proposed plan 24 5:30pm Public Hearing, Proposed 1997 Consolidated Plan May 5 7:OOpm City Council Resolution, 1997 Action Plan 11 Mother's Day 15 Submit 1997 Action Plan to HUD 17 Armed Forces Day 26 Memorial Day (Observed) July S ?v I T S M T W T F S 13 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 W 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 S M T W T F S 13 14 15 16 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 16 17 18 19 S M T W T F S 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 November S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 LxcemDer S bi T W T F S 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2111/1997 PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need QUESTIONNAIRE HOUSING NEEDS CITIZEN INPUT The Block Grant Funding process attempts to focus on and address priorities as identified by the Community. We encourage your participation in the process by voicing your opinion. Please take a few minutes and let us know your opinion about how Block Grants Funds should be used in the future. In the Priority Need Lave/ Column indicate: H = High Need M = Medium Need L- Low Need N = No Such Need ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Renters Owners PRIORITY HOMELESS NEEDS Outreach, Shelters and Housing PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers Youth Centers Neighborhood Facilities Child Care Centers Parks and /or Recreation Facilities Health Facilities Parking Facilities Other Public Facilities INFRASTRUCTUREIMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements Flood Drain Improvements Water Improvements Street Improvements Sidewalk Improvements Sewer Improvements Asbestos Removal Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services Handicapped Services Youth Services Transportation Services Substance Abuse Services Employment Training Crime Awareness Fair Housing Counseling Tenant/Landlord Counseling Child Care Services Health Services Other Public Service Needs ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs Non - Residential Historic Preservation Needs ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation Commercial- Industrial Infrastructure Other Commercial - industrial Improvements Micro- Business Other Businesses Technical Assistance Other Economic Development Needs OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements Lead Based Paint/Hazards Code Enforcement CD Y ■ • , CL cc W W mn CL Q X c � y Q 0 mn n c Z7 a n N 3 a _ v s < — N .� R N =rn 3 ' Z c 0' s & c O. 3 Q n 3 N 3 3 (D b9 b9 di H! 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GABRIEL PAZ COUNCILOR VALENCIA 1815 RIO GRANDE LAS CRUCES, NM 88001 526 -6015 - H IV YVONNE MEDINA, SECRETARY COUNCILOR STEVENS 1550 S. ESPERANZA LAS CRUCES, NM 88001 523 -2724 - H V COUNCILOR TOMLIN VI SHIRLEY DANIELS, VICE- CHAIRWOMAN COUNCILOR HALTOM 5411 GENESIS LAS CRUCES, NM 88001 382 -5429 - H MAYOR SINCLAIR HUNT MAYOR SMITH 406 W. LAS CRUCES LAS CRUCES, NM 88001 523 -7166 - H AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEER P.O. Box 20000 LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 80004 Phone 505/526 -0000 �Jw+ OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY "COMMUNITY PLANNING ANO OEVELOPMENT L' Department of Housing and Urban Dg• pment Washington. D C. 20410 -7000 Honorable Ruben Smith Mayor of Las Cruces Las Cruces, NM 88001 Dear Mayor Smith: November 21, 1996 RECEIVED ov 26 CITY OF LAS CRUCES MAYOR'S OFFICE I am pleased to inform you that with the agreement on the Federal budget, we are now able to make available to your City $1,631,000 for affordable housing, homelessness, and community and economic development activities for Fiscal Year 1997. These funds, which you can receive through our new Consolidated Planning process, include resources under the following programs: Community Development Block Grants: $1,224,000 The HOME Program: $407,000 For HOPWA fund recipients, this year's appropriation contains language which may result in a 14.61 increase in your HOPWA allocation. Additional HOPWA funds could be released later this Fiscal Year. However, additional funding level is not guaranteed and this notification of a possible increase is provided for planning purpose only. We are entering our third year of the Consolidated Plan process. This milestone represents a more comprehensive and community -based approach to addressing urban problems. Successful implementation of this innovative process resulted from cooperation among HUD, citizens, and its state and local partners. For Fiscal Year 1997, we have initiated a grants management system within our Field Offices to systematically manage our $7 billion portfolio. It simplifies, combines, and streamlines existing internal procedures imbedded in a number of different CPD programs. L. J RECEIVED ov 26 CITY OF LAS CRUCES MAYOR'S OFFICE I am pleased to inform you that with the agreement on the Federal budget, we are now able to make available to your City $1,631,000 for affordable housing, homelessness, and community and economic development activities for Fiscal Year 1997. These funds, which you can receive through our new Consolidated Planning process, include resources under the following programs: Community Development Block Grants: $1,224,000 The HOME Program: $407,000 For HOPWA fund recipients, this year's appropriation contains language which may result in a 14.61 increase in your HOPWA allocation. Additional HOPWA funds could be released later this Fiscal Year. However, additional funding level is not guaranteed and this notification of a possible increase is provided for planning purpose only. We are entering our third year of the Consolidated Plan process. This milestone represents a more comprehensive and community -based approach to addressing urban problems. Successful implementation of this innovative process resulted from cooperation among HUD, citizens, and its state and local partners. For Fiscal Year 1997, we have initiated a grants management system within our Field Offices to systematically manage our $7 billion portfolio. It simplifies, combines, and streamlines existing internal procedures imbedded in a number of different CPD programs. E The focus of the system is to address problems with our partners at every step in the annual grants management cycle. It emphasizes collection and dissemination of information on the "best practices" of our grantees that should serve as a basis for peer support, technical assistance, and program improvement. We look forward to working with you on the "best practices" that you develop with these funds in your local communities. r1 Sinc ly yours, Andrew Cuomo Assistant Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . L7 4LZ 0 0 w 0 PURPOSE The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is "to help people create communities of opportunity." One of the expressed goals is to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR 1997/98 Community Development Block Grant $112243,000 The HOME Program $ 407,000 TOTAL $19631,000 INCOME LIMITS - Las Cruces, NM 12 -07 -95 "Previously defined in Application for Projects to be included in the Consolidated Plan as Low Income and Moderate Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person Very Low- $11,050 $12,650 $14,200 $15,800 $17,050 $18,350 $19,600 $20,850 Income' Low- $17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $25,300 $27,300 $29,300 $31,350 $33,350 Income "Previously defined in Application for Projects to be included in the Consolidated Plan as Low Income and Moderate Income Priority Needs Summary Table PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS (households) Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need ESTIMATED UNITS ESTIMATED DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS 0 -30% € 31 -50% € 51 -80% Small Cost Burden > 30% L L L 100 2,500,000 Cost Burden > 50% L € L L 100 2,500,000 Physical Defects L ' L L 20 500,000 Overcrowded L € L € L 100 2,500,000 Renter Large Cost Burden > 30% M M € L 20 500,000 Cost Burden > 50% M M € L 30 750,000 Physical Defects L € L; L 5 125,000 Overcrowded M M € M 20 500,000 Elderly Cost Burden > 30% L L L 50 1,250,000 Cost Burden > 50% L € L `•. L 50 1,250,000 Physical Defects L € L '; L 20 500,000 Overcrowded N € N € N 0 0 Owner Cost Burden > 30% H M € M 20 800,000 Cost Burden > 50% H M M 20 800,000 Physical Defects H € M € M 5 200,000 Overcrowded H M M 20 800,000 PRIORITY HOMELESS NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No such need ESTIMATED DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS Outreach Assessment Families Individuals Persons w/ Special Needs 180,000 L L L Emergency Shelters Families Individuals Persons w/ Special Needs 2,500,000 M M M Transitional Shelters Families Individuals Persons w/ Special Needs 1,000,000 L M M Permanent Supportive Housing Families Individuals Persons w/ Special Needs 5'500, 000 L L M Permanent Housing Families Individuals Persons w/ Special Needs 500,000 L L L Page 3 d PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Priority Need Level High, Medium, Low, No Such Need ESTIMATED DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Senior Centers N 0 Youth Centers M 200,000 Neighborhood Facilities M 375,000 Child Care Centers N 0 Parks and/or Recreation Facilities M 6,190,000 Health Facilities N 0 Parking Facilities N 0 Other Public Facilities N 0 INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT Solid Waste Disposal Improvements M 2,500,000 Flood Drain Improvements M 3,250,000 Water Improvements M 230,000 Street Improvements M 9,439,000 Sidewalk Improvements M 5,534,000 Sewer Improvements M 500,000 Asbestos Removal L 500,000 Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs L 500,000 PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services L 50,000 Handicapped Services L 50,000 Youth Services M 250,000 Transportation Services M 250,000 Substance Abuse Services M 250,000 Employment Training M 250,000 Crime Awareness M 50,000 Fair Housing Counseling L 5,000 Tenant/Landlord Counseling L 5,000 Child Care Services N 0 Health Services N 0 Other Public Service Needs N 0 ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS Accessibility Needs L 20,000 HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Residential Historic Preservation Needs L 60,000 Non - Residential Historic Preservation Needs L 100,000 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial - Industrial Rehabilitation N 0 Commercial - Industrial Infrastructure N 0 Other Commercial - Industrial Improvements N 0 Micro- Business N 0 Other Businesses L 50,000 Technical Assistance N 0 Other Economic Development Needs M 75,000 OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Energy Efficiency Improvements M 200,000 Lead Based Paint/Hazards L 10,000 Code Enforcement N 0 PLANNING Planning N 0 TOTAL ESTIMATED DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS: $50,798,000 y c� oo Mom o y� c� c� o' �O CJl So O � a � c CZ a ° ro 4 o � a c� p' b °` 5 � ara Z c� a owe o w Wo" a 4, a oo d y c� oo Mom o y� c� c� o'