Public Notices, Federal Plans, and Project Compliance

 
The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is charged with compliance and monitoring of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grant funds, including the development of the five-year Consolidated Plan, annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and many other regulatory issues pertaining to grant funding for Metro Louisville programs and external agencies.

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
 
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about June 22, 2019, The Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Office of Housing and Community Development will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Critical Community Improvements (CCI) for the Russell Choice Neighborhoods Grant to undertake a project known as Quinn Chapel. The purpose of this project is the stabilization of the rear and west walls of Quinn Chapel AME Church build. Rehabilitation activities involves, replacement of roof shingles, tuckpoint mortar joints, repair foundation, repair entry area of basement, replace exterior non-historic doors, replace subflooring, replace gutters and downspouts, repair 33 windows and install 33 custom storm windows.  Quinn Chapel is located at 912 West Chestnut Street, Louisville KY, 40203. The project has three funding sources, Louisville Metro Government $150,000, Choice Neighborhoods Grant $300,000 and National Park Service Grant $450,000.
 
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record on file at Develop Louisville, Office of Housing and Community Development, 444 South 5th Street, 5th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M (excluding holidays).
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Environmental Review Officer, Develop Louisville, Office of Housing and Community Development, 444 South 5th Street, 5th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202. All comments received no later than June 22, 2019 will be considered by the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
 
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government certifies to HUD that Greg Fischer in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government to use Program funds.
 
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government‘s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government; (b) the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD Louisville Field Office at 601 W. Broadway, Room 110, Louisville, KY 40202. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 
 
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about June 22, 2019, The Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, Office of Housing and Community Development will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Critical Community Improvements (CCI) for the Russell Choice Neighborhoods Grant to undertake a project known as LCCC Business Plaza. The purpose of this project is to complete nine build out of business suited. The retail spaces will be preleased by neighborhood serving small businesses and non-profit service providers. The LCCC Business Plaza is located inside of the Old Walnut Street building located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203. Funding Sources are Critical Community Improvements/Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant, ($228,560) and LCCC leverage contribution ($100,000). Total project cost is $328,560.
 
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record on file at Develop Louisville, Office of Housing and Community Development, 444 South 5th Street, 5th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M (excluding holidays).
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Environmental Review Officer, Develop Louisville, Office of Housing and Community Development, 444 South 5th Street, 5th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202. All comments received no later than June 22, 2019 will be considered by the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
 
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government certifies to HUD that Greg Fischer in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government to use Program funds.
 
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government‘s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government; (b) the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD Louisville Field Office at 601 W. Broadway, Room 110, Louisville, KY 40202. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DEVELOPING

THE 2019-2020  HUD ACTION PLAN

Louisville Metro Government will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The public hearing will be held at Newburg Central Library, at 4300 Exeter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40218. The purpose of the hearing is to receive citizen comments on the draft of Metro’s 2019 Action Plan, which governs the use of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement funds. The purpose of these entitlement funds is to provide decent, affordable housing, ensure suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons.

The draft 2019 Action Plan is available beginning May 8, 2019 online at louisvilleky.gov/government/housing-community-development. Hard copies are available at all branches of the Louisville Free Public Library and at all Neighborhood Place sites. Copies are also available at the Edison Center (701 W. Ormsby Ave, Suite 201) and the Metro Development Center (444 S. 5th St, 5th Floor).

There will be a public comment period, which will end on Friday, June 7, 2019. Citizens may submit written comments on the draft Action Plan via email to Michelle.Rodgers@louisvilleky.gov or via US Mail to Develop Louisville, Office of Housing and Community Development, ATTN: Michelle Rodgers, 444 S 5th St, 5th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202. For further information or to ensure reasonable accommodations are made for persons with disabilities or persons who are Limited English Proficient, please call Michelle Rodgers at (502) 574-4608.


Current Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

The Consolidated Plan is Louisville Metro’s five-year strategic plan for the use of HUD entitlement funds (HOME, CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA).  Additionally, Louisville Metro prepares an annual Action Plan, which outlines specific projects Metro plans to undertake during the year and includes a detailed budget.
Consolidated Plan (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2020)
Program Year 2017 Action Plan (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

 

Annual Performance Report (CAPER) 
Louisville Metro's most recent annual report detailing the use of HUD entitlement funds.
Program Year 2016 CAPER (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) submitted to HUD on September 28, 2017
 

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation (CAPER) was accepted by HUD on November 8, 2017. A detailed response was provided to HUD on December 7, 2017 to provide additional information and clarity requested in the CAPER approval letter. Questions concerning the CAPER can be directed to Melinda L. Breslin at 502-574-8298 or melinda.breslin@louisvilleky.gov.

The Program Year 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) detailing Louisville Metro Government's use of HUD entitlement funds (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG) during the period from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. During the public comment period, the Draft Program Year 2017 CAPER is available for review online on Louisville Metro Government's Webpage and at all branches of Louisville Free Public Library, at all Neighborhood Place sites, at the Edison Center (701 W. Ormsby Ave.) and at the OHCD office at the Metro Development Center (444 S. 5th St., 5th Floor).

To view the Draft Program Year 2017 CAPER, please click here

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plans
Louisville Metro utilizes Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas to carry out concentrated redevelopment efforts in specific neighborhoods. Currently, three neighborhoods are designated as NRSAs.
Portland NRSA Plan (active July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2017)
Shawnee NRSA Plan (active September 25, 2013 – June 30, 2018)
Russell NRSA Plan (active July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021) 
 
Previous Program Year Plans and Reports
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017: Action Plan
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016: Action Plan (amended) // CAPER
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015: Action Plan // CAPER
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014: Action Plan (amended) // CAPER
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013: Action Plan (amended) // CAPER
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012: Action Plan (amended) // CAPER
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011: Action Plan (amended) // CAPER
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014: Consolidated Plan (amended)
 

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