The Office of Housing 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.
POSTED FROM AUGUST 20, 2019 THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2019
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about August 20, 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 Smart City. The Smart City-Public Safety project was created to help achieve health and safety for the Russell neighborhood and to increase its connectivity. Louisville Metro Government (LMG), in partnership with Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), will install public safety technology and create a public Wi-Fi hotspot network that covers the Russell neighborhood. Wireless routers will be installed alongside cameras on existing utility poles from the list above, providing widely dispersed Wi-Fi hotspots that will be easily accessible for residents. Louisville Metro Government will conduct outreach and engage the community in conversations about the technology being deployed in Russell. Through signage and community meetings, LMG will provide detailed information about the neighborhood's new technology.
Louisville Metro General Fund $40.000
Louisville Metro Police Department $ 50,000
LMG Office of Revitalization $20,000
CCI fund $400,000
Total Sources $510,000
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).
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 August 30, 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.
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 2019 Action Plan (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
Annual Performance Report (CAPER)
Louisville Metro's most recent annual report detailing the use of HUD entitlement funds.
Program Year 2018 CAPER (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) details Louisville Metro Government's use of HUD entitlement funds (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG) during the fiscal year. Questions concerning the CAPER can be directed to Michelle Rodgers at (502) 574-4608 or email her.
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, 2018 - June 30, 2019: Action Plan
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018: Action Plan
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014: Consolidated Plan (amended)