Notice of Availability for Public Comment Substantial Amendment to the FY21 Annual Action Plan to Submit the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan
Pinellas County is in the process of preparing its HOME-ARP Allocation Plan to allocate federal funding to eligible activities. The Pinellas County HOME Consortium anticipates a total HOME-ARP funding allocation of $4,794,571. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Pinellas County submit its HOME-ARP Allocation Plan as a substantial amendment to the County’s FY 2021 Annual Action Plan.
Eligible activities under the HOME-ARP program include Supportive Services, Non-Congregate Shelter, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), Affordable Rental Housing, and Non-Profit Operating and Capacity Building. Qualifying populations include persons experiencing homelessness, those at risk of homelessness, those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, veterans, and other persons at greatest risk of housing instability.
The following activities and funding amounts are based on the greatest needs of the qualifying populations within the county. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan documents these needs, which were identified through consultation with agencies and service providers whose clientele include the qualifying populations of Pinellas County.
Use of HOME-ARP Funding
|Activities||Funding Amount||Percent of the Grant||Statutory Limit|
|Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters||$0||N/A||N/A|
|Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)||$0||N/A||N/A|
|Development of Affordable Rental Housing||$2,712,770||N/A||N/A|
|Non-Profit Capacity Building||$200,000||4.17%||5%|
|Administration and Planning||$719,185||15%||15%|
|Total HOME-ARP Allocation||$4,794,571||N/A||N/A|
Availability for Viewing and Public Comment
A draft of Pinellas County’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available for viewing and public comment from November 30, 2022, to December 15, 2022. The draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is also be available at the following location between November 30, 2022, and December 15, 2022.
- Pinellas County Community Development Division, 440 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Clearwater, FL 33756
Additionally, the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available in paper format or .pdf by request by contacting the Pinellas County Community Development Division at 727-464-8210 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comment on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is invited and should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Pinellas County Community Development Division at the address above.
Community development and housing programs are administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with equal employment opportunities, affirmative action, and fair housing requirements. Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for information in alternative formats should be directed to Community Development at 727-464-8210.
The draft of the First Amendment is anticipated to go before the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for approval at the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
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