Notice is hereby given of anticipated US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fiscal Year 2013-2014 allocations for unincorporated Lee County and urban county partners City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel, and Town of Fort Myers Beach.
The 2013 total allocation has not been released by HUD. Therefore, the 2012 allocations are being used for planning purposes. The 2012 allocations were: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was $2,074,186, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) was $576,631, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) was $167,692, for a total entitlement of $2,818,509. Program income is anticipated to be $50,000 resulting from these activities.
The Lee County Annual Action Plan for HUD 2013 will be submitted to HUD prior to the deadline in August 2013. More than 95% of funds will be directed to benefit low to moderate income households. Program funds will be utilized for affordable housing projects, including rapid re-housing assistance, rehabilitation, and down payment assistance. Program funds will also be utilized for community development projects, including public facilities improvements, enhanced code enforcement, public services in targeted low income neighborhoods, assistance to small businesses and public facility improvements, public services and operating funds for homeless shelters and agencies providing services to the homeless.
Lee County does not intend to displace any person by implementing these activities. In the unlikely event that activities require displacement of persons, Lee County will adhere to HUD relocation regulations and the approved local relocation/displacement plan.