Public Notice – Knightdale Flowers St. Public Facilities Project

To all interested agencies, groups and persons: On or about November 18, 2020, Wake County Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization will send a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for release of federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The release of funds is requested for a proposed public facilities and improvement project in Knightdale, NC.

View the Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Request Release of Funds (RROF).

View the Environmental Review Record (ERR).

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments to:

Mr. John Scales
Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization
Wake County Government
WCOB, 440
PO Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602-0550
john.scales@wakegov.com

Written comments must be received on or before November 18, 2020. All comments will be considered, and the County will not ask for the release of funds or take any administrative action on the project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.



 
Notice of Availability of Wake County's 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) CAPER


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 
Wake County is preparing the 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) CAPER. These reports are the fifth part of the 5-year Consolidated Plan (July 2015–June 2020) mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and are required in order for Wake County to receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), HOME Investment Partnerships, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2019 CAPER describes the housing and community development activities that were carried out during fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020) within Wake County, outside the city limits of Raleigh. The HOPWA CAPER describes activities carried out with HOPWA funds to assist households living with HIV/AIDS in Wake, Franklin and Johnston counties.

Drafts of the 2019 CAPER and HOPWA CAPER are available here for a 15-day comment period from September 1, 2020–September 16, 2020. Copies are also available at the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization office at 336 Fayetteville St., Suite 440, Raleigh. Other locations for viewing a hard copy of the Draft CAPERs include select Wake County Homeless/Housing Service Centers, and Wake County Regional Centers. At the end of the comment period Wake County will compile and address all public comments received. Please send all comments to Vermecha Pulley at Wake County Housing, vermecha.pulley@wakegov.com, or P.O. Box 550, 4th Floor WCOB, Raleigh, NC 27602 by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. For more information, contact Vermecha Pulley at (919) 856-5413. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).



 

NOTICE OF 10-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR WAKE COUNTY 2020 ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wake County (Wake) Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization (HACR) Department is requesting public comments on a second distribution the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) grant funding for a period of 10 days starting August 24, 2020. All public comments will be considered prior to finalizing the plans for use of these funds.

View the full notice here.

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified Wake of additional Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) fund allocations totaling $1,709,995 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

Wake will amend the 2020 Annual Action Plan, to reflect the additional CARES Act COVID-19 funding. $1,709,995 in ESG funds will be used for activities facilitating assistance to eligible communities to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Eligible ESG activities include street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, Homeless Management Information System and administration.

On September 8, 2020, HACR will ask the Wake County Board of Commissioners to approve this amendment.

Wake will make the amendments available for review and comment for at least 10 days on this webpage. Send all comments to Chris Whitenhill at Chris.Whitenhill@wakegov.com by 5:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020. For more information, contact 919-856-5265. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262(voice).


 

Wake County Affordable Housing Plan

Approximately 56,000 working families who make less than $39,000 a year in Wake County are currently unable to find affordable housing. Current trends show that number may increase to as many as 150,000 households over the next 20 years.

To address this growing need, the Wake County Board of Commissioners approved the 20-year Affordable Housing Plan developed by the Affordable Housing Steering Committee.

You can learn more about the Affordable Housing Plan through the resources below:


 
Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) outlines how the public will have access to information regarding the County’s HUD grant programs. It describes how the public will have access to program information and be notified of program activities, projects which could result in the displacement, and actions that would be undertaken if such displacement were to occur. The goal of the CPP is to provide all citizens of our community with adequate opportunities to participate in an advisory role in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the County’s HUD grant programs.


 

2020–2025 Consolidated Plan

The 2020–2025 Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan to address the low-income housing and community development needs in Wake County. It includes a housing and homeless needs assessment and market analysis, a strategic plan and a one-year Action Plan.


 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

This document is a comprehensive review of Wake County's demographics, economics, housing, land use, zoning, transportation, and other conditions. It takes the data from this review and assesses how these conditions impede the availability and accessibility of housing to the protected classes. It then describes actions the community can take to overcome identified impediments. A fair housing plan is then developed as part of the five-year Consolidated Plan. The fair housing plan describes the actions Wake County's Housing program will take to address the identified impediments.

Analysis of Impediments


 

2018 CAPER


Wake County has prepared the 2018 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report). This report is mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and is required in order for Wake County to receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A separate CAPER report is prepared for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.
  
The 2018 CAPER describes the activities that were carried out with HOME and CDBG funds during fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) within Wake County outside Raleigh and Holly Springs.
 
For more information about the 2018 CAPER, contact Vermecha Pulley with the Wake County Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization Department at 919-856-5413. Speech- or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).
 
The 2018 HOPWA CAPER describes the activities that were carried out with HOPWA funds during fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) within the HOPWA entitlement area that covers Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties.
 
For more information about the 2018 HOPWA CAPER, contact Wake County Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization Department at 919-856-5689. 
Speech- or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).