Administrative Amendments for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Programs
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows the City to amend its Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans administratively when it makes changes to priorities and or activities and to broaden the ability for the City to fund projects that serve priority or specialized populations within the City limits of Modesto, the City is required to administratively amend the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans where there are open activities, projects, or proposed projects that are proposed to serve populations either not listed as priority when it was drafted and to clarify the practice that allows for specialized priority populations. To do this City Staff is recommending the following plan amendments:
2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Administrative Amendment
The Consolidated Plan for Program Year 2015-2020 Strategic Plan identified “H-1 Increase affordable rental housing” as a priority need with prioritized populations as the following: Families or Individuals that are below the 80% area median income this population includes but not limited to Farmworker Housing, Large Family Housing, Single Family, and multi-family. This Amendment revises the Strategic Plan category “H-1 Increase Affordable Housing” to additionally include the Homeless Population as a priority population for the City’s HUD funding as follows:
- Chronic Homelessness
- Families with Children
- Mentally Ill
- Substance Abuse
- Persons with HIV/AIDS
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Youth 18-25
Administrative Annual Action Plan Amendment
There are projects already funded or recently funded that were identified in both the 2017-2018 and 2022-2023 program year Annual Action Plans. In the following amendment the changes to the sections will be presented in the AP-20, AP-35, and AP-90 of the respective Annual Action Plans to outline the City's Tenant Selection Preference Policy for affordable housing projects.
Tenant Selection Preference Policy
The City does not require a preference be given to any one population for its use of funds including but not limited to HOME funds; however, it is recognized that there are scenarios such as layered funding or community need that would requires a project to set-aside units for a preferred population. This preference may be considered under the following conditions:
The population is included as a preference population in the current Consolidated Plan.
- The Marketing Plan supports the need for the preferred population and/or it is a stipulation of the layered funding from another Federal, State, or local source investing in the project.
- The preference does not violate nondiscrimination requirements in accordance with Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 92.350.
- The Tenant meets the requirements of the HOME program.
Per the City of Modesto's Citizen Participation Plan for HUD Programs, Administrative Amendments are not subject to the public hearing requirements, but instead the City will solicit community feedback. To provide feedback regarding these amendments or other HUD funded initiatives please contact: The City of Modesto Community Development Division at 1010 10th Street, Suite 3100, Modesto CA 95351, electronically, or by calling 209-577-5211.