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Ogden City HUD Consolidated Plan

Ogden City HUD Consolidated Plan

 
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Each year, Ogden City receives approximately $1.5 million in federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to receive these yearly grants, the City must submit to HUD a Five Year Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) along with supporting Annual Action Plans for approval.

The Five Year ConPlan describes the City’s priorities and objectives to provide decent housing, improve living environments, and expand economic opportunities within our local neighborhoods, while the Annual Action Plans list the specific activities and programs to be carried out each year to support the overall vision of the ConPlan.

Five Year Consolidated Plan

The Five Year Consolidated Plan for FY2016-2020 defines the City’s community and economic development goals, objectives, and strategies for the five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020. It also outlines the programs and projects the City expects to accomplish within those five years.

Public comments and input are paramount to ensure the public’s needs are met.

Annual Action Plans

Each year the City develops an Annual Action Plan which details an overall budget as well as goals and objectives for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) along with specific projects and programs anticipated to be accomplished during the year.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a comprehensive review of municipal housing, economic, and transportation conditions, as well as public and private sector policies in order to ensure that housing choices and opportunities for all persons in a community are available. Under the HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) statutes, the AI is a document required by HUD as part of the Five Year Consolidated Plan 2016-2020 (ConPlan). The city must certify to HUD that an AI was conducted and fair housing action steps are being implemented. Goals and objectives are designed to identify and mitigate obstacles to fair housing choice. Many of these are also included in the five year ConPlan.

Since the last Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was completed in 2010, Ogden City has actively worked to meet the objectives outlined in the Action Plan and to find ways to mitigate or remove barriers to fair housing. Ogden City has worked with the Utah Fair Housing Forum, Ogden Housing Authority and the Disability Law Center to develop a cooperative approach to develop fair housing choices through the region

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides detailed analysis of projects and activities funded throughout the year. The purpose of the CAPER is to compare the actual achievements and outcomes of City programs to the goals that were set forth in the Annual Action Plan. Read the past years' reports below.

HUD Section 108 Loan

Section 108 is the loan guarantee provision of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Section 108 provides states and communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects. This makes it one of the most potent and important public investment tools that HUD offers to states and local governments. It allows them to transform a small portion of their CDBG funds into federally guaranteed loans large enough to pursue physical and economic revitalization projects that can renew entire neighborhoods. Such public investment is often needed to inspire private economic activity, providing the initial resources or simply the confidence that private firms and individuals may need to invest in distressed areas. Section 108 loans are not risk-free, however; local governments borrowing funds guaranteed by Section 108 must pledge their current and future CDBG allocations to cover the loan amount as security for the loan. Regulations governing the Section 108 program may be found at 24 CFR 570, Subpart M, Loan Guarantees.

Ogden City has prepared a HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee application for $3,340,000. The purpose of this Section 108 Loan is to assist with economic and community development activities for development of the Ogden Business Exchange (Commercial Park), located in West Ogden, Trackline EDA. Loan proceeds will be used to fund property acquisition, infrastructure improvements, environmental remediation expenses, and HUD closing costs. This loan will be repaid from property sales receipts and tax increment revenue created from development in the Trackline Economic Development Area (EDA) over a 20 Year program period.

Public comments and input are paramount to ensure the public’s needs are met.

Other Plans

The Citizen Participation Plan ensures continuity of citizen involvement in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs funded through the City’s Community and Economic Development Department. The plan describes the process the City uses to collect public input and to involve the public in the process of developing and implementing the Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports.

Citizen input is highly encouraged, particularly regarding issues relating to Ogden’s low-to-moderate income population because the programs and services initiated by the City’s Community and Economic Development Department benefit Ogden’s low-to-moderate individuals and neighborhoods.

Citizens are welcome and urged to participate in the entire planning process and may get involved through a variety of ways:

  • Read the City's plans contained on this page and offer comments.
  • Add your name to the distribution list Email to be notified of public meetings.
  • Attend public meetings and share your opinions.
  • Meet with City personnel to discuss issues; schedule appointment by calling 801-629-8940

The Citizen Participation Plan was developed in accordance with Sections 91.100 and 91.105 of HUD’s Consolidated Plan regulations.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan hopes to stimulate the economy, improve housing and empower low-income residents in Ogden’s most distressed neighborhoods. The establishment of an NRSA is encouraged by HUD as a means to create communities of opportunity in distressed neighborhoods.