2004 - 2005 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

Housing and Human Services Department Announces Approved fiscal year 2004-2005 Funding

Printed below is a summary of the approved activities to be funded during the 2004-2005 fiscal year details of which can be found in Section 8 of the 2004-2009 Consolidated Plan approved by the Irving City Council on July 15, 2004.  The general purpose of the HUD grants for which this plan was developed is: to provide decent housing, establish and maintain a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for all Irving residents, particularly low and moderate income persons.  The Action Plan identifies activities to be funded and implemented in FY 2004-2005 in accordance with approved Consolidated Plan Priorities and Goals.

This plan meets federal requirements under the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; and the Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended.  All projected uses of funds under the Action Plan are eligible in accordance with the following federal regulations: 24 CFR Part 570, CDBG Program Final Rule; 24 CFR Part 92, HOME Program Final Rule; and 24 CFR Part 576, ESG Program Final Rule.  The Action Plan serves as the City of Irving's application for federal funds under the above-listed grant programs.

Total anticipated new funding for FY 2004-2005 under the above programs is $4,257,836 including $2,814,736 in CDBG, $1,340,275 in HOME including $173,037 in funds solely dedicated to the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, and $102,825 in ESG funds.  This funding is anticipated to be available beginning October 1, 2004.

This Action Plan also includes reprogrammed prior years’ grant funds totaling $1,237,604.90; $822,908.66 in CDBG funds, and $414,696.24 in HOME funds.  These funds were made available when previously identified projects were cancelled.

CONSOLIDATED PLAN SUMMARY

As recommended by the Council-appointed Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC), “the purpose of the City of Irving's HUD Housing and Human Services Department is to support Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Services on behalf of those residents who are most in need (especially the youngest and oldest among us) and on behalf of those neighborhoods most in need, through effective projects which serve the largest number of people possible.”  This purpose is proposed to be achieved through the following priorities and goals established in the City’s 2004-2009 Consolidated Plan.

Priority Housing Needs & Goals

1)      Increase the amount of affordable single family housing;

2)      Increase opportunities for homeownership by very low to moderate income families;

3)      Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation/reconstruction;

4)      Renter-occupied housing rehabilitation, in association with approved Housing and Human Services Department activities.

Priority Needs of Homeless Populations

1)      Establish and support programs that prevent homelessness;

2)      Continue to support transitional housing and/or emergency shelter units at current level for homeless families & victims of domestic violence.

Priority Needs of Special Populations

1)      Support programs to assist the elderly & frail elderly in maintaining independent living and meeting daily needs of food, shelter and medical services;

2)      Support programs to meet the medical & dental needs of the very low- to moderate income population within the city;

3)      Support programs to assist youth (especially "at-risk" youth) in meeting their developmental and social needs.

Priority Needs of Neighborhoods and the Community

1)      Promote neighborhood revitalization through targeted marketing of housing and other services and implementation of programs which promote strong neighborhoods;

2)       Provide infrastructure/park improvements in very low to moderate-income neighborhoods where needed and not covered by other city-sponsored projects or bond programs, in association with approved Grants Program activities.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN OR ACTION PLAN

The City of Irving will amend this Action Plan whenever a substantial change is anticipated.  The following are considered substantial changes:  (1) deletion of priorities or activities not included in the Five Year Consolidated Plan; (2) addition of priorities or activities previously omitted from the Five Year Consolidated Plan; (3) a significant change in the purpose, scope, location or beneficiaries of an activity previously described in the Action Plan; and (4) a budget change in excess of $50,000 for activities previously described in the Action Plan.  All amendments to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan will be preceded by appropriate public notice and 30-day public comment periods, as required by federal regulations regarding change in use of funds.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES—FY 2004-2005 ACTION PLAN

A brief description of all activities to be funded and implemented through the FY 2004-2005 Action Plan is provided below.

PROGRAMS FUNDED BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS

Agency

Project Description

Funding

Brighter Tomorrows

Case Management for Victims of Domestic Violence

 

$20,000

City of Irving, Community Affairs Dept.

825 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX

Barton Estates Landscaping supplies

$2,500

Crossroads Interfaith Housing,

928 Bluebird, Irving, TX

Case Management for Homeless Families

$20,000

DCET/Believe In Yourself,

500 B North O’Connor, Irving, TX

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

$19,500

Dental Health Programs,

1400 North Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

Provision of Dental Care to Low-Income Irving Children and Elderly at the DeHaro-Saldivar Clinic

$68,000

Family Outreach of Irving, 

510 E. Irving Blvd., Suite B Irving, TX

Child Abuse Prevention Services to Low- Income Families

$25,500

Irving Cares Inc.,

440 South Nursery Rd., Irving, TX

Transportation Program for Low-Income Elderly/Disabled Patients

$8,000

Irving Cares, Inc.,

440 South Nursery Rd., Irving, TX

Jobs Program Assisting Low-Income Unemployed/Underemployed Persons

$20,000

Irving Cares, Inc.,

440 South Nursery Rd., Irving, TX

Bilingual Case Manager for Crisis Assistance

$10,000

Irving Cornerstone Christian Academy,

1932 N. Story Rd., Irving, TX

Childcare Scholarships for Low-Income Families

$20,000

Irving Family Advocacy Center,

305 N. O’Connor, Irving, TX

Play Therapist for direct and secondary victims of crime and domestic violence

$20,000

 

Irving Family Advocacy Center,

305 N. O’Connor, Irving, TX

Bilingual Counselor for direct and secondary victims of crime and domestic violence

$20,000

 

Irving Family YMCA,

2200 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX

Afterschool/Summer Day Camp

Scholarship Program

$17,000

Our Children’s Center,

3337 Stovall, Irving, TX

Child care Scholarships for Special Needs Children

$9,000

Phoenix House,

610 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX

Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth

$9,000

Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas,

1215 Skiles, Dallas, TX

Nursing Home Ombudsman for Irving Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities

$18,000

S.T.E.P.S.

913 Nursery, Irving, TX

Reflections Prevention Education Program

$13,650

S.T.E.P.S.

913 Nursery, Irving, TX

Community Outreach Coordinator

$13,360

The Salvation Army,

250 E. Grauwyler, Irving, TX

Family Services Coordinator-Salary

$22,500

The Salvation Army,

250 E. Grauwyler, Irving, TX

Homeless Case worker Salary and assistance

$21,200

YWCA of Irving,

3640 W. Northgate, Irving, TX

Childcare scholarships for Low-Income Families

$45,000

 

Total CDBG Human Service Projects

 

$422,210

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department, 440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Emergency Home Repairs (Under $5,000 Per Unit) for Low-Income Homeowners

$150,000

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department, 440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Housing Rehabilitation Program for Low- Income Homeowners, Offering Deferred Loans/Grants and low interest loans for Repairs to Major Systems

$635,403

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201,

Irving, TX

Administrative Support Costs for the Housing Rehabilitation Program, Including Staff Salaries, Purchase of Equipment & Supplies, And Related Expenses

$279,442

 

Total Housing Rehabilitation

 

$1,064,845

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Community Oriented Primary Care Medical Clinic; Costs for Eligible Items Such as Land Acquisition, Construction Costs or loan repayment

$500,000

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Land acquisition for Affordable Housing Projects

$350,000

 

Total Facilities/Improvements

 

$850,000

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

General Administration Costs of CDBG Program, Including Salaries & Benefits, Furniture & Equipment, Office Supplies, Training, etc.

$477,681

  Total, Planning and Administration

$477,681

 

 

Total, All CDBG Activities

$2,814,736

 

PROJECTS FUNDED BY HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (HOME) FUNDS

 

Agency

Project Description

Funding

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Reserve for Housing Dev. Projects

$175,086

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Program

$334,599

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

Single-Family Housing Development Fund to be Contracted Out for New Construction, Down Payment Assistance, Lot Acquisition

$482,469

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

American Dream Downpayment Initiative up to $10,000 Per Unit for Eligible First-Time Homebuyers

$165,100

 

Total HOME Housing Projects

 

$1,157,254

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

General Administration of HOME/ADDI Grant; Salaries, Benefits, Furniture & Equipment, Training, Office Supplies, etc.

$124,661

 
 

$29,180

 
 

$29,180

 

Total HOME Admin. & CHDO Operation

 

$183,021

 

Total, All HOME Activities

 

$1,340,275

 

PROGRAMS FUNDED BY EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT (ESG) FUNDS

 

Agency

Project Description

Funding

Crossroads Interfaith Housing,

928 Bluebird, Irving, TX

Case Manager-Salary and Benefits

$12,000

Crossroads Interfaith Housing,

928 Bluebird, Irving, TX

Childcare Assistance for Resident Children

$10,000

Brighter Tomorrows

Bilingual Case Manger-Salary and Benefits

 

$12,000

 

Total Essential Services for Homeless

 

$34,000

Crossroads Interfaith Housing,

928 Bluebird, Irving, TX

Shelter Operations-Utility Costs

$15,000

Brighter Tomorrows

Shelter Operations-Utility Costs

 

$15,000

 

Total Operations/Maintenance of Homeless

 

$30,000

Irving Cares, Inc.,

440 S. Nursery, Irving, TX

Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance for Households at Risk of Homelessness

$16,842

Salvation Army,

250 E. Grauwyler, Irving, TX

Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance for Households at Risk of Homelessness

$16,842

 

Total Homeless Prevention Activities

 

$33,684

City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department,

440 S. Nursery, Ste. 201, Irving, TX

General Administration of ESG Grant; Partial Salaries, Benefits, Office Supplies, etc.

$5,141

 

Total General Administration

 

$5,141

 

Total, All ESG Activities

 

$102,825

 

REPROGRAMMED PRIOR YEARS' FUNDS

Grant Fund and Year

From

To

Activity

 Funding Amount

CDBG
1999-00

Crossroads Acquisition of Quadplex

City Housing Rehab Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$9,091.42

CDBG
2000-01

Acquisition/Rehab Loan-MHFC

City New Construction of SF Housing

Land Acquisition and Site Preparation

$190,000.00

CDBG
2001-02

City of Irving Lead Based Paint

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$91,381.97

CDBG
2001-02

City of Irving Housing Rehab Program

Bear Creek Dev. Corp. Home Repair

Minor repairs to Single-Family Homes

$6,853.24

CDBG
2001-02

City of Irving-Community Affairs

City of Irving CDBG General Admin

Salaries and Benefits, Office Supplies, Training, etc.

$408.49

CDBG
2002-03

City of Irving Rehab Loans

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$100,000.00

CDBG
2002-03

City of Irving Lead Based Paint

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$19,500.00

CDBG
2002-03

Crossroads Interfaith Housing Program

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$587.00

CDBG
2002-03

City of Irving-Community Affairs

City of Irving CDBG General Admin

Salaries and Benefits, Office Supplies, Training, etc.

$1,648.00

CDBG
2002-03

I.I.S.D. Crockett Community Learning Ctr.

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$1,438.54

CDBG
2003-04

City of Irving Rehab Loan

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$200,000.00

CDBG
2003-04

City of Irving Lead Based Paint

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$20,000.00

CDBG
2003-04

City of Irving Acquisition/Rehab Loan

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$100,000.00

CDBG
2003-04

Irving Community Dev. Corp. Minor Repair

City Housing Rehabilitation Program

Minor/Major and Reconstruction of SF Homes

$82,000.00

 

Total CDBG Reprogrammed Funds

 

 

 

$822,908.66

HOME
1999-00

Bear Creek Dev. Corp. New Construction

City Homebuyer Assistance Program

Down payment and Closing Cost Assistance

$6,853.24

HOME
2000-01

ICDC Mayor's House

City SF Housing Development Fund

Payment of soft costs related to Housing projects

$41,458.00

HOME
2001-02

Bear Creek Dev. Corp. New Construction

CHDO Reserve for Affordable Housing

Acquisition/Rehab and New Construction of SF Housing

$28,276.44

HOME
2001-02

Crossroads Rental Assistance

CHDO Reserve for Affordable Housing

Acquisition/Rehab and New Construction of SF Housing

$10,000.00

HOME
2001-02

Bear Creek Dev. Corp. New Construction

CHDO Reserve for Affordable Housing

BCDC-Frisco Affordable Single Family Housing Project

$46,723.56

HOME
2002-03

Crossroads Rental Assistance

CHDO Reserve for Affordable Housing

Acquisition/Rehab and New Construction of SF Housing

$13,944.00

HOME
2002-03

Britain/Rawls Affordable SF Housing

CHDO Reserve for Affordable Housing

Acquisition/Rehab and New Construction of SF Housing

$105,787.56

HOME
2002-03

Britain/Rawls Affordable SF Housing

City SF Housing Development Fund

Payment of soft costs related to Housing projects

$24,653.44

HOME
2003-04

Bear Creek Dev, Corp. Rehab/Recon

City SF Housing Development Fund

Payment of soft costs related to Housing projects

$87,000.00

HOME
2003-04

Reserve II Partners/Las Brisas

City SF Housing Development Fund

Payment of soft costs related to Housing projects

$50,000.00

 

Total HOME Reprogrammed Funds

 

 

$414,696.24

TOTAL REPROGRAMMED FUNDS

     

$1,237,604.90

           

For specific questions regarding any of the above, please contact Vivian Ballou, Housing and Human Services Department Manager, City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department, at 972.721.4800, via fax at 972.721.4813 or via E-mail at vballou@cityofirving.org.