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Review & Comment Sought on 2015 Action Plan Amendments & Review of Draft 2015 CAPER

The City of Visalia seeks review and comment on the 2015 Action Plan Amendments and review of the Draft 2015 CAPER.

The City will submit its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2015 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), no later than September 30, 2016 and public feedback is needed

The CAPER is an annual report that describes the performance in meeting its goal with the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME) received from HUD. The City uses

The City uses these grants to provide decent, clean, safe and affordable housing, create a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. The City of Visalia’s Consolidated Plan/Action Plan, which identified projects and programs was previously reviewed and adopted by the City Council to meet these objectives.

Community Development's Housing Division is seeking feedback on the 2015 Action Plan Amendment as the City of Visalia receives federal funds to invest in improving its community. The City of Visalia is seeking comments on a 1) Staff

Specifically, the City of Visalia is seeking comments on a 1) Staff recommended, Draft 2015 Substantial Amendment to direct HOME Program Income funds of $135,000, to Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program; and 2)2015 Amendment redirecting CDBG funds $25,000 from Ice House Project, and $25,000 Housing Rehabilitation to Public Services/Case Management to assist our homeless population.

HOME funds are used for multifamily new construction, scattered site acquisition/rehab of existing rental and ownership properties through the City’s certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO),
down payment assistance and tenant-based rental assistance. The CDBG program funds are used toward

The CDBG program funds are used toward public and park improvements, ADA compliance, public services, code enforcement, fair housing, voucher
program- case management, Senior Mobile Home Repair, and economic development, specifically repayment of the Section 108 loan.

The City will receive comments on the Draft CAPER and 2015 Action Plan Amendments beginning August 03, 2016 through September 01, 2016.

Staff invites you to attend one of the community meetings, city council work session, or submit your comments in writing based on the priorities adopted through the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan process.

Meetings Include:

  • Citizens Advisory Committee on August 3, 2016 at City Administration Building, 220 N. Santa Fe at 5:30 p.m.
  • Disability Advocacy Committee on August 8, 2016 at City Hall Council Chambers, 707 W. Acequia Ave. at 5 p.m.
  • North Visalia Neighborhood Advisory Committee on August 11, 2016 at the Lincoln Oval Service Center at 808 N. Court Street at 5:30 p.m.
  • City Council Work Session Meeting - Draft 2015 Action Plan Amendment & 2015 CAPER on September 6, 2016 at City Hall Council Chambers, 707 West Acequia at 7 p.m.
  • City Council Public Hearing Meeting - Final 2015 Action Plan Amendment & 2015 CAPER on September 19th at City Hall Council Chambers, 707 West Acequia at 7 p.m.

Information will be made available in alternative formats upon request by contacting: Rhonda Haynes, Housing Specialist  by email at: and (559) 713-4460.

Requests for disability-related modifications or accommodations required to facilitate meeting participation, including requests for auxiliary aids, services or interpreters, require different lead times, ranging up to five (5) business days. Please keep this in mind and provide as much advance notice as possible in order to ensure availability. Assistive Listening Devices (ALD’s) are available upon request.

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