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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: December 11, 2020

Borough of Carlisle

53 West South Street

Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 240-6920

On or about December 21, 2020, the Borough of Carlisle will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project:

Project Title: Multi-year, Non-site-specific, Borough-wide Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program

Purpose/Description: The purpose of this multi-year project – 2019-2023 – is to address blight and code violations in conjunction with the Borough’s Rental Housing Inspection Program to ensure that low- and moderate-income tenants are provided with decent, safe, and sanitary living environments at affordable rents. In exchange for CDBG revolving loan monies, landlords will be required to rent to low- and moderate-income tenants for at least seven years or for the term of the financial assistance, whichever is longer. At this time, the Borough is working to finalize the rental housing inspection ordinance and program guidelines.

Location: Eligible multi-family housing units will be located within the corporate limits of the Borough of Carlisle, except for those properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas and Wetland Areas.

Estimated Cost: $220,000 – for the five-year period.

Program

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

CDBG

$50,000

$10,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

Actual annual amounts will be identified in the annual action plan.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 C.F.R. Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Borough of Carlisle where a copy of the ERR is available for the public to review either electronically or by U.S. Postal Mail. Please submit your request by U.S. Postal Mail to Joyce Stone, Borough Secretary, Office of the Borough Manager, 53 W. South St., Carlisle, PA, 17013, or by email to jstone@carlislepa.org. The ERR can be accessed online via HUD’s online ERR system – https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records.

An environmental review strategy has been prepared and it has been determined that the only applicable site-specific 24 C.F.R. §58.5 and §58.6 requirements for the subject program are: Airport Hazards, Contamination & Toxic Substances, Historic Preservation, and Noise Abatement & Control. Each site shall be reviewed against these factors, with compliance fully documented, before approving any specific loans or grants. Site-specific projects determined to exceed one or more of the environmental constraints established for the program will require a separate environmental review.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Borough of Carlisle by emailing Joyce Stone at jstone@carlislepa.org. All comments received by December 21, 2020, will be considered by the Borough of Carlisle prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Borough of Carlisle certifies to HUD that Tim Scott in his capacity as Mayor of the Borough of Carlisle consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Borough of Carlisle to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Borough of Carlisle’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Borough of Carlisle; (b) the Borough of Carlisle has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 C.F.R. part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 C.F.R. Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 C.F.R. Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Philadelphia Office of Community Planning and Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-PHI@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Tim Scott

Mayor, Borough of Carlisle