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Notice is hereby given that Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is updating information contained in the April 5, 2017 advertisement for the FY 2017 Annual Action Plan (AAP), which identifies proposed projects for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) funds. At the time of the April 5 to May 6, 2017 public comment period, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had not provided final allocation amounts for the three programs. Proposed projects were based on the 2016 allocations. HUD issued the final 2017 allocation amounts on June 15, 2017: CDBG is $12,473,146.00, HOME is $2,272,130.00 and ESG is $1,125,988.00.

Since allocations have decreased, the purpose of this notice is to provide the HUD-approved fourteen-day public comment period for the 2017 AAP. Most projects remain the same, however the following adjustments are being made.

CDBG DECREASED PROJECTS: MPI053 Allegheny County Economic Development Municipal Public Improvement Projects decreased $27,216.00; MPD600 Steel Rivers COG Safe Neighborhood Demolition decreased $50,000.00; AOO001(A) Administration decreased $4,559.00; AOO001(D) Delivery decreased $2,245.00. NEW PROJECT: MRB009 Keith Holmes VFW Post 402, ADA Restroom Renovation $50,000.00

HOME DECREASED PROJECTS: Administration decreased $1,336.00; CHDO Set-aside decreased $2,004.00; Penn Hills Consortium decreased $468.00; McKeesport Consortium decreased $895.00; Rental (Rehabilitation, New Construction) decreased $8,659.00. DROPPED PROJECT: Homeownership (Rehabilitation, New Construction). INCREASED PROJECT: Rental (Rehabilitation, New Construction) increased Program Income amount is $56,733.10.

ESG DECREASED PROJECTS: Shelter decreased $50,310.00; Rapid Re-housing decreased $68,046.00; Administration decreased $264.00. INCREASED PROJECTS: Street Outreach increased $40,373.00; Homeless Prevention increased $69,726.00; Data Collection increased $5,000.00.

ESG agencies for Street Outreach, Shelter, Homeless Prevention, Rapid Re-housing and Data Collection have been identified and are funded as follows:

STREET OUTREACH AND SHELTER: ACTION-Housing, Inc. $27,500.00; Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, Inc. $20,000.00; Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc. $33,000.00; Bridge to Independence, Inc. $40,000.00; Center for Victims $50,000.00; Community Human Services Corp. Wood St. Commons $110,000.00; Family Promise of SW PA $16,000.00; L2Community Support Light of Life Rescue $20,296.00; Mercy Life Center Corp. dba Operation Safety Net Street Outreach $77,743.00; Mercy Life Center Corp. dba Operation Safety Net SWES $39,000.00; YWCA of Greater Pgh. Bridge Housing $20,000.00. HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING: Community Human Services Corp. $270,000.00; Mercy Life Center Corp. dba Operation Safety Net $165,000.00; Three Rivers Communities, Inc. $$40,000.00. Allegheny Co. Dept. of Human Services Allegheny Link $35,000.00. DATA COLLECTION: Allegheny Co. Dept. of Human Services HMIS $55,000.00.

The FY 2017 Annual Action Plan is scheduled to be submitted to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 11, 2017.

The FY 2017 Annual Action Plan is on public display on the County’s website. To view the CDBG, HOME, and ESG projects, go to http://economic.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/index.aspx.

Public comments will be accepted until August 1, 2017. Written comments should be addressed to Mr. Bud Schubel, Manager of Operations, One Chatham Center, Suite 900, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or by email at howard.schubel@alleghenycounty.us. Oral comments may be made by calling (412) 350-1044.

Bud Schubel

ACED, Manager of Operations

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