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14.866 Demolition and Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing
PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 1993, Public Law 102-389; Section 24, U.S. Housing Act of 1937.
Revitalization Grants enable PHAs to improve the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, substantial rehabilitation, reconfiguration, and/or replacement of severely distressed units; revitalize the sites on which severely distressed public housing projects are located and contribute to the improvement of the surrounding neighborhood; lessen isolation and reduce the concentration of low-income families; build sustainable mixed-income communities; and provide well-coordinated, results-based community and supportive services that directly complement housing redevelopment and that help residents to achieve self-sufficiency, young people to attain educational excellence, and the community to secure a desirable quality of life. HOPE VI Demolition Grants enable PHAs to expedite the demolition of obsolete and/or severely distressed public housing units. Any subsequent new construction or revitalization of any remaining units must be funded from other resources.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
HOPE VI grant funds may be used to fund demolition of severely distressed public housing developments or portions thereof, revitalization (where appropriate) of sites on which such developments are located, and replacement housing that will avoid or lessen concentrations of very low-income families. Up to 15 percent of a grant may be used for Community and Supportive Services programs.
Applicant Eligibility: Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) operating public housing units. Indian Housing Authorities and PHAs that only administer the Section 8 Program are not eligible to apply.
Pre-application Coordination: PHAs are provided with guidance from HUD Headquarters and may ask questions of HUD staff while preparing their applications. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Funds are provided to PHAs to cover the capital cost of a project. PHAs use operating subsidies to operate the project upon completion. FY 1993-1995 grantees are required to provide contributions from the City for supportive services in an amount equal to 15 percent of the HOPE VI grant for supportive services. Starting in FY 1999, Grantees must provide a 5 percent overall match, and if more than 5 percent of the grant is used for Community and Supportive Services, any amount over that 5 percent must be matched.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Quarterly Progress Report, Quarterly Obligation and Expenditures Report, Closeout Report.
Account Identification: 86-0218-0-1-604.
Through fiscal year 2001, PHAs received 35 planning, 165 implementation, and 177 demolition-only grants, with a total of 377 grants providing almost $4.9 billion in funding.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
No regulations have been published. Each grant is subject to the terms of its Grant Agreement, which is the contract signed by the Grantee and HUD. HUD posts guidance to its Home Page (http://www.hud.gov/hopevi) that provides Grantees with information on timelines, budgets, financial instructions, and other program guidance. HUD also publishes a Mixed-Finance Guidebook that is available to the public by calling 800-955-2232.
Regional or Local Office: None. The level of field office involvement in the administration of a project varies grant-by-grant. All HOPE VI Demolition grants are administered in the Field, and most Revitalization grants are administered in Headquarters. Applicants should contact the HUD Field Office listed on the internet at http://www.hud.gov/local/ that has jurisdiction for their area.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
As published in each NOFA.