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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds [Tiered Reviews]-Environmental Reviews

DEPARTMENT of COMMUNITY and NEIGHBORHOODS
Blake Thomas
Director
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION
451 SOUTH STATE STREET, ROOM 445 WWW.SLC.GOV
P.O. BOX 145487, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84114-5487 TEL 801.535.7712 FAX 801.535.6269

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds [Tiered Reviews]

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
June 12, 2022
Salt Lake City Corporation
Housing Stability Division
451 South State Street, Room 445
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-535-7228


On or after June 21, 2022, the Salt Lake City Corporation, Housing Stability Division will authorize the NeighborWorks, Utah to submit a request to the Community Planning and Development (CPD) HUD Program Office in Denver, Colorado for the release of HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under 24 CFR 92 of the HOME Final Rule of 2013, as amended, to undertake the following project:
Tier 1 Broad Review Project/Program Title: HOME NeighborWorks Home Buydown Program
Purpose: provide acquisition assistance to low-income homebuyers. This program will act as a buy down for current homes that are outside of purchasing range for low-income homebuyers.


Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


Project/Program Description: NeighborWorks will give direct aid in the form of differed, forgivable loans to low-income homebuyers in Salt Lake City for buydown assistance. Clients are screened for eligibility on a first come, first served basis, and will receive home buyer education and counseling. The buydown assistance amounts are up to $100,000 depending on client need and home cost. Tier 2 Site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.


Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.35(a)(5)


Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: Airport Hazards, Contamination and Toxic Substances, Explosive and Flammable Hazards, Floodplain Management, Historic Preservation, Noise Abatement and Control.
Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): There is currently no mitigation needed. Each tier 2 site specific review will be assessed using a site-specific form and utilizing the HUD requirements for review. Any issues will be addressed with the subgrantee before assistance is released. There are no conditions or permits needed for this program.


Estimated Project Cost: $800,000


The activity/activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR part 58.35(a)(5). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Salt Lake City Housing Stability Division, 451 South State Street, Room 445, Salt Lake City Utah 84111 and may be examined or copied by request by emailing Amanda Best at Amanda.Best@slcgov.com and at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/.


ERIN MENDENHALL DEPARTMENT of COMMUNITY
Mayor and NEIGHBORHOODS
Blake Thomas
Director
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION
451 SOUTH STATE STREET, ROOM 445 WWW.SLC.GOV
P.O. BOX 145487, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84114-5487 TEL 801.535.7712 FAX 801.535.6269


PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Housing Stability Division of Salt Lake City Corporation. All comments received by June 20, 2022 will be considered by the Housing Stability Division of Salt Lake City Corporation prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.


ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The Housing Stability certifies to HUD that Richard “Tony” Milner, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Housing Stability Director 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 NeighborWorks Utah to use HUD program funds.


OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and Housing Stability’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 Housing Stability (b) Housing Stability has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR 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 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR 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 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Katy Burke, CPD Region VIII Director, at CPD_COVID-19OEE-DEN@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact CPD_COVID-19OEE-DEN@hud.gov to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


Richard “Tony” Milner, Housing Stability Director, Certifying Officer

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