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Annual Action Plan FY17/PY16

Year 4 of the


Consolidated Plan 2013-2017

Executive Summary

AP-05 Executive Summary - 24 CFR 91.200(c), 91.220(b)


1. Introduction

The City of Tampa has realized many programmatic changes over the last four years as we work to build a solid foundation for future growth.  This past year the Housing and Community Development Division expanded to include Human Rights Investigation.  The merging of the two divisions allows the two individual divisions to share resources and better serve the community. This merger will allow the City of Tampa to implement the new rules under Affirmatively Furthering Fair housing. The 2016-2017 Action Plan provides details on the specific activities the City of Tampa will undertake during Program Year 2016 to implement the final year of its Five Year Strategic Plan. The Action Plan outlines how the City of Tampa plans to allocate the resources it expects to receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the priority housing and community development needs outlined in the Consolidated Plan. The funding covered by the Action Plan are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).



2. Summarize the objectives and outcomes identified in the Plan 

This could be a restatement of items or a table listed elsewhere in the plan or a reference to another location. It may also contain any essential items from the housing and homeless needs assessment, the housing market analysis or the strategic plan.

The objectives and outcomes outlined in this Action Plan are intended to achieve the remaining goals in the Consolidated Plan with an emphasis on expanding the supply of affordable housing and address the homelessness in the City of Tampa. Funding is being provided to agencies that have a strong track record of serving the community and achieving measureable outcomes that improve the lives of the clients they serve. There are three main components to the Outcome Performance Measurement System: objectives, outcomes, and indicators. The objectives and outcomes are interconnected and defined by HUD. Each of the activities described in this Action Plan is designed to meet one of the major objectives and to contribute accomplishments under one or more of the three categories of outcomes. These activities were selected based on the FY 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan priorities and competitive Request for Application for housing, community development, homelessness services, public services, economic development, Persons with HIV/AIDS housing and supportive services, and public facilities projects. The applications were evaluated and ranked to determine funding levels.



3. Evaluation of past performance

This is an evaluation of past performance that helped lead the grantee to choose its goals or projects.

The City reports on its progress towards goals set in the Consolidated Plan and Action Plans in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The PY 2014 CAPER was submitted to HUD December 29, 2015.

The City has exceeded the majority of the housing and community development goals set in the program year 2014 Action Plan. Even with this success, some of the specific housing activities have been negatively impacted by an increase in housing costs in the City of Tampa due to the demand for affordable housing. For instance, with the high foreclosure rate has pushed many families into the rental market. The large jobs increase has made Tampa attractive to young professionals. Housing production is having a hard time keeping up with the demand. Rents increased last year by over 20% and affordable housing units at the end of the affordability period are being converted to market rate rents where the requirements are lower and the rewards are higher.

Outcome Performance Measures

During PY 2016, the City plans to utilize CDBG, NSP, ESG, HOME and HOPWA funding to implement the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) goals of creating decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities for individuals and families earning at or below 80% of the area median income.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an outcome performance measurement system for communities that receive formula grants. The City of Tampa’s outcome performance measures allow HUD to clearly demonstrate program results at the national level.

A detailed analysis of the City performance measures is identified in the Goals and Objectives Section of this Annual Plan.



4. Summary of Citizen Participation Process and consultation process

Summary from citizen participation section of plan.



Citizen Participation Process- Public Meetings

The City of Tampa’s Annual Action Plan PY 2016 was developed through a collaborative effort of public, private and non-profit organizations. The City held three formal public meetings with Tampa City Council to solicit citizen input and comments. All meeting notices were published in the local newspapers, as well as, meeting invitations were sent to social service agencies, neighborhood associations, and the City of Tampa e-News blast. Additionally, technical assistance workshops were held for each program (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, ESG) with organizations and individual representatives of targeted groups who are interested in submitting proposals for funding. Needs surveys were distributed during these workshops on the dates listed below. The survey results are attached to this document.



Draft Plan Availability

In addition to the Program Workshops, the City’s Annual Action Plan for PY 2016 was the focus of three formal public meeting with Tampa City Council. The dates and times of public hearings and meetings were established to ensure adequate notice to the residents and organizations of the City. All notices for public hearings and community meetings were published in the local newspapers. The Action Plan was made available for public inspection at the following locations:



City of Tampa Clerk’s Office        City’s Housing and Community                  Development Services Center

City Hall                                        Development Division Office                       Planning and Development

3rd Floor                                    Tampa Municipal Office Building                3rd Floor Admin Office

313 East Kennedy Boulevard      306 E. Jackson Street 3N                              1400 N. Boulevard

Tampa, Fl. 33602                          Tampa, FL 33602                                           Tampa, FL  33607

Additionally, the PY2016 one year Action Plan and recommended funding levels were posted on the City of Tampa website at www.tampagov.net/hcd for a period of thirty-days.

The following list details the additional community meeting dates, meeting locations and meeting types in the Table below:

Annual Action Plan Meeting

Program Workshops

First Public Hearing – City Council Chambers

Housing and Education Alliance

305 E. Kennedy Blvd. 3rd Floor

9215 N. Florida Ave, suite 101

April 28th, 5:30 pm

May 3rd, 1:00 PM-4:00pm




ESG




HOPWA




CDBG

Second Public Hearing – City Council Chambers

HOME

305 E. Kennedy Blvd. 3rd Floor




June 23rd, 10:00am










Program Workshops

City Council Approval

Housing and Education Alliance

305 E. Kennedy 3rd Floor

9215 N. Florida Ave, suite 101

August 4th, 9:00 am

April 29, 8:30 AM-Noon




ESG




HOPWA




CDBG




HOME




5. Summary of public comments

This could be a brief narrative summary or reference an attached document from the Citizen Participation section of the Con Plan.

• Comments from the first public hearing held April 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM City Council Chambers:

No other public comments were received. (Attachment 1)

• Comments from the Second Public Hearing held on June 23, 2016 at City Council Chambers at 9:00 am.

Please reference attached transcript of public hearing for June 23, 2016. (Attachment 2)

• The City made the draft Action Plan available for a thirty day comment period from June 23-July 28 .

Comments throughout the Public Comment Period (June 23-July 28) are summarized in an attachment to this document. (Attachment 3)

Survey comments received

The City received written responses to the surveys handed out at the community meetings. The responses are summarized in an attachment to this document. (Attachment 4)

Participation section of the Action Plan:

Comments from City Council Meeting held August 4, 2016 for the approval of the Action Plan submittal to HUD. The City received comments on the plan from City Council Members. Please reference attached transcript of meeting and corresponding Resolution for August 4, 2016. Other public comments were received are included in the transcripts. (Attachment 6)

6. Summary of comments or views not accepted and the reasons for not accepting them

All comments were accepted and attached to this document.



7. Summary

The City of Tampa anticipates receiving a total allocation of $7,973,282 in new funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out its planned activities outlined in the Action Plan. In addition to the above-mentioned formula grants, the City anticipates to receive State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) Funding. Over the past several years, the City was also awarded funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), 1, 2, and 3. Although the greater parts of these funds have been expended, the NSP program activities will continue to be implemented with program income.





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