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Fulton County Opens Comment Period for Annual Draft Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2015

Draft Plan addresses FY 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs, and Amendments

Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.   The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.

Fulton County annually receives approximately $2.7 million in Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.   These funds can be used to provide improvements and services that benefit all Fulton County citizens, with the primary intention being to improve the living conditions of low- and moderate-income people.

Proposed activities’ budgets will be proportionally increased or decreased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts received from HUD.   All proposed activities and projects are pending final allocation from HUD and approval of the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan by the Board of Commissioners; proposed activities and projects may change pending final approval of documents.

The proposed Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) activities for both FY2014 and FY2015 funds will be presented to the Fulton County Continuum of Care (CoC) Board at their November 19, 2014 meeting for approval.   Under the HEARTH Act, the County must coordinate the use of ESG funds with their CoC Board. The proposed activities must then be approved by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners as part of the Annual Action Plan once the final allocation from HUD is approved.

Public Hearing Schedule

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearings to assist the County in finalizing its Draft 2015 Action Plan.   Comments will be provided to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, which will consider adoption of the 2015 Action Plan and Amendments at its scheduled meeting of December 3, 2014.   Comments will also be included in the 2015 Annual Action Plan that will be submitted to HUD.  

Date and Time:  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex
6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Location:  HJC Bowden Senior Multi-purpose Facility
2885 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344

For citizens unable to attend and participate in the public hearings, written comments on the Fulton County Draft 2015 Action Plan and proposed 2014 Amendments to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan may be submitted to the address below.   However, written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. December 2, 2014.

Fulton County Government
Department of Housing and Community Development
137 Peachtree Street, S.W., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA   30303
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention:   Linda Callaway
Phone:   404-613-8087       Fax:   404-893-6678
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.
Copies of the Draft 2015 Action Plan and Amendments are available for review at the following locations:


  1. Fulton County Department of Housing and Community Development
    137 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA.
  2. Atlanta-Fulton County Main Library
    1 Margaret Mitchell Square, S.W., Atlanta, GA.
  3. South Fulton County Service Center
    5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA.
  4. Southwest Regional Public Library
    3665 Cascade Road., S.W., Atlanta, GA.
  5. Atlanta-Fulton County Library
    Alpharetta Branch, 230 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA.
  6. Adamsville/Collier Heights Library
    3424 M L King, Jr. Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA
  7. All City Halls in Fulton County (excluding the City of Atlanta’s)
  8. Fulton County Web site: www.fultoncountyga.gov.

Home Ownership Program

The Home Ownership Program (HOP) provides up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost funds to eligible applicants for a home purchase.

Funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the goal of HOP is to enhance homeownership opportunities for low to moderate-income families. Fulton County continues to provide homebuyer assistance to hundreds of families throughout unincorporated Fulton County. To learn more about this program and participating lenders view the HOP brochure

You may also contact Kim Benjamin at (404) 612-8077 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fulton County to Request a Release of Funds from the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development for a Union City Drainage Project

Fulton County plans to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 (Public Law 930383) for the following Project:

•  City of Union City
Project Scope:   Drainage Improvements
Location: Shannon Boulevard, Union City, GA
Cost: $57,255.00 - Fiscal Year 2013 and $57,255.00 – Fiscal Year 2014-projected estimate

The request will also contain a finding of no environmental impact on the human environment based on the Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and will be submitted on or about August 27, 2013. Additional project information is located in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, 137 Peachtree Street, S.W., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Any individual, group, or agency that disagrees with the finding of no impact or want to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services.   Written comments should be submitted to Linda Callaway, Community Development Specialist on or before August 26, 2013.   The address is 137 Peachtree Street S.W., Atlanta, GA.   Comments may also be submitted through electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   All comments received by August 26, 2013 will be considered by Fulton County prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds (RROF).   Commenters should specify which part of the notice they are addressing.

Objections must be filed by September 12, 2013, or a period of fifteen days from HUD’s receipt of the request to release funds. They must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR PART 58) and must be addressed to the   U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , Office of Community Planning and Development, 40 Marietta Street, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA   30303.   Citizens who object should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the period when objections will be received. Visit the Fulton County website at www.fultoncountyga.gov to review the Request for Release of Funds document. Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact Nell Kapple in the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

For more information, contact Linda Callaway at 404-613-7944.

Fulton County Performance Reports

 

 Consolidated Plan

2010-2014

 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan

Action Plan Maps

SF424  Community Development Block Grant

SF424  Emergency Shelter Grant

SF424 HOME Investment Partnership

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5) and commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama. To respond to the late-2000s recession, the primary objective for ARRA was to save and create jobs almost immediately. Secondary objectives were to provide temporary relief programs for those most impacted by the recession and invest in infrastructure, education, health, and ‘green’ energy.

 

The Housing Unit offers Federal and State funded programs funded to enhance home ownership opportunities for low to moderate income families, public facilities improvements and public services through the following programs.

Community Development Block Grant Application(CDGB) 2012-2014
Q&A 2012-2014 CDBG Application  

CDBG-R

Activity Name Eligibility (Regulatory or HCDA Citation) National Objective CDBG-R Project Budget Proposed Use of Funds
ADA Renovation of Master Park-City of Hapeville 570.201(c) 570.208(a)(2)(i)(A) $150,000 This project involves ADA improvements encompassing handicap accessibility of: repaving, sidewalk installation, Construction of new bathrooms, and a picnic pavilion.
Drainage Improvements-City of Roswell 570.201(c) 570.208(a)(1) $20,611 This project involves the installation of catch basins on Norcross Street at Crestview Circle to address a dangerous traffic hazard.
Waterline Installation-City of Roswell 570.201(c) 570.208(a)(1) $105,000 This project involves the installation of new water lines to enhance water flow and water pressure on Swaybranch Drive.
City of Fairburn 570.201(c) 570.208(a)(1) $30,000 This project involves the installation of street, water and sewer line along Golighty Street.
Housing Rehabilitation Program 570.208(a)(s) 570.208(a)(S) $228,105 This program provides housing rehabilitation services in the form of grants to income-eligible owner-occupants to address emergency code deficiencies.
Metro Fair Housing Services-Housing Counseling 570.201(e) 570.208(a)(S) $66,274 This activity will pay for the services of a certified housing counselor to provide pre- and post-purchase housing counseling and to assist those facing possible foreclosure.
Atlanta Legal Society-Housing Services 570.201(e) 507.208(a)(S) $40,000 This activity will involve the provision of loss mitigation and legal services as well as community education related to housing and foreclosures.
Planning and Administration 570.206 N/A $71,161 These funds will be used towards the management and administration costs associated with CDBG-R funds.
Total   $711,617

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

Thank you  for your interest in Fulton County's NSP.   Fulton County's NSP is a great opportunity to purchase a house below market value and you do not have to be a first time homebuyer.   Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department administers two rounds of HUD funded NSP designed to address the housing foreclosure crisis:

NSP 1: Authorized under Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, H.R. 3221:Federal Register Vol 73, No 194 Oct 6, 2008, Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 117 June 19, 2009 , Federal Register   Vol. 75, No. 68 April 9, 2010, Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 201 October 19, 2010

Fulton County entered into partnership with two Development Partners specifically contracted to perform the single-family foreclosed property acquisitions. These partners have available affordable houses for those interested in becoming homeowners. Under the NSP, you must purchase these homes in the Partners inventory. The process should be simple and straight forward; you may call or visit both of these partners' sites to get started.

To be eligible:

•You must fall within the proper income guidelines in which you would like to purchase a property. Maximum Gross Household Income Requirements apply; you may not exceed 120% of the area medium income in the Metro area.
•Your credit history and income must qualify you with a first mortgage lender with appropriate debt to income ratios. Either partner has a list of participating lenders.
•You must purchase the current inventory of homes from the NSP Development Partners in Fulton County, outside the City of Atlanta, Roswell, John's Creek and Sandy Springs.
•The home you purchase must be within the purchase price limit.
•You will reside in the home as your principal residence; you must live in the home for the full term of the specific grant(s). (Otherwise, you will liable for recapture provisions that apply - You will have to pay back all or a part of the grant proceeds)
•You are required to complete at least 8 hours of pre-purchase housing counseling and we encourage you to receive post-purchase counseling for home preservation and foreclosure prevention from a HUD approved counseling agency within twelve (12) months after purchasing the home.  

The Fulton County NSP offers approved homebuyers with up to $25,000 in the form of a deferred payment soft second mortgage loan, which does not require repayment as long as the home remains the primary residence and it is occupied by the borrower during the affordability period. In addition, up to 5% in eligible closing costs may be available. Eligible closing costs include origination, attorney fees, title insurance and appraisal fees. The second mortgage assistance is based on a tier income process.

Maximum Buyer Income   Maximum Homebuyer Assistance
81%-120% AMI   10% sales price up to $10,000
51%-80% AMI   15% sales price up to $15,000
Up to 50% AMI   20% sales price up to $ 25,000

NSP Brochure

2013 Income Limits

HUD User Income Limits Frequently Asked Questions

2012 Income Limits HUD published yearly

Applicants’ Checklist This checklist provides you a guide of actions that you should follow and contains a list of the documents that will be required for your loan approval from a Fulton County NSP participating lender. The information has been complied to help expedite the processing of your mortgage loan application. Note the lender may request additional information.

HUD Approved Counseling Agencies.

For NSP homes, please contact our development partners.

Partners Information

www.ANDPHomes.org
ANDP Homes is an affiliate of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30303 Main (404) 420-1590.   Search for your home using the tool on the right side of the website.  Search by location, bedroom count, or price range. To see all the properties, select View All.  Be sure to check back frequently as new properties are added regularly

www.apdsolutions.com

APD Solutions is a national firm focused on providing comprehensive real estate and community development consulting services. The firm is located at 271 17th Street Suite 2250 Atlanta, Georgia 30363. For questions, please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the main number is 404-921-3131. APD features Homes by request. Website: www.apdsolutions.com.

The current list of lenders participating in the program is Academy Mortgage, America's Choice Home Loans, Ameris Mortgage, Bank of America, Chase Bank, E-Mortgage Management, LLC, Embrace Home Loans, Envoy Mortgage, Equity Loans, LLC, Homestar Financial Corporation, Hometown Lenders, Prime Lending, LoanSouth Mortgage, REMN, Sharpe Mortgage, Southeast Mortgage, Southpoint Financial Services, SunTrust Mortgage and Wells Fargo Bank. More Lenders are being approved.

NSP 2: Authorized by Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (the Recovery Act).   The County did not receive NSP 2 Funds.

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) was established to stabilize neighborhoods whose viability has been and continues to be damaged by the economic effects of properties that have been foreclosed upon and abandoned. NSP 2, a term that references the NSP funds authorized by Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (the Recovery Act) provides grants to states, local governments, nonprofits and a consortium of public and or private nonprofit entities on a competitive basis. Fulton County was not awarded funding under the second round of NSP. The Center for Community Self-Help was the only group representing Georgia to receive funding. Their funding amount was for $3,451,157 in funding for the State of Georgia to focus on specific markets that would have a transformative impact on foreclosure redeployment efforts.

NSP 3: Authorized by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, H.R. 4173: Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 201 October 19, 2010

Fulton County entered into partnership with one Development Partner - ANDP specifically contracted to perform the single-family or multifamily foreclosed property acquisitions.

Fulton County did not receive State NSP 3 funding from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).  Fulton County is not eligible for these funds based on current State eligibility criterion. Should the State program receive an additional allocation from HUD or should DCA determine that their awardees (recipient’s) allocations are not performing, DCA may reallocate the resources to other jurisdictions.

 

Fulton County NSP Contact Information: For further information, please contact the following NSP staff members:


Lolita Collins, CD Manager
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(404) 612-8067

DaTonya Lewis, CD NSP Project Manager
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(404) 612-8060

Art Christian, CD NSP Financial Project Manager
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(404) 612-8047

137 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 613-7944

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

HUD Approved Action Plans

NSP 1

NSP3

Quarterly Reports

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State NSP 1

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Public Reports

NSP 1 Federal Action Plan

NSP 2 Federal Action Plan/Grant Application

NSP 3 Federal Substantial Amendment/Action Plan

Section 3 Reporting

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2011 NSP 1

2011 NSP 3

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NSP 1 State DCA Application

NSP 3 State DCA Application

Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Home Ownership Program (HOME)
Deferred Payment Loan (DPL)

Fulton County Begins Accepting Pre-Applications from Homeowners July 1 for Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

Fulton County will begin accepting pre-applications from Fulton County homeowners for Housing Rehabilitation Assistance beginning July 1, 2014. Pre-applications will be accepted for Deferred Payment Loans (DPL) through July 31, 2014, by the Housing and Human Services Department’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. The program serves low and moderate-income homeowners.

The County is prepared to provide financial assistance to help bring substandard, single family, owner-occupied residential properties located in Fulton County into compliance with federal regulations and County code. Properties located in the Cities of Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Johns Creek, are not eligible for assistance under this program.

Funds for the Housing Rehabilitation Program are made available each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

To obtain a Pre-Application Form, residents in need of assistance must send their name, address, city, state, zip code and telephone number to: Fulton County Housing Rehabilitation Program Attn: DPL Project Manager, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 204, College Park, GA 30349.

For more information, contact Community Development Manager Lolita Collins at 404-613-7944.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact Nell Kapple in the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Housing Rehab Program
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Programs

 
 

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