NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Kauai County Housing Agency (KCHA), pursuant to 24 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 92, announces the solicitation to interested and qualified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) apply for the FY2019 Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) CHDO funds. The HOME CHDO Program is a component of the HOME Program funded by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
The HOME Program is a federal block grant program enacted into law under the Crantson-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. The County of Kauai, through the Kauai County Housing Agency, provides grants directly to project applicants for affordable housing activities to benefit low-income persons who are below 80% of the Kauai median income. The median income is adjusted annually by HUD.
With the FY2019 HOME CHDO application, the County intends to make the below listed HOME funds conditionally available for eligible activities.
FY2019 HOME CHDO ALLOCATION: $450,860.00
HOME CHDO funds are only available to a non-profit organization that is certified as a CHDO by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC).
A 5-Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2020) prepared for the County of Kauai documents the County’s housing needs and strategic plan relative to the investment of HOME funds. Applicants seeking HOME assistance must be consistent with 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan priorties.
Applicants will be selected for assistance based upon the County’s priorities and evaluation criteria. Evaluation criteria includes project readiness, orgianizational experience and qualifications, housing need, anticipated accommplishments relative to anticipated costs, financing commitments, leveraging of other funds, and the ability of the proposing organization to implement its project or program in a timely manner. The selected applicant will be required to be in Hawaii Compliance Express (HCE) clearance.
To respond to this solicitation, all interested applicants are required to complete and submit a HOME CHDO application from KCHA. The HOME CHDO application is available for download at www.kauai.gov/housing or may be requested via mail by contacting Steve Franco, Housing Development Coordinator at (808) 241-4419, between the hours of 7:45AM and 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays.
The application deadline for this solicitation is 4:00PM HST on November 1, 2019.
Questions, comments or requests for additional information may be directed to Steve Franco, Housing Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org; via phone at (808) 241-4419; or by mail at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, HI 96766.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities, persons requesting auxiliary aides or materials in a different format and interpreters for non-English speaking citizens will be available upon written request by contacting Steve Franco at (808) 241-4419.
Adam P. Roversi
Notice #: 0001235334-01