Community Housing Resources

In partnership with the City of Alameda Department of Community Development, Housing Authority staff manages several federally and locally funding programs. These include the Home Investment Partnerships program (HOME) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Through these programs AHA offers rental and residential rehabilitation assistance, completes capital improvements in eligible neighborhoods, and also funds community and social service programs. The City also sponsors a program for first time homebuyers that can assist a limited number of eligible households.

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

March 23, 2018

City of Alameda
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 190
Alameda, California 94501
510-747-4349

This Notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Alameda.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about April 9, 2018 the City of Alameda will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as North Alameda Housing Project for the purpose of demolishing three buildings to construct the Mosley Street extension and support the development of the North Alameda Housing Project at Installation Restoration (IR)-25 site located within the former Alameda Naval Air Station and current Alameda Point area in Alameda, California 94501 with funding up to $1,000,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Alameda has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda at 701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, California, 94501 and may be examined or copied weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda at 701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, California, 94501. All comments received by April 8, 2018 will be considered by the City of Alameda prior to submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Alameda certifies to HUD that Debbie Potter, in her capacity as Director of Community Development, 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 acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Alameda’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 it is on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Alameda; (b) the City of Alameda 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 the US Department of Housing & Urban Development at One Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debbie Potter
Director of Community Development

PROVISIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If any person with an interest in participating in the above process is a person with a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 who requires an accommodation to participate or take interest, that person must make a request for accommodation to Tonya Schuler-Cummins at (510) 747-4342 or email ra@alamedahsg.org. Such request shall include a description of the accommodation sought, along with a statement of the impairment that necessitates the accommodation. Any request for accommodation shall be reviewed and a response provided within five business days of receipt of such request. Notice of any accommodation granted will be promptly provided to the requester. The Section 504 coordinator for the AHA is Tonya Schuler-Cummins.  A copy of the AHA’s 504 grievance procedure can be found online at www.alamedahsg.org.

PROVISIONS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING RESIDENTS

The City of Alameda has a network of employees speaking some 45 languages who can act as interpreters for residents seeking information regarding federal programs. If notified five business days in advance, the City will arrange to have an interpreter available. Please contact the City at (510) 747-4349 (Voice), (510) 522-8467 (TDD), or email lfitts@alamedahsg.org.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Federal law prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, and disability.  The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on these same bases, as well as gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, source of income, and genetic information.  The AHA will comply fully with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, and with rules and regulations governing fair housing and equal opportunity in housing and employment.

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