Plans and Reports

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY NOTICE OF A SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE FY 2017 MTW ANNUAL PLAN

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC”) is providing notice of a second amendment to its FY 2017 Moving to Work (“MTW”) Annual Plan (“the Plan”) and revisions to the FY2017 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan (“the Administrative Plan”); and the FY2016 Public Housing Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policies (“the ACOP”). The Plan was previously released for public comment on February 26 and August 31, 2016, submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) on April 15 and October 26th, 2016, approved by HUD on August 10, 2016, and pending approval of the October 26th, 2016 submission to HUD.

The proposed amendments include:

• Revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan
• Revisions to the Public Housing Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policies
• Proposed Plan for the Partial Demolition of O’Donnell Heights
• Proposed Updates to the Somerset Homes Re-development

The FY2017 Annual Plan with all proposed amendments is available for review and inspection by the public at HABC’s Central Office located at 417 E. Fayette Street, Suite 1317, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please call Ms. Joyce Stewart at 410-396-1810 to make arrangements to review the proposed Amended Annual Plan. The deadline to submit all comments is December 2, 2016. Copies of the proposed Amended Annual Plan are also available for review on the HABC website at www.baltimorehousing.org and at the following locations:

• HABC Rental & Assisted Housing Office
1225 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

• The Enoch Pratt Free Public Library
The Maryland Room, Main Branch
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

• The Management Offices at all HABC Public Housing Developments.

A public meeting will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Pleasant View Gardens, 201 N. Aisquith Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments from HABC residents, community leaders, and interested members of the public on the Amended Annual Plan. The location for the public meeting is handicapped-accessible and an American Sign Language interpreter will be present.

The final CFY 2017 Final Annual Action Plan, Final Summary of Activities

The Annual Action Plan serves as the required annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four federal formula grant programs: – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Person With AIDS (HOPWA). Activities contained in this document are in support of the strategies outlined in the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan of July 2015. The Annual Action Plan specifies the activities on which federal resources will be spent during the program year beginning July 1, 2016.

The Annual Action Plan for CFY 2017 was submitted and approved by HUD in September 2016.

The Summary of Activities while not a HUD required document details recipients of funds under the four programs and the services to be provided.

CFY 2018 CDBG application

DHCD will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, November, 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the Board of Estimates Room, City Hall, 100 N. Holiday Street, Baltimore Maryland 21202. The primary purpose for this hearing is to afford citizens an opportunity to discuss community needs and review the City’s past performance with regard to four formula programs - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The public hearing will also afford the public an opportunity to comment on the revised Citizen Participation Plan.

DHCD is at this time also inviting non-profit organizations and City Departments to submit proposals for projects to be funded through the CDBG Program for CFY 2018 beginning on July 1, 2017.

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

A draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) has been released for public review and comment. Written comments on the draft CAPER will be accepted until 4:30 in the afternoon of September 27, 2016. A summary of comments received and responses to comments will be submitted to HUD as part of the final document. Questions and comments concerning the draft CAPER should be directed to Steve Janes at 410-396-4051 or by e-mail at steve.janes@baltimorecity.gov.

Amendments to CDBG Funded Activities in the FY 2010, FY 2013, FY 2014 and FY 2015 Annual Action Plans

FY2015 HUD-Approved Annual Plan

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s (HABC) HUD-Approved FY 2015 Amended Annual Plan can now be viewed by clicking the link below. The Plan was submitted to HUD on April 15, 2014; however, HABC amended the FY 2015 Annual Plan which was subsequently approved by the HABC Board of Commissioners on July 15, 2014, and re-submitted to HUD on April 22, 2015. HUD approved the final and amended plan (a copy of which is accessible by clicking on the link below) on October 27, 2015. Questions regarding the FY 2015 Annual Plan should be directed to Ms. Joyce Stewart at 410-396-1810 or via email to joyce.stewart@habc.org.

5-year Consolidated Plan

The final 5-year Consolidated Plan as submitted to HUD marks a new 5-year plan for the period 2015-2020. The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015/City Fiscal Year (CFY) 2016 Annual Action Plan marks the first year of this five year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the activities to be undertaken during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.

Release of CFY 2015 CAPER

The City of Baltimore will release on October 9, 2015 a draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the federally funded Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The draft CAPER covers City Fiscal Year 2015 activities – July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The report identifies financial resources received through the ESG, HOPWA, HOME, CDBG programs; describes activities funded through these programs and their relationship to community development objectives; and assesses the City’s success in meeting goals contained in the Consolidated Plan that was in force between July 2010 and June 2015. Following the public comment period the CAPER will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about October 30, 2015.

The draft report will be available for review and comment at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 1101 and on the Baltimore Housing website – www.baltimorehousing.org – in the Plans and Reports section found in the top center of the home page. Questions and comments concerning the CAPER should be directed to Steve Janes at 410-396-4051 or by e-mail at steve.janes@baltimorecity.gov.

Written comments on the draft CAPER will be accepted until 4:30 in the afternoon of October 26, 2015. A summary of comments received and responses to comments will be submitted to HUD as part of the final document.

HABC FY 2016 MTW Annual Plan

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) FY 2016 MTW Annual Plan can now be viewed by clicking the link below. A public meeting to hear comments on the Plan was held March 23, 2015. Subsequently, the Plan was approved by the HABC Board of Commissioners on April 14, 2015, and submitted to HUD for approval on April 15, 2015. Changes made to the Plan because of the comments received can be found in Appendix O of the FY 2016 MTW Annual Plan.

The HABC FY 2016 Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan and Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan are also posted here. Please note that all three documents are pending HUD approval. Questions regarding the FY 2016 Annual Plan should be directed to Ms. Joyce Stewart at 410-396-1810 or via email to joyce.stewart@habc.org.

CAPER Covering CFY 2014

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORT
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 a draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), which includes a plan of action for addressing those impediments, will be available for review. The AI, which was funded by Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties, includes a Regional Section, as well as a Local Section for each of the jurisdictions listed above. Baltimore City’s Local AI is available here for download . The Regional AI is available here for download. Copies of all Local AIs and the Regional AI will also be made available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Maryland Room, Baltimore, MD 21201.

The public will have an opportunity to submit written comments until close of business on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Written comments should be submitted via e-mail to AIComments@habc.org or via regular mail to Baltimore Housing, 417 E. Fayette Street, Suite 1316, Baltimore, MD 21202 Attn: Amy Wilkinson.

A Public Hearing to afford the public an opportunity to comment on the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in the Board of Estimates Room (215), City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. For more information, or to request disability related accommodations to participate in the meeting or receive a copy of the report, please contact Sharon Grzanka at 410-638-3373 Voice/TTY at least seven business days before the event.