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2017-198-3303 - CDBG Action PlanRESOLUTION NO. 2017-198-3303 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; APPROVING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE CITY'S ELEVENTH (11"^") PROGRAM YEAR; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Jurisdiction to submit an Annual Action Plan that outlines the activities to be carried out by each grantee using Federal funds, and WHEREAS, the Annual Action Plan details the types of projects that will be carried out, the individuals who will benefit from these projects, and sets the goals for what will be accomplished during the plan year (2017-2018), and WHEREAS, the CDBG Annual Action Plan must correspond with the City's Five (5) Year Consolidated Plan, which covers 2016-2021, and WHEREAS, in accordance with HUD and CDBG regulations. City Staff has prepared a draft of the Annual Action Plan for the City's Eleventh (11*^) Program Year, which started October 1, 2017, and WHEREAS, HUD has allocated the City of Miami Gardens Nine Hundred Ninety- Three Thousand Ninety-Five Dollars ($993,095.00) in CDBG funds, and WHEREAS, City staff proposes to allocate grant funds for the Eleventh (ll^'^) Program Year as follows: CDBG Projects Allocation Housing Rehab $248,274 Infrastructure Improvements $49,654 Public Services (15% Cap)$148,964 Disaster Response $148,964 Program Admin (20% Cap)$198,619 Total Allocation $993,095 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: AUTHORIZATION: The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens hereby approves the Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan for the City's Eleventh Program Year. Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 13, 2017. Jttl OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR Resolution No. 2017-198-3303 Page 2 ATTEST: RONETTA TAYLOf^MMC, iRONETTA TAYLORf MMC, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: CAMERON D. BENSON, CITY MANAGER Moved by: V\ 0/ ^ r\V\pdQITO , ^ Seconded by: (UV(\aAv)0(Men VOTE: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III ^(Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. ^. (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis (Yes) (No) Councilman Rodney Harris ^ (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr (Yes) (No) Resolution No. 2017-198-3303 Page 3 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: December 13, 2017 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: N/A Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Cameron D. Benson, City Manager Department: Community Development Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ELEVENTH (11) PROGRAM YEAR ACTION PLAN, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A”; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background As required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), each Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Jurisdiction must submit an Annual Action Plan that outlines the activities (programs) to be carried out by each grantee using Federal funds. The Annual Action Plan details the types of projects that will be carried out, the individuals who will benefit from these projects, and sets the goals for what will be accomplished during the plan year (2017-2018). The CDBG Annual Action Plan must correspond with the City’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan, which covers 2016-2021. AGENDA K-24 CDBG ACTION PLAN 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Current Situation In accordance with HUD and CDBG regulations, City staff has prepared a draft Annual Action Plan for the City’s Eleventh (11th) Program Year (2017-2018), which started October 1, 2017. The City of Miami Gardens has been allocated $993,095 in CDBG funds. This amount represents a slight increase of $22,024 from the previous year’s allocation. Program Year Allocation 2012-13 $943,925 2013-14 $1,014,829 2014-15 $999,851 2015-16 $1,000,644 2016-17 $971,071 2017-18 $993,095 The attached draft Annual Action Plan provides the details of the proposed activities to be carried out. Two (2) public meetings were held on November 6th, 2017, and the draft Plan was also publicly advertised for thirty (30) days beginning October 29th, 2017, allowing for public comments. Comments received during the 30-day comment period and at the public meetings will be evaluated and incorporated into the Plan when necessary. Hard copies of the draft Plan were made available at City Hall. Additionally, the Plan was posted on the City’s website for download. Information about the public meetings, along with addresses and links to submit comments on the Plan were advertised in the North Dade Neighbors Section of the Miami Herald on Thursday, October 26th and Sunday, October 29th. Finally, a Public Notice was displayed in the lobby of City Hall. For Program Year 11, staff is recommending the following allocations: Fiscal Impact No immediate fiscal impact. This is just the expenditure planning of how the funding provided for CDBG will be allocated. Proposed Action: It is proposed the City Council approves the attached resolution and corresponding Action Plan. Attachments:  11th Program Year Annual Action Plan (2017-2018) [Draft will become approved plan upon approval by Council] CDBG Projects Allocation Housing Rehab $248,274 Infrastructure Improvements $49,654 Public Services (15% Cap) $148,964 Disaster Response $148,964 Program Admin (20% Cap) $198,619 Total Allocation $993,095 City of Miami Gardens 2017 Action Plan DRAFT City of Miami Gardens Department of Community Development 18605 NW 27 Avenue Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 2 Table of Contents Executive Summary ............................................................................................................... 3 AP-05 Executive Summary - 24 CFR 91.200(c), 91.220(b) ..................................................................3 PR-05 Lead & Responsible Agencies – 91.200(b) ..............................................................................7 AP-10 Consultation – 91.100, 91.200(b), 91.215(l) ...........................................................................8 AP-12 Participation – 91.105, 91.200(c) ......................................................................................... 15 Expected Resources ............................................................................................................. 18 AP-15 Expected Resources – 91.220(c)(1,2) ................................................................................... 18 Annual Goals and Objectives ............................................................................................... 20 Projects ........................................................................................................................................ 23 AP-35 Projects – 91.220(d) ............................................................................................................ 23 AP-38 Project Summary ................................................................................................................ 24 AP-50 Geographic Distribution – 91.220(f) .................................................................................... 27 Affordable Housing .............................................................................................................. 28 AP-55 Affordable Housing – 91.220(g) ........................................................................................... 28 AP-60 Public Housing – 91.220(h) .................................................................................................. 29 AP-65 Homeless and Other Special Needs Activities – 91.220(i) ..................................................... 30 AP-75 Barriers to affordable housing – 91.220(j) ........................................................................... 34 AP-85 Other Actions – 91.220(k) ................................................................................................... 36 Program Specific Requirements ........................................................................................... 39 Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 3 Executive Summary AP-05 Executive Summary - 24 CFR 91.200(c), 91.220(b) 1. Introduction Miami Gardens is a distinctive suburban City in Miami-Dade County. Incorporated in 2003, Miami Gardens is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the state of Florida, with a solid working-class and middle-class resident base and a strong sense of community ownership and civic pride. The City has a sufficiently large population to be recognized as an “entitlement community” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), meaning that it automatically receives annual HUD Community Planning & Development (CPD) grant funds according to a population-based formula. Currently, the only CPD program from which Miami Gardens receives funding is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This Annual Action Plan for the 2017 program year meets HUD’s requirements for CPD grantees, identifying goals and objectives for the use of CPD funds based on public input and an analysis of housing and community development needs and resources. 2. Summarize the objectives and outcomes identified in the Plan The City of Miami Gardens has developed its Action Plan based on an analysis of the data presented in this plan and the community participation and stakeholder consultation process. Through these efforts, the City has identified five priority needs and six goals to address those needs. The priority needs include: 1) Improved Public Facilities and Infrastructure, 2) Expanded Public Service Offerings, 3) Increased Affordable Housing Options, 4) Expanded Economic Development Opportunities, and 5) Improved Efforts to End Homelessness. To provide for those needs, the six goals for the five-year planning period, which started in 2016 are as follows: 1. Improve and Expand Public Infrastructure 2. Increase Capacity of Area Service Providers 3. Preserve Existing Housing Stock 4. Provide for New Affordable Housing Opportunities 5. Improve and Expand Economic Development Activity 6. Improve City’s overall Management, Planning and CDBG Administration efforts Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 4 3. Evaluation of past performance The City of Miami Gardens became eligible to receive HUD CPD funds in 2006. Since that time, the City has received roughly $11.35 million in CDBG funds. In 20006, six (6) goals were identified and have been the focus of CDBG-funded projects. The City’s Community Development Department (CDD) was tasked with establishing and implementing programs that would meet these goals. The following is a summary of the past performance from 2006 through 2015: Goal #1: Assist in the development of state-of-the-art recreational facilities and services. Accomplishments over the past ten years include:  Energy-efficient sports lighting, a completely refurbished football field, and a shade structure over the playground area at Brentwood Park  New playground equipment and resurfaced basketball courts at Miami Carol City Park  Renovation of Bunche Park’s 4 basketball courts, including new surfaces and poles with backboards Goal #2: Provide funding to redevelop blighted residential and commercial areas. In just ten years, the City has performed rehabilitation on 248 single-family homes using CDBG as well as other grant funds; more than 750 homeowners and residents have benefited from this assistance. In addition, through the Homeownership Assistance Program, 27 first-time homebuyers were assisted with down payment and closing costs. Although we continue to focus on single-family rehabilitation, the City will conduct a more focused program, concentrating on areas closest to the tipping point. Goal #3: Improve maintenance of storm-water facilities. The Livable Neighborhoods program was created in 2006 with the intent of improving storm water drainage facilities in neighborhoods with a history of flooding problems. Using CDBG and Disaster Recovery funding from the State of Florida, three projects were completed in the Kings Gardens I & II, Bunche Park, and Vista Verde Neighborhoods. Over 5,000 households in these neighborhoods have benefited from the improved storm water drainage, sidewalks and crosswalks, lighting, repaired streets, and landscaping. Goal #4: Create economic development programs that promote business attraction and retention. To meet this goal, the City established the Business Assistance Program (BAP), which provides financial assistance for businesses that need to expand or are looking to get started. The BAP also provides financial assistance for façade improvements. Over the past ten years, a total of 30 businesses (several located in the same shopping plaza) have received assistance including: construction for expansion and to remedy code violations, façade improvements to include signage and painting, and energy efficiency improvements. Goal #5: Create partnerships with community-based organizations to establish programs and services for youth and elderly residents. Funded programs included after-school tutoring, summer and development programs for youth, telephone reassurance and home-delivered meals programs for the Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 5 elderly, homebuyer counseling and foreclosure prevention services, financial fitness for individuals and business, and food pantry services. Goal #6: Produce solutions to reduce vacant and downloaded properties by stabilizing and revitalizing neighborhoods. These measures will stimulate economic recovery and growth and improve the quality of life for the residents. 4. Summary of Citizen Participation Process and consultation process The City of Miami Gardens consulted with community service providers, other jurisdictions, and other entities with a potential interest in or knowledge of that jurisdiction’s housing and non-housing community development issues. The City published newspaper advertisements in the Miami Herald where individuals and organizations were invited to attend several stakeholder meetings and public meetings, and to respond to an online survey. The Annual Action Plan held citizen participation efforts for the initial submission of the Plan, and also after improvements were requested by HUD. Efforts for the initial submission are listed below followed by efforts after the improvements to the plan. Citizen Participation Efforts from June 2017 to July 2017: Invitations were emailed to over 100 housing, economic and community development stakeholders in and around the City. The 30-day public comment period for the draft Annual Action Plan open from June 12 to July 12, 2017, and was advertised in the Miami Herald on June 4, 2017. Residents also had additional opportunities to provide comments on the proposed plan at the two public meetings held on June 19, 2017 at the Miami Gardens City Hall at 10am and 5pm. A public meeting was also held on July 12, 2017 for the approval of the 2017 Action Plan by City Council. No comments were received during the public comment period for the drafts. Citizen Participation Efforts from October 2017 to November 2017: As part of the Action Plan improvements requested by HUD, the City also made the Action Plan available for a thirty-day public comment period beginning on Sunday, October 29 to November 29, 2017. Furthermore, the city hosted two additional public meetings on Monday, November 6th both at City Hall, the first meeting was held at 10am the second at 5pm. The second public comment period and the November public meetings were advertised in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald on Sunday, October 29. 5. Summary of public comments Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 6 An initial public comment period for the draft Annual Action Plan was advertised in the Miami Herald on June 26th. A public hearing was held on July 12, 2017 for the approval of the 2017 Action Plan by City Council. No comments were received. The Annual Action Plan underwent improvements to explain how funds were to be utilized, and an additional comment period was held from October 29, 2017 to November 29, 2017. Further notice was given for two public meetings held on November 6, 2017 at 10am and 5pm. The plan was advertised in the Miami Herald on October 29, 2017. No comments were received. 6. Summary of comments or views not accepted and the reasons for not accepting them No comments were received. 7. Summary The following 2017 Annual Action Plan is the second year of the City’s 2016-2010 Consolidation Plan. Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 7 PR-05 Lead & Responsible Agencies – 91.200(b) 1. Agency/entity responsible for preparing/administering the Consolidated Plan Describe the agency/entity responsible for preparing the Consolidated Plan and those responsible for administration of each grant program and funding source. Agency Role Name Department/Agency CDBG Administrator MIAMI GARDENS Department of Community Development Table 1 – Responsible Agencies The City of Miami Gardens Community Development Department is the responsible entity for carrying out the day-to-day administration of the housing and community development programs. The staff works with City Departments, local nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and contractors to carry out the goals of the Action Plan. Public Contact Information Gwendolyn McDuffie Community Development Program Manager City of Miami Gardens 18605 NW 27 Avenue Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 8 AP-10 Consultation – 91.100, 91.200(b), 91.215(l) 1. Introduction To comply with the Action Plan development process, federal regulations (24 CFR 91.200(b), 91.215(i)), the City of Miami Gardens consulted with community service providers, other jurisdictions, and other entities with a potential interest in or knowledge of the jurisdiction’s housing and non-housing community development issues. The City reached out through its website, Facebook and e-mails; held stakeholder meetings and citizen participation meetings; conducted online surveys in English and Spanish; distributed paper flyers; and placed a newspaper advertisement in the Miami Herald. Individuals and organizations were invited to attend the stakeholder meetings and public meetings, and to respond to an online survey. This provided every stakeholder, interested party and resident with the opportunity to provide feedback. The online survey also provided an opportunity for those not in attendance to make suggestions and recommendations on the Action Plan. Provide a concise summary of the jurisdiction’s activities to enhance coordination between public and assisted housing providers and private and governmental health, mental health and service agencies (91.215(l)) In the development of this Plan, the City of Miami Gardens consulted with public and assisted housing providers, as well as private and governmental health, mental health and social service agencies. The first step in the consultation process was the identification of stakeholders and citizens that would participate in the citizen participation/consultation process. Once the agencies and organizations were identified, they received invitations to stakeholder meetings and citizen participation meetings, and were asked to complete the online survey. In addition to these direct invitations, a notice was placed in the Miami Herald and on the City's website. The meetings were also published on the City’s Event Calendar, the Mayor and City Commission were notified, departments within the City were notified, and informational flyers requesting responses to the online survey were distributed at City Hall. By using these methods to seek public comment and participation, the City was able to reach out to:  Public and private agencies that provide health services and social and fair housing services;  State and local health and child welfare agencies in regard to the portion of its plan concerning lead-based paint hazards;  Adjacent local governments and local government agencies with metropolitan-wide planning responsibilities;  Public and private agencies that address the needs of persons with HIV/AIDS and their families;  The County public housing agency concerning public housing needs, planned programs, and activities; and  Local businesses and industry to determine the needs of these organizations in better planning the funds for economic development activities. Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 9 Describe coordination with the Continuum of Care and efforts to address the needs of homeless persons (particularly chronically homeless individuals and families, families with children, veterans, and unaccompanied youth) and persons at risk of homelessness. In July 1993, Miami-Dade County’s governing body, the Board of County Commissioners (the BCC), adopted a Continuum of Care plan entitled the "Miami-Dade County Community Homeless Plan" (the Plan). Concurrent with the adoption of the Plan, the BCC approved the levying of a one cent food and beverage tax to provide a unique, local dedicated source of funding for homeless programs, and approved the creation of the 27-member Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust (the Trust) to administer the proceeds of this tax and implement the Plan. The Trust is the overall coordinating body for the continuum of care. Additional partners in the implementation of the Plan include the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency, which administers public housing and community development in the county, the local homeless provider consortia, and the Trust’s private-sector partner, with its own diverse 65-member board. Services and housing are accessed through a coordinated, county-wide outreach process and connected through a homeless management information system (HMIS). Within the Miami Gardens city limits, the only facility serving homeless populations is Del Prado Gardens, a permanent supportive housing development owned by Carrfour Supportive Housing, a Miami-based nonprofit developer. However, Miami Gardens is in the service area of several nearby homeless service and mainstream service providers, including Citrus Health Network and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Both of these organizations follow the Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Outreach, Assessment and Placement (COAP) policy. Under the COAP policy, outreach workers administer a VI- SPDAT to assess vulnerability. VI-SPDAT stands for Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool, which is a survey administers to individuals and families to determine the risk and prioritization when providing assistance to persons/families whom are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Individuals and families with high vulnerability scores are referred to the permanent supportive housing waiting list, while those with intermediate scores are referred for rapid re- housing. Veterans Affairs outreach workers refer clients to HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Support Services for Veteran Families, or Grant and Per Diem programs as appropriate. A main access point for the COAP system is a centralized Homeless Helpline for persons to call to request assistance. Persons in the City of Miami Gardens in need of prevention or rapid-rehousing are directed to their closest location in Hialeah to apply for assistance. Describe consultation with the Continuum(s) of Care that serves the jurisdiction's area in determining how to allocate ESG funds, develop performance standards for and evaluate outcomes of projects and activities assisted by ESG funds, and develop funding, policies and procedures for the operation and administration of HMIS Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 10 Miami Gardens does not receive ESG funds, but City staff attend Continuum of Care subcommittee meetings held by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. The Homeless Trust has developed performance standards for coordinated intake and assessment, adopting housing first core concepts, implementing housing first standards, and establishing core components for rapid rehousing and procedures for HMIS administration. In 2009, the City of Miami Gardens joined Miami, North Miami, and Miami-Dade County in contributing Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds for the creation of the Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND), to be operated by Citrus Health Network. HPRP was a time-limited HUD funding program designed as a response to the Recession, and is no longer available. 2. Describe Agencies, groups, organizations and others who participated in the process and describe the jurisdiction’s consultations with housing, social service agencies and other entities Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 11 Table 2 – Agencies, groups, organizations who participated 1 Agency/Group/Organization Citrus Health Network INC Agency/Group/Organization Type Housing Services-Children Services-Elderly Persons Services-Persons with Disabilities Services-Persons with HIV/AIDS Services-Victims of Domestic Violence Services-homeless Services-Health Services - Victims What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Homeless Needs - Chronically homeless Homeless Needs - Families with children Homelessness Needs - Veterans Homelessness Needs - Unaccompanied youth Homelessness Strategy Non-Homeless Special Needs Briefly describe how the Agency/Group/Organization was consulted. What are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination? This organization was consulted through stakeholder meetings held during the citizen participation process and online surveys. The City of Miami Gardens maintains open lines of communication with this organization and the input was taken into consideration when addressing program needs. Citrus Health Network (CHN) is the lead agency in the Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Program, a multi-agency partnership with Miami-Dade County and local municipalities making an effort to prevent homelessness by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible low income individuals and families who are currently homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The City of Miami Gardens had previously funded Citrus Health Network in 2009 with HUD Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds to help create the HAND Program. The City funded CHN ($544,907) for three years from 2009 to 2012 at which time HPRP funding ended. Over the three years, CHN assisted 115 households for a total of 379 individuals avoid homelessness. The current recommended allocation of funding is from the SHIP Program for the Rental Assistance Program Strategy. The allocated amount will assist a minimum of 9 households. Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 12 2 Agency/Group/Organization Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Agency/Group/Organization Type Services - Housing Services-Children Services-Elderly Persons Services-Persons with Disabilities Services-Persons with HIV/AIDS Services-Victims of Domestic Violence Services-homeless Services-Health Services-Education Services-Employment Service-Fair Housing Services - Victims What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Homeless Needs - Chronically homeless Homeless Needs - Families with children Homelessness Needs - Veterans Homelessness Needs - Unaccompanied youth Homelessness Strategy Non-Homeless Special Needs Briefly describe how the Agency/Group/Organization was consulted. What are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination? The City of Miami Gardens maintains open lines of communication with this organization and the input was taken into consideration when addressing program needs. The Trust has established the COAP to provide coordinated single entry referral and placement into permanent housing programs, including Rapid Re-Housing assistance. Referral to housing programs assisted by, or through partnerships with, the Homeless Trust is coordinated by the Homeless Trust Housing Coordinator. All persons entering the shelters, transitional housing and those engaged on the streets are assessed utilizing the VI-SPDAT assessment tool and referral is based on chronicity and medical vulnerability assessment scores and the housing assistance needed. On May 9, 2016, The Trust released a Request for Applications (RFA) to solicit proposals for various federal, state and local grant programs dedicated to helping the homeless or persons at-risk of becoming homeless. The solicitation included $784,864 in State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program funds for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re- housing activities through collaborations with Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, the cities of Hialeah and Miami Gardens, plus a $300,000 Food & Beverage Tax match and $250,000 of State Emergency Solutions Grant funds. In March 2017, the City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Trust to provide these much needed services to the City of Miami Gardens. Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 13 3 Agency/Group/Organization Miami Job Corps Agency/Group/Organization Type Services-Education Services-Employment What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Economic Development Briefly describe how the Agency/Group/Organization was consulted. What are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination? This organization was consulted through stakeholder meetings held during the citizen participation process and online surveys. The City of Miami Gardens maintains open lines of communication with this organization and the input was taken into consideration when addressing program needs. 4 Agency/Group/Organization Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Agency/Group/Organization Type PHA What section of the Plan was addressed by Consultation? Public Housing Needs Briefly describe how the Agency/Group/Organization was consulted. What are the anticipated outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination? This organization was consulted through meetings, phone calls, and e- mails to obtain direct information and input in the specific areas of the Action Plan where their expertise and input was required. The consultation provided information needed in the development of the plan. Identify any Agency Types not consulted and provide rationale for not consulting There were no agency types not consulted during this process. Annual Action Plan 2017 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 14 Other local/regional/state/federal planning efforts considered when preparing the Plan Name of Plan Lead Organization How do the goals of your Strategic Plan overlap with the goals of each plan? Continuum of Care Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust The Plan is consistent with the goals and strategic plan of the Continuum of Care and the plan to end homelessness. Local Housing Assistance Plan Florida Housing Finance Corporation The Plan is consistent with the Local Housing Assistance Plan, which is based on the criteria established by FHFC to serve low and moderate- income households by providing housing assistance and homeownership opportunities. City of Miami Gardens Comprehensive Plan City of Miami Gardens All planning efforts are consistent with the overall goals of the City of Miami Gardens Comprehensive plan. Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice City of Miami Gardens The AI was used to address sections of the Action Plan related to fair housing issues within the City of Miami Gardens. Table 3 – Other local / regional / federal planning efforts The City of Miami Gardens works with Miami-Dade County in the implementation and coordination of its programs. The County has an array of housing, community development and public service programs that help to enhance the current services and programs available through the City. The City is committed to additional cooperation with neighboring communities and Countywide housing and community development efforts and will participate in local and regional meetings and forums and will regularly review the availability of information published on the County’s website. In the process of developing this plan, the City consulted with Citrus Health Network, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, Miami Job Corps, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development and low-income individuals. The State of Florida provides a number of programs and services that help to enhance current services and programs provided by the City that are made available to assist residents. Through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, the Florida Housing Coalition, and the Department of Economic Opportunity, residents and non-profit organizations can receive training and technical assistance and learn about programs and services available to residents. This is used as a tool to leverage funding for programs, increase participation, and learn about services available to local organizations, service providers and residents. Annual Action Plan 2017 15 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-12 Participation – 91.105, 91.200(c) 1. Summary of citizen participation process/Efforts made to broaden citizen participation Summarize citizen participation process and how it impacted goal-setting The City’s citizen participation plan adheres to HUD’s requirements set within the City’s Citizen Participation Plan. This plan includes soliciting participation from all City residents, including minorities, non-English speakers, and low- and moderate-income persons, particularly those living in slum or blighted areas, as well as those with any disability. Citizen views were obtained through public hearings that addressed housing and community development, development of proposed activities and review of program performance. The City held two public meetings which were advertised in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald Neighbors Section on June 4, 2017. Meeting notices were also advertised on the City’s website and its Calendar of Events. In addition, meeting invitations were sent to the City’s Public Service and Citizen contact list. Two workshops were held to provide technical assistance to community based organizations interested in applying for funding for public service activities. Workshops were held on March 9 and March 23, 2017. The purpose of these workshops was to provide community based agencies with an overview of the CDBG program and eligible public service activities. A pre-proposal meeting was also held on March 23, 2017 to give agencies an opportunity to ask specific questions about the Public Services program and the Request for Proposal. Citizen Participation Efforts for the Annual Action Plan The Annual Action Plan held citizen participation efforts for the first submission of the Plan, and also after improvements were requested by HUD. Efforts for the first submission are listed below followed by efforts after the improvements to the plan. Citizen Participation Efforts from June 2017 to July 2017: Invitations were emailed to over 100 housing, economic and community development stakeholders in and around the City. The 30-day public comment period for the draft Annual Action Plan open from June 12 to July 12, 2017, and was advertised in the Miami Herald on June 4, 2017. Residents also had additional opportunities to provide comments on the proposed plan at the two public meetings held on June 19, 2017 at the Miami Gardens City Hall at 10am and 5pm. A public meeting was also held on July 12, 2017 for the approval of the 2017 Action Plan by City Council. No comments were received during the public comment period for the drafts. Citizen Participation Efforts from October 2017 to November 2017: As part of the Action Plan improvements requested by HUD, the City also made the Action Plan available for a thirty-day public comment period beginning on Sunday, October 29 to November 29, 2017. Annual Action Plan 2017 16 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Furthermore, the city hosted two additional public meetings on Monday, November 6th both at City Hall, the first meeting was held at 10am the second at 5pm. The second public comment period and the November public meetings were advertised in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald on Sunday, October 29. Annual Action Plan 2017 17 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Citizen Participation Outreach Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of response/attendance Summary of comments received Summary of comments not accepted and reasons URL 1 Public Meeting Non- targeted/broad community One (of two) public meetings targeted to City residents was held on June 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Miami Gardens City Hall. Invitations were emailed to over 100 housing, economic and community development stakeholders in and around the City. All comments accepted. All comments accepted. 2 Public Meeting Non- targeted/broad community One (of two) public meetings targeted to City residents was held on June 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the Miami Gardens City Hall. Invitations were emailed to over 100 housing, economic and community development stakeholders in and around the City. All comments accepted. All comments accepted. 3 30-day Public Comment Period Non- targeted/broad community Residents had an opportunity to provide comments on the proposed plan by submitting oral or written comments during the 30-day comment period (June 12- July 12, 2017). No comments were received. No comments were received. 4 Public Hearing Non- targeted/broad community A public meeting is scheduled for December 13th, 2017 for the approval of the 2017 Action Plan by City Council. No comments were received to date. No comments were received to date. 5 Public Meeting Non- targeted/broad community Two public meetings were hosted by staff at the Miami Gardens City Hall on Monday November 6th, 2017. The first meeting was at 10am and the second meeting was at 5pm. No comments were received. No comments were received. 6 30-day Public Comment Period Non- targeted/broad community Residents will have an opportunity to provide comments on the proposed plan by submitting oral or written comments during the 30-day comment period (Oct 29- Nov 29). No comments were received. No comments were received. Table 4 – Citizen Participation Outreach Annual Action Plan 2017 18 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Expected Resources AP-15 Expected Resources – 91.220(c)(1,2) Introduction The City of Miami Gardens CDBG allocation from HUD, for program year 2017 will be $993,095. The City also estimates it will receive $11,000 in program income each year which will be reinvested in the housing rehabilitation program. In addition to the CDBG funding provided by HUD, the City also anticipates an annual allocation of approximately $439,663 and an estimated $4,500 program income from the State of Florida via the SHIP program. The City is also expected to receive an award of $194,000 from the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management's Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program to perform disaster mitigating retrofits to elderly owned single family homes. Anticipated Resources Program Source of Funds Uses of Funds Expected Amount Available Year 1 Expected Amount Available Remainder of ConPlan $ Narrative Description Annual Allocation: $ Program Income: $ Prior Year Resources: $ Total: $ CDBG public - federal Acquisition Admin and Planning Economic Development Housing Public Improvements Public Services 993,095 11,000 0 1,004,095 2,946,213 Other public - state Admin and Planning Housing 444,133 0 0 444,133 1,332,399 Based on 2016 allocation of $439,663 and $4,500 in program income Other Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program public - state Admin and Planning Housing 194,000 194,000 Based on award issued by the state, this is not an automatically recurring grant. The City will have to competitively apply each year. Table 5 - Expected Resources – Priority Table Annual Action Plan 2017 19 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Explain how federal funds will leverage those additional resources (private, state and local funds), including a description of how matching requirements will be satisfied Funds provided for public service activities will be matched by the agencies receiving funding from other sources including public and private sources as well as foundations and fundraising. SHIP funds will be leveraged with contributions from private sector lending institutions. If appropriate, describe publically owned land or property located within the jurisdiction that may be used to address the needs identified in the plan The City owns single family homes that are part of the NSP program, which will be reconstructed and sold to first time buyers. The property addresses are:  3801 NW 208 Street  3840 NW 210 Terrace  3501 NW 213 Terrace  18515 NW 23 Avenue  2320 NW 162 Street Road The City is also pursuing administrative foreclosure on several homes that were unsafe and demolished as part of the NSP. While not currently owned, they may be acquired during this Action Plan period:  4021 NW 189 Terrace  3111 NW 210 Terrace  3121 NW 154 Terrace Annual Action Plan 2017 20 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Annual Goals and Objectives AP-20 Annual Goals and Objectives Goals Summary Information Sort Order Goal Name Start Year End Year Category Geographic Area Needs Addressed Funding Goal Outcome Indicator 1 Improve & Expand Public Infrastructure 2016 2020 Non-Housing Community Development LMI Area Improved Public Facilities & Infrastructure CDBG: $124,136 Public Facility or Infrastructure Activities other than Low/Moderate Income Housing Benefit: 1000 Persons Assisted 2 Increase Capacity of Area Service Providers 2016 2020 Non-Housing Community Development Citywide Expanded Public Service Offerings CDBG: $18,964 Public service activities other than Low/Moderate Income Housing Benefit: 600 Persons Assisted 3 Preserve Existing Housing Stock 2016 2020 Affordable Housing Citywide Increased Affordable Housing Options CDBG: $161,378 Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program: $174,600 SHIP: $330,967 Homeowner Housing Rehabilitated: 35 Household Housing Unit 4 Provide for New Affordable Housing Opportunities. 2016 2020 Affordable Housing Citywide Increased Affordable Housing Options SHIP: $161,378 Homeowner Housing Added: 1 Household Housing Unit Tenant-based rental assistance / Rapid Rehousing: 9 Households Assisted 5 Improve & Expand Economic Development Activity 2016 2020 Non-Housing Community Development Citywide Expand Economic Development Opportunities CDBG: $198,620 Jobs created/retained: 4 Jobs Businesses assisted: 2 Businesses Assisted Annual Action Plan 2017 21 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Sort Order Goal Name Start Year End Year Category Geographic Area Needs Addressed Funding Goal Outcome Indicator 6. Improve City’s overall Management, Planning and CDBG Administration efforts 2016 2020 Non-housing Community Development Citywide All $198,619 N/A Table 6 – Goals Summary Goal Descriptions 1 Goal Name Improve & Expand Public Infrastructure Goal Description Improvements and expansion of the public infrastructure in Miami Gardens. 2 Goal Name Increase Capacity of Area Service Providers Goal Description Increase the capacity of area service providers. 3 Goal Name Preserve Existing Housing Stock Goal Description Preservation of existing housing stock through a variety of housing rehabilitation programs including owner occupied housing. 4 Goal Name Provide for New Affordable Housing Opportunities. Goal Description Provide for new affordable housing opportunities through the construction of new housing units for ownership. Additionally, The City shall provide for programs to increase homeownership opportunities including first time homebuyer counseling, financial literacy training, and down payment assistance programs. Annual Action Plan 2017 22 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) 5 Goal Name Improve & Expand Economic Development Activity Goal Description The City is exploring potential opportunities to fund economic development activities to benefit the residents of Miami Gardens. 6. Goal Name Improve City’s overall Management, Planning and CDBG Administration efforts Goal Description The City is always looking for ways to improve its program operations and overall management efforts. Estimate the number of extremely low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families to whom the jurisdiction will provide affordable housing as defined by HOME 91.215(b) Estimated number of extremely low-income, low-income and moderate-income families to be assisted in the City in the 2017 program year will be: 10 - Extremely Low-income 15 - Low-income 30 - Moderate-income Annual Action Plan 2017 23 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Projects AP-35 Projects – 91.220(d) Introduction Table 7 - Project Information Describe the reasons for allocation priorities and any obstacles to addressing underserved needs Priorities were determined based on stakeholder and community input, as well as the short- and long- term needs of the community. The primary obstacle to meeting underserved needs is funding. The lack of available funds that has been discussed elsewhere in this plan severely limits the levels of accomplishment that are possible and in many cases forces difficult choices between worthy needs, leaving some unmet. A prime example is the cost of housing in South Florida. The ability of the City of Miami Gardens to ensure the availability of affordable housing for all residents, and the amenities necessary to support their desired lifestyle, is severely limited by housing costs. In Economic Development, activities are often measured in terms of job creation. Meeting all of the employment needs in any community can be compromised by factors and trends in the global, national, and regional economies that are beyond the control of a local jurisdiction. Taxation policies, labor standards, and regulatory programs of the state and federal government can all also pose obstacles to a City meeting its job creation goals. Finally, many public service activities have been particularly hard hit by the recent cuts in government funding, and the City’s budget is no exception. If reductions in funding continue, it will force the City to make hard decisions on which priority area to fund to the detriment of others. # Project Name 1 2017: CDBG Administration 2 2017: CDBG Economic Development Activities 3 2017: CDBG Public Services 4 2017: Housing Programs 5 2017: CDBG Public Infrastructure Annual Action Plan 2017 24 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-38 Project Summary 1 Project Name 2017: CDBG Administration Target Area Citywide - Other Goals Supported Improve & Expand Public Infrastructure Increase Capacity of Area Service Providers Preserve Existing Housing Stock Provide for New Affordable Housing Opportunities Improve & Expand Economic Development Activity Needs Addressed Improved Public Facilities & Infrastructure Expanded Public Service Offerings Increased Affordable Housing Options Expand Economic Development Opportunities Improve Efforts to End Homelessness Funding CDBG : $198,619 Description The City of Miami Gardens will utilize 20% of the annual allocation, as allowed by HUD regulations, for the administration of the CDBG program throughout the City. This may include disaster recovery planning and preparedness efforts. Target Date 09/30/2018 Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities N/A Location Description Citywide administration of the CDBG program. Planned Activities CDBG Administration including staff salaries and program related expenses - $198,619 2 Project Name 2017: CDBG Economic Development Activities Target Area Citywide - Other Goals Supported Improve & Expand Economic Development Activity Needs Addressed Expand Economic Development Opportunities Funding CDBG : $198,620 Description The City will utilize $198,620 of the CDBG allocation for economic development activities throughout the City. Target Date 09/30/2018 Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Two businesses will benefit from these activities LMI families will benefit from the economic development from these businesses. Location Description Citywide Annual Action Plan 2017 25 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Planned Activities Façade Improvements CDBG economic developments 3 Project Name 2017: CDBG Public Services Target Area Citywide Goals Supported Increase Capacity of Area Service Providers Needs Addressed Expanded Public Service Offerings Funding CDBG : $148,964 Description The City will utilize 15% of the annual allocation, as allowable by HUD regulations, to provide funding for much needed public services benefiting low to moderate income residents of Miami Gardens. No more than $148,964 shall be utilized for public services. Target Date 09/30/2018 Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities An estimated 600 low to moderate income individuals will benefit from the variety of public service offerings in 2017. Location Description Citywide Planned Activities Public Services Public Services include: food pantry, after school tutoring, services for child abuse victims, others as yet unidentified 4 Project Name 2017: Housing Programs Target Area Citywide Goals Supported Preserve Existing Housing Stock Provide for New Affordable Housing Opportunities Needs Addressed Increased Affordable Housing Options Funding CDBG : $322,756 Description Each year the City of Miami Gardens sets aside a portion of the CDBG allocation to assist local homeowners with much needed repairs. This program year, the City will allocate $322,756 to housing related activities supporting low to moderate income residents. In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, the City may elect to utilize CDBG funds to prioritize assistance households that have been displaced or otherwise impacted by the disaster. Target Date 09/30/2018 Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities An estimated 35 low to moderate income households will benefit from a variety of housing programs including rehabilitation and homeownership assistance in 2017. Annual Action Plan 2017 26 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Location Description Citywide Planned Activities Housing Rehabilitation Homeownership Assistance 5 Project Name 2017: CDBG Public Infrastructure Target Area LMI Area Goals Supported Improve & Expand Public Infrastructure Needs Addressed Improved Public Facilities & Infrastructure Funding CDBG : $124,136 Description The City will utilize $124,136 to improve and expand existing public infrastructure within low to moderate income neighborhoods. In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, the City may elect to utilize CDBG funds and to prioritize funding allocations to repair impacted public facilities and infrastructure. Target Date 09/30/2018 Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 1,000 low to moderate income households will benefit from these activities Location Description Citywide Planned Activities Storm water drainage improvements Annual Action Plan 2017 27 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-50 Geographic Distribution – 91.220(f) Description of the geographic areas of the entitlement (including areas of low-income and minority concentration) where assistance will be directed The City of Miami Gardens has identified several neighborhoods that have more than 50% of their residents within the low-to-moderate income range category, as defined by HUD. Generally, the City does not direct its assistance based primarily on geographic location. The CDBG program allows resources to be allocated based on income characteristics of the beneficiaries. Therefore, funding for the public service activities and housing programs will be allocated citywide based on documented income or presumed benefit. CDBG funded public infrastructure projects and economic development activities will be prioritized in the City’s low- and moderate-income census tracts. Geographic Distribution Target Area Percentage of Funds Citywide 100 Table 8 - Geographic Distribution Rationale for the priorities for allocating investments geographically Since the primary national objective of the CDBG program is to benefit low- and moderate-income residents, the City of Miami Garden’s CDBG program funds will be utilized to develop programs and activities that will provide assistance to this target population, and benefit the City as a whole in improving the quality of life for the residents. Annual Action Plan 2017 28 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Affordable Housing AP-55 Affordable Housing – 91.220(g) Introduction Based on the project funding for the 2017 program year, the City of Miami Gardens will provide for affordable housing for thirty-six (36) low- to moderate-income households utilizing CDBG, SHIP and HLMP funding. Thirty-five (35) owner occupied homes will be rehabilitated and one (1) first-time homebuyer will receive assistance with the purchase of their home. One Year Goals for the Number of Households to be Supported Homeless 9 Non-Homeless 36 Special-Needs 0 Total 45 Table 9 - One Year Goals for Affordable Housing by Support Requirement One Year Goals for the Number of Households Supported Through Rental Assistance 9 The Production of New Units 0 Rehab of Existing Units 35 Acquisition of Existing Units 1 Total 45 Table 10 - One Year Goals for Affordable Housing by Support Type Discussion Through the SHIP program, the City anticipates providing funding support for nine (9) individuals or families experiencing homelessness. The City will also use SHIP funds for the rehabilitation of ten (10) existing housing units and to provide down-payment/closing cost assistance to one (1) households to acquire an existing unit. Also, utilizing HLMP funding, the City will provide rehabilitation of up to seven (7) existing elderly owned housing units. Annual Action Plan 2017 29 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-60 Public Housing – 91.220(h) Introduction The City of Miami Gardens is part of the service area for the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) department. As the sixth largest housing agency in the nation, PHCD administers nearly 10,000 public housing units and about 16,000 Housing Choice Vouchers. PHCD's waitlists for public housing, moderate rehabilitation developments, and Housing Choice Vouchers are currently closed. The agency's 2014 Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation waitlists include 28,362 and 17,916 applicants, respectively. The Housing Choice Voucher waitlist was created in 2008 and includes over 72,000 households. Actions planned during the next year to address the needs to public housing PHCD undertakes numerous efforts to improve the living environment for its public housing residents. In addition to ongoing maintenance and improvement of properties, PHCD encourages tenants to form Resident Councils; works with residents, law enforcement, and social service providers to reduce crime in public housing; and helps residents connect with jobs and social services. The Agency also allows up to 200 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program participants to participate in the Section 8 Tenant-Based Homeownership Program, and is applying for a Resident Opportunities and Self- Sufficiency (ROSS) grant. Actions to encourage public housing residents to become more involved in management and participate in homeownership The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department (PHCD) encourages public housing residents to become more involved in the management of the housing developments and to participate in homeownership through its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. PHCD has also implemented a Section 8 homeownership program to provide Section 8 participants the opportunity to purchase a home. The housing agency also offers a variety of homeownership programs to low- and moderate-income families through its Development and Loan Administration Division. Homeownership programs include: Surtax, State Housing Initiative Partnership, HOME, and infill programs. If the PHA is designated as troubled, describe the manner in which financial assistance will be provided or other assistance N/A Annual Action Plan 2017 30 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-65 Homeless and Other Special Needs Activities – 91.220(i) Introduction At this time, the City of Miami Gardens is not an ESG recipient. However, the City will continue to support the efforts of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and local service providers, including Citrus Health Network. The City has recently partnered with the Homeless Trust to use $45,000 of SHIP funds as a match for their application to the State for ESG funds. The application also includes matching funds of $300,000 from PHCD, $300,000 from the Trust, and $100,000 from the City of Hialeah. If the Homeless Trust is selected for funding, activities will include rapid re-housing for homeless individuals and families, and homeless prevention for families/individuals at risk of becoming homeless. Describe the jurisdictions one-year goals and actions for reducing and ending homelessness including Reaching out to homeless persons (especially unsheltered persons) and assessing their individual needs The City will work with the Homeless Trust to implement its specialized behavioral health outreach team known as "Lazarus". The Lazarus initiative targets homeless individuals with severe mental illness, many of whom are frequent users of crisis services such as jails and hospitals. Addressing the emergency shelter and transitional housing needs of homeless persons The City will continue to support the Homeless Trust's efforts to refer people who become homeless in Miami Gardens to the nearest appropriate shelter, or to provide motel vouchers if possible. Emergency Housing:  Increase coordination with One Stop Centers, State and Federal agencies and other social services systems to maximize available resources;  Assess the impact of the hard-core, chronic homeless with high service needs and access to the emergency housing system to determine what additional resources may be required;  Enhance the role of emergency housing in the “housing first approach” model to address homelessness by moving families and individuals directly into permanent housing;  Increase the inventory of emergency housing serving the chronic homeless population Phase Two - Primary Care (Transitional) housing. Transitional Housing:  Shift of Food and Beverage funding from transitional non-treatment housing to permanent housing, via a Housing 1st, housing placement program; Annual Action Plan 2017 31 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)  Identify additional resources to maintain and/or expand the inventory of beds to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment;  Identify a funding source for capital and supportive services match funds;  Coordinate homeless funding by other local social service funders. Helping homeless persons (especially chronically homeless individuals and families, families with children, veterans and their families, and unaccompanied youth) make the transition to permanent housing and independent living, including shortening the period of time that individuals and families experience homelessness, facilitating access for homeless individuals and families to affordable housing units, and preventing individuals and families who were recently homeless from becoming homeless again The Community Development department will continue its efforts to facilitate a partnership with Carrfour Supportive Housing and the North Dade Youth and Family Coalition. The following describes the action steps which the Trust will implement in order to eliminate chronic homelessness. Phase One - Temporary (Emergency) Care:  Increase coordination with One Stop Centers, State and Federal agencies and other social services systems to maximize available resources;  Assess the impact of the hard-core, chronic homeless with high service needs and access to the emergency housing system to determine what additional resources may be required.  Enhance the role of emergency housing in the “housing first approach” model to address homelessness by moving families and individuals directly into permanent housing;  Increase the inventory of emergency housing serving the chronic homeless population Phase Two - Primary Care (Transitional) Housing:  Shift of Food and Beverage funding from transitional non-treatment housing to permanent housing, via a Housing 1st, housing placement program;  Identify additional resources to maintain and/or expand the inventory of beds to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment;  Identify a funding source for capital and supportive services match funds;  Coordinate homeless funding by other local social service funders; Phase Three - Advanced Care (permanent supportive) Housing Units:  Creation of 100-200 units of permanent supportive housing per year, for 10 years;  Via a new Case Rate, pay for performance model, those people identified by homeless outreach Annual Action Plan 2017 32 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) and the courts, who are experiencing chronic homelessness, high utilizers of jails, emergency rooms, and crisis services and are typically service resistant, are being placed in a variety of permanent housing models;  Remove barriers to the funding of permanent housing: draft local and state legislative proposals that set-aside and/or prioritize housing for formerly homeless persons and participate actively in rule-making processes;  Identify a funding source for capital match funds;  Explore the use of permanent housing in the “housing first approach” in ending homelessness. Annual Action Plan 2017 33 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Helping low-income individuals and families avoid becoming homeless, especially extremely low-income individuals and families and those who are: being discharged from publicly funded institutions and systems of care (such as health care facilities, mental health facilities, foster care and other youth facilities, and corrections programs and institutions); or, receiving assistance from public or private agencies that address housing, health, social services, employment, education, or youth needs. In 2007, Miami-Dade County underwent a process to implement a cohesive community-wide discharge coordination policy. As a result of that process, the County developed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing discharge policies for all agencies that provide services to homeless persons or those at risk of homelessness. The interagency Agreement includes the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, State and County Correction agencies, the 11th Circuit Court, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Public Health Trust, community mental health facilities, Our Kids, Inc., and the Florida Department of Children and Families. The City has entered into an agreement with Citrus Health Network (CHN) as the lead agency in the Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Program, a multi-agency partnership with Miami-Dade County and local municipalities making an effort to prevent homelessness by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible low-income individuals and families who are currently homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The City of Miami Gardens had previously funded Citrus Health Network in 2009 with HUD Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds to help create the HAND Program. The City funded CHN ($544,907) for three years from 2009 to 2012 at which time HPRP funding ended. Over the three years, CHN assisted 115 households for a total of 379 individuals avoid homelessness. The current agreement allocates funding from the SHIP Program for the Rental Assistance Program Strategy to help residents avoid homelessness or to be rapidly re-housed from homelessness. The allocated amount will assist a minimum of 9 households. Annual Action Plan 2017 34 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-75 Barriers to affordable housing – 91.220(j) Introduction: For the 5-year period from 2005 to 2010, the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes the City of Miami Gardens, experienced a significant decrease in housing prices (-46%). Since 2012, however, there has been an increase in housing prices in this MSA of approximately 30%, bringing prices close to their 2008 levels. The City of Miami Gardens is an urban community that is 93% built out with a forecasted 9% increase in population growth by 2015. The nationwide sub-prime mortgage and foreclosure crisis and subsequent economic downturn put downward pressure on home prices in the City. Furthermore, the economic crisis throughout the country created an increase in job losses and foreclosures thereby creating a decrease in persons who are “mortgage ready.” While this trend has stabilized somewhat, the overall impact has been lower home values throughout the City of Miami Gardens. Actions it planned to remove or ameliorate the negative effects of public policies that serve as barriers to affordable housing such as land use controls, tax policies affecting land, zoning ordinances, building codes, fees and charges, growth limitations, and policies affecting the return on residential investment The City of Miami Gardens has established a Comprehensive Development Master Plan and associated land development regulations specific to the City. In recognition of the impact that regulatory requirements have on the cost of development, the City has developed goals, objectives, and policies to address affordable housing issues in the City. These policies will guide all future growth management policies established by the City. The goals are as follows:  Affordable Housing Incentives: Provide incentives to assist in the provision of affordable housing.  Adopt land development regulations and appropriate policies that assist private developers with providing (and sustaining) affordable housing.  Through the comprehensive planning process and the land development regulations, streamline the permitting process providing for efficient review with minimal delays and waiving or reducing costs for development with a substantial affordable housing component.  Offer technical assistance and referral services to applicants interested in developing affordable housing opportunities.  Investigate the feasibility of using inclusionary zoning to encourage or require a certain percentage of dwelling units of new development or redevelopment to be set aside for low- or moderate-income housing. The City has adopted a new zoning code that includes Article VI Housing which addresses the following: Annual Action Plan 2017 35 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) o Promote the development and provision of high quality housing in the City of Miami Gardens; o Implement the goals, objectives and policies of the Housing Element of the City of Miami Gardens Comprehensive Development Master Plan to the maximum extent practicable; o Implement the recommendations of the City of Miami Gardens Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to the maximum extent practicable; o Increase and otherwise encourage home ownership opportunities within the city; o Stimulate private sector production of workforce housing units for ownership, available to families within the range of 65 percent to 200 percent of the area median income; o Facilitate and encourage residential development that includes a range of high quality housing opportunities through a variety of residential types, forms of ownership, and home sale prices; o Encourage even and widespread distribution of high quality housing opportunities throughout the City; and o Insure that new housing in the City meets high quality development standards. o Consider awarding density and height bonuses for the provision of workforce housing in new developments, on infill sites, or within mixed-use developments as referred to in the Future Land Use Element. o Encourage the development of rental housing alternatives for family households. o Examine the feasibility of adopting a mixed income ordinance that requires any new mixed- use development exceeding a specific threshold of units to include an affordable component. o Develop incentive programs in conjunction with a Community Design Element of the Comprehensive Development Master Plan for increasing residential housing densities and providing enhanced urban amenities with funding programs for multistory parking, combining public open space, shared parking areas for use in high density/intensity projects and other similar techniques and mechanisms. Annual Action Plan 2017 36 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) AP-85 Other Actions – 91.220(k) Introduction: The following statements address a variety of additional actions that will be carried out by the City and/or its partner agencies to enhance the delivery of housing and community development programs and services for the citizens of Miami Gardens. Actions planned to address obstacles to meeting underserved needs The primary obstacle to meeting all of the identified needs, including those identified as priorities is the general lack of funding resources available to the public and private agencies who serve the needs of low-to-moderate-income residents. The City has seen an approximate 25% cut in CDBG funding in the past five years. Budgetary constraints have forced the City to make difficult decisions regarding the allocation of resources for programs in the community. This will impact the City’s ability to fully fund all the program needs identified in the Action Plan and the 5-Year Consolidated Plan. However, the City will continue to foster existing partnerships and collaborate with new partners to bring needed resources, both financial and services, to meet the needs of the Miami Gardens Community. Actions planned to foster and maintain affordable housing The City will continue to provide funding for an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program to maintain the existing affordable housing stock within the community. Actions planned to reduce lead-based paint hazards Participant property owners are notified of the hazards of lead-based paint and of the symptoms associated with lead-based contamination. The City of Miami Gardens further prohibits the use of lead- based paint in any federally funded construction or rehabilitation project. The City of Miami Gardens shall either perform paint testing on the painted surfaces to be disturbed or replaced during rehabilitation activities, or presume that all these painted surfaces are coated with lead- based paint. For residential properties receiving an average of up to and including $5,000.00 per unit the City of Miami Gardens shall:  Perform paint testing on the painted surfaces to be disturbed or replaced during rehabilitation activities, or presume that all these painted surfaces are coated with lead- based paint. If testing indicates that the surfaces are not coated with lead-based paint, safe work practices and clearance shall not be required. In addition, the City of Miami Gardens will follow all additional requirements as listed in 24 CFR 35.930 (b). Annual Action Plan 2017 37 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018)  For residential properties receiving an average of more than $5,000.00 and up to and including $25,000.00 per unit the City of Miami Gardens shall follow requirements of 24 CFR 35.930(c) which include but are not limited to risk assessments and interim controls.  For residential properties receiving an average of more than $25,000.00 per unit the City of Miami Gardens shall follow regulations as set forth in 24 CFR 35.930(d) which include abatement. Actions planned to reduce the number of poverty-level families The City of Miami Gardens Anti-Poverty Strategy describes the programs and policies that will be utilized to reduce the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, in coordination with affordable housing efforts. The Department of Community Development will deploy a strategy responsive to the needs of low-income citizens and disadvantaged populations throughout the City. The Department of Community Development will further the U.S. HUD national objectives by coordinating the priorities established in the City’s visioning process with goals and objectives adopted by HUD. The City’s strategy will:  Work with existing programs to maximize program dollars for residents.  Leverage potential CDBG eligible activities with private, state, and local funds.  Implement programs in the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas to maximize funding and program opportunities in neighborhoods with greater than 70% low to moderate-income residents. Actions planned to develop institutional structure The City of Miami Gardens Department of Community Development is the lead administrative agency for the CDBG program. The Department provides fiscal and regulatory oversight of all CDBG funding, as well as other Federal and State grants for housing, economic, and community development. At this time there are no plans to expand the department. However, the City will continue to foster existing partnerships and collaborate with new partners to bring needed resources, both financial and services, to meet the needs of the Miami Gardens Community. Actions planned to enhance coordination between public and private housing and social service agencies The City of Miami Gardens has limited resources to address the many priorities identified by the community. As such, during the upcoming year the City will continue working to create partnerships with other funding sources, public and private housing agencies, and health and social service providers Annual Action Plan 2017 38 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) to leverage the CDBG allocation. Each year the City makes every effort to reach out to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to ensure their participation in this program year’s process. A flyer was created detailing the program with dates and times of the meetings and was widely distributed throughout the City. Flyers were posted in City Departments, City Hall, the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex, and the local public library. Additionally, flyers were distributed to all clients receiving services through our public services partnering agencies, to residents who have received assistance or are on the waiting lists of the City’s housing rehabilitation program, neighborhood crime watch groups, homeowners’ associations, area clubs, and churches. Annual Action Plan 2017 39 OMB Control No: 2506-0117 (exp. 06/30/2018) Program Specific Requirements AP-90 Program Specific Requirements – 91.220(l)(1,2,4) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Reference 24 CFR 91.220(l)(1) Projects planned with all CDBG funds expected to be available during the year are identified in the Projects Table. The following identifies program income that is available for use that is included in projects to be carried out. 1. The total amount of program income that will have been received before the start of the next program year and that has not yet been reprogrammed 11,000 2. The amount of proceeds from section 108 loan guarantees that will be used during the year to address the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the grantee's strategic plan. 0 3. The amount of surplus funds from urban renewal settlements 0 4. The amount of any grant funds returned to the line of credit for which the planned use has not been included in a prior statement or plan 0 5. The amount of income from float-funded activities 0 Total Program Income: 11,000 Other CDBG Requirements 1. The amount of urgent need activities 0 2. The estimated percentage of CDBG funds that will be used for activities that benefit persons of low and moderate income. Overall Benefit - A consecutive period of one, two or three years may be used to determine that a minimum overall benefit of 70% of CDBG funds is used to benefit persons of low and moderate income. Specify the years covered that include this Annual Action Plan. 80.00%