​CDBG & HOME Updates and Notifications

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Updates and Notifications

 

The City of Thornton (City) will hold a 30-day public comment period related to the proposed Programmatic Agreement by and between the City of Thornton and the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the use of administering U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.  This notice is intended to meet procedural requirements for notifying and obtaining public comments regarding the proposed Programmatic Agreement for the administration of HUD-funded programs in the City of Thornton.

 

 

Programs Covered by the Programmatic Agreement

The City of Thornton is responsible for administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that the City receives directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The ongoing CDBG-funded projects subject to the programmatic agreement include the home repair programs, the solar panel installation program and acquisition and rehabilitation programs:

  • Home Repair Programs:  The home repair programs provide income-eligible homeowners essential home repairs that address health and safety issues. In order to be eligible the homeowner must own and occupy the residence. Interior repairs primarily include repair or replacement of plumbing, HVAC systems, hot water heaters, electrical and fire protection systems, and accessibility improvements within the home or for safe exit from the existing structure, removal of lead-based paint and installation of insulation. Exterior repairs primarily include removal and replacement of lead-based paint, repair or replacement of doors, windows, stairs, siding, porch elements, roofs, gutters, downspouts, security features, reconstruction of concrete/masonry walls or stairs, bracing of chimneys and fireplaces and strengthening foundations.

  • Solar Panel Installation Program: The program installs solar panels on the roofs of existing owner occupied housing units to help offset energy costs and ensure continued affordability for income eligible owners.

  • Acquisition and Rehabilitation Programs:  The programs acquire existing housing units that will be rehabilitated and sold to income eligible buyers.  The improvements to the homes address health, safety and energy efficiency and ensure the homes are compliant with current building codes. Rehabilitation efforts are aimed at the replacement or repair of aging or non-functioning systems within or on the exterior of the home (i.e. hot water heaters, furnaces, roofs, etc.), upgrades that improve the energy efficiency of the home (i.e. replacing windows and doors) and addressing health issues within the home (i.e. removing or mitigating asbestos or lead-based paint). 

    Public participation is encouraged and residents can provide feedback:
    The 30-day public comment period runs from March 1, 2018 to April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Residents are welcome to provide specific written comments on the proposed Programmatic Agreement during this public comment period. A draft copy of the proposed Programmatic Agreement is located to the right of this webpage under CDBG Resources titled "Proposed Programatic Agreement with SHPO."  A copy is also on file with Neighborhood Services Division located at 9500 Civic Center Drive, City of Thornton, CO 80229.  Any interested parties may provide written comments to Neighborhood Services at neighbor@cityofthornton.net.  

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At the August 22, 2017 public hearing, City Council approved a resolution authorizing the submission of the 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The CAPER reports on activities the city took on in 2016, including projects the city funded with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Updates and Notifications

2017 HOME Fund Allocation Recommendation Approved

On May 23, 2017 City Council approved a resolution identifying how the city would like to allocate its portion of 2017 Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds.  The city participates in the Adams County HOME Consortium to receive the funding.  Adams County is the administrator of the HOME funds.  Adams County was provided with the Thornton City Council's recommendation, so the city's projects could be included in Adams County's Annual Action Plan and formally approved by the Board of County Commissioners.  The Annual Action Plan identifies activities Adams County will take on in 2017, including projects the county plans to funds with HOME.  For more information on the HOME funds visit Adams County's website or call 720-523-6200.