City of Fargo Notice of Public Hearing &

City of Fargo Notice of Public Hearing & Public Comment Period HOME American Rescue Plan (ARP) Program 2021 Action Plan Amendment The City of Fargo is opening a 15-day public comment period starting June 16, 2022, including a public hearing on June 27, 2022 at the regular Fargo City Commission meeting. Multiple items under the City’s HUD programs will be open for comment during this period. All items will be given final consideration at the July 11, 2022 City Commission meeting. Each item is summarized in this notice. Summary of Proposed Amendments to 2021 Annual Action Plan: 1. Allocation Increase – Amend into 2021 Annual Action Plan – HOME-ARP Adding $1,697,107 to 2021 Annual Action Plan Resources to support homelessness prevention efforts and housing stability as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act. HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Draft: The City has prepared a draft version of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The priorities established within the draft plan result from community consultation and a public input meeting held on October 28, 2021 with community partners. These one-time funds are intended specifically to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations in an effort to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. Comments on this draft should be provided during this comment period. PROPOSED 2021 ACTION PLAN ACTIVITIES FOR HOME-ARP Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Transitional Housing 1. YWCA Lantern Light Apartments - $550,000 in HOME-ARP funds. Rehabilitation of an existing property in south Fargo to develop permanent supportive affordable transitional housing. The project will house and support those experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. The location of this project is at 1101 32 Ave S, Fargo, North Dakota. Supportive Services 1. Operational Support for Homelessness Prevention & Diversion: SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA) - $450,000 in HOME-ARP funds. Operational support to increase the organization’s capacity to carry out the Homeless Prevention and Diversion & Housing Navigation Programs. 2. Operational Support for Homelessness Prevention & Diversion: Presentation Partners in Housing - $450,000 in HOME-ARP funds. Operational support to increase the organization’s capacity to carry out homeless prevention and diversion activities. 3. Operational Support for McKinney Vento Supportive Services: Downtown Engagement Center - $247,107 in HOME-ARP funds. Operational support for homeless and housing-related services at the Downtown Engagement Center located in at 222 4th St N in downtown Fargo. COMMENTS, ACCESSIBILITY, & SCHEDULE Comments and suggestions from the public are encouraged through a public comment period and/or at the public hearing. Contact information and schedule are provided below: 15-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: June 16 through June 30, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:15 pm Fargo City Commission Chambers 225 4th Street North, Fargo, ND 58102 CITY COMMISSION VOTE: Monday, July 11, 2022 – 5:15 pm CONTACT INFORMATION: City of Fargo Planning and Development Department Attn: Community Development Planning Coordinator 225 4th Street North, Fargo ND 58102 701.476.4144 DRAFT PLAN AVAILABLE AT: OR request through Planning & Development Department Accessibility – Fargo City Hall is serviced by public transit, accessible and can accommodate persons who are disabled. Alternative formats of this information (e.g., Braille, American Sign Language, etc.) or reasonable accommodations for persons with hearing/vision impairments and/or other disabilities will be made upon request. Contact information is provided at the end of this section. The City of Fargo’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator Bekki Majerus – 701.298.6966 to arrange for services (a 48 hour notice may be needed). To access TTY/ND Relay service – 800.366.6888 or 711 Limited English – Reasonable steps will be taken to provide persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) meaningful access, including the availability of interpretation and translation services. If services are needed, contact information is provided at the end of this section. Non-Discrimination Notice – In accordance with Federal regulations and City of Fargo policies, services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, public assistance, domestic violence, lawful activity, or condition protected by applicable federal and state laws. The City is an equal employment/equal housing opportunity agency. (June 15, 2022) 72989