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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPA

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS December 15, 2021 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 400 Wabasha Street N, Suite 400 St. Paul, MN 55102 Jennifer Wille, 651.296.9821 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 31, 2021 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency will submit a request to the HUD administering agency for the release of HUD Risk Share Mortgage Insurance Program under Section 542 (c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to undertake a project known as Fieldcrest Townhomes for the purpose of rehabilitation of 61 units of permanent residential housing for Multifamily use, estimated projects costs $8,233,723 estimated Risk Share loan $2,505,000. The project is located at 3204 18th St S, Moorhead, MN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, 400 Wabasha Street North, Suite 400, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102, where the ERR can be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. All comments received by December 30, 2021 will be considered by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency certifies to HUD that Rachel Robinson in her capacity as Certified Environmental Officer consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; (b) Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to Ray Stiles, U.S. Department of HUD, Minneapolis Field Office, 212 3rd Ave S, Ste 150, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 or via email to Ray.Stiles@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Rachel Robinson, Certifying Officer Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (Dec. 15, 2021) 11382