Agenda Information Sheet
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development
CM/ ACM: John Cabrales, Jr.
Date: September 16, 2014
Consider approval of a resolution by the City of Denton, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to submit an application and all other necessary documents to obtain a grant under the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Amy Young Barrier Removal Program and take all other actions necessary to implement the program; and providing for an effective date.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Housing Trust Fund, has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program Reservation System Access, which provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 to low-income (80% AMI) persons with disabilities, for home modifications necessary for accessibility and the elimination of hazardous conditions.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs requires the appropriate certifications and the City Council deems it in the public interest to authorize the City Manager to execute a grant agreement.
The Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities ("Committee") has been established to promote aid to disabled persons, which includes the promotion of better public and employer understanding concerning needs and contributions of persons with disabilities, increased employment, retention and advancement of disabled workers, encouragement for use of available services for disabled persons, encouragement of the removal of architectural barriers, and promotion of participation in community life by persons with disabilities.
* Approve the resolution to support the City's participation in the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program.
* Do not approve participation in the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program.
Staff recommends the City apply for funding under the reservation system of the Amy Young Barrier ...Click here for full text