Agenda Information Sheet
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development
CM/ ACM: John Cabrales, Jr.
Date: September 16, 2014
Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas, approving guidelines for operation of the City of Denton Home Improvement Program and eligibility criteria; authorizing expenditures in excess of $50,000 for projects meeting program guidelines and criteria; and providing for an effective date.
This ordinance approves guidelines and eligibility criteria for the 2014 Home Improvement Program (HIP). Passage of this ordinance authorizes project payments that exceed $50,000 when the project meets program eligibility criteria and guidelines. Eligibility Income Limits have been updated to comply with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) adjusted limits that became effective December 18, 2013.
City Council awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant funds to HIP for the 2014-2015 program year as part of the City of Denton 2014 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development that was adopted on May 6, 2014. Additional funding sources may include program income, and owner-provided funds. Bids are requested for all rehabilitation and reconstruction projects. Homeowners select their contractor from submitted bids that meet HIP guidelines.
* Approval of ordinance adopting program guidelines.
* Requests for revisions to guidelines.
Staff recommends approval of the ordinance adopting the 2014 Home Improvement Program guidelines.
ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF PROJECT
The program guidelines will be in effect for owner-occupied rehabilitation and reconstruction projects completed from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.
PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (Council, Boards, Commissions)
The Community Development Advisory Committee recommended funding for the HIP and C...Click here for full text