CITY OF CLEARWATER
PROPOSED PROGRAM YEAR 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The City of Clearwater is hereby publishing the proposed Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Program Year (PY) 2022 to allocate federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The AAP identifies projects and activities to be implemented by the City during PY 2022, which begins on October 1, 2022, and ends on September 30, 2023. In addition to the entitlement grant, funding allocations also include anticipated program income generated by the City’s Revolving Loan Fund as well as prior-year (i.e., carryover) resources from projects that were either cancelled or completed under budget to be applied toward new projects. CDBG funds are used to provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. HOME funds are used to foster private sector partnerships with for-profit and non-profit organizations to develop affordable housing.
The City of Clearwater anticipates an estimated $897,475 in new CDBG funds, $1,231,980 in CDBG program income, and $767,422 in prior-year CDBG resources. The City also anticipates an estimated $509,528 in new HOME funds, $1,967,722 in HOME program income, and $2,003,239 in prior-year HOME resources. These funds will be programmed to eligible activities under these grant programs.
The list below captures all proposed projects to be funded with CDBG and HOME resources in PY 2022. Funding for these and other projects are estimated resources only and funding amounts may increase or decrease based upon actual program income, prior-year adjustments, and/or final federal funding allocations. Due to these and other factors, the City of Clearwater reserves the right to add or delete projects and/or adjust funding allocations proportionally.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Entitlement $897,475
CDBG - Program Income $1,231,980
CDBG - Prior-Year Resources $767,422
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) – Entitlement $509,528
HOME - Program Income $1,967,722
HOME - Prior-Year Resources $2,003,239
HOME (from Entitlement) $50,952
HOME (from Anticipated Program Income) $9,000
Tampa Bay Neighborhood Housing Services (Down Payment Assistance Processing) $10,500
Tampa Bay Neighborhood Housing Services (Homebuyer Education) $15,000
Suncoast Housing Connections (Down Payment Assistance Processing) $10,500
Suncoast Housing Connections (Homebuyer Education) $15,000
New Construction of Downtown Rental Housing Project $1,385,000
Washington Street Development $880,000
Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation $690,208
Owner-Occupied Land Acquisition $237,280
Owner-Occupied New Construction $342,000
Multi-Family Rehabilitation $455,000
Multi-Family Land Acquisition $290,000
Multi-Family New Construction $332,000
Down Payment Assistance Loans $472,500
Tenant Based Rental Assistance $321,400
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Set-Aside $76,429
H.E.P. (1357 Park Street Improvements) $95,000
H.E.P. (HVAC Analysis) $55,000
H.E.P. (Adult Emergency Shelter) $12,206
The Kimberly Home (Resident Advisor Salary Support) $12,206
St. Vincent De Paul Community Kitchen and Resource Center (Facilities) $89,000
HOPE Villages/Grace House (Services) $10,462
Non-Homeless Special Needs
Directions for Living (Elevator Improvements) $94,107
Pinellas Opportunity Council (Chore Services) $15,693
WestCare GulfCoast-Florida (Turning Point) $15,693
The Arc Tampa Bay $10,462
Community Development and Public Services
Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services (Office Improvements) $95,000
Gulfcoast Legal Services $12,206
InterCultural Advocacy Institute (Youth Leadership) $15,693
MLK Center (Facilities, Rehabilitation Phase 2) $95,000
Property Acquisition and Demolition (Slum/Blight Removal) $255,574
City of Clearwater Ross Norton Playground $95,000
TBD Public Facility Projects $190,000
Façade Improvement Program $105,000
Hispanic Business Initiative Fund/Prospera (Microenterprise Assistance) $50,000
Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. (Microenterprise Assistance) $50,000
TBD – Economic Development Projects $231,800
The public comment period begins on June 12, 2022 and ends on July 11, 2022. Please send any comments to Chuck Lane, Assistant Director, City of Clearwater Economic Development and Housing Department, P.O. Box 4748, Clearwater, FL 33758-4748 or via telephone at (727) 562-4023 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2022.
A draft copy of the proposed City of Clearwater PY 2022 Annual Action Plan will be available for public comment beginning June 12, 2022 on the City’s website.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hard copies will not be made available at public buildings for review during the public comment period; however, hard copies may be available upon request.
Additionally, the City of Clearwater will hold two public hearings to receive comments on the PY 2022 Annual Action Plan prior to submittal to HUD. Both public hearings will be held in City Council Chambers in the Main Library located at 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater, FL, 33755. The first public hearing will be a meeting of the Neighborhood and Affordable Housing Advisory Board (NAHAB) to be held on July 12, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. The second public hearing will be a meeting of the Clearwater City Council to be held on July 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to effectively participate in these meetings are asked to contact the City Clerk at (727) 562-4092 or email@example.com in advance.