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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
and
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE
of
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
(Program B -14-UC-41-0001)

January 14, 2015
Clackamas County
Housing and Community Development Division
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
(503) 655-8591
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 29, 2015 the above-named County of Clackamas will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under the under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of l974 (PL 93-383) as amended, for the West Linn Senior Center Expansion Project.  This public facility expansion project includes construction of a 3,700 square foot addition to the West Linn Adult Community Center to provide additional meeting space, a new class room and a new multipurpose room to accommodate the growing population of seniors being served by the community center. The Center is located at 1180 S. Rosemont Road in West Linn, Oregon and is located in a developed residential area within the Urban Growth Boundary.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The County of Clackamas 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 the Housing and Community Development offices, 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 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 the Clackamas County Community Development Division at the above address  All comments received by January 29, 2015 will be considered by the County of Clackamas prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The County of Clackamas certifies to HUD that the County of Clackamas and Chuck Robbins, in his capacity as Community Development Director and Certifying Officer, consent 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 the County of Clackamas to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County of Clackamas certification received by February 13, 2015 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the County of Clackamas approved by HUD;  (b) the County of Clackamas 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/State; 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 HUD at the Portland Area Office; Green-Wyatt Federal Building, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97204-2825.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Dated this 14th Day of January, 2015
Chuck Robbins
Certifying Officer
c/o H3S Community Development
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Publish 01/14/2015.                                            CLK13240

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND

Clackamas County intends to amend the Consolidated Plan in the following manner:

Program Year 2011-2012 (2011 Action Plan)

1. Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (2011/0023) – The County proposes to cancel the 2011 project and reprogram the funds into a new 2012 TBRA program.  The funds will continue to be used to assist individual households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  The assistance may be used for rent, utility costs, security deposits, and/or utility deposits.  The maximum assistance is 24 months.  The budget for the new 2012 Log Outproject will be $100,000.

Program Year 2012-2013 (2012 Action Plan)

1. 2012 HOME Administration (2012/0009) –The 2012 Action Plan budgeted $74,316 for the administration of the HOME Program.  This amendment proposes to increase this budget from program income receipted during the 2012-2013 program year.  The amount to be reprogrammed will be limited to 10% of the total amount of program income received.  The estimated increase in the HOME Administration budget will be $55,000.  The new HOME Administration budget will be $129,316.

For additional information, or to submit comments on the proposed amendment, contact Chuck Robbins at the Clackamas County Community Development Division (503-655-8591), Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road – Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon, 97045.  Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Monday January 21, 2013.
Publish 12/20/22012.                      LOR12884

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND

Clackamas County intends to amend the Consolidated Plan in the following manner:

Program Year 2011-2012 (2011 Action Plan)

1. Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (2011/0023) – The County proposes to cancel the 2011 project and reprogram the funds into a new 2012 TBRA program.  The funds will continue to be used to assist individual households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  The assistance may be used for rent, utility costs, security deposits, and/or utility deposits.  The maximum assistance is 24 months.  The budget for the new 2012 project will be $100,000.

Program Year 2012-2013 (2012 Action Plan)

1. 2012 HOME Administration (2012/0009) –The 2012 Action Plan budgeted $74,316 for the administration of the HOME Program.  This amendment proposes to increase this budget from program income receipted during the 2012-2013 program year.  The amount to be reprogrammed will be limited to 10% of the total amount of program income received.  The estimated increase in the HOME Administration budget will be $55,000.  The new HOME Administration budget will be $129,316.

For additional information, or to submit comments on the proposed amendment, contact Chuck Robbins at the Clackamas County Community Development Division (503-655-8591), Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road – Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon, 97045.  Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Monday January 21, 2013.
Publish 12/19/2012.                                            CLK12708

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
April 11, 2012
Washington County Office of Community Development
328 W. Main Street, Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-8814 (voice); (503) 846-4598 (TYY)

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about April 27, 2012, the Washington County Office of Community Development will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Title III of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. §12701 et seq, 24 CFR Part 92) to undertake a project known as Juniper Gardens Apartments, for the purpose of assisting Bienestar, Inc. to construct an additional 22 units of rental housing for eligible low-income households utilizing $250,000 in HOME funds at 2719 Juniper Street in the City of Forest Grove.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Washington County Office of Community Development 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 the Washington County Office of Community Development, 328 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Hillsboro, OR 97123, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 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 the Washington County Office of Community Development. All comments received by April 26th, 2012 will be considered by the Washington County Office of Community Development prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which above notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Washington County Office of Community Development certifies to HUD that Jennie H. Proctor in her capacity as Program Manager 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 the Washington County Office of Community Development to use HOME Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Washington County Office of Community Development’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 the Washington County Office of Community Development; (b) the Washington County Office of Community Development 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 HUD at 400 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 700, Portland, Oregon  97204. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Jennie H. Proctor, Program Manager, Washington County Office of Community Development
Publish 04/04/2012.                FGNT7206