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NOTICE OF INTENTION

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

Program Year 2012-2013 (2012 Action Plan)

1. Sandy Workforce Housing (2011/24) – HOME funds in the amount of $200,000 will be reprogrammed from Multi-Family Rental Housing project (2012/0012) into the Sandy Workforce Housing activity. This project will provide 56 units of newly constructed affordable rental housing for families and singles in the City of Sandy.  Units will be a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units.  The large site will allow ample space for outdoor facilities such as a playground, community building, and individual storage.  The Sandy Workforce Housing activity was originally funded with $600,000 of HOME funds.  The additional funds are needed to offset the loss of equity from the drop in the federal tax credit rate and to cover increased construction costs.  The total HOME funds for the project will be $800,000.
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 7, 2013.
Publish 12/05/2012.                                            CLK12702

NOTICE OF FINDING

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
and
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE
of
HOME GRANT FUNDS
(Program M-10-UC-41-0201)

November 24, 2010
Clackamas County
Community Development Division
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
(503) 655-8591
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 14, 2010 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 HOME funds under the National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, for the 85th and Causey Project that includes the construction of a 4 floor, 41-unit affordable housing development next to the Clackamas Town Center.  This transit oriented development (TOD) will include 25 two-bedroom units, 4 one-bedroom units and 12 studio apartment units.  All units are designed to be highly energy efficient and specifically targeted for low-income individuals and families working in the nearby Clackamas regional commercial and retail center.  The development will include a community center for classes, meetings and other group activities. The development is located at 8370 and 8376 SE Causey Ave., Happy Valley, Oregon.

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 Community Development offices, 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon and may be examined or copied weekdays 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 December 13, 2010 will be considered by the County of Clackamas prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commentors 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 December 30, 2010 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, 400 SW Sixth Avenue – Suite 700, Portland, Oregon 97204-1632.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Dated this 24th Day of November, 2010
Chuck Robbins
Certifying Officer
c/o Community Development
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Publish 11/24/2010.                CLK12162