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*NEW* Public Hearing Notice – PLHA

Notice of 10-day Public Comment re PLHA Application and Plan for funding

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PROPOSED APPLICATION AND PLAN FOR PERMANENT LOCAL HOUSING ALLOCATION (PLHA) FUNDING

The City of Chico is soliciting public review and comment on the proposed PLHA application in response to a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) dated August 17, 2022. Senate Bill (SB 2), known as the Building Homes and Jobs Act, established the PLHA program and instituted a $75 recording fee on real estate transactions with the principal goal to make funding available to eligible local governments for housing related projects and programs to assist in addressing the unmet needs of the local community, with prioritization of serving households at or below 60% of area median income. As an entitlement jurisdiction, the City is eligible to receive $2,342,088 over 5 years. The 5‐year funding is an estimate and may fluctuate based upon revenue generated by real estate transactions. To receive the funds, the City must submit a 5‐year PLHA Plan describing how the funds will be used. The City is proposing to allocate 95% of the PLHA funding under the eligible category of, “Assisting persons who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including, but not limited to, providing rapid rehousing, rental assistance, supportive/case management services that allow people to obtain and retain housing, operating and capital costs for navigation centers and emergency shelters, and the new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of permanent and transitional housing”. Specifically, the funding will be used to support emergency shelter operations. The remaining PLHA funding (5%) will be allocated for administration of the grant.

The draft PLHA Application/Plan is available for public review beginning Saturday, September 24, 2022 and may be viewed at the City of Chico Housing Division, 411 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Chico between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Plan is also available online at: https://chico.ca.us/housing‐division.

To obtain a copy of the Application and Plan, email cityhousing@chicoca.gov or call 530‐879‐6300.

PUBLIC HEARING
DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: City Council Chambers, 421 Main Street, Chico CA 95928

If you require special accommodation (for example, the hearing impaired, non‐English speaking, or other accommodation), contact the City Clerk at 530‐896‐7250, at least 3 working days prior the meeting to make the appropriate arrangements. The City Council Agenda will be posted outside the Council Chambers at 421 Main Street at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Public comments are encouraged prior to the public hearing and may be directed to the City of Chico Housing Division, P.O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927 or email: cityhousing@chicoca.gov. For TDD users please call the California Relay Service TDD Access Number (866) 660‐4288. Para información en español, llame al 530‐879‐6300.

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