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CAPER YR1 July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011

CAPER YR1 July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011

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CITY OF MEDFORD 1 Version 2.0
Table of Contents
 
CITY OF MEDFORD 2 Version 2.0
First Program Year CAPER
The CPMP First Consolidated Annual Performance and EvaluationReport includes Narrative Responses to CAPER questions thatCDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG grantees must respond to eachyear in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations. TheExecutive Summary narratives are optional.The grantee must submit an updated Financial Summary Report (PR26).
GENERAL
Executive Summary
Program Year 1 CAPER Executive Summary response:
The Year 1 Action Plan provided the basis and strategy for the use of federalfunds granted to the City of Medford by the U.S. Department of Housing andUrban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) program. The plan identified proposed objectives and outcomes forthe first program year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan, for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The City of Medford received$1,899,022.00 in CDBG funds, an increase of $146,738.00 from the prioryear. This CAPER will provide an assessment of the City’s progress onmeeting those goals and objectives along with describing the use anddistribution of funds.The primary objective of the program is to develop viable communities andmeet the needs of low and moderate income residents. Through a broadrange of activities a suitable living environment, decent, safe, and sanitaryhousing and economic opportunities are provided.
 
The City of Medford, under the leadership of the Mayor, administersCommunity Development Block Grant funds through the Office of CommunityDevelopment. In the applicable planning processes, the City identified anumber of needs and prepared a plan that best suited addressing thoseneeds within the limits of available resources. Efforts in the first programyear were focused on public service delivery, housing, historic preservationand public facilities and improvements.Public service programs provided a range of services for Medford residentsincluding legal aid, food pantry and meals, referral and counseling services,services for the elderly, elementary after-school care, as well as vocational,social, recreational and educational opportunities for developmentallydisabled residents and their families.This year the City continued to support successful programs utilizing fundsawarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009(ARRA). The City received $716,681.00 for Homelessness Prevention and
 
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Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP). This program targets those at risk of homelessness and those who are already experiencing homelessness andneed temporary assistance to obtain and retain housing. Through June 30,2011, one hundred and sixty-two households received HPRP assistance,$514,265 was expended and an additional $100,000.00 was committed forthe continued service to these households.The City also continued to use CDBG-R ARRA funding of $468,464.00 forinfrastructure improvements, expending $47,306.35 for road reconstructionon Braemore Road. This project is well underway with an expectedcompletion in fall 2011.In addition to the CDBG-R project mentioned above, CDBG funding wasexpended on several street, sidewalk and infrastructure improvementprojects in Year 1. Hancock and Orchard Streets and Lyman Avenue projectwas completed. Bow Street, Kilsyth Road Revere Place was completed.Alexander, Bradshaw, Cushing and Pembroke Street project is designed andwill begin construction in summer of 2011.A project to reconstruct handicapped accessible ramps on Riverside Avenuewas completed, with $44,850.00 expended. Also, design is underway toprovide handicapped access to Edgerly Field located at Medford High School.A project to provide handicapped accessible wheelchair ramps at WalklingCourt, an elderly/disabled State Aided public housing development wascompleted, expending $25,000.00 of CDBG funds. Additionally, in Year 36,$150,000.00 was reallocated for flooring installation to preserve 144 units of affordable housing at Walkling Court, a state elderly/disabled public housingdevelopment. Phase I of this project, which will complete half of the units, iswell underway and expected to be completed by fall 2011. Phase II willbegin once Phase I is complete; this phase will complete the remaining units.The City continues to work with non-profit developers to increase affordablehousing. Medford Community Housing, a Community DevelopmentOrganization, and Housing Corporation of Arlington are working with acommunity church to explore redevelopment of the existing parsonage. Thisproject would create 2 to 3 restricted affordable housing units. MedfordCommunity Housing is also in the process of completing a financial feasibilitystudy on a five-unit property that would create five units of affordablerestricted housing for households at 60% or less median income.Historic preservation work on the restoration of gravestones at the SalemStreet Burying Ground in Medford Square is near completion and expected tobe completed during the fall of 2011.A program was implemented to provide loans and financial counseling tomicro-enterprise businesses. This program was very successful, providing

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