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2011 Year 2 Action Plan

2011 Year 2 Action Plan

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Published by Morris County NJ
The estimated total of 2011 funding from the three HUD programs for the Morris County
Consortium is $3,217,724 with anticipated program income of $100,000. A total of 65
activities were considered for funding as part of the 2011 Program in Morris County.
Application requests exceeded $4.3 million. Thirty activities were determined by the
Community Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee to meet overall
county needs and local and national objectives. Of the total available for 2011 activities
(exclusive of program administration), 95% will be used for activities that benefit
low/moderate income persons. Specific activities for each program can be found in their
corresponding sections.
The estimated total of 2011 funding from the three HUD programs for the Morris County
Consortium is $3,217,724 with anticipated program income of $100,000. A total of 65
activities were considered for funding as part of the 2011 Program in Morris County.
Application requests exceeded $4.3 million. Thirty activities were determined by the
Community Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee to meet overall
county needs and local and national objectives. Of the total available for 2011 activities
(exclusive of program administration), 95% will be used for activities that benefit
low/moderate income persons. Specific activities for each program can be found in their
corresponding sections.

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Second Program Year Action Plan 1Version 2.0 
Second Program YearAction Plan
The CPMP Second Annual Action Plan includes theSF 424and Narrative Responses to ActionPlan questions that CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG grantees must respond to each year inorder to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations. The Executive Summarynarratives are optional.
Narrative Responses
GENERAL
Executive Summary
The Executive Summary is required. Include the objectives and outcomes identified in theplan and an evaluation of past performance.Program Year 2 Action Plan Executive Summary:The estimated total of 2011 funding from the three HUD programs for the Morris CountyConsortium is $3,217,724 with anticipated program income of $100,000. A total of 65activities were considered for funding as part of the 2011 Program in Morris County.Application requests exceeded $
4.3 million.
Thirty activities were determined by theCommunity Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee to meet overallcounty needs and local and national objectives. Of the total available for 2011 activities(exclusive of program administration), 95% will be used for activities that benefitlow/moderate income persons. Specific activities for each program can be found in theircorresponding sections.An overview of the Resources, as required, follows:
 
Federal ResourcesCommunity Development Block Grant $2,048,853HOME Investment Partnerships Program $1,030,741Emergency Shelter Grant $ 138,130Program Income (anticipated) $ 100,000Carryover from 2010 HOME - $ 78,043
 
Other ResourcesOther resources from private and non Federal public sources that will be available to meetthe needs identified in the Consolidated Plan include state and municipal funds, Countygrant-in-aid, weatherization funds, private foundations, private donations, volunteer laborand private loans from lending institutions. The Federal funds, in most cases, willcomplement other resources rather than leverage these funds.
 
Jurisdiction Second Program Year Action Plan 2Version 2.0The Emergency Shelter Grant Program and the HOME Program require matching funds. Allapplicants to these programs must identify the match in the applications for funding fromthe Division of Community Development. All matching sources are verified prior tocommitment of any funds. The Jurisdiction has not committed any funds specifically toprovide a monetary match to any activity but may provide the match for Emergency Shelteractivities through local grant-in-aid to homeless service providers. Sponsors of HOMEactivities are responsible to provide their match.Specific matching requirements will be met as follows:HOME: Anticipated sources of match will be provided by activities requiring match - the totalvalue of which will meet or exceed 25% of the total HOME award, with the exception of program administration activities which do not require match. Sources will include waiver of fees, in-kind donations, donations of land, private, state and local government funds.ESG: Each recipient has identified a source of match equal to the grant award:Interfaith Council for Homeless Families $150,000 In Kind DonationsJersey Battered Women’s Service $10,000 Volunteer hoursMCDHS/OTA $29,905 Social Services for Homeless (SSH)Homeless Solutions, Inc $45,000 Foundations
General Questions
1.
 
Describe the geographic areas of the jurisdiction (including areas of low income familiesand/or racial/minority concentration) in which assistance will be directed during the nextyear. Where appropriate, the jurisdiction should estimate the percentage of funds the jurisdiction plans to dedicate to target areas.Response: The geographic area within the Consortium consists of all the 39 municipalitiesmaking up Morris County, with a land area of 469 square miles. The county enjoys arange of rural, wooded environment, farmland to the west, suburban developments, andsome areas of more concentrated development such as hamlets, villages and smallcities. As of the 2009 American Community Survey, total population equaled 492,276.The population’s major constituent groups consist of 3.2% Black or African American,8.8% Asian, and 83.4% White, in terms of race. When considering origin and race,11.35% of the total population is Hispanic/Latino. Pockets, or concentrations of thesesubpopulations occur in 14 of the county's 39 municipalities. (See Figure A)2.
 
Describe the basis for allocating investments geographically within the jurisdiction (orwithin the EMSA for HOPWA) (91.215(a)(1)) during the next year and the rationale forassigning the priorities.Response: The Jurisdiction does not set priorities for allocating investments geographically.Funding awards are based on need and activity eligibility (Figure B). Assistance is spreadthroughout the consortium with actual locations determined by applications received andfunding availability. Activities have been recommended for funding in areas of minorityconcentrations in the Town of Boonton, Borough of Madison, Town of Morristown, Boroughof Rockaway and Borough of Wharton. The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills determinesthe location of activities to be assisted with CDBG funds within the municipality.3.
 
Describe actions that will take place during the next year to address obstacles tomeeting underserved needs.
 
Jurisdiction Second Program Year Action Plan 3Version 2.0Response: Obstacles to meeting underserved needs include:
 
Limited funds for all programs (HOME, CDBG and ESG)
 
Diminishment and disappearance of State funds
 
Diminishment and disappearance of local funds
 
Diminishment and disappearance of private funds
 
Increased competition for diminishing pool of funds
 
Lack of affordable child care services
 
Lack of transportation
 
Lack of employment training and opportunities
 
Lack of affordable housing
 
Lack of employment training for veterans
 
Lack of affordable permanent supportive housing for veterans
 
Lack of land for construction of facilities and residential units
 
Lack of societal ‘will’ to address the need of the underserved
 
Dwindling capacity on the part of providers due to layoffs
 
Severe financial stress at the municipal levelActions taken to address these obstacles include:
 
Participation in Housing Alliance of Morris County, Fair Housing Committee, and thecounty’s Human Services Advisory Committee in an attempt to coordinate concernsand maximize responses.
 
Outreach to veterans’ organizations and providers serving veterans4. Identify the federal, state, and local resources expected to be made available to addressthe needs identified in the plan. Federal resources should include Section 8 funds madeavailable to the jurisdiction, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and competitiveMcKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act funds expected to be available to addresspriority needs and specific objectives identified in the strategic plan.Response: Other resources from private and non Federal public sources that will beavailable to meet the needs identified in the Consolidated Plan include state (NJ SpecialNeeds Housing Trust Fund, the anemic NJ Balanced Fund), Federal Home Loan Bank of New York) ,municipal funds, County grant-in-aid, weatherization funds, privatefoundations, private donations, volunteer labor and private loans from lendinginstitutions. The Federal funds, in most cases, will complement other resources ratherthan leverage these funds.The demand for Section 8 housing vouchers has risen sharply yet waiting lists areclosed. The Division will advocate for increase in project based as well as portable rentalassistance.In this period of severe economic constraint, most previously reliable funding streamsare wavering, including state, local and private.
Managing the Process
1.
 
Identify the lead agency, entity, and agencies responsible for administering programscovered by the consolidated plan.Response: The lead agency primarily responsible for administering the programscovered by the consolidated plan is the Morris County Division of CommunityDevelopment.

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