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Wednesday,

November 3, 2004

Part II

Department of
Housing and Urban
Development
Notice of Funding Availability for
Revitalization of Severely Distressed
Public Housing; HOPE VI Revitalization
Grants Fiscal Year 2004; Notice

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 5. A match of five percent is required. the entity that is established to own and
URBAN DEVELOPMENT 6. Each applicant may submit only operate the replacement units (e.g., as
one HOPE VI revitalization application. the general partner of a limited
[Docket No. FR–4921–N–01]
7. Application materials may be partnership).
obtained over the Internet from HUD’s 2. Leverage. See Section III.C.4. and
Notice of Funding Availability for
grants site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/ IV.B.6.c. of this NOFA for the meaning
Revitalization of Severely Distressed
adm/grants/otherhud.cfm. Technical of leverage.
Public Housing; HOPE VI Revitalization 3. Replacement Housing. Under this
Grants Fiscal Year 2004 corrections and frequently asked
questions will also be posted on this HOPE VI NOFA, a HOPE VI
AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Web site. replacement housing unit shall be
Secretary for Public and Indian 8. HUD’s general policy requirements deemed to be any combination of public
Housing, HUD. apply to all HUD federal financial housing rental units, eligible
ACTION: Notice of funding availability. assistance NOFAs for Fiscal Year (FY) homeownership units under Section
2004. These policies cover those NOFAs 24(d)(1)(J) of the 1937 Act, and HCV
Overview Information: issued under HUD’s Super Notice of assistance that does not exceed the
A. Federal Agency Name. Department Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) (69 number of units demolished and
of Housing and Urban Development, FR 26941) as well as those issued after disposed of at the targeted severely
Office of Public and Indian Housing. the SuperNOFA is published in the distressed public housing project.
B. Funding Opportunity Title. Federal Register. 4. Severely Distressed. a. In
Revitalization of Severely Distressed accordance with Section 24(j)(2) of the
Public Housing HOPE VI Revitalization Full Text of Announcement 1937 Act, the term ‘‘severely distressed
Grants Fiscal Year 2004. I. Funding Opportunity Description public housing’’ means a public housing
C. Announcement Type. Initial project (or building in a project) that:
announcement. A. Program Description. In (1) Requires major redesign,
D. Funding Opportunity Number. The accordance with Section 24(a) of the reconstruction, or redevelopment—or
Federal Register number for this NOFA United States Housing Act of 1937 (1937 partial or total demolition—to correct
is: FR–4921–N–01. The OMB approval Act) (42 U.S.C. 1437v), the purpose of serious deficiencies in the original
number for this program is: 2577–0208. HOPE VI revitalization grants is to assist design (including inappropriately high
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic PHAs to: population density), deferred
Assistance (CFDA) Number. The CFDA 1. Improve the living environment for maintenance, physical deterioration or
number for this NOFA is 14–866, public housing residents of severely obsolescence of major systems, and
‘‘Demolition and Revitalization of distressed public housing projects other deficiencies in the physical plan
Severely Distressed Public Housing through the demolition, rehabilitation, of the project;
(HOPE VI).’’ reconfiguration, or replacement of (2) Is a significant contributing factor
F. Dates. 1. Application Due Date: obsolete public housing projects (or to the physical decline of, and
The application due date shall be portions thereof); disinvestment by public and private
February 1, 2005. See the General 2. Revitalize sites (including entities in, the surrounding
Section of the SuperNOFA (69 FR remaining public housing dwelling neighborhood;
26941) for application submission, units) on which such public housing (3) (a) Is occupied predominantly by
delivery, and timely receipt projects are located and contribute to families who are very low-income
requirements. the improvement of the surrounding families with children, have
2. Estimated Grant Award Date: The neighborhood; unemployed members, and are
estimated award date will be 3. Provide housing that will avoid or dependent on various forms of public
approximately May 2, 2005. decrease the concentration of very low- assistance; (b) has high rates of
G. Optional, Additional Overview income families; and vandalism and criminal activity
Content Information. 1. This NOFA 4. Build sustainable communities. (including drug-related criminal
announces the availability of B. Authority. 1. The funding authority activity) in comparison to other housing
approximately $120 million in FY2004 for HOPE VI revitalization grants under in the area; or (c) is lacking in sufficient
funds for HOPE VI Revitalization this HOPE VI NOFA is provided by the appropriate transportation, supportive
Program grants, with approximately $20 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 services, economic opportunity,
million additional for grant-related (Pub. L. 108–199, approved January 23, schools, civic and religious institutions,
housing choice voucher (HCV) 2004) under the heading ‘‘Revitalization or public services, resulting in severe
assistance. of Severely Distressed Public Housing social distress in the project;
2. The maximum amount of each (HOPE VI).’’ (4) Cannot be revitalized through
grant award is $20 million. It is 2. The program authority for the assistance under other programs, such
anticipated that six grant awards will be HOPE VI program is Section 24 of the as the Capital Fund and Operating Fund
made. 1937 Act, as amended by Section 402 of programs for public housing under the
3. Housing choice voucher assistance the HOPE VI Program Reauthorization 1937 Act, or the programs under
is available to successful applicants that and Small Community Mainstreet Sections 9 or 14 of the 1937 Act (as in
receive the revitalization grant award. Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003 effect before the effective date under
The dollar amount of HCV assistance is (Pub. L. 108–186, approved December Section 503(a) of the Quality Housing
in addition to the $20 million maximum 16, 2003). and Work Responsibility Act of 1998
award amount. C. Definitions. 1. Developer. A (Pub. L. 105–276, approved October 21,
4. All public housing authorities developer is an entity contracted to 1998), because of cost constraints and
(PHAs) with severely distressed public develop (and possibly operate) a mixed inadequacy of available amounts; and
housing are eligible to apply. PHAs that finance development that includes (5) In the case of an individual
manage only a HCV program, tribal public housing units, pursuant to 24 building:
PHAs and tribally-designated housing CFR part 941, subpart F. A developer (a) Is sufficiently separable from the
entities are not eligible. most often has an ownership interest in remainder of the project of which the

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building is part, such that the off-site replacement housing, in and English as a Second Language
revitalization of the building is feasible; accordance with 24 CFR 968.112(b), (d), courses, as needed.
or (e), and (g)–(o) and 24 CFR 968.130 and (3) Readiness and retention activities,
(b) Was part of a project described in 968.135(b) and (d) or successor which frequently are key to securing
your application’s response to Section regulations, as applicable. private sector commitments to the
V.A. of this NOFA that has been legally 5. Development. Development of provision of jobs.
vacated or demolished, but for which public housing replacement units and (4) Employment training activities
HUD has not yet provided replacement other units (e.g., market-rate units), that include results-based job training,
housing assistance (other than tenant- provided a need exists for such units preparation, counseling, development,
based assistance). ‘‘Replacement and such development is performed placement, and follow-up assistance
housing assistance’’ are funds that have with non-public housing funds. after job placement.
been furnished by HUD to perform 6. Homeownership Activities. (5) Programs that provide entry-level,
major rehabilitation on, or Assistance involving the rehabilitation registered apprenticeships in
reconstruction of, the public housing and development of homeownership construction, construction-related,
units that have been legally vacated or units. Assistance may include: maintenance, or other related activities.
demolished. a. Downpayment or closing cost A registered apprenticeship program is
b. For the purposes of the ‘‘severely assistance; a program that has been registered with
distressed’’ threshold requirement, b. Second mortgages; or either a State Apprenticeship Agency
Replacement Housing Factor funds will c. Construction or permanent recognized by the Department of Labor’s
not be considered as ‘‘replacement financing for new construction, (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship
housing assistance.’’ acquisition, or rehabilitation costs Training, Employer and Labor Services
c. A severely distressed project that (OATELS) or, if there is no recognized
related to homeownership replacement
has been legally vacated or demolished state agency, by OATELS. See also DOL
units.
(but for which HUD has not yet regulations at 29 CFR part 29.
7. Acquisition. Acquisition of rental
provided replacement housing (6) Life skills training on topics such
units, land for the development of off-
assistance, other than tenant-based as parenting, consumer education, and
site replacement units, and land for
assistance) must have met the definition family budgeting.
economic development-related
of physical distress not later than the (7) Creation and operation of credit
activities.
day the demolition application approval unions to serve residents, including
8. Management Improvements.
letter was dated by HUD. capitalization and technical assistance
D. Eligible Revitalization Activities. Necessary management improvements,
to foster new credit unions on-site and
HOPE VI Revitalization grants may be including transitional security activities.
to encourage existing community credit
used for activities to carry out 9. Administration, Planning, Etc.
unions to expand their coverage to
revitalization programs for severely Administration, planning, technical
include on-site coverage.
distressed public housing in accordance assistance, and other activities
(8) Homeownership counseling that is
with Section 24(d) of the 1937 Act. (including architectural and engineering
scheduled to begin promptly after grant
Revitalization activities approved by work, program management, and
award so that, to the maximum extent
HUD must be conducted in accordance reasonable legal fees) that are related to
possible, qualified residents will be
with the requirements of this NOFA. the implementation of the Revitalization
ready to purchase new homeownership
The following is a list of eligible Plan, as approved by HUD. See Cost
units when they are completed. The
activities. Control Standards in Section IV.E. of
Family Self-Sufficiency program can
1. Relocation. Relocation, including this NOFA.
also be used to promote
reasonable moving expenses, for 10. Community and Supportive homeownership, providing assistance
residents displaced as a result of the Services (CSS). a. The CSS component with escrow accounts and counseling.
revitalization of the project. See of the HOPE VI program encompasses (9) Coordinating with health care
Sections III.C., IV.B. and V.A.6. of this all activities that are designed to providers or providing on-site space for
NOFA for relocation requirements. promote upward mobility, self- health clinics, doctors, wellness centers,
2. Demolition. Demolition of dwelling sufficiency, and improved quality of life dentists, etc. that will primarily serve
units or nondwelling facilities, in whole for the residents of the public housing the public housing residents. HOPE VI
or in part, although demolition is not a project involved. funds may not be used to provide direct
required element of a HOPE VI b. CSS activities. CSS activities may medical care to residents.
Revitalization Plan. include, but are not limited to: (10) Substance and alcohol abuse
3. Disposition. Disposition of a (1) Educational activities that promote treatment and counseling.
severely distressed public housing site, learning and serve as the foundation for (11) Activities that address domestic
by sale or lease, in whole or in part, in young people from infancy through high violence treatment and prevention.
accordance with Section 18 of the 1937 school graduation, helping them to (12) Child care services that provide
Act and implementing regulations at 24 succeed in academia and the sufficient hours of operation to facilitate
CFR part 970. A lease of one year or professional world. Such activities, parental access to education and job
more that is not incident to the normal which include after-school programs, opportunities, serve appropriate age
operation of a project is considered a mentoring, and tutoring, must be groups, and stimulate children to learn.
disposition that is subject to Section 18 created with strong partnerships with (13) Transportation, as necessary, to
of the 1937 Act. public and private educational enable all family members to participate
4. Rehabilitation and Physical institutions. in available CSS activities and to
Improvement. Rehabilitation and (2) Adult educational activities, commute to their places of employment.
physical improvement of public housing including remedial education, literacy (14) Entrepreneurship training and
and community facilities primarily training, tutoring for completion of mentoring, with the goal of establishing
intended to facilitate the delivery of secondary or postsecondary education, resident-owned businesses.
community and supportive services for assistance in the attainment of 11. Leveraging. Leveraging other
residents of the project and residents of certificates of high school equivalency, resources, including additional housing

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resources, supportive services, job 3. Troubled Status. If HUD has Demolition grants and Capital Funds
creation, and other economic designated your housing authority as may be included). In addition, other
development uses on or near the project troubled pursuant to Section 6(j)(2) of federal sources, any state or local
that will benefit future residents of the the 1937 Act, HUD will use documents government source, any private
site. and information available to it to contributions, the value of donated
12. SuperNOFA Reference. Section I, determine whether you qualify as an material or buildings, the value of any
‘‘Funding Opportunity Description,’’ of eligible applicant. In accordance with lease on a building, the value of the time
the Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year 2004 Section 24(j) of the 1937 Act, the term and services contributed by volunteers,
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) ‘‘applicant’’ means: and the value of any other in-kind
Policy Requirements and General a. Any PHA that is not designated as services or administrative costs
Section to the Super NOFA for HUD’s ‘‘troubled’’ pursuant to Section 6(j)(2) of provided.
Discretionary Programs (SuperNOFA), the 1937 Act; b. Any PHA for which a d. Match donations must be firmly
Docket No. FR–4900-N–01, published in private housing management agent has committed. ‘‘Firmly committed’’ means
the Federal Register on May 14, 2004, been selected, or a receiver has been that the amount of match resources and
is hereby incorporated by reference. appointed, pursuant to Section 6(j)(3) of their dedication to HOPE VI
the 1937 Act; and c. Any PHA that is Revitalization activities must be
II. Award Information designated as ‘‘troubled’’ pursuant to explicit, in writing, and signed by a
A. Availability of HOPE VI Funds. Section 6(j)(2) of the 1937 Act and that: person authorized to make the
(1) Is designated as troubled commitment.
Funds available principally for reasons that will not e. You may propose to use your own
for award in this affect its capacity to carry out a non-public housing grant funds to meet
Type of assistance HOPE VI NOFA
(approximate) revitalization program; the match requirement.
(2) Is making substantial progress f. Matching funds must be directly
Revitalization Grants ........ $120,000,000 toward eliminating the deficiencies of applicable to the revitalization of the
Housing Choice Voucher the agency that resulted in its troubled site and the transformation of the lives
Assistance ..................... 20,000,000 status; or of residents.
(3) Is otherwise determined by HUD g. The PHA’s staff time is not an
Total ........................... 140,000,000 to be capable of carrying out a eligible cash or in-kind match.
revitalization program. h. See Section IV.B.3 of this NOFA for
1. Revitalization Grants. B. Cost Sharing or Matching. match documentation requirements.
Approximately $120 million of the 1. Match Requirements. C. Other.
FY2004 HOPE VI appropriation has a. Revitalization Grant Match. HUD is 1. Thresholds. If you have not met a
been allocated to fund HOPE VI required by the Quality Housing and threshold, or have not included in the
Revitalization grants and will be Work Responsibility Act (42 U.S.C. application the complete, correct,
awarded in accordance with this NOFA. 1437v(c)(1)(A)) to include the required documentation that
There will be approximately six awards. requirement for matching funds for all demonstrates the threshold has been
2. Housing Choice Voucher HOPE VI-related grants. You are met, the application will not be rated or
Assistance. Approximately $20 million required to have in place a match in the ranked and will be ineligible for
of the HOPE VI appropriation will be amount of 5 percent of the requested funding. Threshold insufficiency cannot
allocated for Housing Choice Voucher grant amount in cash or in-kind be cured after the application due date.
(HCV) assistance. HCV assistance will donations. Applications that do not See Section IV.B. of this NOFA for
be provided to HOPE VI Revitalization demonstrate the minimum 5 percent documentation requirements.
NOFA awardees. If $20 million is more match will not be considered for a. One application. Each applicant
than the amount necessary to fund the funding. may submit only one HOPE VI
HOPE VI grantee’s HCV needs, the b. Additional Community and Revitalization application as described
remaining funds will be used for other Supportive Services (CSS) Match. in this NOFA. If a single applicant
eligible activities under Section 24 of (1) In addition to the 5 percent submits more than one application, all
the 1937 Act. revitalization grant match in Section a. applications will be disqualified and no
5. SuperNOFA Reference. Section II., above, you may be required to have in application will be eligible for funding.
‘‘Funding Available,’’ of the place a CSS match. Funds used for the b. Appropriateness of Proposal. In
SuperNOFA is hereby incorporated by Revitalization grant match cannot be accordance with Section 24(e)(1) of the
reference. used for the CSS match. 1937 Act, each application must
(2) If you are selected for funding demonstrate the appropriateness of the
III. Eligibility Information proposal (revitalization plan) in the
through this NOFA, you may use up to
A. Eligible Applicants. 1. PHAs that 15 percent of your grant for such context of the local housing market
have severely distressed housing in activities. However, if you propose to relative to other alternatives. You must
their inventory and are otherwise in use more than 5 percent of your HOPE briefly discuss other possible
conformance with the threshold VI grant for CSS activities, you must alternatives to your proposal and
requirements provided in Section III.C. have in place funds from sources other explain why your plan is more
of this NOFA. See Section IV.B.4. of this than HOPE VI, that match the amount appropriate. This is a statutory
NOFA for threshold documentation between 5 and 15 percent of the grant requirement and an application
requirements. that you will use for CSS activities. threshold. If you do not demonstrate the
2. Housing Choice Voucher Programs c. In accordance with Section 24(c) of appropriateness of the proposal
Only and Tribal Housing Agencies. the Act, for purposes of calculating the (revitalization plan) in the context of the
PHAs that only administer HCV amount of matching funds required by local housing market relative to other
programs, e.g., Section 8, HCV, and Sections a. and b. above, you may alternatives, your application will not
tribal PHAs and tribally-designated include amounts from public housing be rated or ranked and will be ineligible
housing entities, are not eligible to sources other than HOPE VI for funding. Examples of alternative
apply. Revitalization (such as HOPE VI proposals may include:

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(1) Rebuilding or rehabilitating an that you are planning to use public targeted units. For example, if a project
existing project or units at an off-site housing funds, which include HOPE VI has 700 units and you were awarded a
location that is in an isolated, non- funds, to develop: retail or commercial HOPE VI Revitalization grant or other
residential, or otherwise inappropriate space; economic development space HUD public housing funds to address
area; (community building, etc.); or housing 300 of those units, you may submit an
(2) Proposing a range of incomes, units that are not Replacement Housing FY2004 HOPE VI Revitalization
housing types (rental, homeownership, (See Section I.C. of this NOFA), your application to revitalize the remaining
market-rate, public housing, townhouse, application will not be rated or ranked 400 units. You may not apply for funds
detached house, etc.), or costs which and will be ineligible for funding. See to supplement work on the original 300
cannot be supported by a market Section IV.B.4. for documentation units. If you request funds to revitalize
analysis; or requirements regarding this threshold. units or buildings that have been funded
(3) Proposing to use the land in a f. Open Inspector General Audits. (1) by an existing HOPE VI Revitalization
manner that is contrary to the goals of If you have an open Inspector General grant or other HUD funds, your
your agency. (IG) or Government Accountability application will not be rated or ranked
c. Contiguous, Single, and Scattered- Office (GAO) audit finding that has not and will be ineligible for funding.
Site Projects. Except as provided in been resolved to HUD’s satisfaction i. Program Schedule. Your application
sections (1) and (2) below, each before the due date of this NOFA, the must contain a program schedule that
application must target one severely application will not be rated or ranked provides a feasible plan to meet the
distressed public housing project (i.e., and will be ineligible for funding. schedule requirements of Section
with one project number). (2) HUD’s decision regarding whether VI.B.2. of this NOFA, with no
(1) Contiguous Projects. Each a charge, lawsuit, or a letter of findings impediments such as litigation that
application may request funds for more has been satisfactorily resolved will be would prevent timely startup. The
than one project if those projects are based on whether appropriate actions program schedule must indicate the
immediately adjacent to one another or have been taken to address the findings. date on which the development
within a quarter-mile of each other. If g. Performance of Existing HOPE VI proposal, i.e., whether mixed-finance
you include more than one project in Grantees. (1) The application will not be development, homeownership
your application, you must provide a rated or ranked and will be ineligible for development, etc., for each phase of the
map that clearly indicates that the funding if you have an existing HOPE VI revitalization plan will be submitted to
projects are within a quarter-mile of Revitalization grant, and HUD. For application evaluation only,
each other. If HUD determines that they (a) The grant development is you should assume the following award
are not, your application will be delinquent due to actions or inactions and post-award dates.
ineligible for funding. that are not beyond the control of the
(2) Scattered Site Projects. Your grantee; and Milestone Date
application may request funds to (b) The grantee is not making
revitalize a scattered site public housing substantial progress toward eliminating Grant Award ................. April 1, 2005.
project. The sites targeted in an the delinquency. Grant Agreement Exe- July 1, 2005.
application proposing to revitalize cution.
(2) ‘‘Delinquent’’ means that resident
scattered sites (regardless of whether the HUD’s written request August 1, 2005.
relocation, unit demolition, unit for Supplemental
scattered sites are under multiple construction, unit rehabilitation, unit Submissions.
project numbers) must fall within an occupancy, or unit re-occupancy have HUD’s approval of Sup- September 1, 2005.
area with a one-mile radius. You may not occurred in accordance with the plemental Submis-
identify a larger site if you can show grantee’s current Revitalization Plan. sions.
that all of the targeted scattered site (3) Reasons that are beyond the
units are located within the hard edges control of the grantee include, but are If grant award takes place after
(e.g., major highways, railroad tracks, not limited to, the following: October 1, 2004, the grantee’s program
lakeshore, etc.) of a neighborhood. If (a) Litigation; schedule may be changed in the
you propose to revitalize a project that (b) Court Orders; and Supplemental Submissions to account
extends beyond a one-mile radius or is (c) Emergency and natural disasters. for the period of time between October
otherwise beyond the hard edges of a (4) HUD will use documents and 1, 2004, and the actual date of grant
neighborhood, your application will not information available to it to determine award. If your application does not
be rated or ranked and will be ineligible whether the grant is delinquent due to contain a program schedule, as
for funding. reasons that are beyond the control of described above, the application will
d. Desegregation Orders. You must be the grantee and whether the grantee is not be rated or ranked and will be
in full compliance with any making substantial progress toward ineligible for funding.
desegregation or other court order and eliminating the delinquency. j. Separability. In accordance with
voluntary compliance agreements h. Previously Funded Sites. You may Section 24(j)(2)(A)(v) of the 1937 Act, if
related to Fair Housing (e.g., Title VI of submit a Revitalization application that you propose to target only a portion of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair targets a project that is being revitalized a project for revitalization, you must:
Housing Act, and Section 504 of the or replaced under an existing HOPE VI (1) Demonstrate to HUD’s satisfaction
Rehabilitation Act of 1973) that affects Revitalization grant. However, you may that the severely distressed public
your public housing program and that is not apply for new HOPE VI housing is sufficiently separable from
in effect on the date of application Revitalization funds for units in that the remainder of the project of which
submission. If you are not in full project that were funded by the existing the building is part to make use of the
compliance with any desegregation or HOPE VI Revitalization grant or other building feasible for revitalization.
other court orders, your application will HUD funds which are used to achieve Separations may include a road, berm,
be ineligible for funding. significant revitalization of units (as catch basin, or other recognized
e. Non-Public Housing Funding for opposed to regular upkeep), even if neighborhood distinction.
Non-Public Housing or Replacement those funds are inadequate to pay the (2) Demonstrate that the site plan and
Units. If the application demonstrates costs to revitalize or replace all of the building designs of the revitalized

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portion will provide defensible space (3) For example, if you propose to funding. For these thresholds,
for the occupants of the revitalized develop housing on land that is insufficiency cannot be cured after the
building(s) and that the properties that currently zoned as parkland, you must application due date. See Section IV.B.
remain will not have a negative provide evidence in the application that of this NOFA for documentation
influence on the revitalized buildings(s), the zoning change has been secured to requirements.
either physically or socially. permit housing development. If you (1) Selection of Developer. You must
(3) If your application does not propose to keep the land as parkland, certify that:
demonstrate separability, your you must provide a certification in the (a) You have initiated an RFQ by the
application will not be rated or ranked application that the zoning is for application due date for the competitive
and will be ineligible for funding. parkland. procurement of a developer for your
k. Severe Distress of Target Project. (4) If zoning approval/certification is first phase of construction, in
The targeted public housing project or not properly included in your accordance with 24 CFR 85.36 and 24
building in a project targeted by a HOPE application, the application will not be CFR 941.602(d) (as applicable). If you
VI Revitalization application must be rated or ranked and will be ineligible for change developers after you are selected
severely distressed. See Section I.C. of funding. for funding, HUD reserves the right to
this NOFA for the definition of n. Requirements and Procedures rescind the grant; or
‘‘severely distressed.’’ If the targeted Applicable to All Programs: (1) (b) You will act as your own
project or building is not severely SuperNOFA References. The following developer for the proposed project. If
distressed, your application will not be subsections of Section III.C. of the you change your plan and procure an
rated or ranked and will be ineligible for SuperNOFA are hereby incorporated by outside developer after you are selected
funding. reference: for funding, HUD reserves the right to
l. Site Control. (1) If you propose to (a) Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal rescind the grant.
develop off-site housing in any phase of Numbering System (DUNS) Number (2) Resident Involvement in
your proposed revitalization plan, you Requirement; Revitalization Program.
(b) Compliance with Fair Housing and You must certify that you have
MUST provide evidence in your
Civil Rights Laws; involved affected public housing
application that you (not your
(c) Conducting Business In residents at the beginning and during
developer) have site control of the
Accordance with Core Values and the planning process for the
property(ies).
Ethical Standards; revitalization program, prior to
(2) Site control may only be
(d) Delinquent Federal Debts; submission of your application. If you
contingent upon:
(e) Name Check Review; have not included affected residents
(a) The receipt of the HOPE VI grant; (f) False Statements; your application will not be rated or
(b) Satisfactory compliance with the (g) Prohibition Against Lobbying ranked and will be ineligible for
environmental review requirements of Activities; funding. See Section III.C.4. of this
this NOFA; and (h) Debarment and Suspension. NOFA for minimum training and
(c) The site and neighborhood (i) Statutory and Regulatory meeting requirements and Section IV.B.
standards in Section III.C.4. of this Requirements; and of this NOFA for documentation
NOFA. (j) Ineligible Applicants. requirements.
(3) If you demonstrate site control (2) Salary Limitation for Consultants. b. Omission of any of the mandatory
through an option to purchase, the FY2004 funds may not be used to pay documentation listed in Section IV.B. of
option must extend for at least 180 days or to provide reimbursement for this NOFA is considered a Technical
after the application due date. payment of the salary of a consultant Deficiency and must be cured
(4) If you propose to develop off-site whether retained by the federal (corrected) within the cure period stated
housing and you do not provide government or the grantee at more than in Section IV.B. of the SuperNOFA.
acceptable evidence of site control, your the daily equivalent of the rate paid for Applications that remain deficient after
ENTIRE application will not be rated or level IV of the Executive Schedule, the cure period will not be rated or
ranked and will be ineligible for unless specifically authorized by law. ranked and will be ineligible for
funding. 2. Thresholds—Applicant funding.
m. Zoning Approval. (1) If you are Certifications Covered by the Standard (1) Operation and Management
proposing to use off-site parcels of land Form 424. By signing and submitting Principles and Policies Certification.
for housing development or other uses the Application for Federal Assistance, You must certify that you will
that, until this point in time have been Standard Form 424, you are certifying to implement the Operation and
zoned for a purpose different than the all of the thresholds listed in this Management Principles and Policies
one proposed in your revitalization section. A false statement in an stated in Section III.C.4.h. of this NOFA.
plan, your application must include: application is grounds for denial or (2) Relocation Plan Certification.
(a) A certification from the termination of an award and grounds for (a) You must certify that the HOPE VI
appropriate local official documenting possible punishment as provided in 18 Relocation Plan has been completed and
that all required zoning approvals have U.S.C. 1001, 1010, and 1012, and 32 that it conforms to the Uniform
been secured for such parcels; or U.S.C. 3729 and 3802. See Section IV.B. Relocation Assistance and Real Property
(b) The actual zoning approval of this NOFA for any documentation Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA)
document(s) for the parcel(s). requirements related to these requirements as described in Section
(2) If you are proposing to use off-site certifications. a. If you have not met a V.A.6. of this NOFA.
parcels of land for housing development threshold on or before the application (b) If relocation was completed (i.e.,
or other uses and those parcels are due date, or have not included in the the targeted public housing site is
already zoned for your chosen use, your application the complete, correct, vacant) as of the application due date,
application must include a certification required documentation that rather than certifying that the HOPE VI
signed by the executive director stating demonstrates the threshold has been Relocation Plan has been completed,
that all current zoning allows all met, the application will not rated or you certify that the relocation was
proposed HOPE VI activities. ranked and will be ineligible for completed.

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(3) Resident Involvement in the remain deficient after the cure period (b) A demolition application under
Revitalization Program Certification. will not be rated or ranked and will be Section 18 of the 1937 Act. While a
You must certify that resident training ineligible for funding. See Section IV.B. Section 18 approval is not required by
sessions and public meetings were held of this NOFA for any documentation HOPE VI demolition, you will not have
and that you involved affected public requirements related to these to wait for demolition approval through
housing residents at the beginning and certifications. your supplemental submissions, as
during the planning process for the (1) Market-rate Housing: Market described in Section (a) above; or
revitalization program prior to Assessment Certification. If you include (c) A Section 202 Mandatory
submission of an application. market-rate housing, community Conversion Plan, in compliance with
(4) Standard Certifications. The last facilities (if market-driven, e.g., a YMCA regulations at 24 CFR part 971 and other
part of your application will be or a community facility that is primarily applicable HUD requirements, if the
comprised of standard certifications intended to facilitate the delivery of project is subject to Mandatory
common to many HUD programs. community and supportive services for Conversion (Section 202 of the Omnibus
Required forms must be included in the residents of the targeted severely Consolidated Rescissions and
HOPE VI application and will be distressed public housing project and of Appropriations Act of 1996 Pub. L. 104–
available over the Internet at http:// off-site replacement housing does not 134, approved on April 26, 1996). A
www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ need to be addressed in the market Mandatory Conversion Plan concerns
otherhud.cfm. assessment letter), economic the removal of a public housing project
3. Thresholds—Third-Party development, and retail structures in from a PHA’s inventory.
Certifications. The following third-party your Revitalization Plan, you must b. Development. (1) For any standard
certifications must be included in your provide a certification by an (non-mixed finance) public housing
application. a. If you have not included independent, third party, credentialed development activity (whether on-site
in the application, on or before the market research firm, or professional reconstruction or off-site development),
application due date, the complete, that describes its assessment of the you must obtain HUD approval of a
correct, required documentation that demand and associated pricing structure standard development proposal
demonstrates the threshold has been for the proposed residential units and submitted under 24 CFR part 941 (or
met, the application will not rated or any community facilities, economic successor part).
ranked and will be either ineligible for development, and retail structures, (2) For mixed-finance housing
funding or have its funding limited, based on the market and economic development, you must obtain HUD
based upon the threshold. For these conditions of the project area. approval of a mixed finance proposal,
thresholds, insufficiency regarding these (2) HOPE VI Revitalization Applicant
submitted under 24 CFR part 941,
thresholds cannot be cured after the Certifications. You must include in your
subpart F (or successor part and
application due date. See Section IV.B. application a certification from the
of this NOFA for any documentation Chairman of your Board of subpart).
requirements related to these Commissioners to the requirements (3) For new construction of
certifications. listed in the HOPE VI Revitalization community facilities primarily intended
(1) Cost Control Standards. Your cost Applicant Certifications. This to facilitate the delivery of community
estimates must be certified to meet the certification is provided on the Internet and supportive services for residents of
cost control standards stated in Section at http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/ the project and residents of off-site
IV.E. by an independent cost estimator, grants/otherhud.cfm. replacement housing, you must comply
architect, engineer, contractor, or other 4. Program Requirements. with 24 CFR part 941 (or successor
qualified third party professional. If a. Demolition. (1) You may not carry part). Information required for this
your costs are not certified, your out nor permit others to carry out the activity must be included in either a
application will not be rated or ranked demolition of the project or any portion standard or mixed finance development
and will be ineligible for funding. of the project until HUD approves, in proposal, as applicable.
(2) Severely Distressed Certification. writing, one of the following, and until c. Homeownership. (1) For
You must certify that the target project HUD has also approved a Request for homeownership replacement units
is severely distressed. In order to certify Release of Funds submitted in developed under a Revitalization Plan,
to severe physical distress, your accordance with 24 CFR part 58 or, if you must obtain HUD approval of a
application must include a certification HUD performs an environmental review homeownership proposal. Your
that is signed by an engineer or architect under 24 CFR part 50, until HUD has homeownership proposal must conform
licensed by a state licensing board. The approved in writing the property for to either:
license does not need to have been demolition following its environmental (a) Section 24(d)(1)(J) of the 1937 Act;
issued in the same state as the severely review. or
distressed project. The engineer or (a) Information in your HOPE VI (b) Section 32 of the 1937 Act (see 24
architect must include his or her license Revitalization Application, along with CFR part 906). Additional information
number and state of registration on the Supplemental Submissions requested by on this option may be found at http://
certification. The engineer or architect HUD after the award of the grant. www.hud.gov/offices/pih/centers/sac/
may not be an employee of the housing Section 24(g) of the 1937 Act provides homeownership.
authority or the city. A Certification of that severely distressed public housing (2) The homeownership proposal
Severe Physical Distress is provided on demolished pursuant to a Revitalization must be consistent with the 80 percent
the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/ Plan is not required to be approved by of Area Median Income (AMI)
offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm. a demolition application under Section limitations and any other applicable
b. Omission of any of the mandatory 18 of the 1937 Act or regulations at 24 provisions under the 1937 Act. (HUD
documentation listed in this section is CFR part 970. If you do not receive a publishes AMI tables for each family
considered a technical deficiency and HOPE VI Revitalization grant, the size in each locality annually. The
must be cured (corrected) within the information in your application will not income limit tables can be found at
cure period stated in Section IV.B.4. of be used to process a request for http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il/
the SuperNOFA. Applications that demolition; il04/index.html.)

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d. Acquisition. (1) Acquisition units, recycling of demolition debris, also have programs that will assist in
Proposal. Before you undertake any and reusing of salvage materials in new energy efficient building techniques.
acquisition activities with HOPE VI or construction. ‘‘A Guide to (e) You must use new technologies
other public housing funds, you must Deconstruction’’ can be found at http:/ that will conserve energy and decrease
obtain HUD approval of an acquisition /www.hud.gov/deconstr.pdf. operating costs where cost effective.
proposal that meets the requirements of (3) Partnership for Advancing Examples of such technologies include:
24 CFR 941.303. Technology in Housing (PATH). HUD (i) Geothermal heating and cooling;
(2) Rental Units. For acquisition of encourages you to use PATH (ii) Placement of buildings and size of
rental units in existing or new technologies in the construction and eaves that take advantage of the
apartment buildings, single family delivery of replacement housing. PATH directions of the sun throughout the
subdivisions, etc., with or without is a voluntary initiative that seeks to year;
rehabilitation, for use as public housing accelerate the creation and widespread (iii) Photovoltaics (technologies that
replacement units, you must obtain use of advanced technologies to convert light into electrical power);
HUD approval of a Development (iv) Extra insulation;
radically improve the quality, (v) Smart windows; and
Proposal in accordance with 24 CFR durability, environmental performance,
941.304 (conventional development) or (vi) Energy Star appliances.
energy efficiency, and affordability of (5) Universal Design. HUD encourages
24 CFR 941.606 (mixed finance our Nation’s housing. you to incorporate the principles of
development). (a) PATH’s goal is to achieve dramatic
(2) Land for Off-Site Replacement universal design in the construction or
improvement in the quality of American rehabilitation of housing, retail
Units. For acquisition of land for public housing by the year 2010. PATH
housing or homeownership establishments, and community
encourages leaders from the home facilities, or when communicating with
development, you must comply with 24 building, product manufacturing,
CFR part 941 or successor part. community residents at public meetings
insurance and financial industries, and or events. Universal design is the design
(3) Land for Economic Development- representatives from federal agencies
Related Activities. of products and environments to be
dealing with housing issues to work usable by all people, to the greatest
(a) Acquisition of land for this
together to spur housing design and extent possible, without the need for
purpose is eligible only if the economic
construction innovations. PATH will adaptation or specialized design. The
development-related activities
provide technical support in design and intent of universal design is to simplify
specifically promote the economic self-
cost analysis of advanced technologies life for everyone by making products,
sufficiency of residents.
(b) Limited infrastructure and site to be incorporated in project communications, and the built
improvements associated with construction. environment more usable by as many
developing retail, commercial, or office (b) Applicants are encouraged to people as possible at little or no extra
facilities, such as rough grading and employ PATH technologies to exceed cost. Universal design benefits people of
bringing utilities to (but not on) the site prevailing national building practices all ages and abilities. Examples include
are eligible activities with prior HUD by: designing wider doorways, installing
approval. (i) Reducing costs; levers instead of doorknobs, and putting
e. Access to Services. For both on-site (ii) Improving durability; bathtub/shower grab bars in all units.
and any off-site units, your overall (iii) Increasing energy efficiency; Computers and telephones can also be
Revitalization Plan must result in (iv) Improving disaster resistance; and set up in ways that enable as many
increased access to municipal services, (v) Reducing environmental impact. residents as possible to use them. The
jobs, mentoring opportunities, (c) More information, the list of Department has a publication that
transportation, and educational technologies, the latest PATH contains a number of ideas about how
facilities; i.e., the physical plan and self- Newsletter, results from field the principles of Universal Design can
sufficiency strategy must be well- demonstrations, and PATH projects can benefit persons with disabilities. To
integrated and strong linkages must be be found at http://www.pathnet.org. order a copy of Strategies for Providing
established with the appropriate federal, (4) Energy Efficiency. (a) New Accessibility and Visitability for HOPE
state, and local agencies, nonprofit construction must comply with the VI and Mixed Finance Homeownership,
organizations, and the private sector to latest HUD-adopted Model Energy Code go to the publications and resource page
achieve such access. issued by the Council of American of the HOPE VI Web site at http://
f. Building Standards. (1) Building Building Officials. www.huduser.org/publications/pubasst/
Codes. All activities that include (b) HUD encourages you to set higher strategies.html.
construction, rehabilitation, lead-based standards for energy and water (6) Energy Star. HUD has adopted a
paint removal, and related activities efficiency in HOPE VI new construction, wide-ranging energy action plan for
must meet or exceed local building which can achieve utility savings of 30 improving energy efficiency in all
codes. You are encouraged to read the to 50 percent with minimal extra cost. program areas. As a first step in
policy statement and final report of the (c) You are encouraged to negotiate implementing the energy plan, HUD, the
HUD Review of Model Building Codes with your local utility company to Environmental Protection Agency
that identifies the variances between the obtain a lower rate. Utility rates and tax (EPA), and the Department of Energy
design and construction requirements of laws vary widely throughout the (DoE) have signed a joint partnership to
the Fair Housing Act and several model country. In some areas, PHAs are promote energy efficiency in HUD’s
building codes. That report can be exempt or partially exempt from utility affordable housing efforts and programs.
found on the HUD Web site at http:// rate taxes. Some PHAs have paid The purpose of the Energy Star
www.hud.gov/fhe/modelcodes. unnecessarily high utility rates because partnership is to promote energy
(2) Deconstruction. HUD encourages they were billed at an incorrect rate efficiency of the affordable housing
you to design programs that incorporate classification. stock, but also to help protect the
sustainable construction and demolition (d) Local utility companies may be environment. Applicants constructing,
practices, such as the dismantling or able to provide grant funds to assist in rehabilitating, or maintaining housing or
‘‘deconstruction’’ of public housing energy efficiency activities. States may community facilities are encouraged to

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promote energy efficiency in design and (2) Exclusions. Under Section 12(b) of designated Weed and Seed area.
operations. They are urged especially to the 1937 Act, wage rate requirements do Operation Weed and Seed is a multi-
purchase and use Energy Star-labeled not apply to individuals who: agency strategy that ‘‘weeds out’’ violent
products. Applicants providing housing (a) Perform services for which they crime, gang activity, drug use, and drug
assistance or counseling services are volunteered; trafficking in targeted neighborhoods
encouraged to promote Energy Star (b) Do not receive compensation for and then ‘‘seeds’’ the target area by
building by homebuyers and renters. those services or are paid expenses, restoring these neighborhoods through
Program activities can include reasonable benefits, or a nominal fee for social and economic revitalization. Law
developing Energy Star promotional and the services; enforcement activities constitute the
information materials, outreach to low- (c) Are not otherwise employed in the ‘‘weed’’ portion of the program.
and moderate-income renters and work involved (24 CFR part 70). Revitalization, which includes
buyers on the benefits and savings when (3) If other federal programs are used prevention, intervention, and treatment
using Energy Star products and in connection with your HOPE VI services as well as neighborhood
appliances, and promoting the activities, labor standards requirements restoration, constitutes the ‘‘seed’’
designation of community buildings and apply to the extent required by the other element. For more information, see the
homes as Energy Star compliant. For federal programs on portions of the Community and Safety and
further information about Energy Star, project that are not subject to Davis- Conservation Web site at http://
see http://www.energystar.gov or call Bacon rates under the 1937 Act. www.hud.gov/offices/pih/divisions/
888–STAR–YES (888–782–7937), or for h. Operation and Management cscd/.
the hearing-impaired, call 888–588– Policies and Principles. (1) You and i. Non-Fungibility for MTW PHAs.
9920 TTY. See also the energy efficiency your procured property manager, if Funds awarded under this NOFA are
requirements in Section III.C.4. of this applicable, must comply (to the extent not fungible under MTW agreements
NOFA. required) with the provisions of 24 CFR and must be accounted for separately, in
(7) Lead-Based Paint. You must part 966 in planning for the accordance with the HOPE VI
comply with lead-based paint implementation of the operation and Revitalization Grant Agreement, the
evaluation and reduction requirements management principles and policies requirements in Section III.C.4.m. of the
as provided for under the Lead-Based described below. SuperNOFA, entitled, ‘‘OMB Circulars
Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 (a) Rewarding work and promoting and Government-wide Regulations
U.S.C. 4821, et seq.). You also must family stability by promoting positive Applicable to Financial Assistance
comply with regulations at 24 CFR part incentives such as income disregards Programs,’’ and GAAP.
35, 24 CFR 965.701, and 24 CFR and ceiling rents; j. Resident and Community
(b) Instituting a system of local Involvement. (1) General. You are
968.110(k), as they may be amended or
preferences adopted in response to local required to involve the affected public
revised from time to time. Unless
housing needs and priorities, e.g., housing residents, state and local
otherwise provided, you will be
preferences for victims of domestic governments, private service providers,
responsible for lead-based paint
violence, residency preferences, and financing agencies, and developers in
evaluation and reduction activities. The
disaster victims; the planning process, proposed
National Lead Information Hotline is (c) Encouraging self-sufficiency by
800–424–5323. implementation, and management of
including lease requirements that
g. Labor Standards. The following promote involvement in the resident
your Revitalization Plan. This
standards must be implemented as association, performance of community involvement must be continuous from
appropriate in regard to HOPE VI grants. service, participation in self-sufficiency the beginning of the planning process
(1) Labor Standards. through the implementation and
(a) Davis-Bacon wage rates apply to activities, and transitioning from public
housing; management of the grant, if awarded.
development of any public housing (2) Resident Training Session. You
(d) Implementing site-based waiting
rental units or homeownership units must conduct at least one training
lists for the redeveloped public housing
developed with HOPE VI grant funds session for residents of the severely
and following project-based
and to demolition followed by distressed project on the HOPE VI
management principles;
construction on the site. Davis-Bacon (e) Instituting strict applicant development process. HUD does not
rates are ‘‘prevailing’’ minimum wage screening requirements such as credit prescribe the content of this meeting.
rates set by the Secretary of Labor that checks, references, home visits, and (3) Public Meetings. (a) You must
all laborers and mechanics employed in criminal records checks; conduct at least three public meetings
the development, including (f) Strictly enforcing lease and with residents and the broader
rehabilitation other than routine eviction provisions; community, in order to involve them in
maintenance of a public housing project (g) Improving the safety and security a meaningful way in the process of
must be paid, as set forth in a wage of residents through the implementation developing the Revitalization Plan and
determination that the PHA must obtain of defensible space principles and the preparing the application. One of these
prior to bidding on each construction installation of physical security systems meetings must have taken place at the
contract. The wage determination and such as surveillance equipment, control beginning of the planning process.
provisions requiring payment of these engineering systems, etc; (b) These three public meetings must
wage rates must be included in the (h) Enhancing ongoing efforts to take place on different days from each
construction contract; eliminate drugs and crime from other and from the resident training
(b) HUD-determined wage rates apply neighborhoods through collaborative session.
to: efforts with federal, state, and local (c) During the course of the three
(i) Operation (including nonroutine crime prevention programs and entities meetings, you must address the
maintenance) of revitalized housing, such as: following issues listed below (i.e., all
and (i) Local law enforcement agencies; issues need not be addressed at each
(ii) Demolition followed only by (ii) Your local United States Attorney; meeting):
filling in the site and establishing a (iii) The Weed and Seed Program, if (i) The HOPE VI planning and
lawn. the targeted project is located in a implementation process;

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(ii) The proposed physical plan, III.B.1. of this NOFA for CSS grant planning and should definitely be
including site and unit design, and matching requirements. You may spend codified with a contract or subgrant if
whether the unit design is in additional sums on CSS activities using money changes hands.
compliance with Fair Housing Act and donations, other HUD funds made (4) Tracking and Case Management. If
UFAS standards; available for that purpose (leverage), or selected, the grantee is responsible for
(iii) The extent of proposed other PHA funds. tracking and providing CSS programs
demolition; (b) CSS Endowment Trust. Consistent and services to residents currently
(iv) Planned community and with Section 24(d)(2) of the 1937 Act, living on the targeted public housing
supportive service activities; you may deposit up to 15 percent of site and residents already relocated from
(v) Other proposed revitalization your HOPE VI grant (the maximum the site. It is imperative that case
activities; amount of the award allowable for CSS management services begin immediately
(vi) Relocation issues, including activities) into an endowment trust to upon award so that residents who will
relocation planning, mobility provide CSS activities. In order to be relocated have time to participate in
counseling, and maintaining the HOPE establish an endowment trust, you must and benefit from CSS activities before
VI community planning process during first execute with HUD a HOPE VI leaving the site, and that residents who
the demolition and reconstruction Endowment Trust Addendum to the have already been relocated are able to
phases where temporary relocation is grant agreement. When reviewing your participate in and benefit from CSS
involved; request to set up an endowment trust, activities.
(vii) Reoccupancy plans and policies, HUD will take into consideration your (5) CSS Strategy and Objectives
including site-based waiting lists; and ability to pay for current CSS activities Requirements (a) Transition to Housing
(viii) Section 3 and employment with HOPE VI or other funds and the Self-Sufficiency. One of HUD’s major
opportunities to be created as a result of projected long-term sustainability of the priorities is to assist public housing
redevelopment activities. endowment trust to carry out those residents in their efforts to become
(4) Accessibility. All training sessions activities. financially self-sufficient and less
and meetings must be held in facilities (3) CSS Team and Partners. (a) The dependent upon direct government
that are accessible to persons with term ‘‘CSS Team’’ refers to PHA staff housing assistance. Your CSS program
disabilities, provide services such as members and any consultants who will must include a well-defined,
day care, transportation, and sign have the responsibility to design, measurable endeavor that will enable
language interpreters as appropriate, implement, and manage your CSS public housing residents to transition to
and as practical and applicable, be program. other affordable housing programs and
conducted in English and the (b) The term ‘‘CSS Partners’’ refers to to market housing. FSS and CSS
language(s) most appropriate for the the agencies and organizations that you activities that are designed to increase
community. will work with to provide supportive education and income levels are
(5) Allowable Time Period for services for residents. A partner could considered a part of this endeavor, as is
Training and Meetings. be a local service organization such as the establishment of reasonable limits
(a) At least one public meeting, which a Boys or Girls Club that donates its on the length of time any resident can
included representation from both the building and staff to the program, or an reside in a public housing unit within
involved public housing residents and agency such as the local TANF agency a HOPE VI Revitalization Development.
the community, must have been held at that works with you to ensure that their (b) Neighborhood Networks. All
the beginning of the revitalization services are coordinated and FY2004 Revitalization grantees will be
planning period; comprehensive. required to establish Neighborhood
(b) At least one training session must (c) Partner Agreements. There are Networks Centers (NCC). This program
have been held after the publication several relationships that you may have provides residents with on-site access to
date of this NOFA in the Federal with your partners: computer and training resources that
Register; and (i) Subgrant Agreements. You may create knowledge and experience with
(c) The minimum of two more public enter into subgrant agreements with computers and the Internet as tools to
meetings must have been held after the nonprofit organizations or state or local increase access to CSS, job training, and
publication date of this NOFA in the governments for the performance of CSS the job market. Grantees may use HOPE
Federal Register. activities in accordance with your VI funds to establish NCCs. More
(d) The above minimum number of approved CSS work plan. information on the requirements of the
trainings and meetings are required to (ii) Contracts. You may enter into a NCC program is available on the
meet the Resident Involvement contract with for-profit businesses, Neighborhood Networks Web site at
threshold in Section III.C. of this NOFA. nonprofit organizations, or state or local http://www.hud.gov/nnw/
Additional meetings and trainings will governments for the performance of CSS nnwindex.html. There will not be a
be counted toward demonstration of activities in accordance with your separate FY2004 funded NOFA for
continual inclusion of the residents and approved CSS work plan. HOPE VI Neighborhood Networks
community in the rating factors. (iii) Memoranda of Understanding programs.
k. CSS Program Requirements. (1) (MOU). You may enter into an MOU (c) Quantifiable Goals. The objectives
Term Period. CSS programs and services with any entity that furnishes CSS of your CSS program must be results-
must last for the life of the grant and services for the performance of activities oriented, with quantifiable goals and
must be carefully planned so that they in accordance with your approved CSS outcomes that can be used to measure
will be sustainable after the HOPE VI work plan. However, if money is to progress and make changes in activities
grant period ends. change hands, the MOU must be as necessary.
(2) Allowed Funding Mechanisms: codified with a contract or subgrant. (d) Appropriate Scale and Type.
(a) Maximum CSS grant amount. (iv) Informal Relationships. You may (i) CSS activities must be of an
Consistent with Section 24(j)(3) of the accept assistance from partners without appropriate scale, type, and variety to
1937 Act, you may use up to 15 percent prior documentation of your partner meet the needs of all residents
of the total HOPE VI grant to pay the relationship. However, informal (including adults, seniors, youth ages 16
costs of CSS activities. See Section relationships do not lend themselves to to 21, and children) of the severely

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distressed project, including residents (6) Economic development agencies (13) Local agencies and organizations
remaining on-site, residents who will such as the Small Business serving persons with disabilities.
relocate permanently to other PHA units Administration, which provide (14) Nonprofit organizations such as
or Housing Choice Voucher-assisted entrepreneurial training and small grassroots faith-based and other
housing, residents who will relocate business development centers. community-based organizations. HUD
temporarily during the construction (7) National corporations, local encourages you to partner or subgrant
phase, and new residents of the businesses, and other large institutions with nonprofit organizations, including
revitalized units. such as hospitals that can commit to grassroots faith-based and other
(ii) Non-public housing residents may provide entry-level jobs. Employers may community-based organizations, to
also participate in CSS activities, as long agree to train residents or commit to provide CSS activities. Such
as the primary participants in the hire residents after they complete jobs organizations have a strong history of
activities are residents as described in preparedness or training programs that providing vital community services
Section (i) above. are provided by you, other partners, or such as job training, childcare,
(e) Coordination. (i) CSS activities the employer itself. relocation supportive services, youth
must be consistent with state and local (8) Programs that integrate programs, technology training,
welfare reform requirements and goals. employment training, education, and transportation, substance abuse
(ii) Your CSS activities must be counseling, and where creative programs, crime prevention, health
coordinated with the efforts of other partnerships with local boards of services, assistance to the homeless and
service providers in your locality, education, state charter schools, TANF homelessness prevention, counseling
including nonprofit organizations, agencies, foundations, and private individuals and families on fair housing
educational institutions, and state and funding sources have been or could be rights, providing elderly housing
local programs. established, such as: opportunities, and homeownership and
(iii) CSS activities must be well- (a) Youthbuild. HUD’s Youthbuild rental housing opportunities in the
integrated with the physical program provides grants to neighborhood of their choice. HUD
development process, both in terms of organizations that provide education believes that grassroots organizations,
timing and the provision of facilities to and job training to young adults ages 16 e.g., civic organizations, faith-
house on-site service and educational to 24 who have dropped out of school. communities, national and local self-
activities. Participants spend half their time help homeownership organizations,
(f) Your CSS program must provide faith-based, and other community-based
rehabilitating low-income housing and
appropriate community and supportive organizations should be more effectively
the other half in educational programs.
services to residents prior to any used, and has placed a high priority on
Youthbuild provides a vehicle for
relocation. expanding opportunities for grassroots
achieving compliance with the objective
l. CSS Partnerships and Resources. organizations to participate in
of Section 3, as described in Section
The following are the kinds of developing solutions for their own
III.C.4.c. of the SuperNOFA. More
organizations and agencies that can neighborhoods. See HUD’s Center for
information on HUD’s Youthbuild
provide you with resources necessary to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
program can be found at http://
carry out and sustain your CSS Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/
www.hud.gov/progdesc/youthb.cfm.
activities. Note that in order to count as fbci/index.cfm.
leverage, these funds must be newly (b) Step-Up, an apprenticeship-based (a) HUD will consider an organization
generated. Existing and newly generated employment and training program that a ‘‘grassroots’’ organization if it is
TANF cash benefits will not count as provides career potential for low- headquartered in the local community
leverage. Newly generated non-cash income persons by enabling them to to which it provides services; and
services provided by TANF agencies work on construction projects that have (i) Has an annual social services
will count as leverage. certain prevailing wage requirements. budget of no more than $300,000. This
(1) Local Boards of Education, public Step-Up encourages work by offering cap includes only the portion of the
libraries, local community colleges, apprenticeships through which low- organization’s budget allocated to
institutions of higher learning, nonprofit income participants earn wages while providing social services. It does not
or for-profit educational institutions, learning skills on the job, supplemented include other portions of the budget
and public/private mentoring programs by classroom-related instruction. Step- such as salaries and expenses; or
that will lead to new or improved Up can also contribute to a PHA’s effort (ii) Has six or fewer full-time
educational facilities and improved to meet the requirements of Section 3. equivalent employees.
educational achievement of young More information can be found at (b) Local affiliates of national
people in the revitalized development, http://www.hud.gov/ organizations are not considered
from birth through higher education. progdesc/stepup.cfm. ‘‘grassroots.’’
(2) TANF agencies/welfare (9) Sources of capital such as m. Fair Housing and Equal
departments for TANF and non-TANF foundations, banks, credit unions, and Opportunity Requirements. (1) Site and
in-kind services, and non-TANF cash charitable, fraternal, and business Neighborhood Standards for
donations, e.g., donation of TANF organizations. Replacement Housing. You must
agency staff. Note that TANF cash (10) Nonprofit organizations such as comply with the Fair Housing Act and
benfits themselves will not be counted the Girl Scouts and the Urban League, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
as leverage. both of which have Memoranda of and regulations thereunder. In
(3) Job development organizations Agreement (MOA) with HUD. Copies of determining the location of any
that link private sector or nonprofit these MOAs can be found on the replacement housing, you must comply
employers with low-income prospective Community and Supportive Services with either the site and neighborhood
employees. page of the HOPE VI Web site at standards regulations at 24 CFR 941.202
(4) Workforce Development Agencies. http://www.hud.gov/hopevi. ((b)–(d)) or with the standards outlined
(5) Organizations that provide (11) Civil rights and fair housing in this NOFA. Because the objective of
residents with job readiness and organizations. the HOPE VI program is to alleviate
retention training and support. (12) Local area agencies on aging. distressed conditions at the

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development and in the surrounding that is located on the site of the existing requirements contained in several
neighborhood, replacement housing project or in its surrounding federal laws. All applicable laws must
under HOPE VI that is located on the neighborhood will not require be read together and followed. PIH
site of the existing development or in its independent approval under Site and Notice 2003–31, available at http://
surrounding neighborhood will not Neighborhood Standards, since HUD www.hud.gov/offices/pih/publications/
require independent approval by HUD will consider the scope and impact of notices/, and subsequent updates,
under Site and Neighborhood the proposed revitalization to alleviate provides an overview of all pertinent
Standards. The term ‘‘surrounding severely distressed conditions at the laws and implementing regulations
neighborhood’’ means the neighborhood public housing project and its pertaining to HOPE VI. All HOPE VI
within a three-mile radius of the site of surrounding neighborhood in assessing multifamily housing projects, whether
the existing development. the application to be funded under this they involve new construction and
(a) HOPE VI Goals Related to Site and NOFA. rehabilitation, are subject to the Section
Neighborhood Standards. You are (f) Off-Site Replacement Housing 504 accessibility requirements described
expected to ensure that your Located Outside of the Surrounding in 24 CFR part 8. See in particular, 24
revitalization plan will expand assisted Neighborhood. Unless you demonstrate CFR 8.20–8.24. In addition, under the
housing opportunities in non-poor and that there are already significant Fair Housing Act, all new construction
non-minority neighborhoods and will opportunities in the metropolitan area of covered multifamily buildings must
accomplish substantial revitalization in for assisted households to choose non- contain certain features of accessible
the project and its surrounding minority neighborhoods (or these and adaptable design. Units covered are
neighborhood. You are also expected to opportunities are under development), all those in elevator buildings with four
ensure that eligible households of all HOPE VI replacement housing not or more units and all ground floor units
races and ethnic groups will have equal covered by Section (e) above may not be in buildings without elevators. The
and meaningful access to the housing. located in an area of minority relevant accessibility requirements are
(b) Objectives in Selecting HUD- concentration (as defined in paragraph provided in HUD’s FHEO Web site at
Assisted Sites. The fundamental goal of (g) below) without the prior approval of http://www.hud.gov/groups/
HUD’s fair housing policy is to make HUD. Such approval may be granted if fairhousing.cfm.
full and free housing choice a reality. you demonstrate to the satisfaction of (b) Specific Fair Housing
Housing choice requires that HUD that: requirements are:
households of all races and ethnicity, or (i) You have made determined and (i) The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C.
with disabilities, can freely decide the good faith efforts, and found it 3601–19) and regulations at 24 CFR part
type of neighborhood where they wish impossible with the resources available, 100.
to reside, that minority neighborhoods to acquire an appropriate site(s) in an (ii) The prohibitions against
are no longer deprived of essential area not of minority concentration; or discrimination on the basis of disability,
public and private resources, and that (ii) The replacement housing, taking including requirements that multifamily
stable, racially-mixed neighborhoods are into consideration both the CSS housing projects comply with the
available as a meaningful choice for all. activities or other revitalizing activities Uniform Federal Accessibility
To make full and free housing choice a included in the Revitalization plan, and Standards, and that you make
reality, sites for HUD-assisted housing any other revitalization activities in reasonable accommodations to
investment should be selected so as to operation or firmly planned, will individuals with disabilities under
advance two complementary goals: contribute to the stabilization or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
(i) Expand assisted housing improvement of the neighborhood in 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and regulations at
opportunities in non-minority which it is located, by addressing any 24 CFR part 8.
neighborhoods, opening up choices serious deficiencies in services, safety, (iii) Title II of the Americans with
throughout the metropolitan area for all economic opportunity, educational Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C 12101 et seq.)
assisted households; and opportunity, and housing stock. and its implementing regulations at 28
(ii) Reinvest in minority (g) Area of Minority Concentration. CFR part 35.
neighborhoods, improving the quality The term ‘‘area of minority (iv) The Architectural Barriers Act of
and affordability of housing there to concentration’’ is any neighborhood in 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4151) and the
represent a real choice for assisted which: regulations at 24 CFR part 40.
households. (i) The percentage of households in a (c) Accessible Technology. The
(c) Compliance with Fair Housing Act particular racial or ethnic minority Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998
and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of group is at least 20 points higher than apply to all electronic information
1964. You must comply with the Fair the percentage of that minority group for technology (EIT) used by a grantee for
Housing Act and Title VI of the Civil the housing market area; i.e., the transmitting, receiving, using, or storing
Rights Act of 1964, and implementing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in information to carry out the
regulations in determining the location which the proposed housing is to be responsibilities of any federal grant
of any replacement housing. located; or awarded. It includes, but is not limited
(d) Grantee Election of Requirements. (ii) The neighborhood’s total to, computers (hardware, software, word
You may, at your election, separately percentage minority is at least 20 points processing, e-mail, and Web pages)
with regard to each site you propose higher than the total percentage of all facsimile machines, copiers, and
comply with the development minorities for the MSA as a whole; or telephones. When developing,
regulations regarding Site and (iii) In the case of a metropolitan area, procuring, maintaining, or using EIT,
Neighborhood Standards (24 CFR the neighborhood’s total percentage of grantees must ensure that the EIT
941.202 (b)–(d)), or with the Site and minority persons exceeds 50 percent of allows:
Neighborhood Standards contained in its population. (i) Employees with disabilities to have
this Section. (2) Housing and Services for Persons access to and use information and data
(e) Replacement housing located on with Disabilities. (a) Accessibility that is comparable to the access and use
site or in the surrounding neighborhood. Requirements. HOPE VI developments of data by employees who do not have
Replacement housing under HOPE VI are subject to the accessibility disabilities; and

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(ii) Members of the public with Property Acquisition Policies Act of reflect your need for replacement units,
disabilities seeking information or 1970, as amended, in HOPE VI Projects. the need and market demand for other
service from a grantee must have access The relocation requirements of the URA affordable units and market units, and
to and use of information and data that and the government-wide regulations, as financial feasibility. The total number of
is comparable to the access and use of well as CPD Notice 02–08, cover any units to be developed may be less than,
data by members of the public who do person who moves permanently from or more than, the original number of
not have disabilities. If these standards real property or moves personal public housing units in the targeted
impose an undue burden on a grantee, property from real property directly public housing project. HUD will review
they may provide an alternative means because of acquisition, rehabilitation, or requests to revitalize projects with small
to allow the individual to use the demolition for an activity undertaken numbers of units on an equal basis with
information and data. No grantee will be with HUD assistance. those with large numbers of units.
required to provide information services (2) Relocation Plan. Each applicant 6. Environmental Requirements. a.
to a person with disabilities at any must complete a HOPE VI Relocation HUD Approval. HUD notification that
location other than the location at plan in accordance with the you have been selected to receive a
which the information services are requirements stated in Section IV.B.6. of HOPE VI grant constitutes only
generally provided. this NOFA. preliminary approval. Grant funds may
n. Relocation Requirements. (1) (a) The HOPE VI Relocation plan is not be released under this NOFA
Requirements. intended to ensure that PHAs adhere to (except for activities that are excluded
(a) You must carry out relocation the URA and that all residents who have from environmental review under 24
activities in compliance with a been or will be temporarily or CFR part 58 or 50) until the responsible
relocation plan that conforms to the permanently relocated from the site are entity, as defined in 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7),
following statutory and regulatory provided with CSS activities such as completes an environmental review and
requirements, as applicable: mobility counseling and direct you submit and obtain HUD approval of
(i) Relocation or temporary relocation assistance in locating housing. Your a request for release of funds and the
carried out as a result of rehabilitation HOPE VI Relocation plan must serve to responsible entity’s environmental
under an approved Revitalization plan minimize permanent displacement of certification in accordance with 24 CFR
is subject to the URA, the URA current residents of the public housing part 58 (or HUD has completed an
regulations at 24 CFR part 24, and site who wish to remain in or return to environmental review under 24 CFR
regulations at 24 CFR 968.108 or the revitalized community. Your HOPE part 50 where HUD has determined to
successor part. VI Relocation plan must also furnish do the environmental review).
(ii) Relocation carried out as a result alternative permanent housing for b. Responsibility. If you are selected
of acquisition under an approved current residents of the public housing for funding and an environmental
Revitalization plan is subject to the URA site who do not wish to remain in or review has not been conducted on the
and regulations at 24 CFR 941.207 or return to the revitalized community. targeted site, the responsible entity must
successor part. Your CSS program must provide for the assume the environmental review
(iii) Relocation carried out as a result delivery of community and supportive responsibilities for projects being
of disposition under an approved services to residents prior to any funded by HOPE VI. If you object to the
Revitalization plan is subject to Section relocation, temporary or permanent. responsible entity conducting the
18 of the 1937 Act, as amended. (b) You are encouraged to involve environmental review, on the basis of
(iv) Relocation carried out as a result HUD-approved housing counseling performance, timing, or compatibility of
of demolition under an approved agencies, including faith-based, objectives, HUD will review the facts
Revitalization plan is subject to the URA nonprofit and other organizations, and and determine who will perform the
regulations at 24 CFR part 24. individuals in the community to which environmental review. At any time,
(b) You must provide suitable, relocatees choose to move, in order to HUD may reject the use of a responsible
accessible, decent, safe, and sanitary ease the transition and minimize the entity to conduct the environmental
housing for each family required to impact on the neighborhood. HUD will review in a particular case on the basis
relocate as a result of revitalization view favorably innovative programs of performance, timing, or compatibility
activities under your Revitalization such as community mentors, support of objectives, or in accordance with 24
plan. Any person (including groups, and the like. CFR 58.77(d)(1). If a responsible entity
individuals, partnerships, corporations, (c) If applicable, you are encouraged objects to performing an environmental
or associations) who moves from real to work with surrounding jurisdictions review, or if HUD determines that the
property or moves personal property to assure a smooth transition if residents responsible entity should not perform
from real property directly (1) because choose to move from your jurisdiction the environmental review, HUD may
of a written notice to acquire real to the surrounding area. designate another responsible entity to
property in whole or in part, or (2) o. Well-Functioning Communities. See conduct the review or may itself
because of the acquisition of the real Section V.A.8. of this NOFA for conduct the environmental review in
property, in whole or in part, for a HUD- requirements that on-site, off-site and accordance with the provisions of 24
assisted activity, is covered by federal homeownership units create a well- CFR part 50. You must provide any
relocation statute and regulations. functioning community. documentation to the responsible entity
Specifically, this type of move is p. Soundness of Approach: Design (or HUD, where applicable) that is
covered by the acquisition policies and and Evaluation. See Section V.A.9. of needed to perform the environmental
procedures and the relocation this NOFA for design and evaluation review.
requirements of the Uniform Relocation requirements. c. Phase I and Phase II Environmental
Assistance and Real Property q. Internet Access. You must have Site Assessments. If you are selected for
Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA), access to the Internet and provide HUD funding, you must have a Phase I
and the implementing government-wide with e-mail addresses of key staff and environmental site assessment
regulation at 49 CFR part 24, and CPD contact people. completed in accordance with the
Notice 02–08, Guidance on the 5. Number of Units. The number of ASTM Standards E 1527–00, as
Applications of the URA and Real units that you plan to develop should amended, for each affected site. A Phase

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I assessment is required whether the participant in the revitalization process extension 2676,
environmental review is completed to refrain from undertaking, obligating, Lawrence_Gnessin@HUD.gov.
under 24 CFR part 50 or 24 CFR part 58. or expending funds on physical a. Application Kits. There are no
The results of the Phase I assessment activities or other choice-limiting application kits for our programs this
must be included in the documents that actions until HUD approves your RROF year. All the information you need to
must be provided to the responsible and the related certification of the apply will be in the NOFA and available
entity (or HUD) for the environmental responsible entity (or HUD has on the Internet. The published Federal
review. If the Phase I assessment completed the environmental review). Register document is the official
recognizes environmental concerns or if The supplemental submissions approval document that HUD uses to evaluate
the results are inconclusive, a Phase II letter also will advise you that the applications. Therefore, if there is a
environmental site assessment will be approved supplemental submissions discrepancy between any materials
required. may be modified on the basis of the published by HUD in its Federal
d. Request for Release of Funds. You, results of the environmental review. Register publications and other
and any participant in the development g. There must not be any information provided in paper copy or
process, may not undertake any actions environmental or public policy factors on http://www.Grants.gov/Find, the
with respect to the project that are such as sewer moratoriums that would Federal Register publication prevails.
choice-limiting or could have preclude development in the requested Please be sure to review your
environmentally adverse effects, locality. You will certify to this when application submission against the
including demolishing, acquiring, signing the HOPE VI Revitalization requirements in the Federal Register file
rehabilitating, converting, leasing, Grant Application Certifications. of the NOFA.
repairing, or constructing property h. HUD’s environmental Web site is b. Further Application Information.
proposed to be assisted under this located at http://www.hud.gov/offices/ (1) The required HOPE VI Revitalization
NOFA, and you, and any participant in cpd/energyenviron/environment/ application documentation is listed in
the development process, may not index.cfm. this NOFA. Some required forms,
commit or expend HUD or local funds 7. SuperNOFA References. The certifications, and other documents may
for these activities, until HUD has following sub-sections of Section III.C. be obtained via the Internet at http://
approved a Request for Release of Funds of the SuperNOFA are hereby www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
following a responsible entity’s incorporated by reference: otherhud.cfm. This NOFA provides
environmental review under 24 CFR (1) The Americans with Disabilities explicit, specific instructions as to the
part 58, or until HUD has completed an Act of 1990; format and contents of your HOPE VI
environmental review and given (2) Affirmatively Furthering Fair application. Your application must
approval for the action under 24 CFR Housing; conform to the requirements of this
part 50. In addition, you must carry out (3) Economic Opportunities for Low- NOFA and follow the format described
any mitigating/remedial measures and Very Low-Income Persons (Section in this NOFA.
required by the responsible entity (or 3); (2) The HOPE VI Revitalization
HUD). If a remediation plan, where (4) Executive Order 13166, Improving application will be available through the
required, is not approved by HUD and Access to Services for Persons With Grants.gov Web site at http://
a fully-funded contract with a qualified Limited English Proficiency (LEP); www.grants.gov/Find and at HUD’s
contractor licensed to perform the (5) Accessible Technology;
grants site at http://www.hud.gov/
required type of remediation is not (6) Procurement of Recovered
executed, HUD reserves the right to offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm. It will
Materials;
determine that the grant is in default. (7) Participation in HUD–Sponsored not be made available in hardcopy form.
e. If the environmental review is Program Evaluation; (3) Technical corrections to the NOFA
completed before HUD approval of the (8) Executive Order 13202, will be posted to the Grants.gov/Find
HOPE VI Supplemental Submissions Preservation of Open Competition and and HUD’s grants Web sites. Any
and you have submitted your Request Government Neutrality Towards technical corrections will also be
for Release of Funds (RROF), the Government Contractors’ Labor published in the Federal Register.
supplemental submissions approval Relations on Federal and Federally Applicants are responsible for
letter shall state any conditions, Funded Construction Projects; monitoring these Web sites and the
modifications, prohibitions, etc. as a (9) OMB Circulars and Government- Federal Register during the application
result of the environmental review, wide Regulations Applicable to preparation period.
including the need for any further Financial Assistance Programs; and B. Content and Form of Application
environmental review. You must carry (10) Drug-Free Workplace. Submission. 1. General.
out any mitigating/remedial measures a. Signatures. Unless otherwise
IV. Application and Submission indicated, the Executive Director of the
required by HUD, or select an alternate
Information applicant PHA, or his or her designee,
eligible property, if permitted by HUD.
If HUD does not approve the A. Addresses to Request Application must sign each form or certification that
remediation plan and a fully funded Package. 1. This section describes how is required to be submitted with the
contract with a qualified contractor you may obtain application forms, application, whether part of an
licensed to perform the required type of additional information about the HUD attachment or a standard certification.
remediation is not executed, HUD program NOFAs, and technical Signatures need not be original in the
reserves the right to determine that the assistance. Copies of the published duplicate Headquarters copy and the
grant is in default. NOFAs and application forms for HUD duplicate field office copy.
f. If the environmental review is not programs announced via NOFA may be b. Page Layout. (1) Double-space your
completed and you have not submitted downloaded from the Grants.gov Find narrative pages. Single-spaced pages
the RROF before HUD approval of the website: http://www.grants.gov/Find, or will be counted as two pages.
supplemental submissions, the letter by calling or sending an e-mail message (2) Use 81⁄2x11-inch paper, one side
approving the supplemental to Lawrence Gnessin, Office of Public only. Only the city map may be
submissions will instruct you and any and Indian Housing at 202–401–8812, submitted on an 81⁄2 by 14-inch sheet of

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paper. Larger pages will be counted as after the first 125 pages of attachments b. Attachments.
two pages. will not be considered. Although (1) Attachments 1 through 7: HOPE VI
(3) All margins should be submitting pages in excess of the page Application Data Form, form HUD–
approximately 1 inch. If any margin is limit will not disqualify an application, 52860–A
smaller than 1⁄2 inch the page will be HUD will not consider the information (2) Attachment 8: HOPE VI Budget, form
counted as two pages. on any excess pages, which may result HUD–52825–A
(4) Use 12-point font. in a lower score or failure to meet a (3) Attachment 9: TDC–Grant
(5) Any pages marked as sub-pages threshold. Limitations Worksheet, form HUD–
(e.g., with numbers and letters such as (3) Exceptions to page limits. The 52799
75A, 75B, 75C), will be treated as documents listed below constitute the (4) Attachment 10: Extraordinary Site
separate pages. only exceptions and are not counted in Costs Certification
(6) If a section is not applicable, omit the page limits listed in Sections (1) and (5) Attachment 11: Cost Control
it; do not insert a page marked n/a. (2) above: Standards Certification
(7) Mark each Exhibit and Attachment (a) Additional pages submitted at the (6) Attachment 12: City Map
with the appropriate tab listed in request of HUD in response to a (7) Attachment 13: Developer
section IV.B.2. No material on the tab technical deficiency. Certification
will be considered for review purposes, (b) Attachments that provide (8) Attachment 14: Property
although pictures are allowed. documentation of commitments from Management Policy Certification
(8) No more than one page of text may resource providers or CSS providers. Documentation
be placed on one sheet of paper; i.e., you (c) Attachments that provide (9) Attachment 15: Program Schedule
may not shrink pages to get two or more documentation of site control and site (10) Attachment 16: Certification of
on a page. Shrunken pages will be acquisition in accordance with Section Severe Physical Distress
counted as multiple pages. IV.B.4. of this NOFA. (11) Attachment 17: Photographs of the
(9) Do not format your narrative in (d) Narratives and Attachments, as Severely Distressed Housing
columns. Pages with text in columns relevant, required to be submitted only (12) Attachment 18: Neighborhood
will be counted as two pages. by existing HOPE VI Revitalization Conditions
(10) The applications (copy and (13) Attachments 19 through 22: HOPE
grantees in accordance with Sections
original) should each be packaged in a VI Revitalization Leverage Resources,
V.A.1. of this NOFA (Capacity).
three-ring binder. (e) Information required of MTW form HUD–52797
c. Page Count. (1) Narrative Exhibits. (14) Attachment 23: HOPE VI
applicants only.
(a) The first part of your application 2. Application Content. The following Revitalization Resident Training &
will be comprised of narrative exhibits. is a list of narrative exhibits and forms Public Meeting Certification, form
Your narratives will respond to each that are required as part of the HUD–52785
rating factor in the NOFA and will also (15) Attachment 24: Commitments with
application. Narrative exhibits and
respond to threshold requirements. CSS Providers
forms should be included in the (16) Attachment 25: Relocation Plan
Among other things, your narratives application in the order listed below.
must describe your overall planning Certification Documentation
Non-submission of these items may (17) Attachment 26: Completed
activities, including but not limited to lower your rating score or make you
relocation, community, and supportive Relocation Certification
ineligible for award under this NOFA. Documentation
services, and development issues. Review the threshold requirements in
(b) Each HOPE VI Revitalization (18) Attachment 27: Documentation of
Section III.C. and mandatory Site Control for Off-Site Public
application must contain no more than documentation requirements in Section
100 pages of narrative exhibits. Any Housing
IV.B. of this NOFA to ascertain the (19) Attachment 28: Documentation of
pages after the first 100 pages of affects of non-submission. HUD forms Site Control, Environmental, &
narrative exhibits will not be reviewed. required by this NOFA can be obtained Neighborhood Standards
Although submitting pages in excess of on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/ (20) Attachment 29: Preliminary Market
the page limitations will not disqualify offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm. Assessment Letter
an application, HUD will not consider a. Narrative Exhibits. (21) Attachment 30: Zoning Approval
the information on any excess pages, (1) Acknowledgment of Application Certification or Documentation
which may result in a lower score or Receipt (form HUD–2993) (22) Attachment 31: HOPE VI
failure of a threshold. Text submitted at (2) Application for Federal Assistance, Revitalization Project Readiness
the request of HUD to correct a technical Standard Form SF–424 Certification, form HUD–52787
deficiency will not be counted in the (3) HOPE VI Revitalization Application (23) Attachment 32: Current Site Plan
100-page limit. Checklist (form HUD–52800) (24) Attachment 33: Photographs of
(2) Attachments. (a) The second part (4) Narrative Exhibit A: Summary Architecture in the Surrounding
of your application will be comprised of Information Community
Attachments. These documents will also (5) Narrative Exhibit B: Capacity (25) Attachment 34: Conceptual Site
respond to the rating factors in the (6) Narrative Exhibit C: Need Plan
NOFA, as well as threshold and (7) Narrative Exhibit D: Resident and (26) Attachment 35: Conceptual
mandatory documentation Community Involvement Building Elevations
requirements. They will include (8) Narrative Exhibit E: Community and (27) Attachment 36: Evaluation
documents such as maps, photographs, Supportive Services Commitment Letter(s)
letters of commitment, application data (9) Narrative Exhibit F: Relocation (28) Attachment 37: Portions of the PHA
forms, various certifications unique to (10) Narrative Exhibit G: Fair Housing Plan
HOPE VI Revitalization, and other and Equal Opportunity (29) Attachment 38: Logic Model, form
certifications. (11) Narrative Exhibit H: Well- HUD–96010
(b) Each HOPE VI Revitalization Functioning Communities (30) Attachment 39: America’s
application must contain no more than (12) Narrative Exhibit I: Soundness of Affordable Communities Initiative,
125 pages of attachments. Any pages Approach form HUD–27300

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(31) Attachment 40: HOPE VI CIAP funds). Funds earmarked in the you should assume the following award
Revitalization Application PHA plan for uses other than the and post-award dates.
Certifications revitalization proposed in this
(32) Attachment 41: Standard Forms application will not be considered Milestone Date
and Certifications available; and
(2) A table that states: Grant Award ..................... April 1, 2005.
(a) Applicant Assurances and
(a) The amount of your total FY1999– Grant Agreement Execu- July 1, 2005.
Certifications, form HUD–424–B, tion.
(b) Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, 2004 Capital Funds; HUD’s written request for August 1, 2005.
Standard Form LLL, as applicable (b) The amount of your total Supplemental Submis-
(c) Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ unobligated FY1999–2004 Capital sions.
Update Report, form HUD–2880, Funds; and HUD’s approval of Sup- September 1,
(d) Funding Application, Section 8 (c) The planned amounts and uses of plemental Submissions. 2005.
Tenant-Based Assistance Rental unobligated funds earmarked in your
Certificate Program, Rental Voucher PHA plan for purposes other than your If grant award takes place after
Program, form HUD–52515, if application’s proposed HOPE VI October 1, 2004, the grantee’s program
applicable. activities. schedule may be changed in the
(3) Applicants must ensure that their supplemental submissions to account
3. Match Commitment Letters/MOUs. obligation and expenditure information for the period of time between October
If the commitment letter/MOU for any was updated in LOCCS prior to the 1, 2004, and the actual date of grant
match funds/in-kind services is not application deadline, except in the case award.
included in the application and of some moving to work applicants, g. Selection of Developer. In order to
provided before the NOFA due date, the which are not required to enter be eligible for funding, you must
related match will not be considered. obligations into LOCCS in accordance provide a signed certification that:
This is not a technical deficiency and with their MTW agreements. (1) You have initiated an RFQ by the
cannot be corrected during the (3) For MTW PHAS that do not record application due date for the competitive
deficiency period. If the match is not capital funds obligations in LOCCS, you procurement of a developer for your
met, the application will not be rated or must provide a certification of your first phase of construction. It is not
ranked and will be ineligible for obligation rate in order to receive any necessary to have executed a Master
funding. points for the Need for HOPE VI Development Agreement with the
4. Threshold Documentation. Funding rating factor. selected developer in order to meet the
a. Appropriateness of Proposal. In e. Non-Public Housing Funding for threshold; or,
accordance with Section 24(e)(1) of the Non-Public Housing or Replacement (2) You will act as your own
1937 Act, each application must Units. Public housing funds must not be developer for the proposed project.
demonstrate the appropriateness of the used to develop non-Replacement h. Site Control. If you propose to
proposal in the context of the local Housing Units. To demonstrate that develop off-site housing in any phase of
housing market relative to other non-public housing funds will be of a your proposed revitalization plan, you
alternatives. You must briefly discuss sufficient amount to develop non- MUST provide evidence in your
other possible alternatives to your Replacement Housing Units, application that you (not your
proposal and explain why your plan is Attachments 4 and 7 in the Application developer) have site control of the
more appropriate. This is a statutory Data Form, form HUD–52860–A, must property(ies). Evidence may include an
requirement and an application show that the ratio of leverage option to purchase the property, a sales
threshold. Any deficiencies in your development funds to public housing agreement, a land swap, or a deed.
narrative may not be corrected after the funds meets or exceeds the ratio of non- Evidence may not include a letter from
application is submitted. For examples Replacement Housing Units to the Mayor or other official, letters of
of alternative proposals, see the Replacement Housing Units. For support from members of the
Appropriateness of Proposal Threshold example, if Attachment 4 states that you appropriate municipal entities, or a
in Section III.C. plan to develop a total of 25 affordable resolution evidencing the PHA’s intent
b. Contiguous Projects. If you include and market-rate units plus a total of 50 to exercise its power of eminent
more than one project in your public housing and Homeownership domain. Evidence of site control may
application, you must provide a map units, and Attachment 7 shows a total only be made contingent upon the
that clearly indicates that the projects of $10 million in HOPE VI plus other receipt of the HOPE VI grant,
are within a quarter-mile of each other. public housing funds (CGP, CFP, etc.), satisfactory compliance with the
c. Cost Control Standards you must show at least $5 million in environmental review requirements in
Certification. You must include a leverage funds. That is, 25 units/50 accordance with this NOFA, and the site
certification by an independent cost units: $5 million/$10 million. and neighborhood standards in Section
estimator, architect, engineer, f. Program Schedule. Your application III.C.4.m. of this NOFA. If you
contractor, or other qualified third party must contain a program schedule that demonstrate site control through an
professional that your cost estimates provides a feasible plan to meet the option to purchase, the option must
meet the standards of Section IV.E. of schedule requirements of Section extend for at least 180 days after the
this NOFA. The certifier cannot work VI.B.2. of this NOFA, with no application due date. If you propose to
for you. impediments such as litigation that develop off-site housing and you do not
d. Need for HOPE VI Funding. In would prevent timely startup. The provide acceptable site control, your
order to document that you need HOPE program schedule must indicate the entire application will be ineligible for
VI funding to complete your proposed date when the development proposal, funding.
revitalization effort, you must include in i.e., whether mixed-finance i. Zoning Approval.
your application: development, homeownership (a) If you are proposing to use off-site
(1) The portion of your PHA plan that development, etc., for each phase of the parcels of land for housing development
lists the planned uses of your FY1999– revitalization plan will be submitted to or other uses that, until this point in
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different than the one proposed in your (3) If, after the cure period, this letter that is signed by an engineer or architect
revitalization plan, your application is not included in your application, the licensed by a state licensing board. The
must include: application will not be rated or ranked license does not need to have been
(i) a certification from the appropriate and will be ineligible for funding. issued in the same state as the severely
local official documenting that all b. Operation and Management distressed project. The engineer or
required zoning approvals have been Principles and Policies Certification. architect must include his or her license
secured for such parcels; or, You must certify that you will number and state of registration on the
(ii) the actual zoning approval implement the Operation and certification. The engineer or architect
document for the parcel(s). Management Principles and Policies may not be an employee of the housing
(b) If you are proposing to use off-site stated in Section III.C. of this NOFA. authority or the city. A Certification of
parcels of land for housing development The certification should reference 24 Severe Physical Distress is provided on
or other uses and those parcels are CFR part 966 and should outline the the Internet at http://www.grants.gov.
already zoned for your chosen use, your requirements in Section III.C.4.h. If, f. Standard Forms and Certifications.
application must include a certification after the deficiency cure period, this (1) The last part of your application will
signed by the Executive Director stating certification is not properly included in be comprised of standard certifications
that all zoning is correct. your application, the application will be common to many HUD programs.
(c) For example, if you propose to ineligible for funding. Required forms are included in the
develop housing on land that is c. Relocation Plan Certification. (1) HOPE VI Application and will be
currently zoned as parkland, you must You must certify that the HOPE VI available electronically on the
provide evidence in the application that Relocation plan has been completed and grants.gov Web site.
the zoning change has been secured to that it conforms to the URA (2) These forms must be placed at the
permit housing development. If you requirements as described in Section back of the application, except for the
propose to keep the land as parkland, V.A.6. of this NOFA. Application for Federal Assistance (SF–
you must provide a certification in the (2) If relocation was completed (i.e., 424) and the Acknowledgment of
application that the zoning is for the targeted public housing site is Application Receipt (HUD–2993). These
parkland. vacant) as of the application due date, two forms must be the first two pages of
5. Certification Thresholds rather than providing a certification that your application.
Documentation. Omission of, or the HOPE VI Relocation plan has been g. TDC and Extraordinary Site Costs
incorrect/improper signature on, any of completed, a certification that the Certification. (1) An Extraordinary Site
the following documents is considered relocation was completed must be Costs Certification must be included in
a technical deficiency and must be included in the application. This your application if such costs are
cured (corrected) within the cure period certification may be provided in the included in the calculations you used to
stated in Section IV.B. of the form of a letter. determine your requested award
SuperNOFA. Applications that remain (3) If, after the deficiency cure period, amount. If this certification is not
deficient after the cure period will not neither of these certifications is properly included in the application on or before
be rated or ranked and will be ineligible included in your application, the the end of the deficient application cure
for funding. application will not be rated or ranked period, extraordinary site costs will not
a. Market-rate Housing: Market and will be ineligible for funding. be allowed in the award amount.
Assessment Letter. (1) If you include d. Resident Involvement in the (2) The certification must be signed by
market-rate housing, community Revitalization Program Certification. a licensed engineer or architect who is
facilities (if market-driven, e.g., a You must submit a signed certification not an employee of the housing
YMCA; a community facility that is that resident training sessions and authority or the city. The certification
primarily intended to facilitate the public meetings were held and that you must include an engineer’s or architect’s
delivery of community and supportive involved affected public housing license number and state of registration.
services for residents of the targeted residents at the beginning and during 6. Rating Factor Documentation. To
severely distressed public housing the planning process for the receive points for certain rating factors,
project and of off-site replacement revitalization program, prior to you must include specific
housing does not need to be addressed submission of an application. The documentation that is stated in this
in the market assessment letter), certification must state that listed NOFA. When specific documentation is
economic development and retail topics, as described in Section III.C.4. of necessary, that documentation is stated
structures in your Revitalization plan, this NOFA were covered, that one of the in this section of the NOFA or is cross-
you must demonstrate that there is a meetings took place at the beginning of referenced here and is included with the
demand for these market-rate housing the revitalization planning process, and related rating factors in Section V.A. of
units, community facilities, economic that two of the meetings and one this NOFA.
development and retail structures of the training session took place after the a. Documentation for Capacity. See
type, number, and size proposed in the publication date of this NOFA in the Section V.A.1. of this NOFA for
location you have chosen. Federal Register. The certification must documentation requirements.
(2) In your application you must include the dates of the training session b. Documentation for Need. (1) State
provide a preliminary market and meetings. The certification must the number of units that you currently
assessment letter prepared by an show that each of the public meetings have under ACC.
independent, third party, credentialed and resident training took place on (2) See Section V.A.2. of this NOFA
market research firm, or professional different days. for the subjects and items that you
that describes its assessment of the e. Severely Distressed Certification. should include in your Rating Factor
demand and associated pricing structure You must certify that the target project narrative.
for the proposed residential units and is severely distressed. See Section I.C. of c. Documentation for Leverage
any community facilities, economic this NOFA for the definition of Resources. In your application, you will
development, and retail structures, ‘‘severely distressed.’’ In order to certify enter basic information about each
based on the market and economic to severe physical distress, your resource on the appropriate resource
conditions of the project area. application must include a certification summary form: name of the organization

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providing the resource, the dollar value in Section V. A. of this NOFA. Any (xii) Donations of Land. Donations of
of the resource, and its proposed use. resource listed in more than one land may be counted as a development
(1) Basic Documentation category will be disqualified from all resource, only if the donating entity
Requirements. (a) For each resource you categories. Types of resources that may owns the land to be donated. Donating
list, you must provide a commitment be counted include: entities may include a city, county,
document, such as a letter, (i) Private mortgage-secured loans and church, community organization, etc.
memorandum of understanding, other debt. Your application must The application must include
agreement to participate, city council include each loan’s expected term documentation of this ownership,
resolution, or other evidence of the maturity and sources of repayment. signed by the appropriate authorizing
resource to be committed, which may be (A) Where there is both a construction official.
subject to the receipt of a HOPE VI loan and a permanent take-out loan that (xiii) Low-Income Housing Tax
Revitalization grant. An official of the will replace that construction loan, you Credits (LIHTC). Low-Income Tax
organization legally authorized to make must provide documentation of both, Credits are authorized by Section 42 of
commitments on behalf of the but only the value of the permanent the IRS Code which allows investors to
organization must sign the commitment loan will be counted as leverage. receive a credit against federal tax owed
document. (B) For privately financed in return for providing funds to
(b) Each commitment document must homeownership construction loans, developers to help build or renovate
include the dollar value and time acceptable documentation of housing that will be rented only to
duration of the commitment (e.g., construction loans will be considered as lower-income households for a
$10,000 will be provided each year for leverage. Documentation of permanent minimum period of 15 years. There are
four years for a total commitment of financing is not required. two types of credits, both of which are
$40,000). The dollar value must be (C) If you have obtained a available over a 10-year period: a nine
consistent with the amount entered on construction loan but not a permanent percent credit on construction/rehab
the resource summary form. On the loan, the value of the acceptably costs, and a four percent credit on
form, you will also enter the page acquisition costs and all development
documented construction loan will be
number of your application where the
counted as leverage. costs financed partially with below-
commitment document is located.
(ii) Insured loans. market federal loans (e.g., tax exempt
(c) Endorsements or general letters of
support from organizations or vendors (iii) Donations and contributions. bonds). Tax credits are generally
alone will not count as resources and (iv) Housing trust funds. reserved annually through State
should not be included in the (v) Net sales proceeds from a Housing Finance Agencies, a directory
application or on a Resources Summary homeownership project. Down of which can be found at http://
Form. payments from homebuyers will not be www.ncsha.org/ncsha/public/
(d) For CSS leverage resources, counted. Down payment assistance may statehfadirectory/index.htm. Only tax
include only funds/in-kind services that be counted as a physical development credits that have been reserved for the
will be newly generated for HOPE VI resource if it is provided by a third party project will be counted as development
activities. If an existing service provider entity not related to the homebuyer. leveraging.
significantly increases the level of (vi) Funds committed to build private (A) If you propose to include LIHTC
services provided at the site, the sector housing in direct connection with equity as a development resource for
increased amount of funds may be the HOPE VI Revitalization plan. any phase of development, your
counted, except for TANF cash benefits. (vii) Tax Increment Funding (TIF). application must include a LIHTC
HUD will not count any funds that have (viii) Tax Exempt Bonds. Your reservation letter from your state or
already been provided on a routine application must include a description local housing finance agency in order to
basis, such as TANF cash benefits and of the use and term. have the tax credit amounts counted as
in-kind services that have been (ix) Other Public Housing Funds. development leveraging. This letter
supporting ongoing CSS-type activities. Other public housing sources include must constitute a firm commitment and
(e) Even though an in-kind CSS HOPE VI Revitalization funds from can only be conditioned on the receipt
contribution may count as a resource, it other grants, HOPE VI Demolition of the HOPE VI grant. HUD
may not be appropriate to include on funds, Capital Fund program funds, and acknowledges that, depending on the
the sources and uses attachment. Each proposals to use operating subsidy for housing finance agency, documentation
source on the sources and uses debt service. These HUD public housing for four percent tax credits may be
attachment must be matched by a funds will not be counted for points represented in the form of a tax-exempt
specific and appropriate use. For under CSS, Development and Collateral bond award letter. Accordingly, it will
example, donations of staff time may leverage in this NOFA. However, they be accepted for leverage scoring
not be used to offset costs for can be used as part of your revitalization purposes under this section, if you
infrastructure. plan. Other public housing sources, demonstrate that this is the only
(2) Types of Development Resources. except for HOPE VI Revitalization available evidence of four percent tax
(a) HUD seeks to fund mixed-finance funds, will be counted toward your credits, and assuming that this
developments that use HOPE VI funds leverage rating for anticipatory leverage documentation clearly indicates that
to leverage the maximum amount of and may be used toward your match tax-exempt bonds have been committed
other physical development funds, requirement. to the project.
particularly from private sources, that (x) Other Federal Funds. Other federal (B) Only LIHTC commitments that
will result in revitalized public housing, sources may include non-public have been secured as of the application
other types of assisted and market-rate housing funds provided by HUD. deadline will be considered for the
housing, and private retail and (xi) Sale of Land. The value of land scoring under this section. LIHTC
economic development. Each resource may be included as a development commitments that are not secured (i.e.,
may be used for only one leverage resource only if this value is a sales documentation in the application does
category: Development, CSS, proceed. Absent a sales transaction, the not demonstrate they have been
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finance agency) will not be counted as to leverage the maximum amount of (a) Conforms to the URA requirements
leverage for scoring under this section. other resources to support CSS activities as described in Section d. below;
(3) Sources of Development in order to ensure the successful (b) Is designed to minimize
Resources. You must actively enlist transformation of the lives of residents permanent displacement of current
other stakeholders who are vested in and the sustainability of the revitalized residents of the public housing site who
and can provide significant financial public housing development. wish to remain in or return to the
assistance to your revitalization effort. Leveraging scarce HOPE VI CSS funds revitalized community, while furnishing
Sources of resources that can be used for with other funds and services is critical alternative housing to current residents
leveraging may include: to the sustainability of CSS activities so of the public housing site who do not
(a) Public, private, and nonprofit that they will continue after the HOPE wish to remain in or return to the
entities, including LIHTC purchasers; VI funds have been expended. revitalized community;
(b) State and local housing finance Commitments of funding or in-kind (c) Gives existing residents priority for
agencies; services related to the provision of CSS occupancy in planned public housing
(c) Local governments; activities may be counted as CSS units, or for residents that can afford to
(d) The city’s housing and resources and toward the calculation of live in other units, priority for those
redevelopment agency or other CSS leverage. Note that you may planned units and
comparable agency. HUD will consider include ONLY funds that will be newly (d) In connection with your CSS
this to be a separate entity with which generated for HOPE VI activities, per program, provides for community and
you are partnering if your PHA is also Section III.C.4.l. of this NOFA. Types of supportive services to residents prior to
a redevelopment agency or otherwise resources that may be counted include any relocation.
has citywide responsibilities. but are not limited to: (2) If relocation was completed as of
(i) You are strongly urged to seek a (i) Materials; the application deadline (i.e., the
pledge of Community Development (ii) A building; targeted public housing site is vacant),
Block Grant (CDBG) funds for (iii) A lease on a building; rather than providing a certification that
improvements to public infrastructure
(iv) Other infrastructure; the HOPE VI Relocation plan has been
such as streets, water mains, etc. related
(v) Time and services contributed by completed, a certification that the
to the revitalization effort. CDBG funds
volunteers; relocation was completed must be
are awarded by HUD by formula to units
(vi) Staff salaries and benefits; included in the application. This
of general local government and to
(vii) Supplies; and certification may be provided in the
states, which may then award a grant or
(viii) Other types of CSS resources as form of a letter.
loan to a PHA, a partnership, a
described in Section III.C.4.l. of this g. Documentation for Fair Housing
nonprofit organization, or other entity
NOFA. and Equal Opportunity. See Sections
for revitalization activities, including
(b) Note that wages projected to be III.C.4., IV.B. and V.A.7. for
loans to a project’s for-profit
paid to residents through jobs, or documentation requirements.
partnership. More information about the
projected benefits (e.g., health/ h. Documentation for Well-
CDBG Program can be found at http://
insurance/retirement benefits) related to Functioning Community. See Sections
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/index.cfm.
(ii) The city, county, or state may those projected jobs, provided by CSS III.C.4., IV.B. and V.A.8. of this NOFA
provide HOME funds to be used in partners will not be counted as leverage. for documentation requirements.
conjunction with HOPE VI funds. The (5) Sources of CSS Resources. In order i. Documentation for Soundness of
Home Investment Partnership program to achieve quantifiable self-sufficiency Approach. See Sections IV.B. and V.A.9.
provides housing funds that are results, you must form partnerships of this NOFA for documentation
distributed from HUD to units of general with organizations that are skilled in the requirements.
local governments and states. Funds delivery of services to residents of j. Documentation for Incentive
may be used for new construction, public housing and that can provide Criteria on Regulatory Barrier Removal.
rehabilitation, acquisition of standard commitments of resources to support You must include the completed form
housing, assistance to homebuyers, and those services. You must actively enlist HUD–27300 in your application.
tenant-based rental assistance. Current as partners other stakeholders who are 6. Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
legislation allows HOME funds to be vested in and can provide commitments Assistance. (1) This NOFA will fund
used in conjunction with HOPE VI of funds and in-kind services for the HCVs that are necessary to relocate
funds, but they may not be used in CSS portion of your revitalization effort. HOPE VI affected public housing
conjunction with public housing capital See Section III.C.4.k. and l. for a list of residents. In accordance with HUD
funds under Section 9(d) of the 1937 the kinds of organizations, agencies, and Notice PIH 2004–4 (HA), Submission
Act. Information about the HOME other providers that may be used as and Processing of Public Housing
program can be found at: http:// sources of CSS resources. Agency (PHA) Applications for Housing
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/ d. Documentation for Resident Choice Vouchers for Relocation or
affordablehousing/programs/home/ Involvement. See Sections IV.B.5. and Replacement Housing Related to
index.cfm. V.A.4. of this NOFA for documentation Demolition or Disposition (Including
(e) Foundations; requirements. HOPE VI), and Plans for Removal
(f) Government Sponsored Enterprises e. Documentation for CSS. See (Required/Voluntary Conversion Under
such as the Federal Home Loan Bank, Sections III.C.4. and V.A.5. for Section 33 of the 1937 Act, As
Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac; documentation requirements. Amended, and Mandatory Conversion
(g) HUD and other federal agencies; f. Documentation for Relocation. Under Section 202 of the Omnibus
(h) Financial institutions, banks, or There is a program requirement that you Consolidated Rescissions and
insurers; and must complete a HOPE VI Relocation Appropriations Act of 1996) of Public
(i) Other private funders. plan. Housing Units, you should determine
(4) Types of CSS Resources. (a) HUD (1) In your application, you must the number of vouchers that it is eligible
seeks to fund mixed-finance certify that the HOPE VI Relocation plan for, that are related to this HOPE VI
developments that use HOPE VI funds has been completed and that it: Revitalization development.

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(2) You should submit the HCV SuperNOFA. Also, videos submitted as in Section IV.E.5. below, whichever is
application, in accordance with HUD part of an application will not be lower. HCV assistance is in addition to
Notice PIH 2004–4 (HA), for these HOPE viewed. this amount.
VI related vouchers, as a part of the 6. Acknowledgement of Application 4. Ineligible Activities. a. You may not
application. Receipt. If you wish to receive use HOPE VI Revitalization Grant funds
(a) If you are funded by this NOFA, acknowledgement of HUD’s receipt of to pay for any revitalization activities
the HCV application will be processed. the application, the Acknowledgment of carried out on or before the date of the
(b) If you are not funded by this Application Receipt, form HUD–2993, letter announcing the award of the
NOFA, the HCV application will not be should be included in the front of the HOPE VI Grant.
processed. application. After receipt, HUD will b. Market-Rate Units. HOPE VI funds
(3) The HCV request should be return the form to you. may not be used to develop market-rate
located with the Standard Forms and D. Intergovernmental Review. units or affordable housing units that do
Certifications at the back of the Executive Order 12372 was issued to not qualify as public housing or
application. foster intergovernmental partnership homeownership replacement units.
(4) The notice can be obtained and strengthen federalism by relying on c. Retail or Commercial Development.
through the Internet at http:// state and local processes for the HOPE VI funds may not be used for
www.hudclips.org/cgi/index.cgi. coordination and review of federal hard construction costs related to, or for
(5) To assist HUD in estimating the financial assistance and direct federal the purchase of equipment for, retail,
overall cost of HCV assistance, you development. The order allows each commercial, or non-public housing
should include a copy of the Funding state to designate an entity to perform a office facilities.
Application, Section 8 Tenant-Based state review function. The official listing 5. Total Development Cost (TDC). a.
Assistance Rental Certificate Program, of state points of contact (SPOC) for this The ‘‘TDC Limit’’ (24 CFR 941.306,
Rental Voucher Program, form HUD– review process can be found at: http:// Notice PIH 2004–6 (HA)) refers to the
52515, in your NOFA application. www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ maximum amount of HUD funding that
7. Further Application Instructions. spoc.html. States that are not listed on HUD will approve for development of
For more detailed application the Web site have chosen not to specific public housing units in a given
instructions, you should read, ‘‘HOPE participate in the intergovernmental location. The TDC limit applies only to
VI Revitalization Application review process, and therefore do not the costs of development of public
Instructions,’’ available on the have a SPOC. If you are located within housing that are paid directly with HUD
Grants.gov Web site. one of those states, you may send public housing funds, including HOPE
C. Submission Dates and Times. applications directly to HUD. If your VI funds; a PHA may exceed the TDC
1. Application Submission state has a SPOC, you should contact it limit using non-public housing funds
Timeframes. a. Application Due Date. to see if it is interested in reviewing such as CDBG, HOME, low-income
Revitalization grant applications are due your application prior to submission to housing tax credit equity, etc.
at HUD Headquarters on February 1, HUD. Please make sure that you allow b. The HUD TDC Cost Tables are
2005. See Sections IV.F. of this NOFA ample time for this review process when issued for each calendar year for the
and the SuperNOFA for application, developing and submitting your building type and bedroom distribution
submission and timely receipt application. for the public housing replacement
requirements. E. Funding Restrictions. units. Use the TDC limits in effect at the
2. Form of Acceptance. HUD will 1. Statutory Time Limits. a. Required time this HOPE VI NOFA is published
consider an application as being Obligation Date. Funds appropriated for when making your TDC calculations.
accepted when it is delivered to the the HOPE VI program for FY2004 must TDC definitions and limits in the final
Office of Public Housing Investments, be obligated on or before September 30, rule are summarized as follows:
Room 4130, HUD Headquarters, 451 7th 2005. Any funds that are not obligated (1) The total cost of development,
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. by that date will be recaptured by the including relocation costs, is limited to
Upon delivery and acceptance, the Treasury, and thereafter will not be the sum of:
Grant Administrator will manually add available for obligation for any purpose. (a) HUD’s TDC limits up to 100
the application’s PHA name, b. Required Expenditure Date. In percent of HUD’s published TDC limits
development name, time of receipt, and accordance with 31 U.S.C. 1552, all for the costs of demolition and new
date of receipt to an application receipt FY2004 HOPE VI funds must be construction, multiplied by the number
log. expended by September 30, 2010. Any of HOPE VI public housing replacement
3. Submission Address. See Section funds that are not expended by that date units; or
IV.F.1. of this NOFA for the application will be cancelled and recaptured by the (b) Ninety percent of the TDC limits,
submission address. Treasury, and thereafter will not be multiplied by the number of public
4. Field Office Copy. You must send available for obligation or expenditure housing units after substantial
one duplicate copy of your application for any purpose. rehabilitation and reconfiguration.
to your HUD field office. The HUD field 2. Funding for Applications to this (2) The TDC limit for a project is
office copy of the application is due NOFA Only. HUD will not use any made up of the following components:
before 4 p.m. on the application due funds from this NOFA to fund any non- (a) Housing Cost Cap (HCC): HUD’s
date. If the HUD field office receives an selected HOPE VI related applications published limit on the use of public
application on time, but the application submitted in previous years. Only housing funds for the cost of
is not received on time at Headquarters, applications submitted under this constructing the public housing units,
it will not be considered. FY2004 NOFA will be considered for which includes unit hard costs,
5. No Facsimiles or Videos. HUD will funding. builder’s overhead and profit, utilities
not accept for review and evaluation, or 3. Grant Amount Limitations. a. from the street, finish landscaping, and
fund, any applications sent by facsimile Requested Amount. The maximum a hard cost contingency. Estimates
(fax). However, facsimile corrections to amount you may request in your should take into consideration the
technical deficiencies will be accepted, application for grant award is limited to Davis-Bacon wage rate and other
as described in Section V.B.4. of the $20 million or the sum of the amounts requirements as described in ‘‘Labor

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Standards’’, Section III.C.4.g. of this employee of the housing authority or DC 20410–5000. Please make sure that
NOFA. the city. The engineer or architect must you note the room number. The correct
(b) Community Renewal (CR): The provide his or her license number and room number is very important in
balance of funds remaining within the state of registration. If this certification ensuring that your application is
project’s TDC limit after the housing is not included in the application after properly accepted and not misdirected.
construction costs described in (i) above the cure period described in Section 2. Wrong Address. Applications
are subtracted from the TDC limit. This IV.B.4. of the SuperNOFA, mailed to the wrong location or office
is the amount of public housing funds extraordinary site costs will not be designated for receipt of the application,
available to pay for PHA administration, allowed in the award amount. In this which result in the designated office not
planning, infrastructure and other site case, the amount of the extraordinary receiving your application in
improvements, community and site costs included in the application accordance with the requirements for
economic development facilities, will be subtracted from the grant timely submission, will result in your
acquisition, relocation, demolition, and amount. application being considered late and
remediation of units to be replaced on 6. Cost Control Standards. a. Your will not receive funding consideration.
site, and all other development costs. projected hard development costs must HUD will not be responsible for
(3) CSS. You may request an amount be realistic, developed through the use directing packages to the appropriate
not to exceed 15 percent of the total of technically competent methodologies, office(s).
HOPE VI grant to pay the costs of CSS including cost estimating services, and 3. Delivery and Receipt Procedures.
activities, as described in Section comparable to industry standards for the ‘‘Delivery and Receipt Procedures’’ in
III.C.4.k.(2) of this NOFA. These costs kind of construction to be performed in Section IV.F. of the SuperNOFA applies,
are in addition to, i.e., excluded from, the proposed geographic area. with the following exception:
the TDC calculation above. b. Your cost estimates must represent a. Applications sent to HUD through
(4) Demolition and Site Remediation an economically viable preliminary plan the United States Postal Service (USPS)
Costs of Unreplaced On-site Units. You for designing, planning, and carrying will be considered late and ineligible to
may request an amount necessary for out your proposed activities in receive funding if not received on or
demolition and site remediation costs of accordance with local costs of labor, before the application due date,
units that will not be replaced on-site. materials, and services. regardless of the postmark date.
This cost is in addition to (i.e., excluded c. Your projected soft costs must be 4. Proof of Timely Submission. ‘‘Proof
from) the TDC calculation above. reasonable and comparable to industry of Timely Submission ‘‘in Section IV.F.
(5) Extraordinary Site Costs. (a) You standards. Upon award, soft costs will of the SuperNOFA applies, with the
may request a reasonable amount to pay be subject to HUD’s ‘‘Safe Harbor’’ cost following exception:
extraordinary site costs, which are control standards. For rental units, these a. Proof of timely submission for all
construction costs related to unusual safe harbors provide specific limitations applications, regardless of whether they
pre-existing site conditions that are on such costs as developer’s fees are delivered through USPS, overnight
incurred, or anticipated to be incurred. (between 9 and 12 percent), PHA mail service, courier service or hand-
If such costs are significantly greater administration/consultant cost (no more carried, shall be the date and time
than those typically required for similar than 3 to 6 percent of the total project recorded by the Grant Administrator in
construction, are verified by an budget), contractor’s fee (6 percent), the application receipt log. See Section
independent, certified engineer or overhead (2 percent), and general IV.C.2. of this NOFA for information on
architect (See Section IV.B. for conditions (6 percent). HUD’s Cost the application receipt log.
documentation requirements.), and are Control and Safe Harbor Standards can 5. SuperNOFA References. The
approved by HUD, they may be be found on the Grants.gov Web site. following sub-sections of Section IV. of
excluded from the TDC calculation d. If you are eligible for funding, HUD the SuperNOFA are hereby incorporated
above. Extraordinary site costs may be will delete any unallowable items from by reference:
incurred in the remediation and your budget and may reduce your grant (1) Addresses to Request Application
demolition of existing property, as well accordingly. Package;
as in the development of new and 7. Withdrawal of Grant Amounts. In (2) Application Kits;
rehabilitated units. Examples of such accordance with Section 24(i) of the (3) Guidebook and Further
costs include, but are not limited to: 1937 Act, if a grantee does not proceed Information; and
Abatement of extraordinary within a reasonable timeframe, as (5) Addresses.
environmental site hazards; removal or described in Section VI.B.2. of this
replacement of extensive underground NOFA, HUD shall withdraw any V. Application Review Information
utility systems; extensive rock and soil unobligated grant amounts. HUD shall A. Criteria.
removal and replacement; removal of redistribute any withdrawn amounts to 1. Rating Factor: Capacity—25 Points
hazardous underground tanks; work to one or more other applicants eligible for Total.
address unusual site conditions such as HOPE VI assistance or to one or more a. The term ‘‘your Team’’ includes
slopes, terraces, water catchments, other entities capable of proceeding PHA staff who will be involved in
lakes, etc.; and work to address flood expeditiously in the same locality in HOPE VI grant administration, and any
plain and other environmental carrying out the Revitalization plan of alternative management entity that will
remediation issues. Costs to abate the original grantee. manage the revitalization process, be
asbestos and lead-based paint from F. Other Submission Requirements. responsible for meeting construction
structures are normal demolition costs. 1. Address for Submitting time tables, and obligating amounts in a
Extraordinary measures to remove lead- Applications. Send the original and one timely manner. This includes any
based paint that has leached into the copy of your completed application to developer partners, program managers,
soil would constitute an extraordinary Mr. Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant property managers, subcontractors,
site cost. Secretary for Public Housing consultants, attorneys, financial
(b) Extraordinary site costs must be Investments, Department of Housing consultants, and other entities or
justified and verified by a licensed and Urban Development, 451 Seventh individuals identified and proposed to
engineer or architect who is not an Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, carry out program activities.

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b. Development Capacity. you should assume the following award if a grantee has failed to achieve
(1) Capacity of developer—6 points and post-award dates. adequate progress in relation to
(a) You will receive 6 points if your cumulative public housing rental unit
application demonstrates that: Milestone Date production. Production achievement
(i) Your developer or other team numbers will be taken from the
members have extensive, recent (within Grant Award ..................... April 1, 2005.
quarterly reporting system for the
the last five years), and successful Grant Agreement Execu- July 1, 2005.
tion. quarter most recently completed at the
experience in planning, implementing, HUD’s written request for August 1, 2005. time the NOFA is published in the
and managing physical development, Supplemental Submis- Federal Register.
financing, leveraging, and partnership sions.
activities that are comparable in HUD’s approval of Sup- September 1, Percent of public housing unit pro- Points
character, scale, and complexity to your plemental Submissions. 2005. duction completed deducted
proposed revitalization activities;
(ii) Your developer or other team If grant award takes place after Grants Awarded in FY1993–1997:
October 1, 2004, the grantee’s program Less than 100 ........................... 5
members have extensive, recent (within
Grants Awarded in FY1998:
the last five years), and successful schedule may be changed in the 90–100 ...................................... 0
experience in planning, implementing, Supplemental Submissions to account 80–89 ........................................ 1
and managing Capital Fund program for the period of time between October 75–79 ........................................ 2
projects. 1, 2004, and the actual date of grant 70–74 ........................................ 3
(iii) You propose development using award; and 65–69 ........................................ 4
low-income tax credits, and you, your (iv) Your management experience and Less than 65 ............................. 5
developer, or other team members have previous experience with development Grants Awarded in FY1999:
relevant tax credit experience; and activities, including the dollar amount 80–100 ...................................... 0
(iv) If homeownership, rent-to-own, and timeframe for completion of the 70–79 ........................................ 1
cooperative ownership, or other major project(s), is sufficient to show that you 60–69 ........................................ 2
50–59 ........................................ 3
development components are proposed, have experience in overseeing
40–49 ........................................ 4
you, your developer, or other team affordable housing development, Less than 40 ............................. 5
members have relevant, successful whether it be in-house or implemented Grants Awarded in FY2000:
experience in development, sales, or by a private entity. 60–100 ...................................... 0
conversion activities. (2) You will receive 4 points if your 50–59 ........................................ 1
(b) You will receive 4 points if your application demonstrates that you have 40–49 ........................................ 2
developer or other team members have had experience in managing affordable 30–39 ........................................ 3
some but not extensive experience in housing development in accordance 20–29 ........................................ 4
the factors described above. with the factors above, but your Less than 20 ............................. 5
(c) You will receive 0 points if your experience has not been extensive, and Grants Awarded in FY2001:
25–100 ...................................... 0
developer or other team members do not your project(s) were completed within 20–24 ........................................ 1
have the experience described and the the timeframe originally established for 15–19 ........................................ 2
application does not demonstrate that it the project. 10–14 ........................................ 3
has the capacity to carry out your (3) You will receive 1 point if your 5–9 ............................................ 4
Revitalization plan. You will also application demonstrates that you have Less than 5 ............................... 5
receive 0 points if your application does had experience in managing affordable
not address this factor to an extent that housing development in accordance e. CSS Program Capacity—3 points.
makes HUD’s rating of this factor with the factors above, but your See Sections I.D.10., and III.C.4.k and l,
possible. experience has not been extensive, and of this NOFA for detailed information
c. Development Capacity of your project(s) were not completed on CSS activities.
Applicant—6 points. within the timeframe originally (1) You will receive 2 points if your
(1) You will receive 6 points if your established for the project. application demonstrates one of the
application demonstrates that: (4) You will receive 0 points if your following. If you fail to demonstrate one
(i) You have identified potential gaps application does not demonstrate any of the following, you will receive 0
in your current staffing in relation to experience in managing development points:
development activities, and you have activities, or if your application does not (a) If you propose to carry out your
plans to fill such gaps, internally or address this factor to an extent that CSS plan in-house and you have recent,
externally, in a timely manner in order makes HUD’s rating of this factor quantifiable, successful experience in
to implement successfully your possible. planning, implementing, and managing
Revitalization plan; d. Capacity of Existing HOPE VI the types of CSS activities proposed in
(ii) You have demonstrated that Revitalization Grantees. (1) This Section your application, or
physical development activities will applies only to applicants that have (b) If you propose that a member(s) of
proceed as promptly as possible received HOPE VI Revitalization grants your team will carry out your CSS plan,
following grant award, and you will be for fiscal years 1993–2001. If an that this procured team member(s) has
able to begin significant construction applicant has more than one HOPE VI the qualifications and demonstrated
within 18 months of the award of the Revitalization grant, each will be rated experience to plan, implement, manage,
grant. separately, not averaged, and the highest and coordinate the types of activities
(iii) Your program schedule indicates deduction will be made. Applicants proposed, and that you have a plan for
the date on which the development with HOPE VI Revitalization grants only promptly hiring staff or procuring a
proposal, i.e., whether mixed-finance from FY2002 or FY2003, or no existing team member to do so.
development, homeownership HOPE VI Revitalization grants are not (2) You will receive 1 point if your
development, etc., for each phase of the subject to this section. application demonstrates that:
revitalization plan will be submitted to (2) As indicated in the following (a) You have an existing HOPE VI
HUD. For application evaluation only, tables, up to 5 points will be deducted grant and your current CSS team will be

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adequate to implement a new program, (ii) Rent collection evaluate the extent of the severe
including new or changing programs, (iii) PIC 50058 reporting physical distress of the targeted public
without weakening your existing team. (iv) Site-based management experience housing development. If the targeted
(b) You do not have an existing HOPE (v) Tenant grievances units have already been demolished,
VI Revitalization grant and you (vi) Evictions HUD will evaluate your description of
demonstrate how your proposed CSS (vii) Occupancy rate the extent of the severe physical distress
team will be adequate to implement a (viii) Unit turnaround of the site as of the day the demolition
new program, including new or (ix) Preventive maintenance application was approved by HUD. You
changing services, without weakening (x) Work order completion will receive points for the following
your existing staffing structure. (xi) Project-based budgeting separate subfactors, as indicated.
f. Property Management Capacity—5 (xii) Management of Homeownership (a) You will receive 2 points if your
points. (1) Property management and rent-to-own programs application demonstrates that there are
activities may be the responsibility of (xiii) Energy Audits major deficiencies in the project’s
the PHA or another member of the team, (xiv) Utility/Energy Incentives infrastructure, roofs, electrical,
which may include a separate entity (b) You will receive 0 points if your plumbing, heating and cooling,
that you have procured or will procure application does not demonstrate that mechanical systems, settlement, and
to carry out property management you or your property manager have the other deficiencies in Housing Quality
activities. In your application you will goals and plans necessary to administer Standards.
describe the number of units and the the above elements of a property (b) You will receive 2 points if your
condition of the units currently management plan. application demonstrates that there are
managed by you or your property g. PHA Plan—1 point. (1) You will poor soil conditions, inadequate
manager, your annual budget for those receive 1 point if your application drainage, deteriorated laterals and
activities, and any awards or recognition demonstrates that you have sewers, and inappropriate topography.
that you or your property manager have incorporated the revitalization plan (c) You will receive 3 points if your
received. described in your application into your application demonstrates that the
(2) Past Property Management most recent PHA plan (whether project has at least three of the following
Experience—3 points. (a) You will approved by HUD or pending approval). major design deficiencies, including:
receive 3 points if your application (i) Inappropriately high population
In order to qualify as ‘‘incorporated’’
demonstrates that you or your property density, room, and unit size and
under this factor, your PHA plan must
manager currently have extensive configurations;
indicate the intent to pursue a HOPE VI (ii) Isolation;
knowledge and recent (within the last Revitalization grant and the public (iii) Indefensible space;
five years), successful experience in housing development for which it is (iv) Significant utility expenses
property management of the housing targeted. caused by energy conservation
types included in your revitalization (2) You will receive 0 points if you deficiencies that may be documented by
plan. This may include market-rate have not incorporated the revitalization an energy audit; and
rental housing, public housing, and plan described in your application into (v) Inaccessibility for persons with
other affordable housing, including your PHA plan, or if your application disabilities with regard to individual
rental units developed with low-income does not address this factor to an extent units, entranceways, and common areas.
housing tax credit assistance. If your that makes HUD’s rating of this factor (d) You will receive 3 points if your
Revitalization plan includes possible. application demonstrates that there are
cooperatively-owned housing, rent-to- h. Public Housing Assessment System (or were, if the site is already
own units, or other types of managed (PHAS)—2 points. (1) If you have been demolished) levels of unmitigated lead-
housing, in order to receive the points rated as a High Performer for your most based paint, PCBs, mold, and asbestos
for this factor, you must demonstrate recent PHAS review, you will receive 2 that make the site or a portion of the site
recent, successful experience in the points. and its housing structures unsuitable for
management of such housing by the (2) If you have been rated as a residential use.
relevant member(s) of your team. Standard Performer for your most recent b. Need for Revitalization: Impact of
(b) You will receive 1 point if your PHAS review, you will receive 1 point. the Severely Distressed Site on the
application demonstrates that you or (3) If you have been rated as a Surrounding Neighborhood—3 Points.
your property manager have some but Troubled Performer that is either (1) HUD will evaluate the extent to
not extensive experience of the kind Troubled in One Area or Overall which the severely distressed public
required for your Revitalization plan. Troubled, you will receive 0 points. housing project is a significant
(c) You will receive 0 points if your i. Section 8 Management Assessment contributing factor to the physical
application does not demonstrate that Program (SEMAP)—2 points. (1) If you decline of, and disinvestment by, public
you or your property manager have the have been rated as a High Performer for and private entities in the surrounding
experience to manage your proposed your most recent SEMAP rating, you neighborhood. In making this
plan, or if your application does not will receive 2 points. determination, HUD will evaluate your
address this factor to an extent that (2) If you have been rated as Standard narrative, crime statistics, photographs
makes HUD’s rating of this factor for your most recent SEMAP rating, you or renderings, socio-economic data,
possible. will receive 1 point. trends in property values, evidence of
(2) Property Management Plan—2 (3) If you have been rated as Troubled property deterioration and
points. (a) You will receive 2 points if for your most recent SEMAP rating, you abandonment, evidence of
your application demonstrates that you will receive 0 points. underutilization of surrounding
or your property manager have the goals 2. Rating Factor: Need—24 Points properties, and indications of
and plans necessary to administer the Total. neighborhood disinvestment.
following elements of a property a. Need for Revitalization: Severe (2) You will receive 3 Points if your
management plan: Physical Distress of the Public Housing application demonstrates that the
(i) Property maintenance Development—10 Points. (1) HUD will project has a significant impact on the

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surrounding neighborhood, as (2) For purposes of this factor, the 3. Rating Factor: Leveraging—16
documented by each item listed above. need for affordable housing in the Points Total.
(3) You will receive 2 Points if your community will be measured by a. Leverage. Although related to
application demonstrates that the Housing Choice Voucher program match, leverage is strictly a rating factor.
project has a moderate impact on the utilization rates and public housing Leverage consists of firm commitments
neighborhood, and only some of the occupancy rates, excluding the public of funds and other resources. HUD will
items listed above are adequately housing site targeted for revitalization. rate your application based on the
documented. In figuring the Housing Choice Voucher amount of funds and other resources
(4) You will receive 0 Points if your utilization rate, provide the percentage that will be leveraged by the HOPE VI
application does not demonstrate that of units under lease out of the total grant as a percentage of the amount of
the project has an impact on the authorized. In figuring the public HOPE VI funds requested. If leverage
surrounding neighborhood, or if your housing occupancy rate, provide the sources and amounts are not
application does not address this factor percentage of units occupied out of the documented in accordance with
to an extent that makes HUD’s rating of total in your public housing inventory, Sections III.C.4.l. and IV.B.5. of this
this factor possible. not including the targeted public NOFA, they will not be counted toward
c. Need for HOPE VI Funding—8 housing site. You should base your your leverage amounts.
Points. (1) HUD will evaluate the extent calculation on the federal public b. Development Leveraging—7 Points.
to which you could undertake the housing units you manage. You may not For each commitment document, HUD
proposed revitalization activities exclude units in your public housing will evaluate the strength of
without a HOPE VI grant. Large amounts inventory that are being reserved for commitment and add the amounts that
of available Capital Funds indicate that relocation needs related to other HOPE are acceptably documented. HUD will
the revitalization could be carried out VI Revitalization grant(s); or units in then calculate the ratio of the amount of
without a HOPE VI grant. Available your public housing inventory that are HUD funds requested to the amount of
Capital Funds are defined as non- being held vacant for uses related to a funds that HUD deems acceptably
obligated funds that have not been Section 504 voluntary compliance documented. HUD will round figures to
earmarked for other purposes in your agreement. If you are a non-MTW site, two decimal points, using standard
PHA Plan. To determine the amount of you must use information consistent rounding rules.
FY1999–2004 Capital Fund Program with the Section Eight Management (1) You will receive 7 Points if the
(including CIAP and CGP) funds Assessment Program (SEMAP) and/or ratio of the amount of HOPE VI funds
currently available that could be used to the Public Housing Assessment System requested for physical development
carry out the proposed revitalization (PHAS) submissions. If you are an MTW activities (not including CSS,
activities, HUD will employ data from site, and do not report into SEMAP and/ administration or relocation) to the
LOCCS available at the time of the grant or PHAS, you must demonstrate your dollar value of documented, committed
application due date and information utilization and/or occupancy rate using development resources from other
from the portions of the PHA Plan that similar methods and information sources is 1:3 or higher.
you have submitted as part of your sources in order to earn points under (2) You will receive 6 Points if the
application. Funds earmarked in the this rating factor. ratio is between 1:2.50 and 1:2.99.
PHA Plan for uses other than the (3) You will receive 3 Points if your (3) You will receive 5 Points if the
revitalization proposed in this application demonstrates that: ratio is between 1:2.0 and 1:2.49.
application will not be considered (a) The utilization rate of your (4) You will receive 4 Points if the
available. See Section IV.B. of this Housing Choice Voucher program is 97 ratio is between 1:1.50 and 1:1.99.
NOFA for documentation requirements. percent or higher; or (5) You will receive 3 Points if the
(2) You will receive 8 Points if your (b) The occupancy rate of your public ratio is between 1:1.0 and 1:1.49.
available Capital Funds balance is up to housing inventory is 97 percent or (6) You will receive 2 Points if the
20 percent of the amount of HOPE VI higher. ratio is between 1:0.50 and 1:0.99.
funds requested. (4) You will receive 2 Points if your (7) You will receive 1 Point if the ratio
(3) You will receive 6 Points if your application demonstrates that: is between 1:0.25 to 1:0.49.
(a) The utilization rate of your
available balance is 21–45 percent of the (8) You will receive 0 Points if the
Housing Choice Voucher program is
amount of HOPE VI funds requested. ratio is less than 1:0.25, or if your
between 95 and 96 percent; or,
(4) You will receive 4 Points if your (b) The occupancy rate of your public application does not address this factor
available balance is 46–70 percent of the housing inventory is between 95 and 96 to an extent that makes HUD’s rating of
amount of HOPE VI funds requested. percent. this factor possible.
(5) You will receive 2 Points if your (5) You will receive 1 Point if your c. CSS Leveraging—5 Points. (1) You
available balance is 71–90 percent of the application demonstrates that: will receive 5 Points if the ratio of the
amount of HOPE VI funds requested. (a) The utilization rate of your amount of HOPE VI funds requested for
(6) You will receive 0 Points if your Housing Choice Voucher program is CSS activities to the dollar value of
available balance is more than 90 between 93 and 94 percent; or documented, committed CSS resources
percent of the amount of HOPE VI funds (b) The occupancy rate of your public leveraged from other sources is 1:2 or
requested. housing inventory is between 93 and 94 higher. If no HOPE VI funds are
c. Need for Affordable Accessible percent. requested for CSS activities because all
Housing in the Community—3 Points. (6) You will receive 0 Points if your CSS funds will come from outside
(1) Your application must demonstrate application demonstrates that: sources, all adequately-documented
the need for other housing available and (a) The utilization rate of your funds from such outside sources will be
affordable to families receiving tenant- Housing Choice Voucher program is less counted and you will receive 5 Points.
based assistance under section 8 (HCV), than 93 percent; or (2) You will receive 4 Points if the
as described below and must be the (b) The occupancy rate of your public ratio is between 1:1.75 and 1:1.99.
most recent information available at the housing inventory is less than 93 (3) You will receive 3 Points if the
time of the application deadline. percent. ratio is between 1:1.5 and 1:745.

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(4) You will receive 2 Points if the funds. These resources cannot duplicate they may participate meaningfully in
ratio is between 1:25 and 1:49. any other type of resource and cannot be the development and implementation
(5) You will receive 1 Point if the ratio counted as match. Examples of process.
is between 1:1 and 1:1.249. collateral investments include local 5. Rating Factor: Community and
(6) You will receive 0 Points if the schools, libraries, subways, light rail Supportive Services—10 Points Total.
ratio is less than 1:1, or if your stations, improved roads, day care a. CSS Program Requirements. See
application does not address this factor facilities, and medical facilities. Section III.C.4. for CSS program
to an extent that makes HUD’s rating of (1) You will receive 2 Points if the requirements. In your application, you
this factor possible. ratio of the amount of HOPE VI funds will describe your CSS plan, including
d. Anticipatory Resources requested for physical development any plans to implement a CSS
Leveraging—2 Points. activities (not including CSS or Endowment Trust. Each of the following
Anticipatory Resources relate to administration) to the amount of your subfactors will be rated separately.
activities that have taken place in the documented collateral resources is 1:1.0 b. Case Management—2 points. You
past and that were conducted in direct or higher. will receive 2 Points if your application
relation to a HOPE VI Revitalization (2) You will receive 0 Points if the demonstrates that you will be able to
grant. In many cases, PHAs, cities, or ratio of the amount of HOPE VI funds provide case management within 30
other entities may have carried out requested for physical development days from the date of grant award
revitalization activities (including activities (not including CSS or execution so that residents who will be
demolition) in previous years in administration) to the amount of your relocated have time to participate and
anticipation of your receipt of a HOPE documented collateral resources is less benefit from CSS activities before
VI Revitalization grant. These than 1:1.0. leaving the site.
expenditures, if documented, may be 4. Rating Factor: Resident and
counted as leveraged anticipatory c. Needs Identification—1 point. You
Community Involvement—3 Points
resources. They cannot duplicate any will receive 1 Point if your CSS Program
Total.
other type of resource and cannot be a. HUD will evaluate the nature, has been developed in response to a
counted towards match. Public Housing extent, and quality of the resident and rigorous resident needs identification
funds other than HOPE VI community outreach and involvement process and directly responds to the
Revitalization, e.g., HOPE VI Demolition you have achieved by the time your identified needs.
grant funds, HOPE VI Neighborhood application is submitted, as well as your d. Transition to Housing Self-
Networks grant funds, Capital Fund plans for continued and additional Sufficiency—4 points. You will receive
Program, may be included, and will be outreach and involvement beyond the up to 4 Points if you address the
counted, toward your Anticipatory minimum threshold requirements. See methods you will use to assist public
Resources rating below. Section III.C. of this NOFA for Resident housing residents in their efforts to
(1) You will receive 2 Points if the and Community Involvement transition to other affordable and
ratio of the amount of HOPE VI funds requirements. market-rate housing, i.e., to gain
requested for physical development b. Resident and Community ‘‘housing self-sufficiency.’’
activities, not including CSS or Involvement—3 Points. You will receive (1) You will receive up to 4 Points if
administration) to the amount of your 1 Point for each of the following criteria your application demonstrates that your
documented anticipatory resources is met in your application, which are over CSS Program includes and addresses all
1:0.1 or higher. Your requested amount and above the threshold requirements four of the below items. Your CSS
for CSS is shown in Budget Line Item listed in Section III.C.4. of this NOFA. Program:
1408 of form HUD–52825–A, HOPE VI (1) Your application demonstrates (a) Provides measurable outcomes for
Budget and your requested amount for that you have communicated regularly this endeavor;
administration is shown in Budget Line and significantly with affected (b) Relates your other CSS and FSS
Item 1410 of form HUD–52825–A. residents, state and local governments, activities and efforts to the transition of
(2) You will receive 0 Points if the private service providers, financing public housing residents to housing self-
ratio of the amount of HOPE VI funds entities, developers, and other members sufficiency;
requested for physical development of the surrounding community about the (c) Specifically addresses the
activities, not including CSS or development of your Revitalization plan community partners, faith-based
administration to the amount of your by giving residents and community organizations, etc. that will join you in
documented anticipatory resources is members information about your actions the endeavor; and
less than 1:0.1. regarding the Revitalization plan and (d) Establishes reasonable limits on
e. Collateral Investment Leveraging— providing a forum where residents and the length of time any resident can
2 Points. Collateral investment includes community members can contribute reside in a public housing unit within
physical redevelopment activities that recommendations and opinions with a HOPE VI Revitalization Development.
are currently underway, or that have yet regard to the development and (2) You will receive up to 2 Points if
to begin but are projected to be implementation of the Revitalization your CSS Program includes and
completed before October 2009. In order plan. addresses two of four of the above items
for a leverage source to be counted as (2) Your application demonstrates (a) through (d).
collateral investment, your application your efforts, past and proposed, to make (3) You will receive 0 Points if your
must demonstrate that the related appropriate HUD communications about CSS Program includes and addresses
activities will directly enhance the new HOPE VI available (i.e., a copy of the less than two of the above items (a)
HOPE VI community, but will occur NOFA, computer access to the HUD through (d).
whether or not a Revitalization grant is Web site, etc.). e. Partner Commitments—1 point.
awarded to you and the public housing (3) Your application demonstrates You will receive 1 Point if you provide
project is revitalized. This includes your plans to provide affected residents letters from a variety of experienced
economic or other kinds of development with reasonable training on the general organizations and service providers that
activities that would have occurred with principles of development, technical represent strong relationships and
or without the anticipation of HOPE VI assistance, and capacity building so that commitments to participate in your CSS

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activities and accomplish your CSS were unable to track all residents, as of of residents who relocate from the
goals of the program. the HOPE VI Revitalization application targeted project to private or other
f. Quality and Results Orientation—2 due date. You must describe the efforts public housing due to revitalization
points. You will receive 2 Points if you undertaken to track residents and activities. The Department has
have proposed a high quality, results- reasons why all residents were not determined that the costs of such
oriented CSS program that is based on tracked; or modifications are eligible costs under
a comprehensive case management (b) Describe in your application: (i) the HOPE VI program;
system and enables residents affected by An effective plan to track residents who (iv) Where playgrounds are planned,
the revitalization plan to access, at a have been or will be relocated from the propose ways to make them accessible
minimum, basic elements of education, targeted project; and to children with disabilities, over and
job training, and other services that will (ii) A comprehensive plan that will above statutory and regulatory
assist them in transforming their lives provide mobility counseling and direct requirements; and
and becoming self-sufficient. assistance in locating housing to (v) Where possible, design units with
6. Rating Factor: Relocation—5 Points residents who choose Housing Choice accessible front entrances.
Total. See Sections III.C.4. and IV.B. of Voucher assistance that will help them (b) You will receive 1 Point if your
this NOFA for Relocation and to fully understand the full range of application demonstrates that you have
Relocation Plan requirements. housing opportunities available to them a detailed plan to implement from one
a. You will receive 5 Points for this in neighborhoods throughout the to four of the accessibility priorities
Factor if: (1) Your Relocation plan: jurisdiction and to find housing in non- stated above, explaining why and how
(a) Includes a description of specific poverty areas. You must provide a list you will implement the identified
activities that have (or will) minimize of available units to persons with accessibility priorities.
permanent displacement of residents of disabilities as required under 24 CFR (c) You will receive 0 Points if your
the units that will be rehabilitated or 8.28(a)(3); application does not demonstrate that
demolished in the targeted public c. You will receive 2 Points if: (1) You you have a detailed plan that meets the
housing site, provided that those meet only one of the factors described specifications above, or if your
residents wish to remain in or return to in Section b. above and only state that application does not address this factor
the revitalized community; your plan will minimize permanent to an extent that makes HUD’s rating of
(b) Includes a description of specific relocation and give housing priority to this factor possible.
activities that will give existing current residents. (2) Universal Design—2 Points. (a)
residents priority over other families for d. You will receive 0 Points if: (a) You will receive 2 Points if your
future occupancy of public housing Your application: application demonstrates that you have
units in completed HOPE VI (i) Does not meet either of the factors a specific plan to meet:
Revitalization Development projects, or, described in Section (2)(a)(ii) above; (i) The adaptability standards adopted
for existing residents that can afford to (ii) Does not include minimization of by HUD at 24 CFR 8.3 that apply to
live in non-public housing HOPE VI permanent displacement; or those units not otherwise covered by the
units, priority for future occupancy of (iii) Does not give priority for accessibility requirements. Adaptability
those planned units; and occupancy in completed HOPE VI is the ability of certain elements of a
(c) contains a description of specific Revitalization developments to current dwelling unit, such as kitchen counters,
CSS activities that will be provided to residents; or sinks, and grab bars, to be added to,
residents prior to any relocation. (b) Your application does not address raised, lowered, or otherwise altered, to
(2) You provide a certification that all this factor to an extent that makes accommodate the needs of persons with
of the residents of the targeted severely HUD’s rating of this factor possible. or without disabilities, or to
distressed public housing project have 7. Rating Factor: Fair Housing and accommodate the needs of persons with
been relocated and tracked as of the Equal Opportunity—7 Points Total. different types or degrees of disability.
HOPE VI Revitalization application due a. FHEO Disability Issues—4 Points For example, the wiring for visible
date; Total. (1) Accessibility—2 Points. emergency alarms may be installed so
b. You will receive 4 Points for this (a) Over and above the accessibility that a unit can be made ready for
Factor if: (1) Your Relocation Plan: requirements listed in Section III.C. of occupancy by a hearing-impaired
(a) minimizes permanent this NOFA, you will receive 2 Points if person (For information on adaptability,
displacement of current residents of the your application demonstrates that you see http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/
public housing site who wish to remain have a detailed plan to: programs/ph/hope6/pubs/glossary.pdf);
in or return to the revitalized (i) Provide accessibility in and
community and you provide general homeownership units (e.g., setting a (ii) The visitability standards
information on the method you will use goal of constructing a percentage of the recommended by HUD that apply to
to promote this; homeownership units as accessible units not otherwise covered by the
(b) contains general information about units for persons with mobility accessibility requirements. Visitability
the amount of CSS that will be provided impairments; promising to work with standards allow a person with mobility
to residents prior to any relocation; and prospective disabled buyers on impairments access into the home, but
(c) gives existing residents priority for modifications to be carried out at a do not require that all features be made
occupancy of planned public housing buyer’s request; exploring design accessible. A visitable home also serves
units, or for residents that can afford to alternatives that result in townhouses persons without disabilities, such as a
live in other HOPE VI units, priority for that are accessible to persons with mother pushing a stroller or a person
those planned units and includes disabilities); delivering a large appliance. See http:/
general information on the method you (ii) Provide one-bedroom accessible /www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/
will use to provide this; and rental units for single individuals with hope6/pubs/glossary.pdf for information
(2) You: (a) Provide a certification that disabilities; on visitability. The two standards of
all of the residents of the targeted (iii) Provide for accessibility visitability are:
severely distressed public housing modifications, where necessary, to (A) At least one entrance at grade (no
project have been relocated but you Housing Choice Voucher-assisted units steps), approached by a sidewalk; and

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(B) The entrance door and all interior (c) You will receive 0 Points if you do (b) ‘‘public housing rental units’’ are
passage doors are at least 2 feet 10 not address all of the above issues, or if defined as rental units that will be
inches wide, allowing 32 inches of clear your application does not address this subject to the ACC.
passage space. factor to an extent that makes HUD’s (c) Homeownership units and lease-
(b) You will receive 0 Points if your rating of this factor possible. purchase units are not considered as
application does not demonstrate that (2) Economic Opportunities for Low- public housing.
you have specific plans to implement and Very Low-Income Persons (Section (d) Units sold under Section 32 are
both (i) and (ii) as specified above, or if 3)—1 Point. not considered as public housing.
your application does not address this (a) HOPE VI grantees must comply (2) Unit Mix and Need for Affordable
factor to an extent that makes HUD’s with Section 3 of the Housing and Housing—3 Points. (a) Your proposed
rating of this factor possible. Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 unit mix should sustain or create more
b. Fair Housing and Section 3—3 U.S.C. 1701u) (Economic Opportunities project-based affordable housing units
Points Total. (1) Fair Housing—2 Points. for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons that will be available to persons eligible
(a) You will receive 2 Points if your in Connection with assisted Projects) for public housing in markets where the
application demonstrates that: and its implementing regulations at 24 plan shows there is demand for the
(i) You have made and will make CFR part 135. Information about Section maintenance or creation of such units.
specific efforts to attract families from 3 can be found at HUD’s Section 3 Web While it is up to you to determine the
all segments of the population on a non- site at http://www.hud.gov/fhe/ unit mix that is appropriate for your
discriminatory basis and with a broad sec3over.html. site, it is essential that this unit mix
spectrum of incomes to the revitalized (b) You will receive 1 Point if your include a sufficient amount of public
site through intensive affirmative application demonstrates that you have housing rental units and other project-
marketing efforts and how these efforts a feasible plan to implement Section 3 based affordable units. To the extent
contribute to the deconcentration of that not only meets the minimum that the local market shows there is a
low-income neighborhoods; requirements described in Section (a) demand for it, applicants are
(ii) You have made and will make above but also exceeds those encouraged to create additional project-
specific efforts to target your marketing requirements. Your plan must include based affordable housing units to be
and outreach activities to those persons your goals by age group, types of jobs made available for persons eligible for
and groups least likely to know about and other opportunities to be provided, public housing.
these housing opportunities, in order to and plans for tracking and evaluation. (b) No Need for Additional Affordable
promote housing choice and Section 3 firms must be in place quickly Housing.
opportunity throughout your so that residents are trained in time to (i) You will receive 1 Point for this
jurisdiction and contribute to the take advantage of employment factor if your application demonstrates
deconcentration of both minority and opportunities such as jobs and other that:
low-income neighborhoods. In your contractual opportunities in the pre- (A) The utilization rate of your
application, you must describe how development, demolition, and Housing Choice Voucher program is less
your outreach and marketing efforts will construction phases of the than 95 percent; or
reach out to persons of different races (B) The occupancy rate of your public
revitalization. Your Section 3 plan must
and ethnic groups, families with or housing inventory is less than 95
demonstrate that you will, to the
without children, persons with percent.
greatest extent feasible, direct training, (c) Need for Additional Affordable
disabilities and able-bodied persons, employment, and other economic
and the elderly; and Housing.
opportunities to: (i) For this factor, HUD considers you
(iii) The specific steps you plan to
(i) Low- and very low-income in need of project-based affordable
take through your proposed activities to
persons, particularly those who are housing if:
affirmatively further fair housing. These
recipients of government assistance for (A) The utilization rate of your
steps can include, but are not limited to:
(A) Addressing impediments to fair housing, and Housing Choice Voucher program is 95
housing choice relating to your (ii) Business concerns which provide percent or more; or
operations; economic opportunities to low- and (B) The occupancy rate of your public
(B) Working with local jurisdictions to very low-income persons. housing inventory is 95 percent or more.
implement their initiatives to (b) You will receive 0 Points if your (ii) The percentages below are defined
affirmatively further fair housing; plan to implement Section 3 does not as the number of planned project-based
(C) Implementing, in accordance with meet the standards listed in Section (b) affordable units divided by the number
Departmental guidance, relocation plans above, or if your application does not of public housing units that the targeted
that result in increased housing choice address this factor to an extent that project contained on the application due
and opportunity for residents affected makes HUD’s rating of this factor date;
by HOPE VI revitalization activities possible. (iii) You will receive 3 Points if your
funded under this NOFA; 8. Rating Factor: Well-Functioning application demonstrates that the
(D) Implementing admissions and Communities—8 Points Total. number of project-based affordable units
occupancy policies that are a. Affordable Housing. (1) Housing in your plan is 125 percent of the
nondiscriminatory and help reduce Definitions. For the purposes of this number of public housing units that the
racial and national origin rating section, housing units are defined targeted project contained on the
concentrations; and differently than in PIH housing application due date;
(E) Initiating other steps to remedy programs, as follows: (iv) You will receive 2 Points if your
discrimination in housing and promote (a) ‘‘project-based affordable housing application demonstrates that the
fair housing rights and fair housing units’’ are defined as housing units number of project-based affordable units
choice. where there are affordable-housing use in your plan is 110 percent of the
(b) You will receive 1 Point if you restrictions, e.g., public housing, number of public housing units that the
address all of the above issues only in project-based Section 8 (HCV), LIHTC targeted project contained on the
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(v) You will receive 1 Point if your market through no fault of their own. but contains minor internal
application demonstrates that the HUD encourages applicants to work discrepancies;
number of project-based affordable units aggressively to open up the realm of (4) You will receive 0 points if your
in your plan is 100 percent of the homeownership. application fails to demonstrate an
number of public housing units that the (1) Your application will receive 4 acceptable level of quality and
targeted project contained on the Points if your application demonstrates consistency;
application due date. that your Revitalization plan includes b. Appropriateness and Feasibility of
(vi) You will receive 0 Points if your homeownership and that you have a the Plan—5 Points. (1) You will receive
application demonstrates that the feasible, well-defined plan for 5 points if your application
number of project-based affordable units homeownership. In order to demonstrates that your Revitalization
in your plan is less than the number of demonstrate this, your application plan is:
public housing units that the targeted should include descriptions of the (a) Appropriate and suitable, in the
project contained on the application due following: context of the community and other
date or if your application does not (a) The purpose of your revitalization options, in accordance
address this factor to an extent that homeownership program; with the Appropriateness of Proposal
makes HUD’s rating of this factor (b) The number of units planned and threshold in Section III.C. of this NOFA;
possible. their location(s); (b) Marketable, in the context of local
b. Off-Site Housing. (1) Factor (c) A description and justification of conditions;
Background. the families that will be targeted for the (c) Financially feasible, as
(a) Although not required, you are program; demonstrated in the financial
encouraged to consider development of (d) The proposed source of your structure(s) proposed in the application.
replacement housing in locations other construction and permanent financing (2) You will receive 3 points if your
than the original severely distressed site of the units; and application only moderately
(i.e., off-site housing). Locating off-site (e) A description of the demonstrates the criteria of (1)(a)–(c)
housing in neighborhoods with low homeownership counseling you or a above.
levels of poverty and low concentrations HUD-approved housing counseling (3) You will receive 0 Points if your
of minorities will provide maximized application does not demonstrate the
agency will provide to prospective
housing alternatives for low-income criteria of (1)(a)–(c) above.
families, including such subjects as the
residents who are currently on-site and c. Neighborhood Impact and
homeownership process, housing in Sustainability of the Plan—5 Points. (1)
assist the goal of creating desegregated, non-impacted areas, credit repair,
mixed-income communities. The effect You will receive 5 Points if your
budgeting, and home maintenance. application demonstrates your
on-site will be to assist in the (2) You will receive 2 Points for this
deconcentration of low-income Revitalization plan, including plans for
factor if you address in your description
residents and increase the number of retail, office, other economic
from one to four of the items listed development activities, as appropriate,
replacement units. under (1).
(b) Although it is acknowledged that will:
(3) You will receive 0 Points for this (a) Result in a revitalized site that will
off-site housing is not appropriate in factor if you do not propose to include
some communities, if you do not enhance the neighborhood in which the
homeownership units in your project is located;
propose to include off-site housing in Revitalization plan, your proposed (b) Spur outside investment into the
your Revitalization plan, you are not program is not feasible and well surrounding community;
eligible to receive this point. defined, or if your application does not (c) Enhance economic opportunities
(c) If you propose an off-site housing address this factor to an extent that for residents; and
component in your application, you makes HUD’s rating of this factor (d) Remove an impediment to
must be sure to include that component possible. continued redevelopment or start a
when you discuss other components 9. Rating Factor: Soundness of community-wide revitalization process.
(e.g. on-site housing, homeownership Approach—25 Points Total. (2) You will receive 3 Points if your
housing, etc.). Throughout your a. Quality and Consistency of the application demonstrates that your
application, your unit counts and other Application—2 Points. (1) The Revitalization plan will have only a
numerical data must take into account information and strategies described in moderate effect on activities in the
the off-site component. your application must be well surrounding community, as described in
(2) Off-Site Housing—1 Point. You organized, coherent, and internally (a)(i)–(iv) above.
will receive 1 Point if you propose to consistent. Numbers and statistics in (3) You will receive 0 Points if your
develop an off-site housing your narratives must be consistent with application does not demonstrate that
component(s) and document that: you the information provided in the your Revitalization plan will have an
have site control of the property(ies), attachments. Also, the physical and CSS effect on the surrounding community, as
that the site(s) meets all environmental aspects of the application must be described in (a)(i)–(iv) above, or if your
review requirements, and that the site(s) compatible and coordinated with each application does not address this factor
meets site and neighborhood standards, other. Pay particular attention to the to an extent that makes HUD’s rating of
in accordance with Section III.C.4.m(1) data provided for: this factor possible.
of this NOFA. (a) Types and numbers of units; d. Project Readiness—7 Points. HUD
c. Homeownership Housing—4 Points. (b) Budgets; places top priority on projects that will
The Department has placed the highest (c) Other financial estimates, be able to commence immediately after
priority on increasing homeownership including sources and uses; and grant award. You will receive the
opportunities for low- and moderate- (d) Numbers of residents affected. following points for each applicable
income persons, persons with (2) You will receive 2 points if your subfactor certified in your application.
disabilities, the elderly, minorities, and application demonstrates a high level of (1) You will receive 2 Points if the
families where English may be a second quality and consistency; targeted severely distressed public
language. Too often these individuals (3) You will receive 1 point if your housing site is completely vacant, i.e.,
and families are shut out of the housing application has a high level of quality, all residents have been relocated.

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(2) You will receive 2 Points if the (b) Your proposed housing, including spillover revitalization
targeted severely distressed public community facilities, and economic activities, property values, etc.; and
housing site is cleared, i.e., all buildings development facilities are thoroughly (d) Your success at integrating the
are demolished, or your Revitalization integrated into the community through physical and CSS aspects of your
plan only includes rehabilitation and no the use of local architectural tradition, strategy.
demolition of public housing units.. building scale, grouping of buildings, (2) You will receive 0 Points if your
(3) You will receive 1 Point if a and design elements; and application does not include a
Master Development Agreement (MDA) (c) Your plan proposes appropriate commitment letter that conforms to the
has been developed and is ready to enhancements of the natural specifications in paragraph (b) above.
submit to HUD. However, in cases environment. 10. Rating Factor: Incentive Criteria
where the PHA (not an affiliate/ (2) You will receive 1 Point if your on Regulatory Barrier Removal—2
subsidiary/instrumentality) will act as proposed site plan, new dwelling units, Points Total.
its own developer for all components of and buildings demonstrate design that a. Description. (1) HUD’s Notice,
the Revitalization plan, then an MDA is adequately addresses one or two, but America’s Affordable Communities
not needed and the one point will be not all three of the elements above. Initiative, HUD’s Initiative on Removal
awarded automatically. (3) You will receive 0 Points if your of Regulatory Barriers: Announcement
(4) You will receive 1 Point if your proposed design is perfunctory or of Incentive Criteria on Barrier Removal
preliminary site design is complete. otherwise does not address the above in HUD’s FY 2004 Competitive Funding
elements. You will also receive 0 Points Allocations, Federal Register Docket
(5) You will receive 1 Point if you
if your application does not address this Number FR–4882–N–03, published on
have held five (5) or more public
factor to an extent that makes HUD’s March 22, 2004, provides that most
planning sessions leading to resident
rating of this factor possible. HUD competitive NOFAs will include
acceptance of the plan. f. Evaluation—3 Points. You are
e. Design—3 Points. HUD is seeking an incentive for local and state
encouraged to work with your local governments to decrease their regulatory
excellence in design. We urge you to university(ies), other institutions of
carefully select your architects and barriers to the development of
learning, foundations, or others to affordable housing.
planners, and to enlist local affiliates of evaluate the performance and impact of (2) Form HUD–27300 contains
national architectural and planning their HOPE VI Revitalization plan over questions that describe your local and
organizations such as the American the life of the grant. The proposed state governments’ efforts to decrease
Institute of Architects, the American methodology must measure success regulatory barriers.
Society of Landscape Architects, the against goals you set at the outset of b. Scoring. (1) If you are considered a
American Planning Association, the your revitalization activities. Evaluators local unit of government with land use
Congress for the New Urbanism, and the must establish baselines and provide and building regulatory authority, an
department of architecture at a local ongoing interim reports that will allow agency or department of a local unit of
college or university to assist you in you to make changes as necessary as government, a nonprofit organization, or
assessing qualifications of design your project proceeds. Where possible, other qualified applicant applying for
professionals or participating on a you are encouraged to form partnerships funding for a project located in the local
selection panel that results in the with Historically Black Colleges and unit of government’s jurisdiction, you
procurement of excellent design Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic-Serving are invited to answer the 20 questions
services. Institutions (HSIs); Community in PART A of form HUD–27300. For
HUD encourages you to select a Outreach Partnership Centers (COPCs); those applications in which regulatory
design team that is committed to a the Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian authority is split between jurisdictions
process in which residents, including Institution Assisting Communities (e.g., county and town) the applicant
young people and seniors, the broader Program (as appropriate); and others in should answer the question for that
community, and other stakeholders HUD’s University Partnerships Program. jurisdiction that has regulatory authority
participate in designing the new (1) You will receive 3 Points if your over the issue at question.
community. application includes a letter(s) from an (a) If you check Column 2 for five to
Your proposed site plan, new units, institution(s) of higher learning, ten questions from PART A, you will
and other buildings must be designed to foundations, or other organization that receive 1 point in the NOFA evaluation.
be compatible with and enrich the specializes in research and evaluation (b) If you check Column 2 for eleven
surrounding neighborhood. Local that provides a commitment to work or more questions from PART A, you
architecture and design elements and with you to evaluate your program and will receive 2 points in the NOFA
amenities should be incorporated into describes its proposed approach to carry evaluation.
the new or rehabilitated homes so that out the evaluation if your application is (2) If you are considered a state
the revitalized sites and structures will selected for funding. The letter must government, or an agency or department
blend into the broader community and provide the extent of the commitment of a state government, applying for
appeal to the market segments for which and involvement, the extent to which funding for a project located in the state
they are intended. Housing, community you and the local institution of higher government’s jurisdiction, or areas
facilities, and economic development learning will cooperate, and the otherwise not covered in Part A, you are
space must be well integrated. You must proposed approach. The commitment invited to answer the 15 questions in
select members of your team who have letter must address all of the following PART B.
the ability to meet these requirements. areas for evaluation: (a) If you check Column 2 for four to
(1) You will receive 3 Points if your (a) The impact of your HOPE VI effort seven questions from PART B, you will
proposed site plan, new dwelling units, on the lives of the residents; receive one point in the NOFA
and buildings demonstrate that: (b) The nature and extent of economic evaluation.
(a) You have proposed a site plan that development generated in the (b) If you check Column 2 for eight or
is compact, pedestrian-friendly, with an community; more questions from PART B, you will
interconnected network of streets and (c) The effect of the revitalization receive two points in the NOFA
public open space; effort on the surrounding community, evaluation.

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(3) Applicants that will be providing 3. Final Panel Review. a. A Final c. Threshold Compliance;
services in multiple jurisdictions may Review Panel made up of HUD staff d. Corrections to Deficient
choose to address the questions in either will: Applications;
PART A or PART B for that jurisdiction (1) Review the Preliminary Rating and e. Rating; and
in which the preponderance of services Ranking documentation to: f. Ranking.
will be performed if an award is made. (a) Ensure that any inconsistencies
(4) In no case will an applicant between preliminary reviewers have VI. Award Administration Information
receive for this policy priority greater been identified and rectified; and A. Award Notices.
than two points for barrier removal (b) Ensure that the Preliminary Rating 1. Initial Announcement. The HUD
activities. and Ranking documentation accurately Reform Act prohibits HUD from
B. Reviews and Selection Process. reflects the contents of the application. notifying you as to whether or not you
HUD’s selection process is designed to (2) Assign a final score to each have been selected to receive a grant
ensure that grants are awarded to application; and until it has announced all grant
eligible PHAs with the most meritorious (3) Recommend for selection the most recipients. If your application has been
applications. HUD will consider the highly rated applications, subject to the found to be ineligible or if it did not
information you submit by the amount of available funding, in receive enough Points to be funded, you
application due date. After the accordance with the allocation of funds will not be notified until the successful
application due date, HUD may not, described in Section II of this NOFA. applicants have been notified. HUD will
consistent with its regulations in 24 CFR 4. HUD reserves the right to make provide written notification to all
part 4, subpart B, consider any reductions in funding for any ineligible applicants, whether or not they have
unsolicited information that you or any items included in an applicant’s been selected for funding.
third party may want to provide. proposed budget. 2. Authorizing Document. The notice
5. In accordance with the FY2003
1. Application Screening. a. HUD will of award signed by the Assistant
HOPE VI appropriation, HUD may not
screen each application to determine if: Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
use HOPE VI funds to grant competitive
(1) it meets the threshold criteria (grants officer) is the authorizing
advantage in awards to settle litigation
listed in Section III.C. of this NOFA; and document. This notice will be delivered
or pay judgments.
(2) it is deficient, i.e., contains any 6. Tie Scores. If two or more by fax and the U.S. Postal Service.
Technical Deficiencies. applications have the same score and 3. Revitalization Grant Agreement.
b. See Section III.C. of this NOFA for there are insufficient funds to select all When you are selected to receive a
case-by-case information regarding of them, HUD will select for funding the Revitalization grant, HUD will send you
thresholds and technical deficiencies. application(s) with the highest score for a HOPE VI Revitalization Grant
See Section IV.B. of this NOFA for the Soundness of Approach Rating Agreement, which constitutes the
documentation requirements that will Factor. If a tie remains, HUD will select contract between you and HUD to carry
support threshold compliance and will for funding the application(s) with the out and fund public housing
avoid technical deficiencies. highest score for the Capacity Rating revitalization activities. Both you and
c. Corrections to Deficient Factor. HUD will select further tied HUD will sign the cover sheet of the
Applications. The subsection entitled, applications with the highest score for grant agreement. It is effective on the
‘‘Corrections to Deficient Applications,’’ the Need Rating Factor. date of HUD’s signature. The grant
in Section V.B.4. of the SuperNOFA 7. Remaining Funds. a. HUD reserves agreement differs from year to year. Past
applies. This sub-section describes the the right to reallocate remaining funds Revitalization Grant Agreements can be
Technical Deficiencies cure period. from this NOFA to other eligible found on the HOPE VI Web site at http:/
d. Applications that will not be rated activities under Section 24 of the Act. /www.hud.gov/hopevi.
or ranked. HUD will not rate or rank (1) If the total amount of funds 4. Applicant Debriefing. Upon
applications that are deficient at the end requested by all applications found request, HUD will provide an applicant
of the cure period stated in Section V.B. eligible for funding under Section V.B. a copy of the total score received by
of the SuperNOFA or have not met the of this NOFA is less than the amount of their application and the score received
thresholds described in Section III.C. of funds available from this NOFA, all for each rating factor.
this NOFA. Such applications will not eligible applications will be funded and 5. SuperNOFA References. The
be eligible for funding. those funds in excess of the total following sub-section of Section VI.A. of
2. Preliminary Rating and Ranking. requested amount will be considered the SuperNOFA is hereby incorporated
a. Rating. (1) HUD staff will remaining funds. by reference: a. Adjustments to Funding.
preliminarily rate each eligible (2) If the total amount of funds B. Administrative and National Policy
application, SOLELY on the basis of the requested by all applications found Requirements.
rating factors described in Section V.A eligible for funding under Section V.B. 1. Grant term. The time period for
of this NOFA. of this NOFA is greater than the amount completion shall not exceed 54 months
(2) When rating applications, HUD of funds available from this NOFA, from the date the NOFA award is
reviewers will not use any information eligible applications will be funded executed.
included in any HOPE VI application until the amount of non-awarded funds 2. Timeliness of Development
submitted in a prior year. is less than the amount required to Activity. Grantees must proceed within
(3) HUD will assign a preliminary feasibly fund the next eligible a reasonable timeframe, as indicated
score for each rating factor and a application. In this case, the funds that below. In determining reasonableness of
preliminary total score for each eligible have not been awarded will be such timeframe, HUD will take into
application. considered remaining funds. consideration those delays caused by
(4) The maximum number of points 8. The following sub-sections of factors beyond your control. These
for each application is 125. Section V. of the SuperNOFA are hereby timeframes must be reflected in the form
b. Ranking. (1) After preliminary incorporated by reference: of a program schedule, in accordance
review, applications will be ranked in a. HUD’s Strategic Goals; with the threshold requirement at
score order. b. Policy Priorities; Section V.A.

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a. Grantees must submit d. A demolition and disposition (d) Consideration of Relevant Factors.
Supplemental Submissions within 90 application, as applicable; and In determining whether to grant a
days from the date of HUD’s written e. A homeownership proposal, as requested exception under Section (b)
request. applicable. above, HUD will consider the
b. Grantees must submit CSS work 5. Management Agreement. HOPE VI cumulative effect of the following
plans within 90 days from the execution Revitalization grantees will be required factors, where applicable:
of the grant agreement. to develop Management Agreements (A) Whether the exception would
c. All other required components of that describe their operation and provide a significant cost benefit or an
the Revitalization plan and any other management principles and policies for essential degree of expertise to the
submissions not mentioned above must their public housing units. Revitalization plan and demolition
be submitted in accordance with the 6. Match. a. Grantees will be required activities that would otherwise not be
Quarterly Report Administrative and to show evidence that matching available;
Compliance Checkpoints Report, as resources were actually received and (B) Whether an opportunity was
approved by HUD. used for their intended purposes provided for open competitive bidding
d. Grantees must start construction through quarterly reports as the project or negotiation;
within 12 months from the date of proceeds. Sources of matching funds (C) Whether the person affected is a
HUD’s approval of the Supplemental may be substituted after grant award, as member of a group or class intended to
Submissions as requested by HUD after long as the dollar requirement is met. be the beneficiaries of the Revitalization
grant award. This time period may not b. Grantees must pursue and enforce plan and Demolition plan and the
exceed 18 months from the date the any commitment (including exception will permit such person to
grant agreement is executed. commitments for services) obtained receive generally the same interests or
e. Grantees must submit the from any public or private entity for any benefits as are being made available or
development proposal (i.e., whether contribution or commitment to the provided to the group or class;
mixed-finance development, project or surrounding area that was (D) Whether the affected person has
homeownership development, etc.) for part of the match amount. withdrawn from his or her functions or
7. LOCCS Requirements. The grantee responsibilities, or the decision making
the first phase of construction within 12
must record all obligations and process, with respect to the specific
months of grant award. The program
expenditures in LOCCS. activity in question;
schedule must indicate the date on
8. Conflict of Interest in Grant (E) Whether the interest or benefit was
which the development proposal for
Activities. a. Prohibition. In addition to present before the affected person was
each phase of the revitalization plan
the conflict of interest requirements in in a position as described in Section (iii)
will be submitted to HUD.
24 CFR part 85, no person who is an above;
f. The closing of the first phase must employee, agent, consultant, officer, or (F) Whether undue hardship will
take place within 15 months of grant elected or appointed official of a grantee result either to the grantee or the person
award. For this purpose, ‘‘closing’’ and who exercises or has exercised any affected when weighed against the
means all financial and legal functions or responsibilities with public interest served by avoiding the
arrangements have been executed and respect to activities assisted under a prohibited conflict; and
actual activities (construction, etc.) are HOPE VI grant, or who is in a position (G) Any other relevant considerations.
ready to commence. to participate in a decision-making 9. Flood Insurance. In accordance
g. Grantees must complete process or gain inside information with with the Flood Disaster Protection Act
construction within 48 months from the regard to such activities, may obtain a of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4001–4128), your
date of HUD’s approval of your financial interest or benefit from the application may not propose to provide
Supplemental Submissions. This time activity, or have an interest in any financial assistance for acquisition or
period for completion may not exceed contract, subcontract, or agreement with construction (including rehabilitation)
54 months from the date the grant respect thereto, or the proceeds of properties located in an area
agreement is executed. thereunder, either for himself or herself identified by the Federal Emergency
3. HOPE VI Endowment Trust or for those with whom he or she has Management Agency (FEMA) as having
Addendum to the Grant Agreement. family or business ties, during his or her special flood hazards, unless:
This document must be executed tenure or for one year thereafter. a. The community in which the area
between the grantee and HUD in order b. HUD-Approved Exception. (1) is situated is participating in the
for the grantee to use CSS funds in Standard. HUD may grant an exception National Flood Insurance program (see
accordance with Section III.C.4.k.(2) of to the prohibition in Section (1) above 44 CFR parts 59 through 79), or less
this NOFA. on a case-by-case basis when it than one year has passed since FEMA
4. Revitalization Plan. After HUD determines that such an exception will notification regarding such hazards; and
conducts a post-award review of your serve to further the purposes of HOPE b. Where the community is
application and makes a visit to the site, VI and its effective and efficient participating in the National Flood
you will be required to submit administration. Insurance Program, flood insurance is
components of your Revitalization plan (2) Procedure. HUD will consider obtained as a condition of execution of
to HUD, as provided in the HOPE VI granting an exception only after the a grant agreement.
Revitalization Grant Agreement. These grantee has provided a disclosure of the 10. Coastal Barrier Resources Act. In
components include, but are not limited nature of the conflict, accompanied by: accordance with the Coastal Barrier
to: (a) An assurance that there has been Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3501), your
a. Supplemental Submissions, public disclosure of the conflict; application may not target properties in
including a HOPE VI Program Budget; (b) A description of how the public the Coastal Barrier Resources System.
b. A Community and Supportive disclosure was made; and 11. Final Audit. Grantees are required
Services work plan, in accordance with (c) An opinion of the grantee’s to obtain a complete final closeout audit
guidance provided by HUD; attorney that the interest for which the of the grant’s financial statements by a
c. A standard or mixed-finance exception is sought does not violate certified public accountant (CPA), in
development proposal, as applicable; state or local laws. accordance with generally accepted

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government audit standards. A written (3) Grantees will be held to the 2. Frequently Asked Questions. Before
report of the audit must be forwarded to milestones that are reported on the the application due date, frequently
HUD within 60 days of issuance. Grant Quarterly Report Administrative and asked questions (FAQ) on the NOFA
recipients must comply with the Compliance Checkpoints Report, as will be posted to HUD’s grants Web site
requirements of 24 CFR part 84 or 24 approved by HUD. at http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/
CFR part 85 as stated in OMB Circulars (4) Grantees must also report grants/otherhud.cfm.
A–110, A–87, and A–122, as applicable. obligations and expenditures in LOCCS, B. Technical Corrections to the NOFA.
12. Policy Requirements. a. OMB or its successor system, on a quarterly 1. Technical corrections to this NOFA
Circulars and Administrative basis. will be posted to the Grants.gov/Find
Requirements. You must comply with 2. Logic Model Reporting. a. The Web site and to http://www.hud.gov/
the following administrative reporting shall include submission of a offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm.
requirements related to the expenditure completed Logic Model indicating 2. Any technical corrections will also
of federal funds. OMB circulars can be results achieved against the proposed be published in the Federal Register.
found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ output goal(s) and proposed outcome(s)
omb/circulars/index.html. Copies of the 3. You are responsible for monitoring
which you stated in your approved these sites during the application
OMB circulars may be obtained from application and agreed upon with HUD.
EOP Publications, Room 2200, New preparation period.
The submission of the Logic Model and C. General Information. General
Executive Office Building, Washington, required information should be in
DC 20503; telephone (202) 395–7332 information about HUD’s H6 program
accord with the reporting timeframes as can be found on the Internet at http://
(this is not a toll-free number). The Code identified in your grant agreement.
of Federal Regulations can be found at www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/
b. As a condition of the receipt of hope6/.
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/
financial assistance under a HUD
index.html. VIII. Other Information
Program NOFA, all successful
(1) Administrative requirements
applicable to PHAs are: applicants will be required to cooperate A. Waivers. Any HOPE VI-funded
(a) 24 CFR part 85 (Administrative with all HUD staff or contractors activities at public housing projects are
Requirements for Grants and performing HUD-funded research and subject to statutory requirements
Cooperative Agreements to State, Local, evaluation studies. applicable to public housing projects
and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal 3. Final Report. The grantees shall under the 1937 Act, other statutes, and
Governments), as modified by 24 CFR submit a final report, which will the annual contributions contract (ACC).
941 or successor part, subpart F, relating include a financial report and a Within such restrictions, HUD seeks
to the procurement of partners in mixed narrative evaluating overall performance innovative solutions to the long-
finance developments. against its HOPE VI Revitalization plan. standing problems of severely distressed
(b) OMB Circular A–87 (Cost Grantees shall use quantifiable data to public housing projects. You may
Principles for State, Local, and Indian measure performance against goals and request, for the revitalized project, a
Tribal Governments); objectives outlined in its application. waiver of HUD regulations, subject to
(c) 24 CFR 85.26 (audit requirements). The financial report shall contain a statutory limitations and a finding of
(2) Administrative requirements summary of all expenditures made from good cause under 24 CFR 5.110 if the
applicable to nonprofit organizations the beginning of the grant agreement to waiver will permit you to undertake
are: the end of the grant agreement and shall measures that enhance the long-term
(a) 24 CFR part 84 (Grants and include any unexpended balances. The viability of a project revitalized under
Agreements with Institutions of Higher final narrative and financial report shall this program. HUD will assess each
Education, Hospitals, and other be due to HUD 90 days after either the request to determine whether good
Nonprofit Organizations); full expenditure of funds, or when the cause is established to grant the waiver.
(b) OMB Circular A–122 (Cost grant term expires, whichever comes
Principles for Nonprofit Organizations); B. Environmental Impact. A Finding
first. of No Significant Impact with respect to
(c) 24 CFR 84.26 (audit requirements).
(3) Administrative requirements VII. Agency Contacts the environment has been made for this
applicable to for profit organizations notice in accordance with HUD
A. Technical Assistance. 1. Before the
are: regulations at 24 CFR part 50 that
application due date, HUD staff will be
(a) 24 CFR part 84 (Grants and implement Section 102(2)(C) of the
available to provide you with general
Agreements with Institutions of Higher National Environmental Policy Act of
guidance and technical assistance.
Education, Hospitals, and other 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332). The Finding of
However, HUD staff is not permitted to
Nonprofit Organizations); No Significant Impact is available for
(b) 48 CFR part 31 (contract cost assist in preparing your application. If
public inspection between 8 a.m. and 5
principles and procedures); you have a question or need a
p.m. in the Office of the General
(c) 24 CFR 84.26 (audit requirements). clarification, you may call, fax, or write
Counsel, Regulations Division, Room
C. Reporting. Mr. Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant
10276, Department of Housing and
1. Quarterly Report. a. If you are Secretary for Public Housing
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street,
selected for funding, you must submit a Investments, Department of Housing
SW., Washington, DC 20410–0500.
quarterly report to HUD. and Urban Development, 451 Seventh
Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, C. SuperNOFA References. The
(1) HUD will provide training and
DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 401– following sub-sections of Section VIII. of
technical assistance on the filing and
8812; fax (202) 401–2370 (these are not the SuperNOFA are hereby incorporated
submitting of quarterly reports.
(2) Filing of quarterly reports is toll-free numbers). Persons with hearing by reference:
mandatory for all grantees, and failure or speech challenges may access these 1. Executive Order 13132, Federalism;
to do so within the required timeframe telephone numbers through a text 2. Public Access, Documentation and
will result in suspension of grant funds telephone (TTY) by calling the toll-free Disclosure;
until the report is filed and approved by Federal Information Relay Service at 4. Section 103 of the HUD Reform
HUD. (800) 877–8339. Act;

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5. The FY 2004 HUD NOFA Process Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or reports and final report. The
and Future HUD Funding Processes; sponsor, and an person is not required information will be used for grantee
and to respond to, a collection of selection and monitoring the
6. Sense of Congress. information unless the collection administration of funds. Response to
D. Paperwork Reduction Act displays a currently valid OMB control this request for information is required
Statement. The information collection number. Public reporting burden for the in order to receive the benefits to be
requirements contained in this collection of information is estimated to derived.
document have been approved by the
average 68 hours per annum per Dated: October 25, 2004.
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB), under the Paperwork Reduction respondent for the application and grant Michael Liu,
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and administration. This includes the time Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian
assigned OMB Control Number 2577– for collecting, reviewing, and reporting Housing.
0208. In accordance with the Paperwork the data for the application, quarterly BILLING CODE 4210–33–P

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