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04-26-2016 CC Rpt C02 Return to Agenda COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT CITY CLERK USE ONLY ,I, Meeting Date: April 26, 2016 Item No.: CO2 Public Hearing: �' Discussion Item: ❑ LSiy of Chino Hills Consent Item: ❑ April 19, 2016 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER SUBJECT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2016-2017 ACTION PLAN RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Draft 2016-2017 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS: The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is authorized under Title of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Pursuant to the Act, the primary objective of CDBG is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, promoting a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, primarily for Iow and moderate-income persons. To achieve these goals, CDBG activities must meet at least one of the three national objectives: • Benefit low and moderate income persons. • Aid in the prevention of slum and blight. • Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency. Since 1999, the City of Chino Hills has been a recipient of Community Development Block Grant funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, due to population restrictions, these funds were contingent on the City's participation in the San Bernardino County Consortium. The San Bernardino County Consortium Agreement expired on June 30, 2003. Upon the expiration of the Consortium Agreement, the City of Chino Hills became an entitlement jurisdiction, assuming more administrative responsibility relative to the receipt of CDBG funds; with the ability to exercise more control and flexibility in the use of funds. For the FY 2016-2017 program year, the City of Chino Hills is entitled to receive $307,484 in CDBG funds. These funds will be used to pursue the statutory goals for the community development and housing programs covered by the Consolidated Plan. 98/139 AGENDA DATE: APRIL 26, 2016 PAGE 2 SUBJECT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2016- 2017 ACTION PLAN To achieve these goals, the Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an annual action plan, which summarizes the activities that will meet the needs of the community. For the FY 2016-17 program year, the following CDBG activities proposed are Program Year 2016-2017 1_ DBG M tivi y -PrograY Ob$�$:.i,.e Amo_unt Program Administration Institutional Structure Administration $ 31,100 Inland Fair Housing and Mediation $ 30,350 Board Public Service Programs Community Development Chino Hills Library $ 10,000 House of Ruth $ 10,000 Legal Aid Society $ 5,000 YMCA $ 10,000 Family Service Association $ 10,000 Home Improvement Program Housing $ 50,000 Los Serranos Infrastructure Community Development $ 151,034 Improvements Total I $ 307,484 PROGRAM CHANGES: In addition to the annual entitlement, the City has $61,754.21, in unexpended carryover funds from prior years due to unspent public service funds and prior years' home improvement funds. The funds can only be allocated to the Los Serranos Infrastructure Improvement Project or re-allocated to the Home Improvement Program. As part of an administrative review, HUD requested that all completed projects be closed out. A review of our projects showed that there was an amount of $30,100 remaining in the 2014 Home Improvement project, which is part of the unexpended carryover. Staff is recommending that the 2014 Home improvement project be closed and the funds be allocated to the 2016 Home Improvement Program. Staff is recommending that the remaining balance of the unexpended carryover, $31,654.21, be allocated to the Los Serranos Infrastructure Improvement project. Unexpended Carryover from Prior Years 42 CDBG Actin _ I- Pro_gramVObiective r4m_ount Home improvement Grant Housing I $ 30,100.00 Los Serranos Infrastructure Community Development $ 31,654.21 Improvements Total I $ 61,754.21 99/139 AGENDA DATE: APRIL 26, 2016 PAGE 3 SUBJECT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM 2016- 2017 ACTION PLAN In accordance with the Chino Hills Citizen Participation Plan, the following hearings were conducted for the development of the 2016-2017 Action Plan: ▪ Public Hearing #1: February 23, 2016 before the Chino Hills City Council • Public Hearing #2: April 26, 2016 before the Chino Hills City Council ▪ 30-Day Public Review Period: March 7 —April 6, 2016 Requests for public services were received during the first public hearing on February 23, 2016. The City Council recommended public service projects for inclusion in the Draft Action Plan. REVIEW BY OTHERS: This item has been reviewed by the Finance Director, the Community Development Director and the City Engineer. FISCAL IMPACT: Community Development Block Grant funds are provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW: This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., "CEQA") and CEQA regulations (14 California Code Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.) because it constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a "project" that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CCR § 15378 (b)(4-5)). Respectfully submitted, Reco en E et by 111) f Konradt Bartlam Jo -than t rshall City Manager Crimunity Services Director KB:JM:AH:eo Attachment: Draft 2016-2017 Action Plan 100/139 CITY OF CHINO HILLS Community Development Block Grant 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan DRAFT - March 7, 2016 101/139 Executive Summary AP-05 Executive Summary- 24 CFR 91.200(c), 91.220(b) ' 1. Introduction The Fiscal 2016-2017 Action Plan is the City's fourth plan of the Consolidated Plan(the"ConPlan")2013- 2018.The one-year Action Plan(the"Plan")proposes projects and activities to meet the priorities described in the strategic plan section of the ConPlan. It describes eligible programs, projects and activities to be undertaken with anticipated funds made available in fiscal 2016-2017 and their relationship to the housing, homelessness, and community and economic development needs Identified in the ConPlan. The total funds available for fiscal 2016-2017 are expected to be$307,484 in,CDBG funds. In addition, $61,754.21 will be available from unexpended prior year funds. All of the allocation priorities(projected use of funds) can be tied back to the strategic plan priorities and housing and community development needs assessment outlined in the 2013-2018 ConPlan.The general priority categories of housing, homelessness,special needs and community development needs and their related goals are addressed in the various activities to be undertaken.These activities estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities, including special local objectives and priority needs.The projected "use of funds" identifies the proposed accomplishments.Area benefit activities were qualified using 2010 data from the U.S.Census Bureau. The Action Plan provides information related to the proposed geographic distribution of investment. It includes a general description of homeless and other community development needs activities to be undertaken and other actions to address obstacles to meet underserved needs and reduce poverty.This plan can also be found at the City's Web site at www.chinohills.org. 2. Summarize the objectives and outcomes identified in the Plan This could be a restatement of items or a table listed elsewhere in the plan or a reference to another location. It may also contain any essential items from the housing and homeless needs assessment,the housing market analysis or the strategic plan. All program activities funded with the City's CDBG funds will benefit low-to moderate-income persons. The basis for assigning the priority to each category was based on the Identified needs expressed during the consultation and citizen participation process. In addition, priorities were determined by information gathered from the Census,a market study and existing community documents,which include the City of Chino Hills' 2006-2014 Housing Element.The City coordinates funding for its projects primarily from CDBG funds.There are specific areas of priority need categories that are discussed Annual Action Plan 1 OMB Control No:2506-01.17{exp.07/31/2015) 102/139 throughout this ConPlan: 1)affordable housing(including for elderly, persons with disabilities and persons with HIV/AIDS), 2) community and economic development,3)public infrastructure improvements,4) public services for the non-homeless and special needs population and 5)services and programs to eliminate homelessness and HIV/AIDS. 3. Evaluation of past performance This is an evaluation of past performance that helped lead the grantee to choose its goals or projects. Below is a list of these activities and an assessment of how they addressed the priorities and specific objectives of the plan: • Home Improvement Grant Program—This activity meets the Affordable Housing priority. For fiscal year 2014-15,the City received 10 applications and approved 5 grants for household repairs throughout the City. The repairs included window replacements and roof repair/replacement. 10 homes were completed out of an expected 11. • Los Serranos Infrastructure Project-This activity meets the Public Infrastructure priority.The construction of Los Serranos Infrastructure Improvements Phase 2B(D12008) began on July 13, 2015,and was substantially completed on August 14,2015. • Fair Housing-This activity meets the Fair Housing priority-The City of Chino contracted with the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB's)to provide fair housing services for its residents. IFHMB met the indicator of providing service to 17 income eligible residents. Public Service Below are activities in 2015 to meet the Public Service priority for the City. • Chino Hills Library and Literacy Program-$10,000 • House of Ruth-$5,000 • Family Service Association-$8,000 • West End YMCA $10,100 • Legal Aid of San Bernardino-$5,000 • Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity-$10,000 4. Summary of Citizen Participation Process and consultation process Summary from citizen participation section of plan. On November 7 and November 14 the City published the notice of funding availability in the Chino Hills Champion. Applications were mailed to 39 service providers and were due on January 7, 2016.The City Annual Action Plan 2 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 103/139 held a technical assistance workshop on November 18,2015.On February 6,2016, a public notice was published regarding the City Council meeting/public hearing held February 23, 2016.The City published notices in the Chino Hills Champion on March 5,2016 and March 19, 2016 regarding the City Council meeting/second public hearing to be held April 26, 2016. The notice also included information on the 30-day public review and comment period to be held from March 7,2016 through April 6, 2016.The City also published a notice on April 9, 2016 for the April 26, 2016 Council Meeting and public hearing for final approval of the annual Action Plan. Public and Private Consultation The City of Chino Hills consulted with key City departments in the development of the FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan: Planning; Engineering; Neighborhood Services; Code Enforcement; Economic Development; Finance;Public Works; Library; Recreation;and Police. Information was also collected from other public and quasi-public agencies, including: • San Bernardino County Home Consortium • Housing Authority County of San Bernardino(HACSB) • Inland Mediation and Fair Housing Board(iMFHB) Social Service/Non-profit Organization Consultation On November 5,2015,staff sent 39 project proposal applications to various organizations throughout the area, placed the application and notice on the City's website,and placed advertisements in the Chino Hills Champion Newspaper on November 7, 2016. Staff received 5 proposals totaling$50,000 Public Comments As stated,a 30-day public review and comment period to be held from March 7, 2016 through April 6, 2016.The City also published a notice on March 5, 2016 for the 30-day public review. During the 30-day public review, community members had the opportunity to comment on the draft Annual Action Plan. 5. Summary of public comments This could be a brief narrative summary or reference an attached document from the Citizen Participation section of the Con Plan. TBD 6. Summary of comments or views not accepted and the reasons for not accepting them Annual Action Plan 3 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 104/139 TBD 7. Summary The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth the City's policies and procedures for public involvement in Chino Hills' Consolidated Planning Process. It encourages participation by low and moderate-income persons, particularly those living in slum and blighted areas and in areas where CDBG funds are proposed. The Community Services Department, acting as the lead agency for the Consolidated Plan, is responsible for the citizen participation process and for making available the Citizen Participation Plan and other CDBG documents. Annual Action Plan 4 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 105/139 PR-05 Lead & Responsible Agencies— 91.200(b) 1. Agency/entity responsible for preparing/administering the Consolidated Plan Describe the agency/entity responsible for preparing the Consolidated Plan and those responsible for administration of each grant program and funding source. Agency Role I Name I Department/Agency CDBG Administrator I CHINO HILLS I Community Services Department Table 1—Responsible Agencies Narrative (optional) Consolidated Plan Public Contact Information Alma Hernandez I Senior Management Analyst Community Services Department 14000 City Center Drive Chino Hills, CA 91709 Annual Action Plan 5 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 106/139 AP-10 Consultation—91.100, 91.200(b), 91.215(l) 1. introduction Provide a concise summary of the jurisdiction's activities to enhance coordination between public and assisted housing providers and private and governmental health, mental health and service agencies(91.215(l)) The City has a partnership with the Continuum of Care to address issues of homelessness.The Continuum of Care is a consortium of housing providers,service providers and local governments that work together to end homelessness in Chino Hills and San Bernardino County. The City does not receive ESG funding. However,the City works closely with the continuum of care homeless system to create funding policies and procedures. The City supports the network of homeless service providers existing in Chino Hills. In addition,the City supports the efforts of the County of San Bernardino to end chronic and episodic homelessness which include: • Adding a Street Outreach Team in each Supervisorial District. • Creating additional emergency shelter and transitional housing beds throughout the County. • Creating new permanent supportive and affordable housing units throughout the County. Describe coordination with the Continuum of Care and efforts to address the needs of homeless persons (particularly chronically homeless individuals and families,families with children,veterans,and unaccompanied youth) and persons at risk of homelessness. In the preparation of the AAP,the City has consulted with public and private departments and agencies and social service and non-profit organizations to understand the community's needs and available resources.The City met with several department representatives to provide information about the AAP and its processes. Department staff provided input on how CDBG resources could be used and leveraged to provide services. The City of China Hills specifically contacted agencies representing persons with HIV/AIDS, homeless persons, low-income youth, persons with disabilities, elderly persons,and persons with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems.Additionally,cities and governments within the region were consulted and contacted as well. During the focus groups,the City provided detailed information about the ConPlan and the CDBG process,the City's distribution of funds and current projects using the CDBG funds. Focus group participants highlighted the priority needs in general terms and specific to their target population. Annual Action Plan 6 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/20151 107/139 Describe consultation with the Continuum(s) of Care that serves the jurisdiction's area in determining how to allocate ESG funds, develop performance standards for and evaluate outcomes of projects and activities assisted by ESG funds, and develop funding, policies and procedures for the operation and administration of HMIS The City does not have ESG funds. 2. Describe Agencies,groups, organizations and others who participated in the process and describe the jurisdiction's consultations with housing, social service agencies and other entities Annual Action Plan 7 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 108/139 Ta)le 2—Agencies,groups,organizations who partici)ated 1 Agency/Group/Organization COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO H/A Agency/Group/Organization Type PHA What section of the Plan was addressed by Housing Need Assessment Consultation? Public Housing Needs Homeless Needs-Chronically homeless Homeless Needs-Families with children Homelessness Needs-Veterans Homelessness Needs-Unaccompanied youth Briefly describe how the In the preparation of the AAP,the City has consulted Agency/Group/Organization was with public and private departments and agencies consulted.What are the anticipated and social service and non-profit organizations to outcomes of the consultation or areas for understand the community's needs and available improved coordination? resources.The City met with several department representatives to provide information about the AAP and its processes. Department staff provided input on how CDBG resources could be used and leveraged to provide services.The City of Chino Hills specifically contacted agencies representing persons with HIV/AIDS, homeless persons, low-income youth, persons with disabilities, elderly persons, and persons with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems. Additionally,cities and governments within the region were consulted and contacted as well. During the focus groups,the City provided detailed information about the ConPlan and the CDBG process,the City's distribution of funds and current projects using the CDBG funds. Focus group participants highlighted the priority needs in general terms and specific to their target population.Table below lists the agencies that were contacted to participate in the focus groups. 2 Agency/Group/Organization INLAND FAIR HOUSING AND MEDIATION BOARD Agency/Group/Organization Type Housing Service-Fair Housing What section of the Plan was addressed by Public Housing Needs Consultation? Annual Action Plan 8 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 109/139 Briefly describe how the Please see comments above.A complete list of Agency/Group/Organization was agencies/Groups/Organizations consulted during consulted.What are the anticipated this process is a part of the City's unique attachments. outcomes of the consultation or areas for improved coordination? Identify any Agency Types not consulted and provide rationale for not consulting N/A Other local/regional/state/federal planning efforts considered when preparing the Plan Name of Plan Lead How do the goals of your Strategic Plan overlap with the goals of Organization each plan? The County of Bernardino is a Continuum of Care applicant and conducts homeless counts,surveys of the homeless population,and Continuum of San Bernardino strategic planning to end homelessness. Consistent with the goals of Care County the CoC,the City of Chino Hills'Action Plan will provide support to nonprofits that meet the social services needs of the City's residents including the homeless and families at-risk of homelessness. Based on the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)set forth by the State of California,The Housing Element is the City's chief policy document for the development of affordable and market rate Housing City of Chono housing.Consistent with this policy document,the City will maintain Element Hills and enhance the quality of existing residential neighborhoods; and, promote and encourage fair housing opportunities for all economic segments of the community, regardless of age,sex, ethnic background, physical condition, or family size. Table 3—Other local/regional/federal planning efforts Narrative (optional) Annual Action Plan 9 OMB Control No:2506-0117{exp.07/31/2015) 110/139 • AP-12 Participation — 91.105, 91.200(c) 1. Summary of citizen participation process/Efforts made to broaden citizen participation Summarize citizen participation process and how it impacted goal-setting Citizen Participation Outreach Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of Summary of Summary of comments URL(If applicable) response/attendance comments received not accepted and reasons Minorities Non-English Speaking-Specify other language: Spanish Persons with Public Meeting disabilities No attendance and no No attendance and No attendance and no responses. no responses. responses. Non- targeted/broad community Residents of Public and Assisted Housing Minorities Non-English Speaking-Specify other language: Spanish Persons with 2 Public Hearing disabilities No attendance and no No comments No comments received responses. received. Non- targeted/broad community Residents of Public and Assisted Housing Annual Action Plan 10 OMS Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 111/139 Sort Order Mode of Outreach Target of Outreach Summary of Summary of Summary of comments URL(if applicable) response/attendance comments received not accepted and reasons Minorities Non-English Speaking-Specify other language: Spanish Persons with No comments 3 Newspaper Ad disabilities Not applicable- No comments received. received Non- targeted/broad community Residents of Public and Assisted Housing Table 4—Citizen Participation Outreach Annual Action Plan 11 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 112/139 Expected Resources AP-15 Expected Resources—91.220(c) (1, 2) Introduction The total funds available for fiscal 2016-2017 are$307,484 in, CDBG funds. in addition,$61,754.21 will be available from unexpended prior year funds. All of the allocation priorities (projected use of funds) can be tied back to the strategic plan priorities and housing and community development needs assessment outlined in the 2013-2018 ConPlan. Priority Table Program Source Uses of Funds Expected Amount Available Year 1 Expected Narrative of Annual Program Prior Year Total: Amount Description Funds Allocation: Income: Resources: $ Available $ $ $ Reminder of ConPlan CDBG public Acquisition The total Admin and estimated federal Planning funds Economic available for Development fiscal 2016- Housing 2017 are Public $307,484 in, Improvements CDBG funds. Public In addition, Services $61,754.21 will be available from unexpended prior year 307,484 0 61,754.21 369,238.21 962,259 funds. Table 5-Expected Resources—Priority Table Explain how federal funds will leverage those additional resources (private, state and local funds), including a description of how matching requirements will be satisfied The CDBG program does not have a matching requirement.The City does add local funds (including unexpended CDBG funds from prior years)to further support the organizations and individuals receiving CDBG funding.The City will attempt to leverage HOME Consortium Funds, Grants and other funding Annual Action Plan 12 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07131/2015) 113/139 when appropriate to meet the objective of the AAP. The City does add local funds(including unexpended CDBG funds from prior years)to further support the organizations and individuals receiving CDBG funding. If appropriate, describe publically owned land or property located within the jurisdiction that may be used to address the needs identified in the plan Not applicable. Discussion None. Annual Action Plan 13 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 114/139 Annual Goals and Objectives AP-20 Annual Goals and Objectives - 91.420, 91.220(c)(3)&(e) Goals Summary Information Sort Goal Name Start End Category Geographic Needs Funding Goal Outcome Order Year Year Area Addressed Indicator 1 Increase 2016 2017 Affordable Neighborhood CDBG:$ Homeowner awareness of Housing Preservation Housing the Home Suitable Living 80,100 Rehabilitated: Improvement Environments 16 Household Program Housing Unit 2 Continue 2016 2017 Public Neighborhood CDBG:$ Public Facility improvements Infrastructure Preservation or in the Los Improvements Public 182,588.21 Infrastructure Serranos Area Improvements Activities other than Low/Moderate Income Housing Benefit:4000 Persons Assisted 3 Provide 2016 2017 Non-Homeless CDBG:$ Public service support Special Needs activities for services for 45,000 Low/Moderate the City's Income residents Housing Benefit:234 Households Assisted Annual Action Plan 14 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 115/139 Sort Goal Name Start End Category Geographic Needs Funding Goal Outcome Order Year Year Area Addressed Indicator 4 Administration 2016 2017 Administration Affordable CDBG:$ of the Grant Housing Neighborhood 61,450 Preservation Supporting Special Needs Programs Suitable Living Environments Public Improvements Supporting Special Needs Services Table 6—Goals Summary Goal Descriptions 1 Goal Name Increase awareness of the Home Improvement Program Goal Description 2 Goal Name Continue improvements in the Los Serranos Area Goal Description 3 Goal Name Provide support services for the City's residents Goal Description 4 Goal Name Administration of the Grant Goal Description Fair Housing services will be support thorugh adminisrtration goal. Table 7—Goal Descriptions Estimate the number of extremely low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families to whom the jurisdiction will provide affordable housing as defined by HOME 91.215(b): Annual Action Plan 15 OMB Control No:2506-0117{exp.07/31/2015) 116/139 AP-35 Projects—91.220(d) Introduction The activities to be undertaken during 2016-2017 are summarized below.All activities listed in the table are expected to be completed no later than June 30, 2017. # Project Name 1 Home Improvement Grant Program 2 Los Serranos Infrastructure Project 3 Fair Housing 4 Chino Hills Library and Literacy Program 5 House of Ruth 6 Legal Aid 7 Family Service Association 8 West End YMCA 9 Administration Table 8—Project Information Describe the reasons for allocation priorities and any obstacles to addressing underserved needs Based on the public participation process, review of regional data and reports (i.e Housing Element and Continuum of Care Homeless Survey,)and study sessions held with nonprofit organizations,the City developed its rational for allocation priorities for FY 2016-17.As previously mentioned, Chino Hills used a need-based strategy, rather than a place-based strategy,to select projects.The majority of programs and services offered, using CDBG funding,will be offered Citywide targeting certain population groups with need for the services, rather than certain geographic locations. Projects that are place-based,such as curb, ramp,and sidewalk improvements, are in locations identified based on ADA compliance and stakeholder consultation. There are several obstacles to meeting the needs of underserved residents in Chino Hills, as housing affordability is influenced by a complex set of economic conditions.Some of these obstacles are a result of interest rates, lack of disposable income, lack of funding,governmental actions,tax policies and land- use policies and regulations, in addition to other nongovernmental market factors. Annual Action Plan 16 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 117/139 Projects AP-38 Projects Summary Project Summary Information Table 9—Project Summary 1 Project Name Home Improvement Grant Program Target Area Goals Supported Increase awareness of the Home Improvement Program Needs Addressed Neighborhood Preservation Suitable Living Environments Funding CDBG:$80,100 Description The Home Improvement Grant Program is a citywide program through HUD CDBG funding that allows eligible homeowners to get grant assistance to revitalize their properties and therefore their neighborhoods. In addition to the FY 16-17 Allocation of$50,000, unexpended prior year carryover funds in the amount of$30,100 will be allocated to this project. The total allocation for the FY 16-17 will be $80,100. National Objective: LMH; Matrix Code: 14A Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number 16 low/mod households assisted and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City Wide Planned Activities The City-wide Home Improvement Grant Program provides eligible homeowners with grants to assist in revitalizing their properties. Funding is provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program. Grants will be available up to$5,000. 2 Project Name Los Serranos Infrastructure Project Target Area Goals Supported Continue improvements in the Los Serranos Area Annual Action Plan 17 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 118/139 Needs Addressed Neighborhood Preservation Suitable Living Environments Public Improvements Funding CDBG:$182,588.21 Description Los Serranos Neighborhood ADA Compliance Projects.The City is committed to addressing the needs of the disabled community. Proposed construction In the Los Serranos Neighborhood will provide sidewalks,ADA accessible ramps, curbs/gutters, and street lights. In addition to the FY 16-17 Allocation,unexpended prior year carryover funds in the amount of$31,654.21will be allocated to this project. The total allocation for the FY 16-17will be$182,588.21. National Objective: LMA; Matrix Code:03J Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number 1 Public Facility/ and type of families 4,000 People that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description Los Serranos Census Tract 1.10 Block Groups 1-5 Planned Activities pending 3 Project Name Fair Housing Target Area Goals Supported Administration of the Grant Needs Addressed Supporting Special Needs Services Funding CDBG:$30,350 Description To alleviate this problem,the City of Chino Hills and the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board(IFHMB)collaborate to provide education, outreach,enforcement, information,counseling, mediation, investigation, and referral services. Matrix Code:210 (Administration) Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number 16 Households and type of families (Fair Housing) that will benefit from the proposed activities 50 Households (Landlord Tenant) Location Description I City Wide Annual Action Plan 18 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 119/139 Planned Activities The City of Chino Hills will contract with the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB's)to provide fair housing services for its residents. IFHMB's mission is to actively support and promote fair housing through education and advocacy,to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford without discrimination based on their race, color, religion,gender,sexual orientation, national origin,familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age,source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. IFHMB has worked to ensure equal access to housing for residents of Indio by providing discrimination complaint investigations, landlord/tenant counseling, outreach and education, legal services and advocacy. 4 Project Name Chino Hills Library and Literacy Program Target Area Goals Supported Provide support services for the City's residents Needs Addressed Supporting Special Needs Services Funding CDBG:$10,000 Description The City contracts with the San Bernardino County Library to provide literacy services for adult residents.CDBG funding provides financial support that the James S.Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library to offer free literacy programs for adults five days a week.The program includes free,one-on-one tutoring and instructional support to adult English learners as well as a Mature Driver Education Course and a Computer Basics for Seniors of Chino Hills program.National Objective: LMC; Matrix Code:05H Target Date 16/30/2016 Estimate the number 36 People(Illiterate Adults and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City Wide Planned Activities 36 People(Illiterate Adults) 5 Project Name House of Ruth Target Area Goals Supported Provide support services for the City's residents Needs Addressed Supporting Special Needs Services Annual Action Plan 19 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 120/139 Funding CDBG:$10,000 Description Addresses the needs of domestic violence victims in the area.National Objective: LMC; Matrix Code:05G Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number 50 People(Victims of and type of families Domestic Abuse) that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City Wide Planned Activities 50 People(Victims of Domestic Abuse) 6 Project Name Legal Aid Target Area Goals Supported Provide support services for the City's residents Needs Addressed Supporting Special Needs Programs Supporting Special Needs Services Funding CDBG:$5,000 Description Legal Aid Society provides free legal consultations to low-moderate income residents and affordable access to the judicial system to resolve disputes. National Objective: LMC; Matrix Code:05C Target Date 16/30/2016 Estimate the number 47 low income households and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description city wide Planned Activities provide legal aid services to low-income residents 7 I Project Name Family Service Association Target Area I Goals Supported Provide support services for the City's residents Annual Action Plan 20 0M8 Control No:25060117{exp.07/31/2015] 121/139 Needs Addressed Supporting Special Needs Services Funding CDBG:$10,000 Description FSA provides support services to seniors. National Objective: LMC; Target Date 6/6/2016 Estimate the number provide 114 Seniors with meals and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City wide Planned Activities 114 seniors will be provided with meals. 8 Project Name Target Area Goals Supported Needs Addressed Funding Description Target Date Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description Planned Activities 9 Project Name West End YMCA Target Area Goals Supported Needs Addressed Funding CDBG:$10,000 Annual Action Plan 21 OMR Control No:2505-0117(exp.47/31/2015) 122/139 Description Programs and classes are divided into three categories.Youth Development: Child Care, Education& Leadership,Swim,Sports, and Camps. Healthy Living: Health,Well-Being, Fitness, Family Time,Adult Sports&Recreation,Group Interests.Social Responsibility: Volunteerism and Giving, Community. National Objective: LMC; Matrix Code:05L Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number 10low-income youth served and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City Wide Planned Activities 101°w-income youth served 10 Project Name Administration Target Area Goals Supported Administration of the Grant Needs Addressed Affordable Housing Neighborhood Preservation Supporting Special Needs Programs Suitable Living Environments Public Improvements Supporting Special Needs Services Funding I CDBG:$31,100 Description Provides for personnel and operating costs as they relate to CDBG program administration. Target Date 6/30/2016 Estimate the number N/A and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities Location Description City Wide Planned Activities I Grant Administration Annual Action Plan 22 OMB Control No:2506-0117{exp.07/31/2015) 123/139 AP-50 Geographic Distribution—91.220(f) Description of the geographic areas of the entitlement(including areas of low-income and minority concentration)where assistance will be directed The geographic distribution of funding is predicated somewhat on the nature of the activity to be funded. It is the City's intent to fund activities in areas most directly affected by the needs of low- income residents and those with other special needs. To create substantive neighborhood improvements and stimulate additional, unassisted improvement efforts,the City will provide a portion of its housing-related funding in targeted low-income neighborhoods,with a particular focus on the Los Serranos Boulevard infrastructure.The Home Improvement Grant Program is a citywide program through HUDs CDBG funding that allows eligible homeowners to get grant assistance to revitalize their properties and therefore their neighborhoods. There are several obstacles to meeting the needs of underserved residents in Chino Hills, as housing affordability is influenced by a complex set of economic conditions.Some of these obstacles are a result of interest rates, lack of disposable income, lack of funding,governmental actions,tax policies and land- use policies and regulations, in addition to other nongovernmental market factors. Geographic Distribution I Target Area I Percentage of Funds Table 10-Geographic Distribution Annual Action Plan 23 OMB Control No:2505-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 124/139 Rationale for the priorities for allocating investments geographically Based on the public participation process, review of regional data and reports(i.e Housing Element and Continuum of Care Homeless Survey,)and study sessions held with nonprofit organizations,the City developed its rational for allocation priorities for FY 2016-17.As previously mentioned, Chino Hills used a need-based strategy, rather than a place-based strategy,to select projects.The majority of programs and services offered, using CDBG funding,will be offered Citywide targeting certain population groups with need for the services, rather than certain geographic locations. Projects that are place-based,such as curb, ramp, and sidewalk improvements,are in locations identified based on ADA compliance and stakeholder consultation. Discussion Annual Action Plan 24 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 125/139 Affordable Housing AP-55 Affordable Housing— 91.220(g) Introduction One Year Goals for the Number of Households to be Supported Homeless 50 Non-Homeless 0 Special-Needs 273 Total 323 Table 11-One Year Goals for Affordable Housing by Support Requirement One Year Goals for the Number of Households Sup)orted Through Rental Assistance 0 The Production of New Units 0 Rehab of Existing Units 16 Acquisition of Existing Units 0 Total 16 Table 12-One Year Goals for Affordable Housing by Support Type Discussion Annual Action Plan 25 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 126/139 AP-60 Public Housing— 91.220(h) Introduction The City of Chino Hills does not own public housing.The City works in close collaboration with Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB)to provide public housing within the City.Chino Hills will continue to work independently and closely with the HA and local nonprofits to provide assistance to low-income families.As population demographics continue to change,the City will continue to work with the county housing authority and local(and regional)nonprofits to develop public housing projects in Chino Hills. Actions planned during the next year to address the needs to public housing The City of Chino Hills does not own public housing Actions to encourage public housing residents to become more involved in management and participate in homeownership The City of Chino Hills does not own public housing If the PHA is designated as troubled, describe the manner in which financial assistance will be provided or other assistance Not Applicable Discussion Annual Action Plan 26 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 127/139 AP-65 Homeless and Other Special Needs Activities—91.220(i) introduction This section describes the City's one-year goals and the specific actions steps it will undertake in the program year to carry out the homeless strategy outlined in SP-60 Homelessness Strategy. It will also describe the jurisdiction's one-year goals and specify the activities it will undertake to serve the housing and supportive service needs of non-homeless populations who require supportive housing. Describe the jurisdictions one-year goals and actions for reducing and ending homelessness including Reaching out to homeless persons(especially unsheltered persons)and assessing their individual needs The City will financially support programs and services for the homeless through its CDBG Public Service Funding. Also,there is an existing continuum of care homeless system which serves Chino Hills.The City's strategy is to continue to support the network of homeless service providers existing in Chino Hills. In addition,the City supports the efforts of the County of San Bernardino to end chronic and episodic homelessness which include: • Adding a Street Outreach Team in each Supervisorial District. • Creating additional emergency shelter and transitional housing beds throughout the County. • Creating new permanent supportive and affordable housing units throughout the County. Addressing the emergency shelter and transitional housing needs of homeless persons The last homeless count in 2013 conducted by the Interagency Council on Homelessness revealed there were 2,321 homeless adults and children in the county,with 518 living in shelters or having received motel vouchers and 556 living in transitional housing. More than 78 percent(1,821)were counted within seven cities including Fontana, Loma Linda, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga,San Bernardino, Upland, and Victorville,according to the report.There are currently several facilities and agencies that serve the needs of the homeless in the vicinity of Chino Hills.These include the Frazee Center and Salvation Army located in the City of San Bernardino, and Inland Empire Temporary Homes located in Loma Linda.Other nearby facilities serving the homeless are the Chino Neighborhood House and the Chino Aletheian Foundation in the City of Chino.These facilities provide emergency food and clothing to very-low Annual Action Plan 27 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 128/139 income persons, including the homeless. Isaiah's Rock, a nonprofit organization located in downtown Chino, also offers food, clothing and shelter for persons and families in need. For the past two years,the City has allocated portions of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds to support the House of Ruth,a national service that works with local shelters to provide housing and support services to homeless women and children.The Housing Element calls for the City to continue these efforts and to coordinate with existing social service providers from surrounding communities to address the needs of the area's homeless population. Helping homeless persons (especially chronically homeless individuals and families,families with children,veterans and their families,and unaccompanied youth) make the transition to permanent housing and independent living, including shortening the period of time that individuals and families experience homelessness,facilitating access for homeless individuals and families to affordable housing units,and preventing individuals and families who were recently homeless from becoming homeless again Adopted as part of the City's Housing Element,the following are one year goals and policies to help homeless persons (especially chronically homeless individuals and families,families with children, veterans and their families,and unaccompanied youth) make the transition to permanent housing and independent living, including shortening the period of time that individuals and families experience homelessness,facilitating access for homeless individuals and families to affordable housing units,and preventing individuals and families who were recently homeless from becoming homeless again: Goal H-4: Provide Support Services to Meet the Housing Needs of the City's Residents. Policy H-4.1:Provide reference and referral services for seniors and disabled persons,such as in-home care and counseling for housing-related issues,to allow seniors and disabled persons to remain independent in the community. Policy H-4.2: Continue to work with existing area social service providers in addressing the needs of the area homeless population. Annual Action Plan 28 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 129/139 Policy H-4.3:Coordinate with County and other regional homeless service providers to support surveys of homeless populations and homeless services. Policy H-4.4:Address the long and short term needs of identified special housing needs groups through coordination with public and non-profit groups that provide emergency shelter and transitional housing support for City residents. Helping low-income individuals and families avoid becoming homeless, especially extremely low-income individuals and families and those who are: being discharged from publicly funded institutions and systems of care (such as health care facilities, mental health facilities, foster care and other youth facilities, and corrections programs and institutions); or, receiving assistance from public or private agencies that address housing,health,social services, employment, education, or youth needs. Rental assistance is a component of the City's strategy to prevent homelessness by individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness.Among this group are extremely low-income renters who are spending more than 50%of their income on housing costs.Also among the people who are threatened with homelessness are the persons and families on the Section 8 waiting list.The City will continue to support the County of San Bernardino Housing Authority's Section 8 rental assistance program. In addition,the City will encourage and facilitate the Housing Authority's landlord outreach efforts in Chino Hills. In addition,the City's fair housing provider will assist those renters and homeowners In jeopardy of losing their housing.They will mediate landlord/tenant complaints and work with the tenant in formulating a plan,such as a rent repayment plan,and mediate with the landlord in accepting the terms so that the tenant is not eventually evicted.Through its default and foreclosure counseling,the Housing Resource Center's first charge is to assist the homeowner in obtaining a loan modification or workout plan that will keep them in their home. Both of these actions contribute to preventing homelessness. Discussion Annual Action Plan 29 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 130/139 Certain segments of the population may have more difficulty finding decent, affordable housing due to special circumstances.These"special needs"groups include the elderly, large families,disabled persons, female-headed households,farmworkers,and the homeless. Under State law,the housing needs of each group are required to be addressed by all California Cities. One year goals for the number of households to be provided housing through the use of HOPWA for: Short-term rent, mortgage,and utility assistance to prevent homelessness of the individual or family Tenant-based rental assistance Units provided in housing facilities (transitional or permanent)that are being developed, leased,or operated Units provided in transitional short-term housing facilities developed, leased, or operated with HOPWA funds Total Annual Action Plan 30 OMB Control No:2506.0117(exp.07/31/2015) 131/139 AP-75 Barriers to affordable housing --91.220(j) introduction The City's 2014 Housing Element includes an analysis of potential and actual governmental constraints on the maintenance, improvement, or development of housing for all income levels, including land-use controls, building codes and their enforcement,site improvements,fees and other exactions required of developers, and local processing and permit procedures. Notable barriers to developing affordable housing in Chino Hills include: • Market Constraints • Constructions Costs • Labor and Land Costs • Governmental Constraints • Land-Use Controls • Land-Use Designations • Geologic and Other Environmental Constraints Actions it planned to remove or ameliorate the negative effects of public policies that serve as barriers to affordable housing such as land use controls,tax policies affecting land, zoning ordinances, building codes,fees and charges,growth limitations, and policies affecting the return on residential investment Actions it planned to remove or ameliorate the negative effects of public policies that serve as barriers to affordable housing such as land use controls,tax policies affecting land,zoning ordinances, building codes,fees and charges,growth limitations,and policies affecting the return on residential investment The following actions, based on the City's ConPlan and the Housing Element, are currently in being utilized or will be completed during the next year to remove barriers to affordable housing. Actions to Alleviate Barriers Created by Market Conditions Annual Action Plan 31 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 132/139 Homeownership Assistance Program.This program serves households earning 35-80 percent of the area median income level as established by HUD.Single-family home ownership opportunities are provided to eligible residents by way of funding closing costs,down payments,and gap financing. Housing Element. Housing constraints or barriers are those restrictions that can add to the cost of developing housing.The City's 2014-21 Housing Element includes an analysis of potential and actual governmental constraints on the maintenance, improvement, or development of housing for all income levels, including land-use controls, building codes and their enforcement,site improvements,fees and other exactions required of developers, and local processing and permit procedures,To accurately assess the housing environment in the City, close consideration needs to be given to a series of constraints that affect the cost of housing. Key among these constraints is the housing market and infrastructure, environmental and governmental factors.As a part of San Bernardino County, Chino Hills consists of various hills and mountains. Consequently,there are unique geological and environmental concerns that present additional barriers to housing and development in Chino Hills. Discussion Annual Action Plan 32 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 133/139 AP-85 Other Actions— 91.220(k) Introduction Consolidated Plan: • Foster and maintain affordable housing; • Evaluate and reduce lead-based paint hazards; • Reduce the number of poverty-level families; • Develop institutional structure;and • Enhance coordination. In addition,the City will identify obstacles to meeting underserved needs and propose actions to overcome those obstacles. Actions planned to address obstacles to meeting underserved needs The two primary obstacles to meeting the needs of underserved populations in Chino Hills are: 1. Limited City Funding for support services, 1. Costs associated with acquiring and maintaining affordable housing for low and extremely low (homeless)income residents.The City of Chino Hills will take the following actions to address obstacles to meeting underserved needs: Annual Action Plan 33 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 134/139 • Promote and encourage housing opportunities for all economic segments of the community, regardless of age,sex, ethnic background, physical condition, or family size. • Maintain and enhance the quality of existing residential neighborhoods. • Provide support services to meet the housing needs of the City's residents, specifically homeless households and at risk youth other special needs groups. • Improve the quality and increase the quantity of public improvements that benefit low-and moderate-income residents. • Provide services to non-homeless special needs populations. Actions planned to foster and maintain affordable housing The City supports cooperation in the development of affordable housing through financial and/or technical assistance.The City will cooperate with developers to provide housing opportunities for extremely-low,very-low, low and moderate income households.The City shall also evaluate the effectiveness of its partnerships with non-profit housing developers on an annual basis.Based on its findings,the City will seek ways to expand and foster its partnerships as appropriate.The City will assist and encourage housing development for extremely-low,very-low, low and moderate income households through a variety of activities such as providing in-kind technical assistance,funding support, land write-downs, expedited processing,fee deferrals, and incentives and concessions that meet or exceed State density bonus law as appropriate. The City shall also encourage the development of housing units for households earning 30 percent or less of the Median Family Income for San Bernardino County.Specific emphasis shall be placed on the provision of family housing and non-traditional housing types such as single-resident occupancies, transitional facilities and housing units serving temporary needs.The City will encourage development of housing for extremely-low income households through a variety of activities such as outreach to nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, providing in-kind technical assistance for housing developers,financing and funding assistance and expedited processing as appropriate. Actions planned to reduce lead-based paint hazards The City will continue to work in partnership with the County's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs(CLPPP's). For the outreach program, promotional brochures advertising the program's lead hazard control activities are developed and distributed. Advertising brochures are printed both in Annual Action Plan 34 OMB Control No:25060117(exp.07/31/2015) 135/139 English and Spanish and sent out to those residents with historical childhood lead poisoning cases, blood lead levels above 10 ug/dl.CLPPP provided outreach activities and blood lead screening.Other outreach activities included lead poisoning prevention presentations to local communities and immunization clinics, and setting up booths at health fairs. Blood lead screening was held at target areas. Promotional products are distributed to families participating in blood lead screening. CLIPP also contributed to our outreach activities with program promotions to landlords and tenants through workshops. Information booths were set up at local malls and County Fairs,and lead-based paint literatures and brochures were distributed to the public at community events. The free lead testing program is also advertised to area residents via a flyer included in neighborhood publications and newspaper within the area. CLIPPS Public Health media production office produced videos on lead- based paint hazard control for landlords, homeowners,and other potential clients as part of their educational and outreach program. Actions planned to reduce the number of poverty-level families Chino Hills' antipoverty strategy is closely aligned with the goals and objectives of the overall affordable housing plan.These goals include:reducing poverty, creating new and affordable housing, developing and promoting services for at-risk populations, expanding job training, and providing public and social services.The City will also continue partnering with organizations to provide a continuum of services addressing the full range of needs of low-and moderate-income families.Additionally,the City works with the Boys and Girls Club to provide at-risk households with after school programs and services. All communities share a goal to eradicate poverty.The City recognizes that a goal to reduce poverty will contribute to the economic wellbeing of individuals and families.The families whose income increases above the poverty level will be able to live independent of public and private assistance. Goal:To reduce poverty level incomes below current levels by 2016.This goal will be monitored—in part-by the results of Census 2010. Policy:To continue to support and coordinate with public and private efforts aimed at preventing and reducing poverty level incomes. Annual Action Plan 35 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015] 136/139 Policy:To conduct outreach with public and private agencies whose mission is to reduce poverty level incomes. Actions planned to develop institutional structure The Community Services Department of the City of Chino Hills maintains primary management of as well as the coordination of the various organizations involved in these processes.The staff within the divisions work closely with other City departments and the community to develop programs and activities that Improve low-and moderate-income neighborhoods throughout Chino Hills.The administration of program activities includes housing, public facility and infrastructure improvements, public and social service activities and economic development activities.The City collaborates with public agencies,for-profit agencies,and non-profit organizations In order to provide the aforementioned programming and services. Actions planned to enhance coordination between public and private housing and social service agencies Chino Hills will continue to work closely and partner with the County of San Bernardino, local organizations, nonprofits, and the SBHAC to address regional issues that affect the needs of low-income persons,specials needs populations, and other at-risk groups. Program:To support and coordinate with the organizations who directly or indirectly contribute to a reduction in poverty such as the Community Action Partnership(CAP)of San Bernardino County, County of San Bernardino Housing Authority and Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment. Discussion The Action Plan provides information related to the proposed geographic distribution of investment. It includes a general description of homeless and other community development needs activities to be undertaken and other actions to address obstacles to meet underserved needs and reduce poverty.This plan can also be found at the City's Web site at www.chinohills.org. Annual Action Plan 36 OMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 137/139 Program Specific Requirements AP-90 Program Specific Requirements— 91.220(I)(1,2,4) Introduction N/A Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Reference 24 CFR 91.220(1)(1) Projects planned with all CDBG funds expected to be available during the year are identified in the Projects Table.The following identifies program income that is available for use that is included in projects to be carried out. 1.The total amount of program income that will have been received before the start of the next program year and that has not yet been reprogrammed 0 2.The amount of proceeds from section 108 loan guarantees that will be used during the year to address the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the grantee's strategic plan. 0 3.The amount of surplus funds from urban renewal settlements 0 4.The amount of any grant funds returned to the line of credit for which the planned use has not been included in a prior statement or plan 0 5.The amount of income from float-funded activities 0 Total Program Income: 0 Other CDBG Requirements 1.The amount of urgent need activities 0 2.The estimated percentage of CDBG funds that will be used for activities that benefit persons of low and moderate income.Overall Benefit-A consecutive period of one, two or three years may be used to determine that a minimum overall benefit of 70% of CDBG funds is used to benefit persons of low and moderate income.Specify the years covered that include this Annual Action Plan. 0.00% Annual Action Plan 37 DMB Control No:2506-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 138/139 Discussion N/A Annual Action Plan 38 OMB Control No:2505-0117(exp.07/31/2015) 139/139