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CONSOLIDATED HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2006 ­ 2007 ANNUAL PLAN

WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH HOUSING CONSORTIUM May 12, 2006

Housing/Neighborhood Development Department City of Winston-Salem (100 East First Street, Suite 423) P.O. Box 2511 Winston-Salem, NC 27102 (336) 727-8597

Forsyth County Office of Housing 660 West Fifth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 727-2540

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CONSOLIDATED HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CHCD) TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE NO. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & DEVELOPMENT PROCESS SECTION I: SECTION II: SECTION III: SECTION IV: SECTION V: SECTION VI: SECTION VII: SECTION VIII: APPENDICES Certifications Agency Consultations and Neighborhood Meetings Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Update HOME Program Attachments Local Monitoring and Compliance Guidelines Summary of Citizen Comments FY 2006-07 Strategy Implementation Program Revenue & Expenditure Projections CDBG Program Descriptions & Expenditures HOME Program Descriptions & Expenditures Proposed Project Forms Other Actions Progress and Outcomes Coordination Efforts i 1 7 10 15 18 28 33 34

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION The Consolidated Housing and Community Development (CHCD) Plan integrates the assessment of need, program planning, program fund requests, and performance reporting into an integrated, collaborative process for jurisdictions eligible to receive one or more of the four formula entitlement programs. Under the Consolidated Plan, the City of Winston-Salem receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds and the combined city-county WS/FC Housing Consortium receives Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds. The five-year CHCD plan, with annual action plan submissions, is a comprehensive planning tool for the definition oflower-income and special population housing needs, by type and scale, with accompanying priorities, strategies and programs to address the identified housing and other supportive service needs. The CHCD also contains non-housing community development needs and activities, traditionally eligible under the CDBG program. The purposes and advantages of the consolidated plan are as follows: # To enable communities to develop a comprehensive housing and community development vision and to address local needs in an integrated manner with HUD funded program resources. To integrate planning and implementation of related needs --infrastructure, environmental protection, fair housing, supportive services and economic growth coordinated with human development. To allocate resources addressing physical and support needs of the homeless and populations with special needs along the "continuum of care." To facilitate "bottom up" planning, collaboration, and public-private community partnerships. To reduce paperwork, improve accountability and measurable performance reporting and measurement. To provide a single Grant submission for funds under one or more of the entitlement programs covered by the Plan Constitutes the annual investment plan, containing proposed activities and proposed expenditures within the context of the five-year strategies.

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This CHCD plan complies with consolidated plan submission requirements contained in the January 5, 1995 final rule, as amended, as well as compliance with the statutory requirements of CDBG for local entitlement communities and the HOME program for Consortiums. BACKGROUND Prior to the Consolidated Plan, separate program funding applications were prepared and submitted for each funding source. The City, however, never defined programs by funding sources, rather by program activities across funding sources and a comprehensive, consolidated approach to housing and community development program assessment, planning and review has been utilized by the City of Winston-Salem for the past twenty years as all

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sources of funding were included in the annual budget review and approval process; and a fiveyear planning period was adopted with the 1989-1993 Plan, rather than the three-years then required by HUD. In March, 1992 the "Winston-Salem/Forsyth Housing Consortium" was formed by resolutions of the City of Winston-Salem as the lead entity, Forsyth County and all of the other cooperating municipalities of the County, including Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, Rural Hall, Tobaccoville and Walkertown. Creation of the Consortium provided for eligibility of the entire County to qualify for the then new HOME Investment Partnership program, funded directly from HUD, as an entitlement "participating jurisdiction" beginning with the FY 1993 program.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL PLAN

Program activities within the Plan represent the continuation of ongoing programs, previously approved project activities, and initiation of limited new activities and recommendations contained in the 2004-2008 Five-Year Plan. The City has been allocated a CDBG grant of $1,868,281 that is a $210,974 decrease from the current year. The HOME grant will decrease by $82,459 to $1,290,632 of which the City will receive $1,058,332 and the County $232,300. The allocation of $79,974 in ESG funds and $29,797 for home ownership, under the American Dream Down Payment initiative (ADDI) reflect decreases of $384 and $29,917 respectively. The combined reductions total $323,734. The good news is that the City received an additional $1,113,774 in Supportive Housing renewal grants, on behalf of local agencies providing homeless program services at the end of the current year through most of the FY 07 program year. ESG funds provide for operations and maintenance of homeless shelters, and local shelters currently receive double the City's ESG funds through the State. The State will continue to fund agency operations and City funds will provide shelter rehab and physical improvements. The ability to address current program needs, in light of significant reductions in new program allocations was accomplished by: 1) reduction and elimination of funding for activities for which market demand and conditions justify reduced activity, specifically multi-family production and large-scale multi-family rehab; 2) reduced homebuyer assistance funding, however, carryover funds available for prior year commitments and projects in process; and 3) reduced project requests and "pipeline" project commitments. The net result is an increase in appropriations for home owner production, public service & construction training program activities. New program activities and financing commitments for FY05 are summarized as follows:

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$100,000 allocation for a Summer Youth Employment program, administered by the Urban League of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County with a 2:1 match of City funds, to funds to be raised by the Urban League, Ministerial Alliance and CHANGE. One-time commitment of $40,000, over 3-Years, for implementation of Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and 3-Year commitment of $150,000 to a Funding Collaborative for Community Development entities for "capacity building" activities. Acquisition & "cleanup" of parcel to be acquired by NC Housing Foundation for future development at southeast corner of Dunlieth and 5th Streets. Financing in place to meet projected homebuyer demand in redevelopment areas (Northeast Winston #2, Happy Hill, Liberty-Patterson, Old Cherry#2), City assisted

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subdivisions and locations (Sunbridge, Ridgewood Place, Esquire Place, Goler Heights, MLK Corridor, Andrews Heights SF, Salem Pointe) and scattered site infill locations to be developed by Habitat; as well as IDA commitments through 2009. Housing rehabilitation, with Purchase-Rehab included, continues to be the sole largest category of program activity, relative to the allocation of funds, totaling $2,996,690 or 34.3% of total projected expenditures. New housing production activity includes infrastructure improvements, first-time homebuyer assistance, and the required HOME CHDO set-aside, designated for Habitat. AVAILABLE RESOURCES Identified financial resources include the CDBG and HOME Program grants, CDBG, HOME and local program and investment income generated by the Housing Finance Fund and HFF loan repayments. Program income projections are based on historical experience as reasonably anticipated to be available. The following identification of City-County resources is presented in an activity summary format and reflects general program categories.

FEDERAL SOURCES (New Appropriations) Local

ACTIVITY

TO TAL CDBG/PI HOME/ADDI 450,390 ESG

HFF Fund Bal/Inv Inc

Prior Year Funds 920,000

Housing Rehabilitation & Operations Neighborhood Dev: Acq-Clearance Housing Production/Infrastructure. HomeBuyer Assistance Economic Dev/Self-Sufficiency Pub lic Se rvices /Hom eles s Assis t Section 108 Loan Repayment Planning/Training, Capacity/Other TO TAL

2,646,690

1,276,300

225,000 1,000,000 1,224,437 703,050 1,716,218 632,900 590,403 8,738,698

35,000 0 225,000 348,050 463,570 632,900 287,461 3,268,281

0 500,000 99,437 0 150,000 0 82,942 1,282,769 79,974 50,000 350,000 79,974 200,000 100,000

190,000 300,000 800,000 355,000 132,430

160,000 2,857,430

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The Map above reflects location specific activities, by either address or census tract, totaling $5,523,607, or 59% of the amount of available resources. The balance of the funds not reflected in the map reflect programs for which the locations are not known in advance. THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND CITIZEN INPUT The Consolidated Plan, encompassing the goals, objectives and operating plans of a wide range of agencies, coordinating entities and advisory boards. The Annual Plan reflects implementation of adopted neighborhood and redevelopment plans, and recommendations which have been generated by a range of groups and organizations including the Housing Partnership, Council On Services For The Homeless, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, AIDS Care Service, Inc. The process is an ongoing and evolving process as elements are often refined in implementation. An ongoing review and assessment of housing needs and program responsiveness is included in the CHCD and public review process. As a part of the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) application process, an update of homeless and special population housing needs, within the context of the Continuum of Care, is undertaken each year and is currently in process as a part of the Federal FY 2005 SHP application process, for which the submission deadline is June 10, 2005. This Annual Plan Submission was prepared with public input, relative to needs, obtained through two public hearings on January 9th and March 13th and an ongoing series of consultations with supportive service providers, advocacy groups and coordinating bodies. This submission, adopted by City Council on April 17, 2006, was presented at the public hearing of March 13, 2006. Notices for all meetings were published in the Winston-Salem Chronicle and the WinstonSalem Journal, advertised on TV-13 and notices were mailed to 300+ individuals, organizations, agencies including over sixty Neighborhood Association groups. Subsequent to public notice, copies of the "proposed" Plan were distributed at the public hearing, and mailed to social service agencies and representatives of neighborhood, advocacy and coordinating bodies. Comments received from the public hearing and the review process are summarized and attached within the Appendix. The Appendix contains the lists of agency consultations which extend beyond the homeless supportive housing needs and general housing need assessment which preceded the development of this plan. Also following is a list of neighborhood and other agency consultations conducted by the Community Services division of Housing and Neighborhood Services. This process results in more direct and immediate attention to neighborhood concerns and also constitutes a major element of the citizen participation process.

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