Housing & Citizen Services

PUBLIC NOTICE 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS/MULTI-YEAR RELASE

Date of Publication: September 30, 2016
City of Pueblo
One City Hall Place
Pueblo, CO. 81003
719-553-2655

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pueblo.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or after October 17, 2016 the City of Pueblo will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 P.L. 93-383, and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake the following project:

Community Development Block Grant Program Funds
CD1609 ADA Ramps-Eligible Census Tracts $400,000
Construction of sidewalk ramps at approximately 39 street intersections to meet Americans with Disability Act requirements.

No. Street Intersection Corners
1 Lamar Ave & Midway Ave NW, NE, SE
2 Lamar Ave & King Ave NE, SE, SW
3 Berkley Ave & Corwin Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
4 Colorado Ave & Orman Ave N, S, E, W
5 Colorado Ave & Grant Ave N, S, E, W
6 Colorado Ave & Pitkin Ave N, S, E, W
7 Colorado Ave & Routt Ave N, E, W
8 Colorado Ave & Evans Ave N, S
9 Colorado Ave & Abriendo Ave S
10 Prairie Ave & Lakeview Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
11 Prairie Ave & Columbine St NE, SE
12 Columbine St & Lakeview Ave NW, NE
13 Prairie Ave & Wheatridge Dr. NW, SW
14 Prairie Ave & Tucci Ln NE, NW, SE, SW
15 Prairie Ave & Oneal Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
16 Prairie Ave & Holmes St NE, SE
17 Prairie Ave & Aster St NW, SW, NE
18 Jackson St & Pitkin Ave N, E
19 Jackson St & Routt Ave N, S, E, W
20 Jackson St & Evans Ave S, E, W
21 Jackson St & Abriendo Ave N, S, E, W
22 Jackson St & Abriendo Ave 2 Ea @ both medians
23 Abriendo Ave Quincy St. N, S, E, W
24 Abriendo Ave Quincy St. 2 Ea @ both medians
25 Broadway Ave & Routt Ave S, E, W
26 Broadway Ave & Pitkin Ave S, E, W
27 Broadway Ave & Grant Ave N, S, E, W
28 Broadway Ave & Orman Ave N, S, E, W
29 Broadway Ave & Adams Ave N, S, E, W
30 Mesa Ave & Van Buren Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
31 Mesa Ave & Acero Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
32 Mesa Ave & Gaylord Ave NE, NW, SE, SW
33 Santa Fe Ave & 14th St NW
34 Greenwood Ave & 10th St NE, NW, SE, SW
35 Greenwood Ave & 11th St NE, NW, SE, SW
36 Greenwood Ave & 12th St NE, NW, SE, SW
37 Greenwood Ave & 13th St NE, NW, SE, SW
38 Greenwood Ave & 14th St NE, NW, SW
39 Greenwood Ave & 15th St SE, SW

CD1610 Portland Park Shelters $68,209
1700 Block of East 19 Street – Eastside Neighborhood.
Installation of one park shelter and the accompanying ADA accessible route, relocation of irrigation system, electrical service and lighting, installation of new picnic tables.
CD1612 St Anne’s Park Ball Field Rehabilitation $115,993
2700 E. 12 Street -Eastside Neighborhood
The project will undertake the rehabilitation of the ballfield to include the removal of substandard structures to provide improved playing conditions to area residents and youth baseball teams. Improvements to be undertaken are construction of the backstop, removal and replacement of broken chain-link fencing, construction of a new announcer’s booth and new infield mix.
CD1613 Installation of Streetlights $6,000
2500 & 2600 Blk. E. 9 St & 2600 Blk. E. 10 St
Installation of three cobra head streetlights on the above listed streets. At present there are no streetlights on these blocks. Improvements will provide for safer pedestrian and vehicular transit.

REQUEST FOR MULTI-YEAR TIERED REVIEW RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or after October 17, 2016 the City of Pueblo will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 P.L. 93-383, and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake the following project:
This is a multiyear project 2016 to 2019 that will undertake property acquisition, disposition, clearance, and rehabilitation of single-family homes. Properties are yet to be identified. The funding sources are identified below.

CD1611 Abatement of Unsafe Structures $100,000
The project will undertake the clearance of approximately 2 unsafe abandoned and condemned structures in low and moderate-income neighborhoods on a spot slum/blight basis.
CD1614 Emergency Repairs and Essential Services for Seniors $45,000
Repairs to 9 Income Eligible Senior Households - Citywide
CD1615 Minor Repairs Program $75,000
Repairs to 15 Income Eligible Households- Citywide
CD1616 Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program $50,000
Rehabilitation of 2 Homes of Income Eligible Households –Citywide
HO1630 Pueblo County Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program $53,558.99 Rehabilitation of 2 Homes of Income Eligible Households – Outside City Limits

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Pueblo has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Department of Housing and Citizen Services, 2631 E. 4 St., Pueblo, Colorado, 81001 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 4:30 P.M.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Department of Housing and Citizen Services, 2631 E. 4th St., Pueblo, CO., 81001. All comments received by October 17, 2016 will be considered by the City of Pueblo prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Pueblo certifies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that Stephen G. Nawrocki in his capacity as President of the City Council consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the name of grant recipient to use HUD program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pueblo’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Pueblo; (b) the City of Pueblo has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region 8 Office, at 1670 Broadway Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202-4801, 303-672-5440. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Mr. Stephen G. Nawrocki
President of the City Council
One City Hall Place
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003 
 

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Veteran Housing

Minor Repairs Program

​City of Pueblo, Department of Housing and Citizen Services has funds available for Minor Repairs applications. To qualify for the program, applicants must of low to moderate-income homeowners. Have owned the property for the past two years, property taxes must be current and the property must be free from all liens. The property must be the applicant’s primary residence. Eligible Minor Repairs include Mechanical: Repair or replacement of non-functioning heat system, Electrical System: repair or replace unsafe wiring, outlets, breakers, Plumbing System: repair or replacement of water heater, Safety and Security: Exterior doors, exterior door locks and dead bolts, window locks and broken windows, Weatherization: Insulation, door and window weather-stripping, doors and window replacement, roofing, Handicap accessibility: Grab bars, rails, ADA compliant, Exterior Residence Appearance: Exterior painting.

Applications are available from July 5, 2016 thru July 19, 2016 at the Department of Housing and Citizen Services, 2631 East 4th Street, Pueblo, CO 81001 or online, Minor Repairs Application. You may call, 719-553-2850, to request an application be mailed to you.

Our mission is to provide decent housing, create a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households.

Addressing the Community's Needs
Several years ago the citizens of Pueblo identified the following community development needs to make Pueblo’s living environment healthy and productive:
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Human services delivery systems
  • Infrastructure
  • Neighborhoods
  • Planning
To meet these needs we leverage government and private funds to invest in financially sound, well designed projects that will benefit neighborhoods for many years to come. Our work is done in partnership with developers, lenders, investors, and nonprofit organizations that use our financing to serve our low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

NSP Single Family Homes For Sale
For more information please contact our Loan Coordinator:
Kevin Ortiz
719-553-2846
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City of Pueblo Honored for Homeless Veterans Housing Project
The City of Pueblo Housing and Citizen Services Department is being recognized for a project it developed that helps an often ignored segment of our population.

Housing Colorado NOW! has presented an “Eagle Award” to the city’s Housing and Citizen Services Department for the homeless veterans housing project it completed in January of 2013, on East 4th Street.
Eagle Award
The original properties had been abandoned and boarded up. They were also proving problematic for the neighborhood as they were attracting criminal activity. Once the properties were purchased work began on turning the once blighted buildings into housing.
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