Community Development Block Grants

The 2016-2017 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) is
available for public comment.


Please contact Leah Bloom, Housing and Grants Administrator at lbloom@flagstaffaz.gov or
928-213-2752 to make public comment. 

2016 CAPER Final
2016-2020 Consolidated Plan


  
Overview
The City of Flagstaff receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are provided on a formula
basis to entitled communities to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing,
suitable living environments, and/or by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and
moderate income persons. In addition, activities funded with CDBG funds also must meet the
goals, strategies and objectives identified in the City’s FY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.  
 
After an extensive public participation process, where community proposals for funding are
received and ranked, the Flagstaff City Council sets CDBG priorities and decides the ultimate
use for the CDBG grant, to fund projects within the Flagstaff city limits. This year's funded
activities/projects with 2017-2018 CDBG funds include:

CDBG Public Services

Agency & Project

Funding Amount

Coconino County Community Services - Housing Stabilization

$40,000.00

Flagstaff Shelter Services - Coordinated Entry Operational Assistance

$57,794.00

Total CDBG Public Services

$97,794.00

 

 

CDBG Public Facilities, Housing and Code Enforcement

Funding Amount

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona - Sharon Manor Rehabilitation

$139,083.00

La Plaza Vieja - Guadalupe Park Improvements

$158,422.00

La Plaza Vieja - Blackbird Roost Road ADA Sidewalk Improvements

$24,300.00

Northland Family Help Center Minor Rehabilitation

$36,217.00

Pine Knoll Phase One - Arroyo Park & O'Leary Infrastructure

$97,600.00

South Side Phase One - Ellery Avenue Infrastructure

$75,000.00

South Side Phase One - Verde Street Infrastructure

$7,500.00

Total CDBG Public Facilities and Housing

$538,122.00

For a detailed report, refer to the 2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan.

The Action Plan defines the one-year activities in relationship to the five-year goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan covering Fiscal Years 2016-2020. Action Plan, submitted to HUD on May 15, 2017, provides a brief description of the programs and projects of the City of Flagstaff in Fiscal Year 2017-2018, as well as funding announcements for the CDBG program.

2017-2018 CDBG Program and Project Descriptions

Coconino County Community Services – Housing Stabilization. Housing stabilization provides limited financial assistance to households facing evictions, case management, Financial Literacy education, Individual Development Accounts (IDA), and entrepreneurial opportunities to move beyond poverty and break the cycle of homelessness.  CCCS is a participant in the Front Door Coordinated Entry Project as the designated agency to assist with the divergence part of the plan.  Through a referral process, CCCS would be participating with community agencies who are conducting assessments and making appropriate referrals to us to provide limited rental assistance either as eviction prevention or move-in assistance, thus we expect an increase in residents applying for assistance as we have already seen since the Project started in January 2017. The total estimated number of persons to be assisted in preventing homelessness with CDBG funding is 105 individuals and about 40 households. (Average household size is 2.61 people per household)

Flagstaff Shelter Services – Coordinated Entry Operational Assistance Flagstaff Shelter Services will receive operational support for Flagstaff's coordinated entry project known as Front Door. This collaborative project will serve as a "front door" to those experiencing homelessness and housing crisis in the City of Flagstaff. Front Door provides a single point of entry into the shelter and housing system to streamline services, reduce shelter stay and length of time homeless, increase program utilization, and eliminate the need for households in crisis to "service hop". This improvement will serve 1,000 individuals.

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona – Sharon’s Manor Rehabilitation CDBG funding will rehabilitate Sharon Manor. This property is transitional housing for mothers and children who are survivors of domestic violence. The scope of work includes, new flooring, new water heaters and keyless- coded lock to ensure that all the 24 units remain a decent and safe place to call home. The project will assist about 20 households and 52 individuals experiencing homelessness.

Northland Family Help Center – Minor Shelter Rehabilitation CDBG funding will replace water heaters and an HVAC unit with energy efficient equipment in their domestic violence shelter and youth shelter. This improvement will reduce electric and gas cost and will provide 243 of their residents with safe and decent housing.   

The City of Flagstaff – Guadalupe Park Improvements CDBG funds will improve Guadalupe Park in the target neighborhood of La Plaza Vieja for new playground equipment and unitary surface that is more accessible to children of all abilities. This improvement also includes replacing the aggregate parking lot with a paved, striped and additional ADA spaces. This project will benefit 520 low to moderate income residents.  

City of Flagstaff – Blackbird Roost Sidewalk Improvement An internal project in La Plaza Vieja will improve the pedestrian connectivity and ADA accessibility on the east side of Blackbird Roost Road. Blackbird Roost is currently missing approx. 350 linear-feet of sidewalk. This improvement will provide a safer route for pedestrians to get to and from clay avenue and route 66 and will serve 520 low to moderate-income residents in the target neighborhood. 

City of Flagstaff – Arroyo Park & O’Leary Infrastructure Improvement in the target neighborhood of Pine Knoll include new pavement for the Arroyo Park parking lot with increased ADA parking. This will complete the full park improvements. This project will also provide an additional 400 feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter for a section of O’Leary Street. This new infrastructure will provide safer walkability, advance ADA accessibility and improve access to the Lone Tree Corridor. 1,130 low to moderate income residents in the Pine Knoll neighborhood would benefit from these improvements.   

City of Flagstaff – Ellery Infrastructure & Verde Infrastructure The two projects in the target neighborhood of South Side will provide new sidewalk, curb and gutter on both sides of Ellery Avenue, from San Francisco to Verde Street.  South Side Phase 2 will provide new sidewalks, curb and gutter for the west side of Verde, north of Franklin Avenue. South Side projects will advance ADA accessibility, and will provide walkable all-weather surface for 775 low to moderate-income individuals to safely traverse the corridor in the south side neighborhood.