The City of Galveston is proposing changes to its HOME program in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 28, the city will propose to amend its 2017 - 2019 Action Plans, with a goal to reallocate funds and change project descriptions for the HOME Program under the HUD HOME Program Waivers.
According to a community news post on the Galveston County website, the following amendments will be presented for consideration at the city council meeting:
- 2017 -2019 Community Housing Development Org. affordable housing set-aside unprogrammed funding of $115,488.50 to provide 2019 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance short-term subsidies including rent, rent deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments for LMI renters affected by the pandemic implemented under the 2019 Consolidated Plan
- 2019 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance to reduce funding by $38,797.50 for reallocation to the 2019 HOME Program Administration for the allowable increase in the cap limit to assist in the increased cost of administering HOME-related activities in response to the pandemic
- 2019 and Reallocated Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) balance of funds revised scope to also allow for the provision of short-term assistance including rent, rent deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments for LMI renters affected by the pandemic