Public Comment and Review Period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA's) Draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan

This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA) draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan. The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the proposed housing and community development needs and objectives of Dakota County, and the projected use of Fiscal Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, and Program Income derived from CDBG and HOME. A public hearing for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2020 Action Plan is proposed to be scheduled for April 21, 2020.

Following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2020 CDBG Program ($1,928,343) and Program Income.

  • Dakota County:  $202,310 for Countywide home improvement loans; $35,000 for well sealing grants; $4,750 for fair housing implementation; $75,000 for multifamily rehab activity; and $202,883 for general grant administration.
  • Program Income:  Approximately $600,000 in revolving loan funds for home improvement loans.
  • Small Cities & Townships – $12,000 to Marshan Township for a zoning ordinance update; $15,000 to the City of Mendota for city code/zoning ordinance update; $10,000 to the City of Randolph for a water supply plan.
  • Apple Valley – $144,090 for home improvement loans; and $19,000 for senior public services.
  • Burnsville – $226,491 for home improvement loans; $53,000 for youth public services.
  • Eagan – $149,560 for home improvement loans; and $40,000 for senior and youth public services.
  • Farmington – $33,897 for home improvement loans; $5,000 for senior services.
  • Hastings – $75,065 for assessment abatement.
  • Inver Grove Heights – $141,124 for home improvement loans.
  • Lakeville – $57,471 for home improvement loans; $25,000 for senior transportation; $20,000 for senior services; and $35,000 for ADA compliance improvements to public facilities.
  • Mendota Heights – $23,329 for home improvement loans.
  • Northfield – $35,840 for home improvement loans; $29,472 for down payment assistance.
  • Rosemount – $55,588 for home improvement loans.
  • South St Paul – $92,363 for home improvement loans.
  • West St Paul – $110,110 for home improvement loans.

The following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2020 ESG ($165,857):

  • $26,000 to assist emergency shelter operations.
  • $126,668 for rapid re-housing assistance payments and stabilization services.
  • $750 for HMIS licensing fees
  • $12,439 for general administration of the ESG program

The following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2020 HOME Entitlement ($2,436,090) and Program Income ($505,461). The percentage shares are subject to change.

  • Dakota County (35.7% Share), $908,845 and $56,114 in Program Income for the following uses:
    • Affordable Housing Development:  $652,262 in entitlement funds and $41,985 in program income for an affordable housing development at a site to be determined.
    • Community Development Housing Organization (CHDO):  $130,454 in entitlement funds for an affordable housing development by a certified CHDO.
    • Administration:  $126,129 in entitlement funds and $14,129 in program income for the administration of HOME funded projects and HOME Consortium related responsibilities.
  • Anoka County (25.2% Share), $598,547. For detailed uses, please contact Karen Skepper at 763-323-5709 or karen.skepper@co.anoka.mn.us
  • Ramsey County (22.5% Share), $534,417 and $392,988 in Program Income. For detailed uses please contact Mary Lou Egan at 651-266-8039 or MaryLou.Egan@co.ramsey.mn.us
  • Washington County (13.1% Share), $311,150 and $29,250 in Program Income. For detailed uses please contact Angie Shuppert at 651-379-9551 or AngieS@washingtoncountycda.org
  • City of Woodbury (3.5% Share), $83,131 and $27,108 in Program Income. For detailed uses please contact Karl Batalden at 651-414-3438 or kbatalden@ci.woodbury.mn.us

Written and/or oral comments may be submitted to the following:

Maggie Dykes, Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development
Dakota County CDA
1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN  55123

mdykes@dakotacda.state.mn.us

651-675-4464.  Fax:  651-287-8020.

MN Relay Service: 1-800-627-3529.

This information is also available on the CDA’s website at www.dakotacda.org.  Written comments will be accepted now through April 17, 2020.