Public Notice: Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Dakota County Consortium HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program Budget for Program Years 2017-2021

The purpose of this Notice is to announce at least a 30-day public comment period that is currently open on proposed amendments to the Dakota County Consortium HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program Budget for Program Years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and available, if any, program income.

Proposed amendments:

1 – The Dakota County CDA (CDA) and Ramsey County HRA (HRA) are proposing to swap HOME Consortium funds. The CDA will trade HOME Program Year (PY) 2017 funding allocated for Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency’s 1011 Bryant Avenue project for HRA’s HOME PY2019 funding allocated for the Amber Union project. The amount of the trade will be $210,809.20. Both projects will remain the same in total HOME funds, scope, and nature. Amber Union will have the activity created in PY2017. 1011 Bryant Avenue will have the activity cancelled in PY2017.

2 – The Villas at Pleasant Avenue is located at 401 W Traveler’s Trail in Burnsville, Minnesota. The project is a new activity utilizing HOME funding from PY2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and available, if any, program income. This is a new construction multi-family housing development for seniors. The project will have a total HOME funding amount of $750,000.

For further information or to submit written and/or oral comments to the CDA contact Kathy Kugel, Housing Finance Program Coordinator, Dakota County CDA, 1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN  55123.  Telephone:  651-675-4478, Fax: 651-287-8052, MN Relay Service: 1-800-627-3529. Persons wishing to reach out to the HRA can contact Max Holdhusen via phone at 651-266-8026 or email at max.holdhusen@co.ramsey.mn.us. For more information on how to comment, please contact 651-266-8026, MN Relay Service: 1-800-627-3529. Please let the HRA know if you require special accommodations.

This information is also available on the Dakota County and CDA web sites at co.dakota.mn.us and www.dakotacda.org. The CDA and HRA will accept comments now through February 21, 2022. Upon request, this amendment will be available in an alternative format by contacting the CDA or HRA. Approval of the amendment regarding Dakota County, subject to consideration of public comments, will be on the agenda of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting to be held at the Dakota County Government Center, Administration Center, Boardroom (third floor), 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 on February 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Approval of the amendment regarding Ramsey County, subject to consideration of public comments, will be on the agenda of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners meeting to be held at the Saint Paul City Hall – Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102 on March 8, 2022.