2014 One-Year Action Plan for Housing and Community
2014 One-Year Action Plan for Housing and Community
2014 One-Year Action Plan for
Housing and Community
Development (Draft) and to
Affirmatively Further Fair Housing
Public Hearing Meetings
March 25-27, 2014
2) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
3) 2014 One Year Action Plan
4) Public Comments
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
MDA receives federal funds from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). With this funding
allocation, MDA administers the CDBG, ESG
and HOME federal programs.
MDA is required to submit certification of
affirmatively furthering fair housing to HUD.
This certification has three elements:
1. Complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
2. Take actions to overcome the effects of any
impediments identified; and
3. Maintain records reflecting the actions taken in
response to the analysis.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
To achieve a condition which persons of similar income
in the same housing market area have like housing
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from housing
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, gender, familial status or disability.
Federal laws prohibit discrimination and encourages
individuals to learn more about their fair housing rights
and to report any violation of their rights.
Fair Housing Act
A potential lender cannot:
Refuse to make a mortgage loan.
Refuse to provide information regarding loans.
Impose different terms or conditions on a loan.
Discriminate in appraising property.
Refuse to purchase a loan.
Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan based
on your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial
status or disability.
Fair Housing Act
Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilities
Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your
housing or common areas at your expense.
Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies,
practices or services if necessary for a person with a disability
to use the housing on an equal basis.
Make inquiries into your disability beyond documentation of a
connection between your disability and the requested
accommodation or modification.
Fair Housing Act
Rental and Sale of Housing
A landlord or seller cannot:
Refuse to rent, sell, or negotiate for housing.
Refuse to provide rental repair and maintenance.
Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the rental or
sale of housing.
Provide different housing services or facilities.
Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or
Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service
(such as a multiple listing service) related to the rental or sale
If you are the parent, a person who has legal custody
(including guardianship) or are the designee of a parent or
legal custodian living in a household with one or more
children under 18 years of age, you are covered by familial
This protection also extends to pregnant women and any
person in the process of securing legal custody of a minor
child, including adoptive or foster parents.
Fair Housing Complaints
Online Complaint Form at www.hud.gov/fairhousing
Write the HUD Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia at:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Five Point Plaza
40 Marietta Street, 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-2806
Call the HUD Regional Office in Atlanta at: 1-800-440-8091
Fair Housing and Equal
Economic Opportunities for Low Income Persons
WHAT IS SECTION 3
Section 3 of the Housing and Development Act of 1968, is a
statutory provision which requires that to the greatest extent
feasible, opportunities for training, employment, contracting and
other economic opportunities be given to low and very-low income
residents that reside in the project area where HUD funds are
Race and Gender
Section 3 of the HUD act is race and gender neutral.
A minority business or women-owned business
enterprise shall be required to present Section 3
certification to receive preference.
The preference provided by this federal act is based on
income and location.
Triggering The Regulation
Section 3 regulations do not require hiring or subcontracting
unless it is necessary to complete the project.
Section 3 is triggered when covered projects require “new”
hires or sub-contracting.
Section 3 is not an entitlement, it is an opportunity.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT AND
Section 3 Residents
Section 3 Business Concerns
Residents that live in public housing or receiving public
Live in proximity to where funds are expended.
Those that meet the income level set by HUD.
A Section 3 resident must meet the qualifications of the
position to be filled.
Businesses that are 51 percent or more owned by Section 3
Businesses whose permanent, full-time employees include persons,
at least 30 percent of whom are currently Section 3 residents, or
within three years of the date of first employment with the firm
were Section 3 residents; or
Businesses that provide evidence of a commitment to subcontract in
excess of 25 percent of the dollar amount of all subcontracts to be
awarded to businesses that meet the qualifications described above.
A Section 3 business concern must have the ability and capacity to
30% of all employment and training opportunities to be awarded to
Section 3 residents.
10% of all construction contracting opportunities to be awarded to
Section 3 businesses.
3% of all non-construction contracting opportunities to be
awarded to Section 3 businesses.
Sub-Recipients that fail to meet the minimum numerical goals
bear the burden of demonstrating why it was not possible to
Failure to comply with the requirements of Section 3 may
result in a monitoring finding or sanctions that may include:
debarment, suspension of funds, or limited denial of
participation in CSD programs pursuant to 24 CFR Part 24.
Direct Recipients of HUD covered funds are ultimately
responsible for program implementation and reporting
Notify Section 3 residents and business concerns about
Notify covered contractors and incorporate the Section 3
clause into contracts.
Facilitate training and employment of residents.
Award contracts to Section 3 Businesses.
Meet annual numerical goals.
Facilitate compliance among contractors.
Document other actions taken to achieve compliance.
Submit annual HUD report to MDA.
MDA will monitor all Sub-recipients for Section 3 compliance.
MDA will provide Section 3 technical assistance and guidance
MDA will comply with the Section 3 reporting requirements
and submit to HUD a comprehensive report annually, as part
of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation
30-Day Comment Period
MDA receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD). With this funding allocation, MDA
administers the CDBG, ESG and HOME federal programs. The State
must ensure that the allocated federal funds are used for eligible activities
that benefit low- and moderate-income persons and homeless
MDA is responsible for:
* Developing the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the One-Year Action Plan;
* Designing the federal funded programs within statutory and regulatory
* Setting priorities and deciding what activities to fund:
* Distributing funding according to the method of distribution established;
* Establishing financial management, recordkeeping, reporting, monitoring,
audit and closeout systems for the specific programs; and
* Ensuring compliance by state sub-recipients (Local Units of Government and
HUD is responsible for:
* Monitoring MDA to ensure compliance with CDBG, ESG and HOME
* MDA must ensure that all state recipients implement their funded
grant programs within the program guidelines and follow all
regulatory requirements and MDA Policies.
To further ensure compliance:
1. MDA will monitor all sub-recipients by using a combination of desk
review monitoring and on-site monitoring;
2. Where deficiencies are found and non-compliance noted, MDA will
provide the necessary technical assistance and corrective measures.
3. Where continued non-compliance is noted, MDA may be more
stringent with the requirements to ensure compliance and may
impose sanctions that may include limited program participation,
de-obligation of funds and a withholding of current grant funds.
Housing Opportunities for
Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
State of Mississippi HOPW A
State of Mississippi received grant funding in the amount of $940,452 for
Program Year 2013 (July 2013 – June 2014) which is a decrease in funding of
the prior year award in the amount of $977,731.
The HOPWA Program staff continues to receive technical assistance from
Collaborative Solutions and HUD.
Enhance and strengthen emergency short-term assistance (STRMU), expand
long term assistance (TBRA) and release Request for Proposals (RFP).
Implement new services such as Permanent Housing Placement, Short-Term
Supported Housing and Master Leasing in the state through the HOPWA
Opportunity to deliver services through case management to provide linkage
to other supportive services, housing information and resources.
HOPWA Grant Accomplishments
During Program Year 2012, grant funding amount $977, 731 was
allocated for July 2012 through June 2013.
During the Program Year, HOPWA assisted 311 persons living with
HIV/AIDS and their families with short-term rental assistance for up to
21 weeks through the Short-Term Rental Mortgage and Utility
Assisted 1client through the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Program, which did not meet its goal of 15 clients. In the future, this
number may increase with more clients enrolled in case management
and other supportive services.
Due to clients maintaining communications with Case Managers and
attending scheduled doctor appointments, medication adherence has
State of Mississippi HOPWA
MSDH is planning to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) that will provide the opportunity for
local HIV/AIDS Community Based Organizations to present proposals to receive HOPWA funding
HOPWA Program Year Goals for 2014
Provide clients Short-Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility (STRMU) assistance 320 clients
Provide clients who have chronic, on-going financial crisis with enrollment
in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Implement HOPWA activities, such as Permanent Housing Placement, which include assistance
with application fees, credit checks and security deposits and for first month’s rent (total assistance
costs should not exceed two months rent).
Implement Master Leasing and Short-Term Supported Housing which may assist clients with
temporary shelters or hotel vouchers.
Provide all clients with supportive services and linkage to access health care services through case
Strengthen collaboration with CBOs, COCs and other agencies to enhance the quality of housing
services throughout the state.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2013 CDBG
As of 3/24/14
Proposed 2014 CDBG Budget
Applications for Regular and Small Government are May 12-16, 2014
Applications for Emergency may be invited throughout the year
Applications will be accepted throughout the year
FY 2013 Accomplishments
• 13 Projects Awarded
FY 2014 Proposed Allocation
The State of Mississippi proposes for the 2014 ESG Program Year to allocate
and distribute funds statewide in accordance with the national objectives
through the five program components and/or activities:
Rapid Re-Housing Assistance
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
• Funds used for street outreach and emergency shelter activities will
be limited to 60% of the total award.
National and State Objectives
• The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is
authorized by the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended
by the HEARTH Act.
• The program is designed to be the first step in a
continuum of assistance to enable homeless
individuals and families to move toward
independent living as well as to prevent
• The State has designed the ESG Program to be
consistent with the National Objectives and to
address the needs of homeless individuals in
Pursuant to CFR Part 576
and 42 U.S.C. 113775
Maximum grant size: $100,000
For Emergency Shelters
Match must be an equal amount
of funds from other sources;
Match amount may include the fair
rental value of any donated
material or building;
May include any salary paid to staff to
carry out the program; and
The value of the time and services
contributed by volunteers to carry
out the program.
No minimum grant size
State reserves the right to adjust
the amount awarded based on the
amount of funds available and
ESG 2014 Proposed Funds
HOME Accomplishments for 2013
0 – 30% Area Median Income
31 – 50% Area Median Income
51 – 80% Area Median Income
HOME 2014 Proposed Funds
Homebuyer Assistance Non-Competitive
Community Housing Development
Organization (CHDO) Set-Aside
CHDO Operating Expense
Disabled Housing Initiative: Home of Your
Own (HOYO) Homebuyer Assistance
HOME 2014 Proposed Funds Continued:
July 31, 2014
University of Southern Mississippi
(Disabled Housing Initiative – HOYO)
Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC)
Home Loan Plus Program
CHDOs expected to be committed during Program Year 2014 include the following:
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church;
Tunica County Community Development Corp.; and
Ester Stewart Buford Foundation
Interested non-profits may submit proposals throughout the year. Invitations will be issued
to those proposals that will move forward into the application process.
Applications will be funded based on availability of funds; however, applications may be held
until receipt of future funding.
Homeowner Rehabilitation - Currently under review are 63 applications for 2013 funding
submitted on February 2014. After review, those that do not fall within funding may be
ranked for funding for the 2014 allocation along with the possibility of new submissions
expected to be submitted on July 31, 2014.
Draft Plan Availability
• April 1, 2014
Public Comments Period
• April 1, 2014 • April 30, 2014
Public Comments should
be written to:
• Community Services
• P. O. Box 849
• Jackson, MS 39205