Funding Criteria: Housing

FY 2011 Annual Action Plan (Action Plan: One Year Use of Funds -- III.C.1.)

The rating factors used for housing applications and their corresponding points are as follows:

  • Needs Assessment (maximum points - 49)
  • Cost Effectiveness (maximum points - 49)
  • Target Area in a Designated Renewal Community (2 point maximum)

Total Maximum Points: 100 points

All housing units which will be rehabilitated or reconstructed must be occupied by low-to-moderate income persons. Proof of ownership is required along with the application. In delineating target areas (not to exceed two), the boundaries must be coincident with boundaries such as streets, canals, etc. Rental units are ineligible for assistance. Mobile homes and modular housing units are eligible to be replaced with a stick-built home. Mobile homes and modular homes are ineligible for rehabilitation and can not be used as replacement homes. Adjudicated homes are eligible.


Evaluation Criteria: Needs Assessment
Determined by dividing the sum of owner-occupied rehabilitation units, reconstruction units, clearance/demolition units, spot rehabilitation units and vacant units by the number of owner-occupied rehabilitation units, reconstruction units, clearance/demolition units, spot rehabilitation units and vacant units in need of assistance. Scores were arrayed and the top ranked applicant received 49 points. A project must have met 75 percent of the identified need.
Cost Effectiveness
Determined by the following formula:
Cost Effectiveness Pts. =
(Average Rehabilitation Cost your project /
by the highest Average Rehabilitation Cost all projects x
49 x weight)
+
(Average Reconstruction Cost your project /
by the highest Average Reconstruction Cost all projects x
49 x weight)
Target Area Within A Renewal Community
Target area(s) located within the boundaries of a federally designated Renewal Community received 2 points.

Activities must have been consistent with the FY 2011 Annual Action Plan.