A CHDO must be recertified as eligible to continue an activity if the activity they were awarded HOME funds for was not completed and all funds expended during the year.
Each CHDO must supply the following:
Board members meeting the definition of a public sector representative cannot meet the definition of a low-income representative for purposes of required board composition.
Based on a board of __________ members, __________ are 80% or below area median adjusted for family size, are residents of lower-income census areas, __________ are elected representatives of low-income neighborhood organizations or groups, and __________ are public employees.
Remember not to double count board members and that a public employee/official cannot be used to meet the minimum 1/3 low-income representation requirement.
A statement signed by each Board member that summarizes the eligibility status of the Board member must be included and kept on file with the project information acquired by the CHDO. The CHDO must certify documentation is on file to support these assertions. Each statement is to be signed, dated, and retained by the CHDO for reference and review.
If you need assistance verifying L/M Census Tract and Block Groups, please ask. Currently, 2011~2015 ACS data provides Low Mod Area percentages for board membership. This HUD mapping site may help.
The CHDO must have a process for lower-income persons to advise in decisions regarding designs, sites, and management of projects. This can be a written statement outlining a procedure approved by the CHDO board. It could be a resolution that the CHDO will advertise its activities and request input from neighborhood groups before a project is finalized. It could be a resolution to put project occupants on the CHDO board or any other means that the CHDO devises.
A copy of the lower-income involvement should be sent to the City with any revised By-Laws, the board member list, and eligibility summary.
The City requires copies of the most recent audit and/or updated yearly financial statements.
Before committing CHDO set-aside funds to an organization, the PJ must certify that the organization:
Additionally, before committing funds for CHDO pre-development loans under §92.301 or CHDO operating expenses under §92.208, the PJ must certify that the organization meets the definition of a “community housing development organization” in §92.2 and that other requirements, outlined in Sections 6 (predevelopment) and 7 (operating) below, have been satisfied.
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