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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 6, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 5-b <br /> SUBJECT: Second Public Hearing on CDBG-CV Grant Application for Emergency Housing <br /> Assistance <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1: Summary of CDBG-CV Grant Emila Sutton, Director, Housing and <br /> Attachment 2: Summary of Emergency Community Development, (919) 245-2490 <br /> Housing Assistance (EHA) <br /> Fund <br /> Attachment 3: Resolution Approving Orange <br /> County to Apply for CDBG-CV <br /> Attachment 4: Orange County's Draft <br /> Application for CDBG-CV <br /> available only online <br /> at: <br /> DocumentCenter/View/12902/ <br /> PURPOSE: (1) To hold a public hearing on the draft application from Orange County for <br /> Community Development Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds from the NC <br /> Department of Commerce, and (2) to authorize the County to submit an application for CDBG- <br /> CV funds. <br /> BACKGROUND: On August 25, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced the availability of $28 <br /> million from federal Community Development Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding to <br /> be disbursed to support rental and utility payments and prevent evictions for those with a <br /> demonstrated need (see Attachment 1). The funding will be distributed to eligible community <br /> agencies around the state that will work directly with North Carolinians on an application and <br /> disbursement process. <br /> Orange County intends to apply for the CDBG-CV funds to be used with the County's existing <br /> Emergency Housing Assistance fund, which provides financial assistance to help Orange <br /> County residents with low incomes secure and maintain stable housing (see Attachment 2). <br /> Assistance is available to households in Orange County that earn no more than 60% of the area <br /> median income, have an urgent need for housing assistance, and do not have adequate savings <br /> to cover the cost of their housing need. <br /> Before submitting an application, Orange County must hold two (2) public hearings to obtain <br /> citizens' comments. The first public hearing was held at the beginning of the application <br /> process. The second public hearing — the hearing being held today — must be held after the <br />