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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: April 6, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-h <br /> SUBJECT: Compliance Plans for CDBG-CV Grant <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1: Orange County CDBG-CV Emila Sutton, Director, Housing and <br /> Fair Housing Plan Community Development, (919) 245- <br /> Attachment 2: Orange County CDBG-CV 2490 <br /> Language Access Plan <br /> Attachment 3: Orange County CDBG-CV <br /> Section 3 Plan <br /> Attachment 4: Orange County CDBG-CV <br /> Equal Employment and <br /> Procurement Plan <br /> PURPOSE: To approve four plans required by the NC Department of Commerce as part of <br /> Orange County's Community Development Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) award. <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. The funding will be distributed to eligible community agencies around the <br /> state that will work directly with North Carolinians on an application and disbursement process. <br /> Orange County applied for and was awarded CDBG-CV funds to be used with the County's <br /> existing Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program, which prevents eviction and <br /> homelessness by providing financial assistance to help Orange County residents with low <br /> incomes secure and maintain stable housing. EHA assistance is available to households in <br /> Orange County that earn no more than 60% of the area median income, have an urgent need for <br /> housing assistance, and lack resources to cover the cost of their housing need. <br /> As part of the CDBG-CV grant compliance requirements, Orange County must adopt the following <br /> plans that will apply to activities using CDBG-CV funds and use the templates provided by the NC <br /> Department of Commerce: <br /> • Fair Housing Plan (Attachment 1) <br /> • Language Access Plan (Attachment 2) <br /> • Section 3 Plan (Attachment 3) <br /> • Equal Employment and Procurement Plan (Attachment 4) <br />