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1 <br /> s <br /> ORANGE COUNTY n4wCHCD <br /> NORTH CAROLINA ORANGE COUNTY HOUSING&COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br /> MEMORANDUM <br /> TO: Board of County Commissioners <br /> FROM: Erika Brandt, Housing and Community Development Manager <br /> CC: Corey Root, Orange County Housing and Community Development <br /> Director <br /> Hunter Fillers, Emergency Housing Assistance Coordinator <br /> DATE: February 1, 2022 <br /> SUBJECT: Fourth Quarterly Report (2021 Q4) and 2021 Annual Report for <br /> Orange County's CDBG-CV Grant <br /> ATTACHMENTS: Attachment 1: Quarterly Report on Orange County's CDBG-CV <br /> Grant for Emergency Housing Assistance <br /> Attachment 2: 2021 Annual Performance Report on Orange <br /> County's CDBG-CV Grant for Emergency Housing Assistance <br /> This memo is to inform the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) about the fourth <br /> quarterly update for calendar year 2021, and an annual report for calendar year 2021, on <br /> Orange County's Community Development Block Grant— Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) grant <br /> from the NC Department of Commerce. <br /> BACKGROUND: On August 25, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced the availability <br /> of $28 million from federal Community Development Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG- <br /> CV) funding to be disbursed to support rental and utility payments and prevent evictions <br /> for those with a demonstrated need. The funding will be distributed to eligible community <br /> agencies around the state that will work directly with North Carolinians on an application <br /> and disbursement process. <br /> Orange County applied for and was awarded CDBG-CV funds to be used with the <br /> County's existing Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program, which prevents <br /> eviction and homelessness by providing financial assistance to help Orange County <br /> residents with low incomes secure and maintain stable housing. EHA assistance is <br /> available to households in Orange County that earn no more than 30% of the area median <br /> income, have an urgent need for housing assistance, and lack resources to cover the <br /> cost of their housing need. The County received approval to begin expending CDBG-CV <br /> funds on March 17, 2021 . <br /> As part of the CDBG-CV grant compliance requirements, Orange County staff must <br /> provide quarterly written status reports to the Board of Commissioners on the use of <br /> CDBG-CV funds. Each quarterly report must be signed by the Chair and submitted to the <br /> NC Department of Commerce. The fourth quarterly report for the grant, covering the <br /> fourth quarter of calendar year 2021, covers funds disbursed from October 1 through <br /> December 31, 2021 (Attachment 1). Orange County must also submit an Annual <br /> Mailing Address Main Office Satellite Office <br /> P.O.Box 8181 300 W.Tryon Street 2501 Homestead Road s <br /> Hillsborough,NC 27278 Hillsborough,NC 27278 Chapel Hill,NC 27515 <br /> Telephone(919)245-2490• Fax(919)644-3456 -TDD(919)644-3045 <br />