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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: May 24, 2022 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-d <br /> SUBJECT: First Quarterly Report (2022 Q1) for Orange County's CDBG-CV Grant <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1: Quarterly Report on Orange Corey Root, Director, Housing and <br /> County's CDBG-CV Grant for Community Development, (919) 245- <br /> Emergency Housing 2490 <br /> Assistance <br /> PURPOSE: To receive the first quarterly update for calendar year 2022 on Orange County's <br /> Community Development Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) grant from the NC Department <br /> of Commerce. <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 30% of the area median income, have an urgent need for <br /> housing assistance, and lack resources to cover the cost of their housing need. The County <br /> received approval to begin expending CDBG-CV funds on March 17, 2021. <br /> As part of the CDBG-CV grant compliance requirements, Orange County staff must provide <br /> quarterly written status reports to the Board of Commissioners on the use of CDBG-CV funds. <br /> Each quarterly report must be signed by the Chair and submitted to the NC Department of <br /> Commerce. The first quarterly report for the grant for 2022, covering the first quarter of calendar <br /> year 2022, covers funds disbursed from January 1 through March 31, 2022 (Attachment 1). <br />