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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: June 15, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-e <br /> SUBJECT: Quarterly Report (2021 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 Erika Brandt, Interim 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 on Orange County's Community Development <br /> Block Grant — Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) grant from the NC Department 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 is being 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 provide quarterly <br /> written status reports to the Board of Commissioners on the use of CDBG-CV funds. Each <br /> quarterly report must be signed by the Chair and submitted to the NC Department of Commerce. <br /> This is the first quarterly report for the grant, covering the first quarter of calendar year 2021 <br /> (Attachment 1). The County received approval to begin expending CDBG-CV funds on March 17, <br /> 2021, so the report covers funds disbursed from March 17 — March 31, 2021. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. Review and <br /> submission of the quarterly report is required in order to maintain Orange County's $900,000 <br /> CDBG-CV grant. <br />