Fulton County has said that $456,878 previously allocated to Roswell will soon be reallocated to other parts of the metro area, including, possibly, the neighboring cities of Mountain Park, Alpharetta and Milton.
The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department will conduct public meetings regarding a proposed amendment to the county's Annual Action Plan previously approved by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Annual Action Plan is a required document that outlines how Fulton County and its partners propose to spend each year’s HUD allocation. Amendments are allowed and encouraged to ensure that HUD funds are spent quickly and utilized to meet ever-changing community needs.
The FY2007, FY2009 and FY2010 Action Plans submitted to HUD listed the city of Roswell as a recipient of $678,707 HOME Investment Partnership funds with the intended purpose of supporting housing initiatives in Roswell city limits. But, the city only spent $221,829, leaving a total unused balance of $456,878.
The amendment proposes to reprogram the leftover funds to provide gap financing to multi-family housing developments that support the Fulton County Housing and Human Services 2010—2014 Consolidated Plan housing goals, which include increasing transitional housing for families and increases housing for seniors age 55 and older.
The funds will be available through an open application process for non-profits and developers that have demonstrated capacity to improve housing conditions and housing availability in the cities of Milton, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, East Point, Hapeville, College Park, Union City, Fairburn, Chattahoochee Hills, and Palmetto, as well as in unincorporated Fulton County.
ACTION PLAN YEAR
City of Roswell
City of Roswell
City of Roswell
Total Unspent and Available to Reprogram
AMENDMENT ACTION: Reprogram the unspent $456,878 city of Roswell balance for use as funding for future housing initiatives that improve housing conditions or increase housing availability in either Unincorporated Fulton County or in the cities of Milton, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, East Point, Hapeville, College Park, Union City, Fairburn, Chattahoochee Hills, and Palmetto.
The public meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 1, in the First Floor Conference room at 137 Peachtree Street, Atlanta.
Written comments on the proposed amendments can be addressed to Jenise Jefferson, HOME Program Manager, 277 East Broad Street, Fairburn GA, 30213 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, call the Housing and Human Services Department at 404-613-7944 or Ms. Jefferson at 404-612-8063.
Details regarding the amendment are available for review online or citizens may pick up one from the North Fulton satellite offices for the Housing and Human Services Department.
- North Fulton Service Center: 7741 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30350
All Fulton County meeting facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements. Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations and communication in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. For relay-type services, dial 711.