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Fulton County Reallocates Roswell's HUD Funding

Previously unspent HUD funds by the city of Roswell could be reallocated to neighboring cities.

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

SUBRECIPIENT

FUNDING AWARDED

FUNDING SPENT

REMAINING BALANCE

FY 2007

City of Roswell

$310,003

$221,829

$88,174

FY 2009

City of Roswell

$145,000

$0

$145,000

FY 2010

City of Roswell

$223,704

$0

$223,704

Total Unspent and Available to Reprogram

$456,878

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 jenise.jefferson@fultoncountyga.gov. 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.

Thomas Wayne Shelton April 17, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Any ideas why this money wasn't spent and will this have any impact on the recent Groveway discussions?
Christine Foster April 17, 2012 at 01:39 PM
We're looking into that now Thomas.
janet h russell April 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM
City Council had $1,465,000 to be spent on Marta improvements. City Council decided to spend 250K of that on actual Marta improvements like 10 bus shelters and camp stool like seats at 16 stops. 250K was used to complete the pedestrian access across Ga 400 on Holcomb Bridge...but who knows where the rest is being used? Not for Marta and its transit passengers who work /and or live in Roswell.

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