2012/2013 Annual Report

City of Midland Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013
Annual Report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Executive Summary

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the progress made from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 towards implementing the City of Midland's Consolidated Plan for Community Development and Housing Funds.  The past year covered the third year of the current Consolidated Plan.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City to prepare a Consolidated Plan as a pre-requisite for participation in various HUD programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

The CAPER consists of narrative text presented in a format answering numerous questions from HUD and an appendix that contains back up documents and other essential information.  A general narrative section describes how activities of the past year addressed the goals and objectives of the Consolidated Plan using federal funds covered by the Plan.  The Community Development Block Grant was the only HUD grant allocated directly to the City.  Using CDBG funds the following was achieved by the City during the past year: 

  • 5 owner occupied home were reconstructed
  • 29 owner occupied homes received minor repairs
  • 6 first time homebuyers were assisted with home purchases
  • 12 homes built on CDBG acquired land became occupied by low income households
  • 3 blocks of street and alley improvements were competed
  • Sidewalks on 10 blocks were constructed
  • 256 seniors received CDBG funded public services
  • Lot clearance activity occurred on 361 properties
  • Removed dilapidated structures on 10 properties

An assessment of the progress made in addressing the priority needs and objectives of the Consolidated Plan is included.  It is concluded that good progress is being made on most of the objectives.  The narrative also contains statements about actions taken to address various federal requirements such as affirmatively further fair housing, monitoring implementation of the Plan, fostering and maintaining affordable housing, reducing lead-based paint hazards, reducing poverty and eliminating barriers to affordable housing. 

The narrative then focused on specific responses to the following need areas: housing (including public housing), homeless, community development, and non-homeless special needs persons.  The housing needs narrative describes in greater detail the characteristics of households/persons assisted.   The community development narrative is primarily a report on accomplishments with CDBG funds.  It provides an assessment of the relationship of the use of CDBG funds to the priorities and specific objectives of the Consolidated Plan.  By broad category, the City expended 54% of CDBG funds on housing programs, 20% on infrastructure, 5% on public services, 9% on other community development needs and 12% for administration.  The income, racial and ethnic status of persons assisted as well as the locations of CDBG projects are presented in the CAPER.  

Other narratives in the CDBG section include discussion on changes in program objectives, an assessment of compliance with certifications, and other CDBG issues such as explanations of program income, status of loans, and a report on housing rehabilitation.  Other highlights include the CDBG financial report.  

Accomplishments by CDBG funded projects are summarized on the following table and the succeeding performance profile.  

2012/13 CDBG Program Accomplishments 

Activity

Accomplishments

Amount

Sparks Park Area Infrastructure

Street paving and alley improvements were completed.

$144,148

Sidewalks Improvements

Construction of sidewalks on 10 blocks near Travis Elementary was completed.

$134,200

Housing Development in Sparks Target Area

Eleven homes were constructed and purchased by low income families. 

$0

Housing Reconstruction for homeowners

Reconstructed 5 homes and working on three others.

$606,962

Housing Minor Repairs for homeowners

Completed 31 minor repairs.

$99,003

Homebuyer Assistance Program

Assisted 6 first time homebuyers with the purchase of a home.

$34,442

Lot Clearing Program

Lot clearing was accomplished on 361 properties.

$46,738

Demolition Program

Demolished 10 dilapidated structures.

$73,454

Senior Nutrition Program

115 seniors benefited from lunch meal program at SE Senior Center.

$45,000

Home Cleaning Program

Home cleaning services for 141 elderly/handicap clients.

$25,000

CDBG Administration

Conducted by the Community Development Office.

$160,000

 

Total:

$1,368, 946