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Qualifications


 
To qualify for CDBG funds a project must meet the Low and Moderate Income (LMI) Benefit National Objective. This means that an activity must benefit LMI persons or households. This is accomplished by serving individuals or households that earn 80% of area median income (AMI) and below (see link to chart below), or by serving persons presumed to be LMI such as those with special needs, persons with disabilities, homeless persons and the elderly.

Another way to meet the LMI benefit criteria is to provide a service that assists a minimum of 51% low and moderate-income persons or the project must be located in an area predominantly inhabited by LMI residents.

Each program has specific requirements, however all programs require that the following Family Income Guidelines be met:

                    FY 2016 HUD Low and Moderate Income Guidelines Summary

Area: City of Jonesboro FY 2016 Median Family Income: $ 50,600

-----------------ADJUSTED INCOME LIMITS (by household size)-----------------

Income Levels

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  Person

       2  

  Person

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  Person

      

  Person

       5

  Person

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  Person

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  Person

     8 +

  Person

Extremely Low

(30%) 

$11,880

$16,020

$20,160

$24,300

$28,440

$30,550

$32,650

$34,750

Low
(50%)

$18,450

$21,050

$23,700

$26,300

$28,450

$30,550

$32,650

$34,750

Moderate

 (80%)

$29,500

$33,700

$37,900

$42,100

$45,500

$48,850

$52,250

$55,600


ANNUAL ACTION PLAN



Each year City of Jonesboro must submit an update to HUD, refer to as an Action Plan. The Action Plan describes the specific plan uses for CDBG.
 

2016 CDBG Action Plan 
The annual allocation for FY2016 Action Plan is $588,535.00. Following is the breakdown of total funds:
  • Housing Services $278,000.00
  • Public Facilities & Improvements $94,000.00
  • Public Services $79,587.00
  • Workforce Development $22,948.00
  • Planning and Administration $114,000.00
2015 CDBG Action Plan 
​The annual allocation for FY 2015 is $574,495.00. Following is the breakdown of total funds:
  • Housing Services $162,500.00
  • Elimination of Slum and Blight in LMI Areas $95,500.00
  • Public Facilities and Improvements $140,000.00
  • Public Services $70,682.00
  • Planning and Administration $105,813.00
2015 CDBG Amended Action Plan
The FY2015 Action Plan was amended to include $230,000.00 in recaptured funds from previous years, which totals in the amount of $804,495.00. The $230,000.00 recaptured funds is proposed to be added to the existing $40,000.00 for Sidewalk projects in Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area.

FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN



The Consolidated Plan is a plan of five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under CDBG
.
 

2017-2021 Consolidated Plan and 2017 Action Plan for CDBG

2012-2016 Consolidated Plan for CDBG

REPORTS



2015 Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)



2014 Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) 
 
Comprehensive Housing Study - J. Quad Planning (2012)   
Downtown Action Agenda Update 2012 - by Hyett Palma
 
GUIDELINES

CDBG Guidelines - Policies and Procedures
Homeowner Rehab Policies and Procedures
Homeowner Demolition Policies and Procedures
Homeownership Assistance Policies and Procedures
Citizen Participation Plan


LINKS

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Department of Human Services Craighead County

 
MONITORING & AUDIT

HUD Monitoring - Program Year 2015