CITY OF BROCKTON
CITY OF BROCKTON FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN & FY18 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND
HOME INVESTMENT AND PARTNTERSHIPS PROGRAMS (HOME)
The City of Brockton is in the process of developing an Annual Action Plan and a Consolidated Five Year Plan that will establish community goals and guide resource allocations. These plans are a requirement by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Annual Action Plan begins July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019. The Consolidated Five Year Plan covers the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.
We invite you to assist the City in establishing community needs and priorities. You can do so by attending our public meeting and our online surveys, which are available in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French). The surveys can be found online at http://bit.ly/BRASurveyE and you can find paper copies of the surveys at the Brockton Redevelopment Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Planning Department, City Hall-Mayor’s Office, Brockton Main Library, Cape-Verdean Association, Haitian partners Community, and Brockton Interfaith Community. We appreciate your time and participation.
The Public Hearing will be held as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
PLACE: Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street (Downstairs Conference Room), Brockton, MA, 02301
RFP-LEAD BASED PAINT INSPECTOR/RISK ASSESSOR
The Brockton Redevelopment Authority received federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for our newest Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program to provide lead abatement services for low to moderate income households. The program is designed to provide homeowners and tenants with safe, decent, affordable housing that preserves both the habitability of individual residences and supports the revitalization of neighborhoods.
Effective May 8th, 2018 the Brockton Redevelopment Authority will be seeking proposals from qualified Lead Based Paint inspectors/agencies for the purpose of conducting lead-based paint risk assessments, paint inspections, soil sampling, dust wipe sampling and clearance examinations for federally funded U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects.
Issuance of RFP: May 8, 2018
Deadline for Proposals: May 18, 2018
RFQ-CONTRACTOR SERVICES FOR LEAD BASED PAINT HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAM
The Brockton Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in collaboration with the City of Brockton’s Mayor’s office, is seeking qualified Deleading Contractor’s to provide lead paint abatement services in conjunction with its federally-funded Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program. The Deleading Contractor will work in conjunction with the Lead Paint Program Manager to complete various levels of paint abatement on homes located in Brockton, Massachusetts.
The scope of services includes but is not limited to: Reading and understanding Lead Inspection/Risk Assessment reports and performing the required work accordingly; setting up proper containment to protect properties from lead dust; scraping hazardous lead surfaces; properly painting abated surfaces; removing and replacing windows, doors and other items identified as lead hazards; and the thorough cleaning of properties to achieve lead compliance from a licensed lead inspector. Proper licenses, construction expertise, and a thorough knowledge of state and local building codes is required.
Issuance of RFQ: May 8, 2018
Submission Due Date: May 18, 2018
Brockton Redevelopment Authority
50 School Street, 2nd Floor
Brockton, MA 02301
Laura K. Chau, Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program Manager
Phone: (508) 586-3887 Ex 2
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: These notices shall satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Brockton Redevelopment Authority.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS: On or about May 21,2018 the Brockton Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of The Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program authorized by Sec. 1011 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992), 42 U.S.C. 4852 and funding is provided by the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31), approved May 5, 2017. The Healthy Homes Supplemental funding is authorized under Section 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701 z-2), for the following multi-year program/project: Brockton Redevelopment Authority’s Lead Paint Hazard Control Program, a housing rehabilitation program focused on reducing lead-based paint hazards with a period of performance of March 1, 2018-February 29,2021.
This program will make funds available to investor-owners and home owners utilizing HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant and Healthy Homes funds. Low and moderate-income families with children are prioritized recipients. Units containing lead-based paint hazards will be treated in accordance with both HUD regulations and Massachusetts General Laws. The purpose of the grant is to perform lead-based paint and other housing-based health hazard testing and assessment, hazard reduction and clearance of up to 151 units in the City of Brockton. Additionally, up to 60 units will be assisted with Healthy Homes grant funds to help address environmental health and safety concerns including mold, asthma, allergens.
The BRA is requesting the release of $2,779,027.21 which includes a Healthy Homes supplement of $299,942.00 over a period of performance from March 1, 2018-February 29,2020. The Brockton Redevelopment Authority will also be providing a match of $277,903.00 from CDBG funds.
The proposed hazard control activities to be funded under this/these program(s) is/are categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but subject to compliance with some of the environmental laws and authorities listed at § 58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. In accordance with §58.15, a tiered review process has been structured, whereby some environmental laws and authorities have been reviewed and studied for the intended target area(s) listed above. Other applicable environmental laws and authorities will be complied with, when individual projects are ripe for review. Specifically, the target area(s) has/have been studied and are in compliance with the following laws and authorities have been established in this Tier 1 review. These include: Air Quality, Airport Hazards, Floodplain Management, Coastal Barriers Resource Act, Noise Abatement and Control, Sole Source Aquifers, Wetlands Protection, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Environmental Justice, Endangered Species, Farmland Protection, and Coastal Zone Management Act. In the Tiered 2 reviews, compliance with the following environmental laws and authorities will take place for proposed projects funded under the program(s) listed above: Historic Preservation, Floodplain Management, National Flood Insurance Program requirements, Explosive & Flammable Operations, toxics/hazardous materials. Should individual aggregate projects exceed the threshold for categorical exclusion detailed at §58.35(a), an Environmental Assessment will be completed and a separate Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds published. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below.
An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determination for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at the Brockton Redevelopment Authority, 2nd FL Brockton, MA 02301 and will be available for review, and may be examined or copied weekdays Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by May 20th, 2018 will be considered by the BRA prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification to HUD.
RELEASE OF FUNDS: The BRA certifies to HUD that Robert Jenkins official capacity as Executive Director of the BRA consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the BRA to utilize federal funds and implement the Program
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS: HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the BRA certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases: (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the BRA (b) the BRA has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the BRA has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD as follows: Karen M. Griego, U.S. Department of HUD, Office of Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes, Program Environmental Clearance Officer 500 Gold Avenue SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0906. Potential objectors may contact HUD directly to verify the actual last day of the objection/comment period.
Robert,Jenkins Executive Director, Brockton Redevelopment Authority