CITY OF MIRAMAR
PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF AN APPLICATION FOR
RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM
HOME REPAIR FUNDING
October 26, 2023
The City of Miramar is an entitlement recipient of Federal and State funds, portions of which are utilized for residential rehabilitation which is an eligible activity under the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. The owner occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist owners of single family homes, condos, PUDs, townhomes, and villas, and eligible manufactured homes to effect repairs necessary to provide safe and decent housing, eliminate any instances of substandard housing, and preserve the City's affordable housing stock.
The City has received an application for assistance with home repair from Ingrid Velez, an income eligible applicant, who is an employee of the City, working in the capacity of an Administrative Specialist with the Utilities Department. The Federal Government's Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 570.611 requires that:
"(b) Conflicts Prohibited. The general rule is that no person described in paragraph (c) of this section who exercise or have exercised any functions or responsibilities with respect to the CDBG activities assisted under this part, or who are in a position to participate in a decision making process or gain inside information with regard to such activities, may obtain a financial interest or benefit from a CDBG-assisted activity or have a financial interest in any contract, or agreement with respect to a CDBG-assisted activity, or with respect to the proceeds of the CDBG-assisted activity either for themselves or those with whom they have business or immediate family ties, during their tenure or one year thereafter ... n
"(c) Persons Covered. The conflict of interest provisions of paragraph (b) of this section apply to any person who is an employee, agent, consultant, officer, or elected official or appointed of the recipient, or any designated public, or of subrecipients that are receiving funds under this part.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may grant an exception to these provisions and allow Ms. Ingrid Velez to receive funds for home repair, providing the City publicly discloses the nature of the potential conflict and an opinion from the City attorney that the interest for which we are seeking the exception is not in violation of State or Local law.
The potential conflict in this case arises from the fact that Ms. Ingrid Velez is an employee of the City of Miramar, and the City is a recipient of federal and state funds used for housing rehabilitation.
Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC, serving as City Attorney, has reviewed all documentation for this application and issued a legal opinion regarding the potential conflict of interest. In their opinion Ms. Ingrid Velez’s application does not violate State or local law or any City administrative policies.
Residents are encouraged to review the complete opinion and provide written comments. Copies of the opinion are available for review at the Economic Development & Housing Department, located at 2200 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 during regular business hours, Monday to Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 10-day period to commence on Thursday, October 26, 2023 and will end on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Comments may be submitted to the Economic Development & Housing Department by mail, in person, or by e-mail to email@example.com on or before Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
For questions regarding this notice please contact the Economic Development & Housing Department at 954-883-5328.
City of Miramar
Denise A. Gibbs, CMC
CITY OF MIRAMAR
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY FOR
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024
The City of Miramar announces the availability of approximately $1,427,000 in SHIP funding for the following programs:
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Provides a deferred loan assistance, up to $70,000, to households to correct building code violations, make barrier-free modifications, install hurricane protection, address weatherization improvements, promote energy efficiency/conservation and address other minor home repairs to owner-occupied properties in the City. Available to very-low, low, and moderate-income households up to 120% AMI. Priorities given to households with special needs, 80% AMI and below households, and very low to low- income households.
Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program
Purchase Assistance funds will be made available to income eligible very low and low- income ﬁrst time homebuyers with the goal of expanding homeownership opportunities to the identiﬁed targeted income groups. A maximum deferred payment loan up to $90,000 (very-low, low- income, and moderate income) applicants is applied towards the closing costs, ﬁrst mortgage reduction, and/or down payment assistance for the purchase of eligible owner-occupied housing.
Foreclosure Prevention Program
The Foreclosure prevention program provides qualified homeowners the opportunity to avoid foreclosures and retain their homes. The program is designed to assist households that need immediate financial assistance to either stop their homes from being foreclosed or sold for non-payment of mortgage and/or taxes. The maximum deferred loan award amount is $10,000. Evidence that mortgage or fees is more than 60-90 days late is required and reflected by the most current mortgage statement or applicable statement. Properties with Lis Pendens are not eligible.
Priority Level (80%)
Applications are available at Community Revitalization Affiliates, Inc, 6151 Miramar Parkway, Suite 202, Miramar, FL 33023 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday beginning August 7, 2023, until funds are expended. For questions regarding the application form, please call (954) 939-3271.
Individuals interested in the Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program are encouraged to contact lenders on the lender approved list for pre-approval. For more information and a list of approved lenders, contact Community Revitalization Affiliates, Inc. at (954) 939-3271.
City of Miramar
Denise A. Gibbs, CMC
CITY OF MIRAMAR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM
PROPOSED 2023-2024 PROGRAM YEAR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
(10-1-23 to 9-30-24)
The City of Miramar is an entitlement recipient of federal funds and receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. In Program Year (PY) 2023-2024, the City anticipates receiving an allocation of $948,511 and allocation of $269,664 for Home Investment Partnership (HOME) through Broward County HOME Consortium. The purpose of the funds is to address community development and housing needs for the low-to moderate-income residents of Miramar.
The Annual Action Plan identifies the proposed projects for CDBG for PY 2023-2024 and shows the linkage between projects and the specific objectives developed to address the priority needs identified in the Consolidated Plan.
The City of Miramar is soliciting public input for the preparation for the annual action plan. All interested agencies, organizations and persons are invited to submit input on the Annual Action Plan to Economic Development and Housing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2200 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025.
Residential Rehabilitation $458,809
The City’s residential rehabilitation program provides home repair assistance to low-to moderate-income owner-occupied homeowners in the City who are experiencing conditions in and around their homes that pose a threat to their health, safety and welfare.
Sawyer Park-Phase 2 $50,000
The improvement consists of adding new shade structures to the recently installed play system. This is Phase 2 of the park improvement project.
Commercial Rehabilitation $250,000
Provide commercial façade rehabilitation and/or code compliance improvement to commercial established owners located in low- and moderate-income concentrated areas.
Program Administration $189,702
The cost associated with administering the CDBG program, preparation of the various plans, required reports and fair housing activities.
Citizens are encouraged to review the PY 2023-2024 Draft Annual Action Plan and provide written comments. The 30-day public comment period will commence Thursday, May 18, 2023 and ends June 19, 2023.
The plan is available for public review beginning Thursday, May 18, 2023 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, at the City of Miramar Economic Development & Housing Department, 2200 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, and the Office of the City Clerk, 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, and the City’s website:
it is also available for review at:
Community Revitalization Affiliates, Inc.
6151 Miramar Parkway, Suite 202
Miramar, FL 33023
Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prior to the adoption, the City of Miramar Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed PY 2023-2024 Action Plan on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, located at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Florida 33025. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. For additional information regarding the proposed activities, please contact the Economic Development and Housing Department at (954) 602-3247.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this hearing should contact the Office of the City Clerk at least 48-hours prior to the hearing at (954) 602-3011 for assistance.