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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for Kings Valley Apartments

Published:  April 8, 2020

On or about April 23, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will authorize the Sonoma County Housing Authority to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of twenty-two (22) Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, as authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9), as amended, to undertake a project known as Kings Valley Senior Apartments for the purpose of providing affordable housing.

The project is funding/grant-related only. The project is an award of 22 Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers to an existing affordable senior housing project. The project site, Kings Valley Senior Apartments, is described below. There is no rehabilitation or other activities proposed. The project is funding/grant-related only.

Kings Valley Senior Apartments is an existing affordable senior housing project located at 100 Kings Circle, Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California 95425 (APN 116-330-001) on a 10.28-acre site and built in the 1970s. The garden-style apartment complex contains 4 residential buildings, 1 community, and 1 maintenance building.  The project consists of 99 total units of senior residential housing with 52 studios, 46 one-bedrooms, and 1 two-bedroom unit. To provide rental assistance to very low-income households, the Commission is allocating 22 Project-Based Vouchers (PVB) to be committed for designated rental units with a 20-year Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract. The housing subsidy award will remain connected to the unit after a tenant moves out of the unit. The owner agrees to rent the unit to eligible tenants for the duration of the HAP contract.

The total project cost is estimated to be $5,528,160.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Copies may be obtained by emailing kirsten.larsen@sonoma-county.org or downloading the document electronically. 

Download King's Valley Environmental ReviewPDF: 4.9 MB

Public Comments

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Kirsten Larsen, Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. All comments received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, will be considered by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission prior to submission of a request for release of funds.

Environmental Certification

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that Barbie Robinson in her capacity as Interim Executive Director 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 Sonoma County Community Development Commission to use Program funds.

Objections to Release of Funds

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency 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, Section 58.75). Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to HUD by emailing RROFSFRO@hud.gov and todd.r.greene@hud.gov prior to the end of the 15 day HUD public comment period. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Barbie Robinson, Interim Executive Director and NEPA Certifying Officer

Download Environmental Review for King's Valley Senior ApartmentsPDF: 4.9 MB

 

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