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Posted 02/23/2021
Ends 02/23/2021

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS February 23, 2021 City of Vancouver Community Development PO Box 1995 Vancouver, WA 98662 360-487-7952 Clark County Community Services PO Box 5000 Vancouver, WA 98666 564-397-7801 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by City of Vancouver and Clark Countys HOME Investment Partnerships Program and housing vouchers through the Move to Work Program through the Vancouver Housing Authority. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about March 10, 2021 the City of Vancouver and Clark County will submit a request to the Seattle Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) as amended, to undertake a project known as Mercy Peace Health Housing. The Vancouver Housing Authority will likewise submit a request to the Portland Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of housing vouchers through the Move to Work Program authorized by Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134, 110 Stat 1321), dated April 26, 1996, as amended. The project is for new construction of a 69-unit multifamily housing project on 2 acres of currently vacant land one block east of the PeaceHealth SW Medical Center. The development will include five, multi-story, walk-up, wood frame buildings. The buildings will be arranged around a center green with a large patio and play structure. The project will also include a community building with resident services, management and maintenance offices and laundry. The project location covers eleven tax lots generally located at 415 NE 93rd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98664. (tax parcels 37916239, 37916237, 37916237, 37916241, 37916243, 37916245, 37916247, 37916249, 37916251, 37916283, 37916281). Total HOME funding includes $200,000 from the City of Vancouver and $250,000 from Clark County. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Vancouver and Clark County have determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Vancouver, 415 W. 6th St, Vancouver WA 98660, available for review online at www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg . The ERR is also available online at: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/ PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Vancouver Clark County. All comments received by March 10, 2021 will be considered by these jurisdictions prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Vancouver and Clark County certify to HUD that Peggy Sheehan and Michael Torres, in their capacity as CDBG and HOME Program Managers, consent 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. HUDs approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Vancouver and Clark County to use the requested funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Vancouver and Clark Countys certification for a period of 15 days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Vancouver or Clark County; (b) the City of Vancouver or Clark County have omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD administration office at SEACPDRROF@hud.gov or Portland_RROF@hud.gov Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Peggy Sheehan, Community and Economic Development Manager Michael Torres, Community Housing and Development Manager February 23 - 512930

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Posted 02/23/2021
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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS February 23, 2021 City of Vancouver Community Development PO Box 1995 Vancouver, WA 98662 360-487-7952 Clark County Community Services PO Box 5000 Vancouver, WA 98666 564-397-7801 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by City of Vancouver and Clark Countys HOME Investment Partnerships Program and housing vouchers through the Move to Work Program through the Vancouver Housing Authority. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about March 10, 2021 the City of Vancouver and Clark County will submit a request to the Seattle Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) as amended, to undertake a project known as Mercy Peace Health Housing. The Vancouver Housing Authority will likewise submit a request to the Portland Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of housing vouchers through the Move to Work Program authorized by Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134, 110 Stat 1321), dated April 26, 1996, as amended. The project is for new construction of a 69-unit multifamily housing project on 2 acres of currently vacant land one block east of the PeaceHealth SW Medical Center. The development will include five, multi-story, walk-up, wood frame buildings. The buildings will be arranged around a center green with a large patio and play structure. The project will also include a community building with resident services, management and maintenance offices and laundry. The project location covers eleven tax lots generally located at 415 NE 93rd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98664. (tax parcels 37916239, 37916237, 37916237, 37916241, 37916243, 37916245, 37916247, 37916249, 37916251, 37916283, 37916281). Total HOME funding includes $200,000 from the City of Vancouver and $250,000 from Clark County. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Vancouver and Clark County have determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Vancouver, 415 W. 6th St, Vancouver WA 98660, available for review online at www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg . The ERR is also available online at: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/ PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Vancouver Clark County. All comments received by March 10, 2021 will be considered by these jurisdictions prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Vancouver and Clark County certify to HUD that Peggy Sheehan and Michael Torres, in their capacity as CDBG and HOME Program Managers, consent 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. HUDs approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Vancouver and Clark County to use the requested funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Vancouver and Clark Countys certification for a period of 15 days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Vancouver or Clark County; (b) the City of Vancouver or Clark County have omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD administration office at SEACPDRROF@hud.gov or Portland_RROF@hud.gov Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Peggy Sheehan, Community and Economic Development Manager Michael Torres, Community Housing and Development Manager February 23 - 512930