August 14, 2022
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
101 Beach Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or after August 30, 2022, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Project/Congressionally Directed Spending funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake projects known as:
1. 2022 Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Flint Home Improvement Fund ($1,500,000 of Community Project Funds) – The Flint Home Improvement Fund (HIF) is a multi-faceted program addressing several housing restoration needs in the City of Flint including façade improvements, structural repairs, abatement services, accessibility modifications, and any other health and safety issues. The HIF works to build a sustainable funding tool for these activities and fill gaps in service for people who don’t qualify for our current home repair programs by creating a pool of diverse funding streams to address these issues. This fund will be a catalyst for change in the city as it aims to create a network where any homeowner in the City of Flint can access funds to repair their homes.
For additional information on this project, please contact Thomas Hutchison, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 766-9089.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has determined that the projects 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 Genesee County Community Development Program, 1101 Beach Street, Room 111, Flint, MI 48502 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Genesee County Community Development Program at 1101 Beach St, Room 111, Flint, MI 48502 or to Cody Roblyer, Lead Planner at email@example.com. All comments received by August 29, 2022, will be considered by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity certifies to HUD that Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and Thomas Hutchinson, in his capacity as Executive Director of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, 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 Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Genesee County Habitat for Humanity’s certification for a period of fifteen 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 Genesee County Habitat for Humanity; (b) Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs 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 by email to CPD_COVID-19OEE-DET@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Thomas Hutchison, Executive Director, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, 101 Burton St, Flint, MI 48503; (810) 766-9089. Michigan Relay Center – dial 711