Announcements – Public Notices 9-29-2021

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

September 29, 2021

City of Pittsburgh-Office of Management and Budget

414 Grant Street

Room 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-255-2211

This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS – CDBG PROJECT

On or about Monday, October 18th the City of Pittsburgh will submit a

request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

(HUD) to release Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and

Community Development Act of 1974 as amended for the real estate

project described below.

Northside Properties Residences III consists of the rehabilitation of

sixty-eight (68) units located within sixty-seven (67) buildings across the

California-Kirkbride, Central Northside, and Perry South neighborhoods of

the City of Pittsburgh. Rehabilitation is to include complete interior

renovation to make for more modern and functional units while extending

units’ lifespan.

Seven (7) units will be available at or below 20% AMI, five (5) units at or

below 30% AMI, twenty-four (24) units at or below 50% AMI, and thirty-

two (32) units at or below 60% AMI. The developer of the project is

Northside Properties R&S LLC. Funding sources include a $6,724,366 

first mortgage construction loan from Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, a

$950,000 Pittsburgh Development Fund (PDF) second mortgage loan

from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), a $700,000

Rental Housing Development & Improvement Program (RHDIP) third

mortgage loan from the URA, a $700,000 Rental Gap Program (RGP) fourth mortgage loan from the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF),

$10,096,928 in 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity,

$2,456,060 in Historic Tax Credit (HTC) equity, and $3,927,095 in seller

note cash fl ow, interim income, and deferred development fee. The

$700,000 RHDIP loan will be sourced with federal funds, including

$10,169 in CDBG 2017, $150,000 in CDBG 2018, $500,000 in CDBG

2019, and $39,831 in CDBG Repay. Additionally, all sixty-eight (68) units

will be supported by a Housing Payments Assistance (HAP) contract from

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The total

estimated cost of the development is $25,554,449.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – CDBG PROJECT

The City of Pittsburgh has 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 414 Grant Street, Room 501, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to:

Whitney Finnstrom

City of Pittsburgh,

414 Grant Street, Room 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 255-2211

All comments received by Monday, October 18th will be considered by

the City of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for

release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are

addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that William Peduto in his

capacity as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Urban

Redevelopment Authority to use development funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of

Pittsburgh certification for a period of fifteen (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  Pittsburgh; (b) the City of

Pittsburgh 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 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:

Phillip.E.McKeough@hud.gov

412-644-5846

Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the

objection period.

William Peduto

Mayor

City of Pittsburgh

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

September 29, 2021

City of Pittsburgh-Office of Management and Budget

414 Grant Street

Suite 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-255-2211

This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS – CDBG PROJECT

On or about October 18, 2021, the City of Pittsburgh will submit a request to

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release

Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act

of 1974 as amended for two (2) real estate projects.

The first development, Sheptytsky Arms Apartments, is a categorically

excluded project subject to 58.5. The project is a renovation of an existing

apartment building to include forty-nine (49) affordable housing units. Forty

(40) units will be made affordable to tenants at or below 30% AMI, seven

(7) units will be affordable at or below 50% AMI, and two (2) units will be

affordable at or below 60% AMI. The location of the building is 3505 Mexico

St. in the City of Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. The developer

of the project is Sheptytsky Arms Apartments LP. The funding sources

include $3,942,000 of a PHFA first mortgage loan, $500,000 of 2020 Housing

Opportunity Funds, $250,000 of 2020 CDBG funds, $2,731,852 in 4% Low

Income Housing Tax Credit equity, and $1,266,200 from a combination of

the deferred developer fee, income during construction, seller note, seller

note interest, and transferred reserves. The total estimated cost of the

development is $8,690,052.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – CDBG PROJECT

The City of Pittsburgh has 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 414 Grant Street, Suite 501, Pittsburgh, PA

15219 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS – HOME PROJECT

The second development, CLT at the Fire Site is an Environmentally Assessed

project. It is a new construction project by City of Bridges Community Land

Trust (CBCLT) in the Polish Hill neighborhood. The development will

include four (4) single-family housing units affordable to buyers at or below

80% AMI. All the units will be part of the community land trust stewarded by

CBCLT, who will maintain a 99-ground lease on the properties. The funding

sources include $200,000 of a first mortgage loan from First Commonwealth

Bank, $750,000 of Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program

(AHP) funds, $80,000 from the Hill Foundation, and $60,000 of PHARE

funds, a UPIF loan in the amount of $340,411 and a For Sale Development

Program (FSDP) grant in the amount of $400,000. The $400,000 FSDP will

be funded with Housing Opportunity Funds in the amount $200,000 and

HOME 2018 in the amount of $2,228, HOME 2019 in the amount of $99,938

and HOME 2020 in the amount of $97,834. The total estimated cost of the

development is $1,831,611.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – HOME PROJECT

The City of Pittsburgh has 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 414 Grant Street, Suite 501, Pittsburgh, PA

15219 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to:

Whitney Finnstrom

City of Pittsburgh,

414 Grant Street, Suite 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 255-2211

All comments received by October 18, 2021 will be considered by the City

of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of

funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that William Peduto in his capacity

as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Urban

Redevelopment Authority to use development funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh

certification for a period of fifteen (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 Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh 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 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 via email or phone to:

Phillip.E.McKeough@hud.gov

412-644-5846

Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the

objection period.

William Peduto

Mayor

City of Pittsburgh

 

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

September 29, 2021

City of Pittsburgh-Office of Management and Budget

414 Grant Street

Suite 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-255-2211

This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS – HOME PROJECT

On or about October 18, 2021, the City of Pittsburgh will submit a request to

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release

Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act

of 1974 as amended for one (1) real estate project.

The development, Garfield Highlands, involves the new construction of

single-family affordable rental housing to create (25) affordable housing

units. Three (3) units will be made affordable to tenants at or below 30%

AMI, thirteen (13) units will be affordable at or below 50% AMI, and nine (9)

units will be affordable at or below 60% AMI. The 25 units are to be

constructed upon lots that currently contain vacant land or abandoned housing.

The project is located on scattered sites on North Aiken Avenue, Rosetta

Street, and Kincaid Street, located the City of Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. The

developer of the project is Garfield Highlands LP. The funding sources

include $7,419,573 in 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity, $589,494

of Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program Funds, $187,820

of deferred developer fee, $540,000 of 2020 Housing Opportunity Funds,

$36,393 of HOME 2018 funds, $95,173 of HOME 2019 funds, and $578,434

of HOME 2020 funds. The total estimated cost of the development is

$9,446,887.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – HOME PROJECT

The City of Pittsburgh has 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 414 Grant Street, Suite 501, Pittsburgh, PA

15219 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00

p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to:

Whitney Finnstrom

City of Pittsburgh,

414 Grant Street, Suite 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 255-2211

All comments received by October 18, 2021, will be considered by the

City of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of

funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that William Peduto in his capacity

as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Urban Redevelopment

Authority to use development funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh

certification for a period of fifteen (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 Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh 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 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:

Phillip.E.McKeough@hud.gov

412-644-5846

Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the

objection period.

William Peduto

Mayor

City of Pittsburgh

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE

CITY OF PITTSBURGH

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REVISED

FLAT RENT SCHEDULE 2022

The Housing Authority of the

City of Pittsburgh (HACP), in

accordance with federal law and

regulation, is proposing revisions to

its Low Income Public Housing Flat

Rent Schedule.

The revised 2022 HACP Flat Rent

Schedule is available for review and

comment from September 27, 2021

to October 26, 2021 on the HACP

Web Site: www.hacp.org; Copies

of the 2022 Flat Rent Schedule

can be obtained by contacting the

HACP Asset Management office at

412-643-3164.

A Public Hearing to receive public

comments on the revised 2022

HACP Flat Rent Schedule will be

held on Thursday, October 14,

2021 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

via Zoom:

10:00 a.m. via zoom: Meeting ID:

928 6758 2505 Passcode: 576164

(US)1-301-715-8592 Passcode:576164

5:00 p.m. via zoom: Meeting ID:

938 7381 8731 Passcode: 704223

(US) 1-301-715-8592 Passcode:

704223

Written comments on the HACP

Flat Rent Schedule must be

addressed to 2022 HACP Flat Rent

Schedule. Comments must be

received by close of business (5:00

p.m.) on October 26, 2021 and

sent to the following e-mail address:

michelle.ralston@hacp.org or call

412-643-2851.

Once approved, the final revised

HACP Flat Rent Schedule will be

effective December 1, 2021.

Persons with disabilities requiring

assistance or alternative formats,

or wishing to submit comments in

alternative formats, can contact

the HACP ADA/504 Coordinator

at 412-456-5020, Extension 2504;

TTY 412-201-5384. All other questions

should be addressed to the

Executive Office at 412-456-5012.

HACP conducts business in accordance with

all federal, state, and local civil rights laws,

including but not limited to Title VII, the Fair

Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation

Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities

Act, The PA Human Relations Act, etc. and

does not discriminate against any individuals

protected by these statutes.

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