City of Stockton
Economic Development Department
400 E. Main Street, 4th Floor
Phone: (209) 937-7585
This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin and its non-profit subsidiary Delta Community Developers Corp. First being the Notice of Intent (NOI) to Request Release of Funds (RROF), and then the Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Stockton will submit an NOI for the RROF 15-days after the public notice, or the next working day (June 6, 2022) to the HUD Field Office for the release of Project-based Vouchers (PBVs) under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and public housing program funds under the Housing Act of 1937, as amended through the use of PBVs for its Calaveras Quarters Apartments community. It will provide sixty-eight (68) one-bedroom permanent affordable housing units and one (1) one-bedroom mangers utilizing Homekey funds. The project is located at 2654 West March Lane, Stockton, CA. 95207 with the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) of 110-020-08. It will convert an existing a Motel with 122-room former hotel into 68 one-bedroom permanent affordable housing units with PBVs. No new residential buildings would be erected. The interior of the existing buildings would undergo extensive remodeling. This public notice provides information and guidance regarding Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321) and other related laws and authorities. This notice clarifies the applicability of environmental reviews under 24 CFR parts 50 and 58 to all PHA activities at the project site(s) assisted or to be assisted by HUD and to the use of all HUD funds, including PBV funds. This notice also reiterates the prohibition on the obligation or expenditure of any funding without environmental clearance and presents submission and processing requirements using PBVs as long as there are no changes to the project scope or environmental conditions. Finally, this notice includes a Part 50 programmatic determination for administrative, management, and certain maintenance activities and for Public Housing (PH) activities utilizing PBVs. Funding potential for this project will be provided utilizing but not limited to Housing Choice Vouchers Program, Project-Based Vouchers, provided by HUD with an estimated value of approximately $9,726,720 twenty (20) years.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Stockton 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 the City of Stockton, Economic Development Department, 400 E. Main Street, 4th Floor, Stockton, CA 95202 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the EER to the City of Stockton, Economic Development Department, at the address listed above. All comments received by June 6, 2022, will be considered by the City of Stockton prior to authorization submission of a request for release of funds. responsible for receiving and responding to comments. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION and RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Stockton certifies that Carrie Wright in her capacity as Director of Economic Development 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 Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin to use Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs).
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Stockton 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 Stockton; (b) the City of Stockton has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations of 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin 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) and shall be emailed to the HUD grant administration office at: [email protected] :
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Carrie Wright, Director of Economic Development
May 20 2022 – 201078