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					               BREVARD COUNTY HOME CONSORTIUM
FY 2010- 2011 INTERIM CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND
                  EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
                        DECEMBER 2011




                           Housing and Human Services Department
                            2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B
                                                  Viera, FL 32940
                                                   (321) 633-2076
                                               FAX (321) 633-2170
                                                                   Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                      Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                       October 2010- September 2011
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                    2010/2011 Brevard County HOME Consortium
                      Consolidated Annual Performance
                                     And
                          Evaluation Report (CAPER)



                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS
Narratives                                                                                   Page

Executive Summary                                                                              4

Section I: Summary of Resources and Distribution of Funds                                      6

Section II: General CAPER Narratives                                                           7
  A. Assessment of One-Year Goals and Objectives                                               7
  B. Consolidated Accomplishments Related to Strategic Plan Goals                              9
  C. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing                                                    28
  D. Affordable Housing                                                                       31
  E. Continuum of Care                                                                        32
  F. Other Actions                                                                            33
  G. Leveraging Resources                                                                     35
  H. Citizen Participation                                                                    36
  I. Self Evaluation                                                                          36
  J. Managing the Process                                                                     37
  K. Monitoring                                                                               38

Section III: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Narratives                      40
  A. Assessments of Relationships of CDBG Funds to Goals and Objectives                       40
  B. Change in Program Objectives                                                             42
  C. Assessment of efforts in carrying out planned actions                                    42
  D. Use of CDBG Funds for National Objectives                                                42
  E. Anti-Displacement and Relocation                                                         42
  F. Low/Mod Job Activities                                                                   43
  G. Public Services                                                                          43
  H. Program Income Received                                                                  44
  I. Prior Period Adjustments                                                                 44
  J. Loans and Other Receivables                                                              44
  K. Lump Sum Agreements                                                                      45
  L. Housing Rehabilitation                                                                   45
   M. Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies                                                  45

Section IV: HOME Program Narratives                                                           49
  A. Consortium HOME Housing Goals/Accomplishments                                            49
  B. Assessment of Relationship of HOME Funds to Goals and Objectives                         49
  C. Minority Outreach                                                                        50
  D. Affirmative Marketing                                                                    51
                                                                 Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                    Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                     October 2010- September 2011
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Section V: ESG & HOPWA Programs Narratives                                                  52

Section IV: Public Comment                                                                  53

Section VII: Appendices
  A. Table 2A
  B. Tables 1C, 2C, &3A MATRIX
  C. County Demographic Maps
  D. HOME Match Report-40107-A
  E. IDIS C04PR03-CDBG Activity Summary Report (GPR) for Program Year 2008
  F. IDIS C04PR06-Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects for Report Year 2008
  G. IDIS C04PR23-Program Year 2008 Summary of Accomplishments
  H. IDIS C04PR26-CDBG Financial Summary for Program Year 2008
  I. IDIS C04PR83-CDBG Performance Measures Report
  J. IDIS C04PR84-CDBG Strategy Area, CFDI, and Local Target Area Report
  K. IDIS C04PR85-HOME Housing Performance Report
  L. IDIS C04PR33-HOME Matching Liabilities
  M. IDIS C04PR01- HOME Program Income
  N. IDIS C04PR22-HOME Activities
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2010- September 2011
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Consolidated Planning Process is a collaborative process whereby jurisdictions
receiving federal housing and community development funding establish a community
development vision for their community. The process consolidates major housing and
community development grant programs into one document. There are three major
components of the Consolidated Planning Process:

The Home Consortium Five Year Consolidated Plan – The goals and objectives of all
federally funded housing and community development programs are laid out in the Five
Year Consolidated Plan to bring together statutory purposes of all the programs into one
vision. For Brevard County, the plan covers the fiscal year periods from 2005 to 2010.

The Annual Action Plan – Focuses on specific actions to be accomplished in a particular
fiscal year to achieve the goals and objectives of the Five Year Consolidated Plan.

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) -The CAPER
compares the outcomes of the activities established in the Annual Action Plan against
the planned jurisdiction’s performance goals into one evaluation report.

As part of the consolidated planning process, State and local governments receiving
federal funding for housing and community development activities, are required to
submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) every
year. The report focuses on the strategies implemented to provide decent housing, a
suitable living environment and economic opportunities for low to moderate income
persons. The CAPER also serves as an evaluation tool to provide to the Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Congress with the
progress towards achieving the goals established for housing and community
development programs.

The Brevard County HOME Consortium (Consortium) is a legal entity created through
an intergovernmental agreement between Brevard County (County) and the cities of
Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay. The Consortium is unique in the way that
the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) award funds for the HOME
and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The County receives
HOME funds for the entire Consortium and in turn contracts with each city individually.
However, each consortium member is a CDBG entitlement community and thereby
receives CDBG funds directly from HUD irrespective of each other. For HOME funds
the Consortium must provide a single comprehensive Consolidated Annual
Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). In addition to reporting on HOME
funded activities for the Consortium, the CAPER also includes Brevard County’s report
of accomplishments for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Each City member develops individual CDBG Annual Performance Reports for their
specific jurisdictions. As required by HUD, all plans (HOME and CDBG) are then
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2010- September 2011
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submitted to HUD by the County (the Lead Consortium Entity) as one package, no later
than December 28, 2011.

The Brevard County 2010-2011 CAPER reviews each of the goals identified in the
Brevard County Fiscal Year 2010-2011(Interim) Annual Action Plan. In 2010 the
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved a one-year extension
of the Brevard County 2005-2010 HOME Consortium Consolidated Five Year Plan
(Consolidated Plan). Fiscal year 2010 – 2011 covers the period of time from October
1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 which marks the sixth and final CAPER of the
2005 - 2010 Consolidated Plan.

Each of the sections provided in the CAPER identify how federal funds were made
available to further the objectives of the Brevard County Five Year Consolidated Plan. In
addition, the report includes maps and tables describing the distribution of investments
and the number of low to moderate income clients served under each activity.

In addition to narrative statements assessing each of the programs covered by the
CAPER, Brevard County is required to submit financial reports produced through the
Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). IDIS is a comprehensive
database that tracks accomplishments and expenditures for each project or activity. A
summary of IDIS activities for the CDBG and HOME has been incorporated as an
attachment to the CAPER in Section V, appendix.
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2010- September 2011
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SECTION 1: SUMMARY OF RESOURCES AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

The federal entitlement grants covered under the CAPER include:

             HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
             Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Total funding to Brevard County for these grants for FY 2010-2011 was $1,568,335 in
HOME funds and $3,551,876 for CDBG funds. Program Income totaled $57,233.10 for
the program year. State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) funds in the amount of
$2,480,480.61 will be used for the twenty-five (25) percent match requirement for the
HOME Program.

The total amount of HOME and CDBG funds expended during the 2010-2011 program
year     were $1,553,857.36. CDBG funds were expended in County approved
neighborhood target areas. See County maps identifying municipal locations and
important Consortium information pertaining to the location of our Target Areas, Poverty
Areas, Minority and Elderly Populations, in Section VI appendix.

In addition to receiving HOME and CDBG entitlement funds the consortium leverages
additional resources through local, state and federal opportunities to help address the
Consortiums Housing and Community Development needs.

Additional programs and their funding covered under the CAPER include:

             $4,470,551 State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP)
             $ 429,048 DOE Weatherization
             $5,836,550 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
             $ 783,520 Supportive Housing Assistance Grant (HUD)
             $ 420,000 Homeless Housing Assistance Grant (State)
             $ 63,347 Challenge Grant (State)
             $ 675,246 Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)
             $2,869,591 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
             $ 510,200 Community Based Organization (CBO) General Fund
             $ 250,132, Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                    October 2010- September 2011
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SECTION II: GENERAL CAPER NARRATIVES

A. Assessment of One-Year Goals and Objectives

This Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides an
assessment of the Brevard County Home Consortium’s 2010-2011 fiscal year HOME
expenditures and Brevard County’s 2010-2011 Fiscal Year CDBG expenditures of
federal funds provided by HUD and their relationship to the goals and objectives in the
program year 2010-2011 (one year extension) Interim Action Plan.

The Consolidated Plan for housing and community development directs the allocation of
HOME, CDBG funds, and other community resources, listed above, towards goals and
strategies for improving the local community. The plan engages the collaborative efforts
of citizens, elected leaders, nonprofit organizations, public/private agencies, and the
HOME Consortium. This process identifies community needs and prioritizes them,
thereby becoming the basis for developing goals and objectives for the Consolidated
Plan. During each successive year of the five-year Consolidated Plan, an Annual Action
Plan is prepared. The Action Plan establishes goals related to the five (5) year activities
to be undertaken to achieve those goals. The CAPER documents each year’s
accomplishments.

In an effort to prioritize needs and allocate funding, appropriately, the County used
statistical data, focus groups, neighborhood meetings, survey results, neighborhood
plans, and public hearings to determine community development needs.              The
Consolidated Plan identified the following priority needs:

      Homeless Shelters
      Owner-Occupied Housing
      Rental Housing
      Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing
      Transitional Housing
      Public Facilities
      Infrastructure Improvements
      Economic Development
      Public Services
      Demolition and Clearance
      Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
      Crime Prevention
      Historic Preservation
      Commercial Rehabilitation
      Multi-Unit Rehabilitation
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2010- September 2011
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To the greatest extent feasible, the plan focuses on the goals of the Brevard County
HOME Consortium as they pertain to the preservation and development of affordable
housing in the Consortium’s service area.

Below are the key strategic objectives of the HOME Consortium’s five year plan for
Affordable Housing:

      Increase the quality of owner-occupied housing through housing
       rehabilitation/replacement assistance for low and moderate-income households.

      Increase the supply of affordable owner-occupied housing by providing down
       payment assistance and housing counseling to low and moderate-income
       households.

      Increase accessibility of owner-occupied housing by providing assistance to
       homeowners for handicapped accessibility improvements.

      Increase the supply of rental housing by providing acquisition and rehabilitation
       assistance for the preservation of existing units.

      Increase the supply of rental housing by providing acquisition and rehabilitation
       assistance for the preservation of existing units.

      Preserve the supply of quality rental units in the private market through
       continuation of support of Housing Choice Voucher assistance.

      Increase opportunities for people to find quality affordable rental housing in the
       private marketplace through tenant-based rental assistance.

      Increase awareness about Fair Housing issues countywide.

Following are tables outlining Fiscal Year 2010-2011 accomplishments related to the
Consortium’s Consolidated Plan objectives, goals, and priority needs. Please note that
Affordable Housing Matrix found in Section VII Appendix, this matrix combines the HUD
Tables 1C, 2C, and 3 A, providing a detailed breakdown for each objective, established
goals, units produced, % of goal met, total of funds expended for each objective and
outcome expected. The matrix further breaks out the funding sources and how each of
the Consortium members contributed to the total outcomes.
                                                                  Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                     Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                      October 2010- September 2011
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B. Consolidated Accomplishments Related to Strategic Plan Goals:


PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS:          HOMEOWNERSHIP- Rehabilitation of Existing Owner
Units


Objective: Increase the affordability and quality of owner-occupied housing through
rehabilitation/replacement assistance for low and moderate-income households. Sustainability
and Affordability.
Project / Agency            Description                  Accomplishments

Rehabilitation, Repair     Households meeting               HOME
and Replacement            income and length of             Four (4) homes have been replaced
Program                    homeownership guidelines         and two (3) homes rehabilitated
                           may qualify for repairs and      totaling $521,882.
                           rehabilitation up to and
                           including demolition of          SHIP
                           substandard housing and          Seventy-six (76) homes have been
                           construction of a new            rehabilitated totaling $1,692,525.
                           home.
                                                            CDBG
                                                            Two (2) homes were rehabilitated
                                                            totaling $32,422.

Barrier Free Home          Provide barrier                  CDBG
Modification               modifications for persons        Five (5) homes were assisted totaling
                           with disabilities for eligible   $17,000.
                           homeowners.
Weatherization Program/    Households at or below           WAP ARRA
Brevard County             200% of the HHS poverty          Brevard County used $429,048 in
                           guidelines may receive           funding from the Department of
                           funds for repairs to make        Energy through a grant from the
                           homes energy efficient.          Department of Community Affairs to
                                                            weatherize ninety-six (96) homes.
                                                              Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                  October 2010- September 2011
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PRIORITY HOUSING NEED:         HOMEOWNERSHIP- Home-ownership assistance

Objective: Increase the supply of affordable owner-occupied housing by providing funding for
construction, down payment assistance, and housing counseling to low and moderate-
income households. Also, to assist homeowners with one time funding opportunities to retain
their present home.
Objective: Affordability and Sustainability

Project / Agency           Description                  Accomplishments

First Time Homebuyer       Income eligible              HOME
Down Payment               households are loaned        Thirteen (13) clients have                been
Assistance Program         down payment                 assisted totaling 195,281.
                           assistance and closing
                           costs to assist with         SHIP
                           homeownership. Loans         Forty-four (44) clients were assisted
                           are forgiven after the       totaling $860,053.
                           required affordability
                           period.                      NSP
                                                        Nine (9) clients were assisted totaling
                                                        $347,086.
Homeownership              The Purchase                 SHIP
Counseling Program         Assistance Workshop is       Sixty-eight (68) clients have been
                           a 5.5 hour                   assisted totaling $15,000.
                           comprehensive course
                           that includes every
                           facet of the home
                           buying experience from
                           the initial determination
                           of whether to rent or
                           buy through post
                           closing, foreclosure
                           prevention and
                           hurricane preparation.
Foreclosure Assistance     Hardest Hit Program          HARDEST HIT FUNDS
                           funded under the             Sixty-four (64) clients were served, the
                           Emergency Economic           state pays direct to the homeowner’s
                           Stabilization Act for        lender, no record of total dollars spent
                           states hardest hit by        on clients are kept locally.
                           foreclosures to provide
                           temporary assistance to
                           eligible homeowners.
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                    October 2010- September 2011
                                                                                          Page 11


Utility Hook-Up              Assists eligible             SHIP
Assistance                   homeowners with funds        Palm Bay area assisted forty-five (45)
                             for utility hook-ups.        households totaling $290,572

PRIORITY HOUSING NEED: HOME-OWNERSHIP- Acquisition of Existing Owner Units
Objective: Increase the affordability, accessibility and quality of owner-occupied housing
through acquisition/rehabilitation/replacement for low and low-income homebuyers.
Project / Agency             Description               Accomplishments

Acquisition/Rehabilitation   To acquire, rehab, and      HOME
of existing owner units      sell to an eligible         Two (2) units were purchased and
sold to eligible             property to an eligible     rehabilitated and sold to eligible
Homebuyers Program.          First Time Home             homebuyers, totaling $140,382.
                             Buyer.
                                                         NSP
                                                         9 units (previously acquired) were
                                                         rehabilitated and sold to eligible
                                                         homebuyers.

                                                         $336,172 in NSP funds were expended
                                                         for rehabilitation.

                                                         $465,697 in program income was
                                                         received.

New Construction/Infill      The City of Cocoa           CDBG
                             entered into a              Construction of three (3) homes,
                             development                 completed.
                             agreement with
                             Central Florida             $28,600 of CDBG funds were expended
                             Community
                             Development
                             Corporation (CFCDC)
                             for construction of four
                             (4) infill homes.
                                                              Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                  October 2010- September 2011
                                                                                        Page 12


New Construction/Infill    Demolition of three (3)     CDBG
                           existing substandard        The City of Cocoa entered into a
                           housing units to be         Development Agreement with Habitat
                           replaced with three         for Humanity for the design and
                           new single family           construction of three (3) new single-
                           homes.                      family units for sale to qualifying and
                                                       low-income households. CDBG and
                                                       SHIP funds will be used for down
                                                       payment and closing costs. Three (3)
                                                       units were completed. $9,111 of CDBG
                                                       funds was expended.




PRIORITY HOUSING NEED:         HOME-OWNERSHIP- Production of New Owner Units

Objective: Increase the affordability, accessibility and quality of owner-occupied housing
through acquisition/rehabilitation/replacement for low and low-income homebuyers.
Project / Agency             Description               Accomplishments

Infill New Construction    The City of Cocoa           CDBG
Cocoa                      entered into a              Construction of one (1) infill home has
                           development                 been completed and the completion of
                           agreement with North        the second infill home is expected to be
                           Brevard Charities           completed     in    FY     2011.   Total
                           Sharing Center              expenditure YTD of $183,524.33.
                           (NBCSC) for the
                           construction of two (2)
                           infill homes on City
                           owned properties.




PRIORITY HOUSING NEED:            RENTAL HOUSING – Acquisition & Rehab or New
Construction


Objective: Increase the supply and/or quality of rental housing by providing assistance for
land acquisition, rehab, and development of new and existing rental units.

Project / Agency           Description                 Accomplishments
CHI as the developer and   Construction of three       HOME
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                    October 2010- September 2011
                                                                                          Page 13


Community Development      (3) single-family homes       Three single-family units completed
Corporation, Inc. CHDO     in Melbourne to lease         for very low income rental housing
project.                   to three (3) very low-        using $272,143 in HOME funds.
                           and low-income
                           clients.
Homes for Independence Acquisition and rehab             HOME
                           of four (4) units of          Four (4) units have been purchased
                           rental multi-family           and are being rehabilitated for special
                           structure for special         needs rental.
                           needs clients.
                           Affordable for 25 years       $250,000 in HOME funds is
                           for persons with              committed to this project.
                           disabilities whose
                           family incomes are at
                           or below 50% AMI.
Rehabilitation of Existing Work with owners to           Home
Rental Units               rehabilitate existing         Two (2) units completed totaling
                           rental units to preserve      $41,239.
                           and improve affordable
                           decent rental units.          NSP
                                                         Seven (7) units completed totaling
                                                         $505,060.
Acquisition/Rehabilitation   Purchase and rehab          SHIP
of Existing Rental Units     Existing rental units to    Two (2) units were added to the pool
                             increase and improve        of available affordable housing units
                             availability of             totaling $75,982.
                             affordable decent           NSP
                             rental units.               Ten (10) (previously acquired) were
                                                         rehabilitated to eligible tenants.
                                                         $317,479 in NSP funds were
                                                         expended for rehabilitation.
Production of New            Acquisition of single       SHIP
Affordable Rental Units      family foreclosed           Twenty-two (22) units were acquired
                             homes in existing           or constructed to create new
                             neighborhoods               affordable rental units totaling
                             rehabbed and                $935,597.
                             converted to new
                             rental units to increase
                             the availability of
                             affordable decent
                             rental units.
Tropical Storm Fay           Provides funding for        CDBG (Disaster Recovery)
CDBG (Disaster               the rehabilitation of       Three organizations were selected
Recovery) Grant Through      affordable rental units     through the Request for Funding
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                    October 2010- September 2011
                                                                                          Page 14


    the State.              damaged by Tropical          process:
                            Storm Fay or to                  Coalition for the Hungry and
                            mitigate future damage             Homeless $325,439 to
                            to affordable rental               rehabilitate 16 single family
                            housing units.                     units.
                                                             Titusville Housing Authority
                                                               $270,600 to replace 30 roofs
                                                               and replace 104 units with new
                                                               electric panels and weather
                                                               heads.
                                                             River View Apartments, to
                                                               rehabilitate and mitigate 24
                                                               family units.


PRIORITY HOUSING NEED: RENTAL – Tenant Assistance


Objective: Increase opportunities for people to find/access quality affordable rental housing
in the private market and through the housing choice voucher assistance.

Project / Agency            Description                  Accomplishments

Tenant Based Rental         Program provides             HOME
Assistance (TBRA)           monthly rental               Ten (10) households were assisted
Program                     assistance to                with $48,215 to assist extremely-low
                            households in                and very low-income residents with
.                           Melbourne who are            rental assistance.
                            pursuing self-
                            sufficiency and to
                            elderly/disabled
                            persons for whom self-
                            sufficiency is an
                            unrealistic goal.

Rental Occupancy            Program provides rent        SHIP
Assistance Program          and security deposits        Twenty-eight (28) households were
                            for utilities for            assisted with $26,771.
                            households in the
                            Palm Bay area.
                                                                  Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                     Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                      October 2010- September 2011
                                                                                            Page 15


Utility and Security           Provides for security       SHIP
Deposit Assistance             and utility deposits        Two hundred and seventy-seven
Program                        enabling low-income         (277) households were assisted with
                               households to relocate      utility and security deposits county-
                               to affordable housing.      wide totaling $182,700.




Homeless Prevention and        Provides security and       Four hundred and fourteen (414)
Rapid Re-housing               utility deposits, rental    households were assisted throughout
Program (HPRP I)               assistance, motel/hotel     Brevard County totaling $507,533.
Four sub-grantees were         vouchers, case
selected through an RFP        management, credit
process to assist with the     counseling, and
operations of the program      moving costs enabling
they are: Catholic             low-income
Charities, The Coalition for   households to relocate
the Hungry and Homeless,       to affordable housing
Central Brevard Sharing        or maintain affordable
Center, and the South          housing
Brevard Sharing Center.

Homeless Prevention and        Provides security and       One hundred and forty-nine (149)
Rapid Re-housing               utility deposits, rental    households were assisted throughout
Program (HPRP II)              assistance, motel/hotel     Brevard County totaling $167,713.
Four sub-grantees were         vouchers, case
selected through an RFP        management, credit
process to assist with the     counseling, and
operations of the program      moving costs enabling
they are: Catholic             low-income
Charities, The Coalition for   households to relocate
the Hungry and Homeless,       to affordable housing
Central Brevard Sharing        or maintain affordable
Center, and the South          housing
Brevard Sharing Center
                                                              Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                 October 2009 - September 2010
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PRIORITY HOUSING NEED:        TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (HOMELESS)


Objective: Create a suitable living environment through availability, accessibility, and
affordability.

Project / Agency           Description                 Accomplishments

Supportive Housing         Annually, Brevard         1. Crosswinds received $88,088 to
Assistance Program         County, as the Lead      provide four (4) units of transitional
                           Agency for the Brevard housing, case management, and other
                           Continuum of Care        supportive services.
                           Coalition, applies to
                           HUD for the Supportive
                           Housing Assistance
                           Grant. Three agencies
.                          totaling 7 distinct
                           programs received the
                           grant:
                           1. Crosswinds Youth
                           Services provides skills
                           and assistance to
                           assist youth who have
                           “aged-out” of the foster
                           care system. They
                           received HUD funding
                           to provide transitional
                           housing. On
                           completing the
                           program, the youth are
                           assisted in obtaining
                           permanent housing.


                           2. 211 Brevard              2. 211 received $76,751, providing
                           Helpline is the Lead        HMIS to 14 agencies and managing a
                           Agency for the              database of over 60,000 clients.
                           Homeless
                           Management
                           Information System
                           (HMIS), providing an
                           Internet based client
                           management system.
                                                     Brevard County HOME Consortium
                        Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                        October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                               Page 17


                  3. The Coalition for        3. The Coalition for the Hungry and
                  the Hungry and              Homeless of Brevard received
                  Homeless of Brevard         $695,432 to provide 200 beds for
                  provides transitional       homeless persons.
                  and permanent
                  supportive housing for
                  individuals and families
                  experiencing
                  homelessness.
Challenge Grant   Annually, the Brevard       Florida Department of Children and
                  County Housing and          Families Challenge Grant was
                  Human Services              awarded August 2010 for FY 2010-
                  Department, as the          2011.
                  Lead Agency for the
                  Brevard Continuum of        $63,347 was awarded to two agencies
                  Care Coalition              received for funding
                  (BCoCC), applies for
                  the State of Florida         Catholic Charities $33,347
                  Challenge Grant on            Providing:
                  behalf of BCoCC               34 clients with medical
                  members. Challenge            prescriptions.
                  Grant funds provide for       922 households with food
                  transitional housing,         215 clients with case management
                  case management,
                  and other necessary          Central Brevard Charities Sharing
                  services to assist            Center – $30,000
                  homeless persons              Providing:
                  transition into               214 clients with medical
                  permanent housing.            prescriptions
                                                                   Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                      Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                      October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                             Page 18


 Homeless Housing              When an eligible             Central Florida Center for Drug Free
 Assistance Grant Program      project is presented to      Living was awarded $420,000, for the
                               the BCoCC, the               construction of a seven (7) unit, 28
                               Brevard County               bed facility to provide transitional
                               Housing and Human            housing for homeless female veterans
                               Services Department,         with or without children.
                               as the Lead Agency,
                               applies for the State of
                               Florida Homeless
                               Housing Assistance
                               Grant on behalf of
                               BCoCC members.
                               HHAG funds provide
                               for the creation of new
                               transitional housing.




Jurisdictional CDBG Priorities – Brevard County
PRIORITY NON-HOUSING          COMMUNITY        DEVELOPMENT         NEED:        DEMOLITION        AND
CLEARANCE


Objective: Creating a suitable living environment through availability and accessibility.

Project / Agency        Description                             Accomplishments

Brevard County          Spot blight demolition and              Eleven (18) structures were
Demolition and          clearance of vacant unoccupied          demolished under the demolition
Clearance Program       substandard structures that are         program, and two (2) lots were
                        vacant for at least three (3)           cleared of debris in FY 09-10.
Location: County        consecutive months.
Wide                                                            Total Dollars spent since FY2000
Brevard County,                                                 total $833,758
Florida

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
SBS

Priority: H
                                                                  Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                     Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                     October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                            Page 19




PRIORITY NON-HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS: INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                  PUBLIC FACILITIES


Objective: Creating a suitable living environment through availability and accessibility.

Project / Agency        Description                           Accomplishments
Merritt Island          Support and oversight to assist       Housing and Human Services
Capacity Building       neighborhood groups in CDBG           Department Staff, CDBG Advisory
                        Strategy Areas in building            Board Members, and Community
Location: 1590          capacity to implement                 representative from each
Schoolhouse Street      neighborhood plan activities.         Neighborhood Strategy Area
M.I., Brevard County,                                         attended training given by the City
FL                                                            of Ft. Lauderdale.

Funding Type: CDBG                                            In 2010-11, Brevard County Staff
National Objective:                                           worked closely with residents in the
LMA                                                           CDBG NSA’s to update needs
                                                              assessments. Additionally, staff
Priority: H                                                   worked with the Sharpes
                                                              community to finalize its
                                                              neighborhood plan and with
                                                              neighborhood groups on existing
                                                              neighborhood plans and strategies,
                                                              while increasing neighborhood
                                                              capacity, and implementing priority
                                                              activities.

                                                              The number of individuals served
                                                              by this activity is 14,917 for FY 10-
                                                              11.

                                                              Total Dollars spent - $2,190 on this
                                                              activity/project.
Myrtle Street           Design and construction of            Project was completed June 2010.
Improvements            drainage improvements,
                        sidewalks, and paving.                Dollars spent - $72,435 in FY
Location: CT601                                               2010.
BG4&5(Part)

Funding Type: CDBG
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                  October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                         Page 20


National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H

Wiley Street          Design and construction of           This project is designed and is
Improvements          drainage improvements,               slated to be completed in FY 2012.
                      sidewalks, and paving.               It is a priority project for the
Location: CT601                                            community. This project is currently
BG4&5(Part)                                                under review in permitting.
                                                           Easements being finalized.
Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:                                        Dollars spent - $ 135,689 in FY 10-
LMA                                                        11.

Priority: H

Main Street           Design and construction of           Engineering is 100% complete.
Improvements          drainage improvements,               Plans in permitting for review. Will
                      sidewalks, and paving.               include neighborhood signage.
Location: Census                                           Easements being finalized.
Tract 601 BG 4&5
(Part)                                                     Total Dollars spent - $75,111.00 in
                                                           FY10-11
Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H

Bevis Street          This project will consist of two     This project is designed and is bid
Improvements          phases: 1) short run of sanitary     out. Preconstruction meeting held
                      sewer, and 2) paving and             on June 2, 2011. Should be
Location: Census      drainage improvements for the        completed by May 2012.
Tract 699.02          unpaved portion of the road.
BG3&BG2(part)                                              Dollars spent - $10,946.27 in
CT697 BG 1 (Part)                                          FY10-11

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                          Page 21


Woody Simpson Park This project will consist of the         This project is 90% designed.
Community Room     construction of a Multi-purpose          Because of shortfalls in available
                   building for the purpose of              funds, the project is not scheduled
Location: Census   carrying out needed services             to begin construction before FY
Tract 699.02       and activities for the low to            2012.
BG3&BG2(part)      moderate income persons living
CT697 BG 1 (Part)  in Merritt Island.                       Dollars spent - $0.00 in FY 10-11.

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H

Schoolhouse           Design and construction of a          Project is 100% designed and has
Greenway              sidewalk and drainage                 gone out for bid. This project is
                      improvements.                         slated for completion by May 2012.
Location: Census
Tract 699.02                                                Dollars spent - $2,846.71 in FY 10-
BG3&BG2(part)                                               11.
CT697 BG 1 (Part)

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
Player Lane           This project will consist of          Because of shortfalls in available
Extension             paving, drainage improvements,        funds and changes in the housing
                      acquisition of easements and          market, construction on this project
Location: Census      possibly lots for the extension of    will not begin before FY 2012.
Tract 699.02          road.
BG3&BG2(part)                                               Dollars spent - $0.00 in FY 10-11.
CT697 BG 1 (Part)

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
                                                                  Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                     Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                     October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                            Page 22


West Canaveral          This activity consists of the         Staff is working with the community
Groves Water Line       installation of a waterline that      on a plan that includes funding
Project.                runs approximately three miles,       from USDA Rural Development.
                        and fire hydrants for health and      This funding will assist in the
Location: Census        safety concerns.                      construction of a potable waterline.
Tract 712 BG 2 (Part)                                         Costs are being assessed to
                                                              determine the most feasible way to
Funding Type: CDBG                                            fund the project (loans, verses
National Objective:                                           grants). The use of a Municipal
LMA                                                           Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) is
                                                              being evaluated for area residents
Priority: H                                                   to develop a funding match, for the
                                                              loan portion that will be required, to
                                                              receive USDA Rural Development
                                                              funding.

                                                              Dollars spent $ 2,830.30 in FY 10-
                                                              11.
Sharpes Community       Construct an 18,000 sq. ft.           The project is completed but must
Center                  Community Center/Hurricane            remain open because of the Pre-
                        Shelter to include:                   Award. Brevard County is
Location: U S           gym, kitchen, multipurpose            repaying the Pre-Award at a rate of
Highway #1              room, computer lab, office,           $300,000 annually. To date,
Cocoa, Brevard          restrooms, and storage space.         $2,764,556.06 has been drawn
County Florida                                                down. The final draw is scheduled
                                                              for FY 2013.
Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:                                           Dollars spent - $299,543 in FY 10-
LMA                                                           11.

Priority: H
Houston Lane Paving     Design and construct paving,          The street infrastructure, utilities,
                        water, and sewer improvements         sidewalks, drainage and lot
Location: Census        for a dirt road. Work with            development is complete. An RFP
Tract 699.02 BG 3       neighborhood to develop a             has been issued seeking a
Houston Avenue,         strategy as a neighborhood            residential developer. The
Merritt Island, FL      revitalization plan to acquire land   residential units will begin
                        and develop 15 lots and infill        construction by May 2012.
Funding Type: CDBG      housing creating affordable
National Objective:     housing as an end result.             Dollars spent - $391,509.89 in FY
LMA                                                           10-11.

Priority: H
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                          Page 23


West Cocoa            This project will consist of the       Staff is working with the consultant,
Neighborhood          construction of Neighborhood           community, and private property
Signage               identification signs.                  owners to acquire easements.
                                                             Property owners of the original site
Location: Census                                             locations will not donate nor sell
Tract 625 BG 3 West                                          the easements. Assessing the area
Cocoa                                                        for other signage locations. This
                                                             project is slated for completion in
Funding Type: CDBG                                           2012-13.
National Objective:
LMA
Priority: H
Woody Simpson Park This project will consist of the          This project is 90% designed but
(WSP) Exercise Trail design and construction of a            due to the local economy and the
                     concrete walking trail in and           impact on Parks and Recreation
Location: Census     around WSP, running                     staffing levels, this project has
Tract 699.02 BG 3    approximately ¼ mile.                   been moved down on the priority
Houston Avenue,                                              list. Not slated to start construction
Merritt Island, FL                                           until FY 11-12.

Funding Type: CDBG                                           Dollars spent - $0.00 in FY 10-11.
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H

Street Lighting       This project will consist of the       Staff is working with the
Projects              installation of strategically placed   neighborhoods to develop lighting
                      lighting at intersection within the    plans that increase visibility and
Location: Census      Mims, Merritt Island, and W.           enhance safety. Funding shortfalls
Tract 625 BG 3 West   Cocoa neighborhoods to                 have minimized progress.
Cocoa Census Tract    increase visibility and enhance
699.02 BG 3 M.I.      safety.                                Dollars spent in FY 10-11:
Census Tract 601 BG
4&5 (Part) Mims.                                             Merritt Island - $0.00
                                                             Mims - $0.00
                                                             West Cocoa - $2,317
                                                                    Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                       Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                       October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                              Page 24


Schoolhouse and Hill     This project consists of the           The roadway, drainage and utility
Street Paving and        design and construction of             improvements funded under the
Drainage                 roadway and drainage                   CDBG-R Grant were completed in
                         improvements.                          2011.
Location: Census
Tract 625 BG 3 West                                             Dollars spent - $34,943 in FY 10-
Cocoa Census Tract                                              11.
699.02 BG 3 M.I.




    PRIORITY NON-HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS: PUBLIC SERVICES

      Objective: Creating a suitable living environment through availability and accessibility.


  Project / Agency                Description                       Accomplishments
  Brevard County                  The Brevard County           $510,200 in Brevard
                                  Community Based              County General Funds
                                  Organizations (CBO)          were provided to twelve
                                  Service Funding Program:     (12) agencies providing
                                  Funding is provided to       fifteen (15) programs
                                  eligible not-for-profit      (services included,
                                  agencies to assist in        (services included, but were
                                  empowering them to           not limited to transport
                                  effectively implement        services for seniors,
                                  programs that provide        emergency food, supportive
                                  services to a wide range of  services for the elderly,
                                  supportive services of       children services,
                                  families and individuals in  supportive housing
                                  Brevard County.              services, substance abuse
                                                               treatment, transitional
                                                               housing, domestic violence
                                                               shelter, and
                                                               homeless/housing
                                                               services).
  Project Name: Public            The Central Brevard          Assistance was provided to
  Services (General)              Sharing Center has           2,686 extremely low-
  (Emergency Food & Nutrition     established an Emergency     income persons needing
  Program)                        Food & Nutrition program to food or groceries, and to
                                  provide meals and            104 low-income persons.
  Responsible Agency:             groceries to eligible low to In total 99% of those served
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                  October 2009 - September 2010
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Central Brevard Sharing       moderate-income                  were either extremely low
Center                        individuals or households.       income or low income
                                                               persons. An additional 17
Location: 1113 Aurora Road,                                    moderate income persons
Cocoa, Brevard County, Fl                                      were served.
Services Provided:
County Wide

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMC

Priority: H

Regulation: 570.201(e)

Project Name: Public          The Cuyler Community             282 persons utilized the
Services (General)            Learning Center provided         Cuyler Community Learning
(Structured Comprehensive     an environment in a class        Center and participated in
Learning Program)             room setting where               tutoring for school-age
                              educational and enrichment       participants, computer
Responsible Agency:           programs were available to       training, homework
(Brevard County Parks and     the residents in the East        assistance, college
Recreation/Cuyler             Mims Community.                  program workshops,
Community Learning            Participants were adults,        sample SAT and ACT tests,
Center)                       children, non-technical          and drug awareness and
                              organizations, and               prevention activities.
Location: 2329 Harry T.       professional organizations.      Additional community
Moore Avenue, Brevard         Activities were based on         workshops and training
County, Fl                    computer education and           included resume building,
                              tutoring assistance, with        senior fitness, teen
Services Provided:            special regard for children.     pregnancy awareness, and
Area Benefit                  Drug prevention training         music therapy &
                              was also available.              appreciation.
Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
Regulation: 570.201(e)

Project Name: Public          Community Services               Community Services
Services (General)            Council provides meals to        Council, through the
(Senior Nutrition Program)    the elderly as a way to          nutritional program,
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                                Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                October 2009 - September 2010
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                            improve their nutritional        provided 3,144 meals to 44
Responsible Agency:         intake and reduce the            clients, the majority of
(Community Services         feelings of isolation. Meals     which were in the extremely
Council)                    on Wheels and Senior at          low income level.
                            Lunch allow seniors to live
Location: 3600 W. King      in the least restrictive
Street, Cocoa, FL           setting possible with the
                            greatest degree of dignity
Services Provided:          and independence.
Area Benefit

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
Regulation: 570.201(e)

Project Name: Public        Friendship Community             Central Brevard Community
Services (General)          Development/Central              Services provided
(Structured Comprehensive   Brevard Community                programs to 233 pre-school
Learning Program)           Services provided a              children, youth and seniors
                            comprehensive structure          that included arts & crafts, a
Responsible Agency:         that met the community           computer lab, reading
(Friendship Community       resident’s education,            assistance and nutrition.
Development/Central         economics, social and            Other workshops included;
Brevard Community           cultural need for age            estate planning, financial
Services)                   groups Pre-K through our         planning and budgeting,
                            esteem senior population.        health screening, self
Location: 385 South         The goal was to increase         esteem and peer pressure,
Burnett Road, Brevard       the knowledge in various         anger management,
County, Fl                  areas for education to           clerical training, resume
                            cultural history.                writing, job hunting skills,
Services Provided:                                           special events, and field
Area Benefit                                                 trips.

Funding Type: CDBG
National Objective:
LMA

Priority: H
Regulation: 570.201(e)

Brevard County Housing      The Community Action             In 2010, the Community
                                                             Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                       Page 27


and Human Services          Agency provided                  Action Agency assisted 881
Community Action Agency     information and monetary         households with emergency
                            assistance to low income         services; 5,771 families
                            households with utilities,       with Low Income Home
                            mortgage, and rental             Energy; over 894 families
                            assistance, medical and          received supportive
                            dental. Additionally,            services and job training to
                            families receive assistance      assist them with achieving
                            and job training to assist       self-sufficiency.
                            with achieving self-
                            sufficiency.
Brevard County Housing      The Veteran’s Services           Veteran Services provided
and Human Services          Office provided claims           client claims assistance on
Department Veteran’s        assistance and supportive        over 22,000 instances in
Service Office              services to veterans and         person and by mail and
                            their families.                  phone; obtained a $7,000
                                                             Department of Labor grant
                                                             to help support one stand
                                                             down for homeless/at risk
                                                             veterans and their families;
                                                             and helped obtain over $87
                                                             million in VA benefits for
                                                             veterans, and their families.

Brevard Continuum of Care   The Brevard Continuum of         During January 7-9, 2011,
Coalition                   Care Coalition conducted         Brevard County Housing
                            regular networking,              and Human Services
                            planning, and resource           Department spearheaded
                            development meetings for         “Sock Sunday” with local
                            area homeless service            faith communities. Over
                            providers to address the         8,000 pairs of socks and t-
                            needs of homeless families       shirts were collected for
                            and those at risk of             distribution to the
                            becoming homeless.               homeless.
                                                             The socks were placed in
                                                             zipped plastic bags donated
                                                             by the United Way of
                                                             Brevard; stickers were
                                                             affixed for Brevard 211,
                                                             information hotline.
                                                             Staff also worked with local
                                                             law enforcement on lists of
                                                             available resources. This
                                                             list was provided to the
                                                             homeless.
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                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
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C. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing


Brevard County continues to experience a reduction of resources needed to support
affordable housing activities in a stressed housing market. Overall, the county, along
with local municipalities and agencies, has endured budgetary shortfalls and reductions
in federal, state and local funding. In addition, the weakened economy has resulted in
an increase in unemployment and underemployment of county residents, many of
whom are seeking affordable housing as they struggle to make ends meet.

Brevard County recognizes that fair housing remains an important issue throughout the
county. The county conducts Fair Housing workshops on an annual basis. The most
recent workshop was held September 15, 2011. The workshop was open to the public
and free of charge. Landlords, rental management companies, local government
employees, realtors, minority groups and low income residents were specifically
encouraged to attend the workshop.

The Brevard County HOME Consortium contracts with the Fair Housing Continuum,
Incorporated, to conduct testing throughout the county to ensure housing providers are
in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Florida Fair Housing Act, and the
Americans with Disabilities Act. Housing providers identified (by the Fair Housing
Continuum, through their testing process which includes anonymous site visits) as
having violated fair housing laws receive written notification of the potential violation.
The notice also contains a directive to attend the next available Fair Housing workshop.
Attendance to the workshop will help promote awareness of fair housing regulations and
practices.

Progress has been made in Brevard County since the completion of the 2009 Analysis
of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in Brevard County, especially in the area of
awareness. As the county strives to grow during a time of a lingering recession, the
need for suitable housing for persons with a disability or special needs, the elderly, the
unemployed or underemployed remains a priority need.

The following table illustrates Brevard County’s fair Housing Impediments and
Strategies:

        Impediment                       Strategy                      Accomplishment
Lack of a Fair Housing        Work in collaboration with        The Fair Housing
Ordinance to address          the Fair Housing                  Continuum has
discrimination complaints     Continuum to follow and           implemented a testing
                              enforce the state’s Fair          process of anonymous site
                              Housing Ordinance in              visits, to identify housing
                              conjunction with federal and      providers who may have
                                                                 Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                    Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                    October 2009 - September 2010
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                                state laws.                      violated fair housing laws.
                                                                 The county website
                                                                 provides steps for reporting
                                                                 discrimination. In addition,
                                                                 all discrimination
                                                                 complaints are referred to
                                                                 the Fair Housing
                                                                 Continuum for review.
Limited amount of fair          Raise awareness and              The Brevard County Board
housing education and           collaboration among              of County Commissioners
outreach                        providers of housing and         in April 2011 recognized by
                                county residents.                resolution the Brevard
                                                                 County Fair Housing
                                                                 Continuum and their work
                                                                 in the area of Fair Housing.
                                                                 The county offers fair
                                                                 housing workshops open to
                                                                 county residents and
                                                                 housing providers. Two
                                                                 Fair Housing Workshops
                                                                 were conducted: 04/21/11
                                                                 with the City of Palm Bay
                                                                 for 28 participants and
                                                                 09/15/11 for 21 participants.
Inadequate Enforcement          Conduct anonymous site           The Fair Housing
                                visits to local housing          Continuum completed 32
                                providers.                       housing tests. A total of
                                                                 four Causes for
                                                                 Discrimination were found
                                                                 while the remaining tests
                                                                 resulted in No Cause for
                                                                 Discrimination findings.

                                                                 Those housing providers in
                                                                 violation were given a
                                                                 written notification and a
                                                                 directive to attend the next
                                                                 available Fair Housing
                                                                 Workshop.
Lack of affordable housing      Increase awareness of            Through visits/testing by
for persons with disabilities   accessible housing options       the Fair housing Continuum
                                in the community through         and the Fair Housing
                                continued outreach by            Workshops, professional
                                advocacy groups in               and public awareness of
                                                          Brevard County HOME Consortium
                             Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                             October 2009 - September 2010
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                         collaboration with public        the legal requirements of
                         and private sector housing       the Americans with
                         providers.                       Disabilities Act as it relates
                                                          to housing is promoted and
                                                          discussed.

                                                          Contracted with Homes for
                         Work collaboratively with        Independence for the
                         other agencies to improve        construction of 4 rental
                         the housing stock for            units for families with
                         persons with disabilities        disabilities ($250,000).
                         and the elderly.
                                                          Contracted with Space
                                                          Coast Center for
                                                          Independence to modify
                                                          barriers for 5 homeowners
                                                          ($17,000).

                                                          Contracted with the City of
                                                          Titusville Housing Authority
                                                          to modify 10 elderly units
                                                          with accessible bathrooms,
                                                          to include roll-in showers
                                                          and kitchens for persons in
                                                          wheelchairs.

                                                          The Construction of 24
                                                          replacement homes that
                                                          are barrier-free, including
                                                          compliant bathrooms were
                                                          completed this year.

Lack of                  Support the provisions of        The county provided
Workforce/Affordable     the Workforce & Affordable       voluntary incentives to
Housing throughout the   Housing Ordinance.               developers of affordable
county                                                    and workplace
                                                          developments within the
                                                          county’s land development
                                                          regulations by offering
                                                          incentives such as but not
                                                          limited to Technical
                                                          Assistance and Permit
                                                          Review Fee Refunds.
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                                                                October 2009 - September 2010
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D. Affordable Housing

a. The following provides an evaluation of the progress made in meeting the Brevard
County Consortium’s (Consortium) specific objective of providing affordable housing,
including the number of extremely low-income, low-income, moderate and middle-
income renter and owner households assisted during this reporting period.

    Objective/Strategy                  Goal                             Actual

Homeownership/Rehab                      82                                92
Homeownership/Purchase                   177                               188
Assistance
Rental Assistance (Rental &              250                               360
Utility Deposits)
Rehabilitation of Existing                25                                 9
Rental Units
Acquisition of New Rental                 22                                 6
Units

Production of New Rental                  30                                32
Units


  Accomplishments by            ELI             VLI                LI               MI
       Income Level:
Homeownership/Rehab              4               48               39                 1
Homeownership/Purchase           5               19               33                20
Assistance
Rental Assistance (Rental      208              121               11                20
& Utility Deposits)
Rehabilitation of Existing       0               9                 0                 0
Rental Units
Acquisition of New Rental        2               4                 0                 0
Units
Production of New Rental         2               8                17                 0
Units
*ELI = Extremely Low-Income
*VLI = Very Low-Income
*LI = Low-Income
*MI = Moderate-Income
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                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
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b. Two Hundred and Forty Seven (247) households served this past year met the
definition for Affordable Housing as defined in Section 215, essentially meeting the
definitions in 24CFR 92.252 and 92.254 for renters and owners respectively. See Table
2A, appendix

c. The Consortium makes every effort to address the needs of the very low and
extremely low income households through policies that give priority to the very low and
extremely low income households.

d. This year funds were set aside to assist homeowners and renters with modifications
that reduce mobility barriers and address health and safety issues. Funding was also
provided to purchase and put into service four (4) rental units specifically for families
with disabilities.


E. Continuum of Care

GOAL: Provide services for the homeless population and persons at risk of
becoming homeless.

The Brevard Continuum of Care Coalition (BCoCC) continues to increase its
membership and outreach activities. Members of the BCoCC include organizations
assisting the homeless, local municipalities, hospitals, job-training organizations, faith-
based organizations, and others that reflect the true essence of a continuum to prevent
homelessness, break the cycle of chronic homelessness, and to help people toward
self-sufficiency.

The BCoCC conducted a Point-In-Time Count in January 2011, with the assistance of
Community volunteers, County and agency staff, as well as homeless consumers.
Sock Sunday occurred January 7-9, 2011, organized by the BCoCC and the Housing
and Human Services Department. Volunteers distributed over 8,000 pairs of socks and
t-shirts, and a variety of toiletries to the homeless during the count to encourage
participation in the survey. The United Way of Brevard donated 500 five dollar gift cards
from Burger King and over 2000 one quart zipped plastic bags in which the donated
items were placed for distribution. 211 Brevard Helpline stickers were affixed to the
outside of the plastic bags in order to better inform those on the streets how to access
assistance.

The Point-In-Time Count is used as an opportunity to perform community outreach to
those living on the streets and to gather statistics for grant opportunities.

A Brevard Homeless Task Force was created in April 2003, in order to develop a plan to
eliminate Chronic Homelessness by 2012. The Task Force collaborated with the
BCoCC in the planning process. Membership of the Task Force included many
members of the BCoCC, as well as two (2) members who were designated to speak on
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                                                                  October 2009 - September 2010
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behalf of the Coalition during a presentation to the Brevard County Board of County
Commissioners. The Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness was completed and
adopted by the Commissioners on December 7, 2004. The Task Force sunset upon
completion of their strategic planning process.

The Lead Agency for the BCoCC is the Brevard County Housing and Human Services
Department (HHS), which has staff assigned to assist with the facilitation of all
homeless planning goals, objectives, and collaborative activities. The United Way of
Brevard provides additional support for administration, research, and strategic planning.

During FY 2011, HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) grant cycle, the BCoCC/Lead Agency
wrote and supported several grant applications. A state Homeless Housing Assistance
Grant was awarded to Brevard County totaling $420,000, for the construction of a seven
(7) unit, 28 bed facility at the Central Florida Center for Drug Free Living to provide
transitional housing for homeless female veterans with or without children.           A
Challenge Grant totaling $63,347 was awarded to Brevard County, which will provide
supportive services for the homeless, and Homeless Management Information System
(HMIS) support.

The BCoCC also received two (2) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
Program grants totaling $825,208, which was awarded to Catholic Charities of Central
Florida, Central Brevard Sharing Center, Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, South
Brevard Sharing Center, North Brevard Charities Sharing Center, Salvation Army of
Melbourne, and the South Brevard Women’s Center.



F. Other Actions

Other actions the Housing and Human Services Department utilized to address issues
for maintaining affordable housing included:
     Working through the Urban County and HOME Consortium agreements and
       other initiatives, to enhance coordination of services.       This multi-faceted
       approach to alleviating poverty includes countywide services such as: demolition
       and clearance, housing rehabilitation, housing counseling, foreclosure
       counseling, homebuyer assistance, technical assistance for capacity building, the
       provision of public services, and all of which have a significant impact on the
       stability and discretionary income of households.

      Partnering with the University of Central Florida, Florida Solar Energy
       Department, to develop energy efficiency standards for affordable housing
       rehabilitation and new construction.

      Working with the Consortium to sponsor three (3) Affordable Housing and
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    Foreclosure Expos. The expos were held in Palm Bay, Mims, and Viera. More
    than 600 persons participated. Participants heard housing topics regarding
    FHA/Stimulus         programs,       Reverse        Mortgages,       Mortgage
    modifications/Refinancing, Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure/Foreclosures Cons and
    Scams, Bankruptcy Options, Credit Repair/Debt Resolution, Short Sales,
    Foreclosure Mediation, and Self Sufficiency programs. The workshops included
    opportunities to meet with mortgage lenders, HUD-certified counselors, local
    housing authorities, legal assistance, credit counseling services, and other
    foreclosure assistance programs.

 Holding regular meetings with the Brevard County Affordable Housing Council
  that provide oversight and support in furthering Brevard County’s efforts to
  provide affordable housing opportunities to low-income.


 Lead-Based Paint

    Every housing inspector working with the Housing and Human Services
     Department must complete the online HUD lead based paint course
    “Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control” in order to identify the need for further
    inspections and abatement. The County provided technical guidance           on
     lead-based paint requirements to CHDOs and non-profits accessing federal
    dollars for housing-related services and operations, and ensured that existing
     housing programs and policies conform to the requirements of the federal
     regulations for lead-based paint hazards.

    The Consortium continues to evaluate each HUD assisted dwelling for lead
    based paint hazards, and all other regulations pertaining to HUD guidelines and
    local building codes. Assisted homebuyers and homeowners, as well as
    contractors, are provided with information on lead based paint hazards.

   Public Housing
    The HOME Consortium has been pleased to work with both local housing
    authorities: Titusville Housing Authority and the Brevard Family of Housing.
    While neither agency is a participant within the HOME Consortium, each local
    jurisdiction offers funding opportunities (as applicable) to improve the health and
    sanitation of housing existing units. This year 19 units were rehabilitated in order
    to improve energy efficiency and safety for senior citizens. The HOME
    Consortium has continued to offer education to public and private property
    owners interested in the Section 8 Voucher program. Additionally, housing and
    self sufficiency programs are offered to current and previous housing authority
    residents.
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      Section 3 Policy
       Brevard County adopted a detailed Section 3 Policy and outlined specific
       procedures to follow. The Policy provides a description of requirements and a
       copy of the forms that must be completed for compliance.

      Affirmative Marketing Procedures

       Brevard County established procedures to affirmatively market units created
       under the HOME Program. This policy applies to rental and homeownership
       development projects containing five (5) or more HOME-assisted units funded
       through Brevard County’s HOME Program.                    (The affirmative marketing
       procedures do not apply to families receiving rental housing assistance under the
       Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program or families with tenant-based rental
       assistance provided with HOME funds.) The procedures are intended to further
       the objectives of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Executive Order 11063.

      Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise Programs

       Brevard County established affirmative action steps as a procedure to assure
       low-income residents/businesses, minority firms, women’s businesses and labor
       surplus area firms are considered and utilized to the greatest extent feasible,
       when possible to assure compliance with the Minority Business
       Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise programs, in accordance to 24CFRpart
       85.36(e).

G. Leveraging Resources

This past year, the Brevard County Consortium was able to leverage our HOME and
CDBG funds of $5,120,211 with approximately $16,308,185 in other federal and non-
federal funding. These funds assisted the Consortium in meeting, and exceeding, our
housing goals and directly assisted approximately 2,016 low income families with
affordable housing and community development programs and opportunities and
provided more than 1,796 families/individuals with non homeless services.

This past year down payment assistance dollars were leveraged for homeownership by
providing down payment and closing costs to lower the monthly costs of
homeownership. This fiscal year over $8,560,000 in first mortgages were created and
client contributions of over $90,000 were leveraged with over $4,448,000 from various
Consortium programs. This allowed 188 low-income families to purchase their first
home

The Brevard County Continuum of Care continues to partner with over fifty four (54)
non-profit and for profit entities in its efforts to enhance the availability of supportive
services and housing. During this past year, the Continuum was successful in winning
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$1,942,113 through Federal and State funds to assist with the homelessness and the
prevention of homelessness.

Public service dollars were leveraged by combining the County’s General Funds with
other private and public sources to additionally increase the availability of services to
citizens. Public service agencies are encouraged to seek other funding sources for the
purpose of leveraging CDBG dollars.

Match Requirements: Please find matching contribution on HOME Match Report, HUD
40107-A. See Match Report in Section V, appendix.

H. Citizen Participation

A public notice was placed in the Florida Today on December 2, 2011, advertising the
availability of this performance report for viewing and public comment from December 2,
2011 through December 19, 2011.

I. Self-Evaluation

The overall goal of the Brevard County HOME Consortium as stated in the Consolidated
Plan is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living
environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-
income persons. The Consortium’s projects and programs support this overall goal.

Although the Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department has
experienced a drastic reduction in financial and human resources over the past year,
the Department has been successful in addressing the majority of goals and objectives
outlined in the action plan. The same holds true for many of the partner agencies. Many
are seeing higher volumes of applications for services with fewer resources for service
provision.

Additionally during the reporting period for FY 2010-2011, the Consortium continued to
make progress towards meeting identified community needs and priorities as well as
expenditure goals and IDIS corrections. The County continues to work with the CDBG
targeted strategy areas to update and complete their Neighborhood Plans. Community
needs and priorities were developed in conjunction with the cities through participation
in neighborhood meetings, community surveys, public hearings, and with non-profit
organizations and public service surveys.

A barrier that continues to be a challenge to Brevard County is due to our high
unemployment status. This is primarily due to homelessness and foreclosures. Like
many communities in Florida and across the nation, Brevard County’s progress towards
homelessness and affordable housing has been affected by the current housing crisis.
Although housing prices appear to be stabilizing, around a median sales price of
$106,000, up from a low of $85,000 at the beginning of the year. Foreclosure filings are
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again on the increase. In September 2011, there were 454 new foreclosure filings in
the county, up 44% from January and the highest month in a year. October saw 411
filings, the second highest total of the year. The combination of these two factors may
well lead to higher rental rates, and will put the lower income homebuyers out of the
market.

The housing challenges, mentioned above, continue to be our greatest opportunities as
we work in our target communities to provide shelter for the homeless, services to the
elderly homeowners, services to our unemployed and getting foreclosed properties that
are currently in our CDBG target areas rehabbed and ready for sale or rent. These
priorities will continue to demand the department’s attention and resources as we begin
to engage the Consortiums 2011-2012 Consolidated Plan.




J. Managing the Process:

Brevard County is the lead agency for the Brevard County HOME Consortium
responsible for the development of the Consortium’s Consolidated Plan and Annual
Action Plans. Consortium members include the City of Titusville, City of Cocoa, City of
Melbourne, and the City of Palm Bay. The Consortium has operated since 1991, and
each member is responsible for collecting and evaluating data, performing analysis, and
establishing priorities and objectives regarding housing and community development.
Members submit data to Brevard County for inclusion in the Consortium’s Annual Action
Plan. Plans are submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
on a countywide basis, and as such are addressed in the Brevard County portion of the
Consolidated Plan.

Members of the Consortium meet monthly, scheduled for the second Friday of each
month, to collaborate together to carry out projects and activities to benefit the
homeless and non-homeless persons, and persons with special needs, providing a
comprehensive approach to best utilize funding and support strategies in the areas of
affordable housing and supportive services.

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and City officials appoint local
citizens to advisory boards to provide public input and assist in the planning of the
programs covered by the Consolidated Plan. Housing programs supported by funding
from HOME and Florida’s State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Programs are
coordinated with the Affordable Housing Council. Community development and
neighborhood strategy planning is guided by the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Advisory Board. Brevard County staff provides technical advice to both boards.
The overall responsibility for the execution of the programs is reserved for the Brevard
County Board of County Commissioners.
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Significant aspects of the planning process for consortium staff includes attending
public meetings throughout the county, and more specifically attending the community
meetings within our targeted strategy areas and attending State and Federal
workshops. The County, in addition to utilizing the Affordable Housing Council and
CDBG advisory boards in the development of our planning process, also provides
support to other planning groups addressing target issues. These include: Together in
Partnership (children and families), Brevard Continuum of Care Coalition
(homelessness), and the Brevard Commission on Aging (elderly). Representatives from
housing and human service agencies, public housing authorities, local governments,
and concerned citizens comprise the membership of the groups. They actively
participate in the public meetings, providing a broad spectrum of interests, skills, and
knowledge which greatly aids in the development of the Consortium’s Annual Action
Plan.

Consortium staff conducted meetings with residents of neighborhood strategy areas,
groups representing homeless and non-homeless persons, citizen advisory boards, and
local government officials. A community survey, jointly created by members of the
Consortium facilitated the dialog at the meetings and provided a consolidated basis for
the gathering of public input. Consortium strategies and priorities were addressed in
meetings held in neighborhood strategy areas and in public meetings to plan for
unincorporated Brevard County community development and housing needs.

The County facilitated two public hearings to elicit public comments on the 2010/2011
Action Plan prior to submission to HUD. The public hearings took place on July 6 and
July 26, 2011.


K. Monitoring
The County conducts annual monitoring visits to all members of the HOME Consortium.
Additionally, the Consortium members monitor the terms and conditions of every
contract between the County and recipients of HOME and CDBG funding. Some of the
terms and conditions are: compliance with the timeframe of the agreement; rate of
expenditures; eligibility of expenses; adequate documentation concerning income
eligibility of homeowners; minimum and maximum subsidy limits; property eligibility;
period of affordability; and compliance with other requirements of the HOME and CDBG
Programs, such as Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Marketing,
Accessibility for Person with Disabilities, Lead Based Paint, etc.

Inspections were performed to ensure completion of work before disbursement of funds.
Project Inspectors also ensured that the project was in compliance with all local, state,
and federal regulations, as well as housing quality standards.

Site visits were performed periodically to monitor compliance when construction
triggered Federal Labor Standards requirements. Davis-Bacon interviews were
performed to verify compliance.
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If the activity involved acquisition, relocation, or displacement, monitoring was
performed to ensure compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real
Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.

Brevard County staff ensured that Community Development Housing Organizations
(CHDO’s) receiving HOME funds from the County, and its member cities were certified
or recertified to ensure they continue to meet the requirements for CHDO designation.

Monitoring of rental units was performed to ensure renter’s incomes and rents comply
with HOME program regulations.

Principal residency requirements were also monitored on a regular basis through a
variety of means, including written confirmation from homeowners who received HOME
purchase and/or repair assistance.
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SECTION III. COMMUNTY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)


A. Assessment of Relationship of CDBG Funds to Goals and Objectives

All expenditures of funds allocated for FY 2010-2011 were spent on priority needs
ranked high (h) or moderate (m) as indicated in the 2005-2010 Brevard County
Consolidated Plan.

Brevard County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are not used for
direct assistance for affordable housing. CDBG funds are used primarily for public
facilities, such as recreation centers and buildings, installation of drainage
improvements, and other neighborhood infrastructure projects, demolition and
clearance, public services and economic development activities.

All Strategy Areas are comprised of extremely low income, low-income, and moderate
income people. All of the CDBG Strategy Areas qualify for activities under low-
moderate “Area Benefit.”

Brevard County utilizes CDBG funding for housing and non-housing community
development efforts that revitalize distressed neighborhoods. The County recognizes
that well-designed public spaces and infrastructure, as well as social and economic
development activities must be combined with decent and affordable housing to help
ensure strong communities. These activities include increasing the availability of
affordable housing through the purchase of vacant land, the elimination of slum and
blighted conditions from vacant properties through demolition and clearance. This also
includes development of capacity for active community associations, public services,
crime reduction efforts, infrastructure improvements and economic development.

All categories of special needs populations are given high and medium priorities. These
specific groups not only have needs based upon their low-income, but also those
afflicted with an array of other special needs including the elderly, frail elderly, persons
with alcohol and drug addiction, persons with physical and mental disabilities, and
persons living with HIV/AIDS. The development of housing and supportive services is
priority for these persons requiring assistance with achieving independent living. The
County addressed these needs with affordable housing, infrastructure improvements,
and an array of supportive public service activities. These various activities are detailed
in the housing and non-housing section of the Plan.

Projects and activities funded and implemented were a part of the strategic plan
establishing a unified vision for community development actions.

CDBG funds were used to meet one or more of the three national objectives on all
projects listed in the Brevard County Consolidated Action Plan.
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The non-housing community development part of the plan identifies strategies to
provide for non-housing needs through improvement of infrastructure, the construction
of new public facilities including parks and community centers, and provides funding for
public service activities as identified by neighborhood residents.

The housing section of the plan identifies a need to establish and maintain suitable
living environments through the utilization of demolition and clearance activities. It also
identifies a strategy to purchase vacant properties to use in the construction of
affordable housing.

All acquisitions involved the purchase of vacant land. No one was displaced under the
Acquisition program. No housing rehabilitation activities were conducted utilizing CDBG
funding. Eighteen (18) homes were demolished and two (2) lots cleared under the
demolition program, and were vacant for at least three months prior to demolishing the
structure.

Brevard County will replace all occupied and vacant inhabitable low/moderate-income
dwelling units demolished, or converted to a use other than as low/moderate-income
housing in connection with an activity assisted with funds provided under the Housing
and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, as described in 24 CFR
570.606(c) (1). Consistent with the goals and objectives of activities assisted under the
Act, Brevard County will take the following steps to minimize the displacement of
persons from their homes:

1.     Coordinate Code Enforcement with Rehabilitation and Housing Assistance
       programs.

2.     Evaluate housing codes and rehabilitation and housing assistance programs.

3.     If housing participants are unable to find temporary housing, the County will
       attempt to assist them with securing decent, safe and sanitary housing that is
       adequate to accommodate the occupants on a temporary basis.

4      Evaluate public policies to identify and mitigate displacement resulting from
       intensive public investment in neighborhoods.

5.     Evaluate policies, which provide reasonable protections for tenants faced with
       conversion to a condominium or cooperative housing.
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B. Changes in Program Objectives

There were no program changes for FY2010-2011, although the manner in which
CDBG and HOME funds are combined for community development has been expanded
to include a comprehensive plan for neighborhood revitalization through the
enhancement of homeownership opportunities.

C. Assessment of Efforts in Carrying Out Planned Actions

The County is following the current 2005-2010 HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and
the FY 2010-2011 Action Plan. During this reporting period, Brevard County fulfilled all
of its requirements to provide required certifications of consistency for HUD programs,
and did not hinder Consolidated Plan implementation.

When undertaking utility improvements, utilizing CDBG funds, Brevard County will
actively seek funds from State and Federal Agencies (i.e. USDA), as well as local utility
departments. Brevard County is seeking funding from the USDA Rural Development
Program and the City of Cocoa while working in the West Canaveral Groves
Neighborhood Strategy Area.

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners established a CDBG Advisory
Board with one representative from each of the Strategy Area Communities to oversee
the CDBG Funding Program and approve and recommend activities for funding. This
process, along with our Citizen Participation Plan, insures fair and impartial
implementation of our CDBG program.

The CDBG Program and staff worked toward all the goals indicated in the Brevard
County 2005-2010 Consolidated Plan.

D. Use of CDBG Funds for National Objectives

All CDBG funds are used for activities that meet one or more of the three National
Objectives.

E. Anti-Displacement and Relocation

Steps taken to minimize displacement as a result of a project assisted under the HOME
Program consisted of the following:

Any housing unit which has an existing tenant is not considered eligible for the First
Time Home Buyer program, unless that tenant is the prospective buyer or unless the
prospective buyer has given notice of vacating, prior to an offer being made under this
Program.
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Efforts are made to ensure that no rental rehabilitation project will be funded, if current
tenants are not eligible to live in the rental unit after rehabilitation is completed utilizing
HOME funds. In the event that a tenant is found to be ineligible, that tenant will be
provided with notices and relocation assistance in accordance with federal tenant
assistance and relocation regulations.

Efforts are taken to identify, in a timely manner, all persons who occupy the site of a
rental project assisted under the HOME Program, through a door-to-door survey of each
tenant. A continual collection of tenant data that details who is moving out of the units
and who has been turned away is compiled.

Projects that may permanently displace existing residents are identified in the
application process, and relocation assistance must be scheduled as part of the project
budget.

Timely information notices are issued to tenants consistent with the federal relocation
handbook guidelines, by Consortium staff with the assistance of the project sponsor.

No households were displaced during this reporting period.

Brevard County’s CDBG Program funds in FY2010-2011 were used to acquire
easements for utilities activities and did not displace any area residents. Brevard
County includes Strategy Area residents in the development of project scopes. This
enhances early recognition of possible displacement of families and allows for more
flexible design scopes, that minimizes the potential for displacement. This process is
also used to identify the potential for displaced households, and allows for proper
notices and issuances.

F. Low/Mod Job Activities

No Economic Development activities were undertaken during program year FY2010-
2011. The activity is set up and Brevard County is currently planning for future jobs
creation or Community Benefits projects in FY 2012-2013.

Capacity building activities continued to assist NSAs with the undertaking of Affordable
Housing ventures. This includes identifying avenues for additional funding sources to
meet goals, and successfully develop, market, and sell housing in neighborhoods.

G. Public Services

CDBG funding totaling $226,893.00 was used for Public Service projects for FY 2010-
2011. The Public Service activities funded by Brevard County are all carried out within
low/moderate income communities as identified by the 2000 Census, through census
tract and block group data. During FY 2010-2011, CDBG funded four (4) Public Service
Programs: Central Brevard Sharing Center for an Emergency Food & Nutrition program
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to provide meals and groceries to eligible low to moderate-income individuals or
households; the Cuyler Community Learning Center to provide an environment in a
class room setting where educational and enrichment programs were available to the
residents in the East Mims Community; the Friendship Community Development/Central
Brevard Community Services for a comprehensive structure that met the community
resident’s education, economics, social and cultural needs; and the Community
Services Council to provide meals to the elderly as a way to improve their nutritional
intake and reduce the feelings of isolation.

The number of unduplicated clients served was as follows:

Central Brevard Sharing Center: 2,686 extremely low-income persons needing food or
groceries, and to 104 low-income persons. In total 99% of those served were either
extremely low income or low income persons. An additional 17 moderate income
persons were served.

Cuyler Community Learning Center: 282 persons utilized the Cuyler Community
Learning Center and participated in tutoring for school-age participants, computer
training, homework assistance, college program workshops, sample SAT and ACT
tests, and drug awareness and prevention activities. Additional community workshops
and training included resume building, senior fitness teen pregnancy awareness, and
music therapy & appreciation.

Friendship Community Development/Central Brevard Community Services:
233 persons attended the various workshops offered, including a computer lab, reading
assistance and nutrition. Other workshops included; estate planning, financial planning
and budgeting, health screening, self esteem and peer pressure, anger management,
clerical training, resume writing, job hunting skills, special events, and field trips.

Community Services Council: Provided 3,144 meals to 44 clients, the majority of which
were in the extremely low income level.

H. Program Income Received
None received

I. Prior Period Adjustments

There were no adjustments for disallowed expenditures during FY2010-2011.

J. Loans and Other Receivables

Brevard County’s CDBG Program did not have any open loans or receivables.
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K. Lump Sum Agreements

Brevard County’s CDBG Program was not involved in any lump sum agreements in
FY2010-2011.

L. Housing Rehabilitation

Brevard County’s CDBG Program does not fund any housing rehabilitation activities.

M. Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies

Brevard County does not have a HUD-approved neighborhood Revitalization Strategy
Area, but does have seven (7) locally designated neighborhood strategy areas (NSAs),
approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners. Each NSA has 5
year Neighborhood Plan. The process of completing the Neighborhood Plan for The
Sharpes-CityPoint Community, located in Census Tracks 621.05 and 621.02 is in the
final stages and will be completed by January 2012. The plan for the Clearlake NSA will
be completed in FY 2012-2013. Existing 5 year neighborhood plans are scheduled to be
updated during the years 2012-2014.

The CDBG program along with BCHHS is assigned to all of the locally designated
strategy areas, working directly with neighborhood organizations recognized by the
Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, to help build their capacity to perform
comprehensive community development, and enhance the quality of life for residents.


Anti-Poverty Strategy

Brevard County is committed to taking a proactive approach to reduce the number of
county residents living in poverty. Although short term aid is available as needed, long
term assistance is what guides Brevard County’s Antipoverty Strategy. Attention to
housing and self-sufficiency programs is two components that will direct the county
toward easing poverty conditions for area residents.

Brevard County as well as the Consortium continues to use funding awarded through
the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME to support activities that
provide permanent and transitional housing to county residents. The county seeks to
match those funds with other grants when possible to better serve low income
residents.

The county strives to assist residents by offering programs designed to increase self-
sufficiency. One such example is the Cuyler Community Learning Center (CCLC).
CCLC was awarded $101,119 from CDBG funds this past fiscal year. The funding was
used to provide a classroom setting where educational and enrichment programs were
available to the residents in the East Mims Community.
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Workshops are designed for different audiences: adults, children, non-technical
organizations as well as professional organizations.     Last year, 282 residents
participated in CCLC programs, including tutoring for school-age participants,
educational training, computer training, homework assistance, and college program
workshops, sample SAT and ACT tests, and drug awareness/prevention activities.

In May 2011, an honor student, who regularly participated in the programs at CCLC,
was recognized for her achievements at a CCLC Academic Awards Banquet. This
young lady not only graduated from Astronaut High School in Titusville with a 3.875
grade point average; she was also awarded the LaWanda K. Smith Scholarship (a local
scholarship) and was accepted to Bethune-Cookman University where she plans to
major in Accounting.

Friendship Community Development/Central Brevard Community Services offers similar
programs with the use of CDBG funding ($85,774 FY 10-11). The Friendship
Community Development/Central Brevard Community Services program includes
workshops in arts & crafts, computer labs, reading, nutrition workshops, estate planning,
financial planning and budgeting, health screening, self esteem and peer pressure
workshops, anger management workshops, clerical training, resume writing and job
hunting skills. Participants this past year ranged from pre-school children and youth to
senior citizens for a total of 233 participants.

Another important component of Brevard County’s Antipoverty Strategy is the
Community Action Agency (CAA). CAA is a program operating under the Brevard
County Housing and Human Services Department and is responsible for the Family
Self-Sufficiency program. This program provides county residents opportunities to
improve their quality of life and economic status by offering a variety of supportive
services and job training. The CAA team is instrumental in developing relationships
with local businesses, colleges, career development agencies and other organizations
to conduct skill assessments, provide education and job training and placement.

Low Income Persons Served by the Community Action Agency (CAA)

         SERVICE                            NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED
         Education                          103
         Job Training/Placement             74
         Housing Assistance                 420
         Utility Assistance                 7193
         TOTAL                              7790

Brevard County and the Consortium continue to seek partnerships with non profit as
well as for profit agencies to expand housing opportunities for residents living in poverty
throughout the county. The more partnerships that are forged, the better the chance the
county will have to help more county residents escape or avoid poverty conditions.
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One such partnership is with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation that provides the
County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funding. SHIP funds have been
used to replace or repair homes as well as provide residents with down payment
assistance toward the purchase of their first home.

On the opposite end of the spectrum of homeownership is foreclosure. Florida ranks
third in the Nation in the number of foreclosures. In April 2011, Brevard County
contracted with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to receive Hardest Hit Funds
(HHF). These funds allow the county to help pay the mortgages of qualified
homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed, through no fault of their own. In
theory, homeowners receiving Hardest Hit funds are given the opportunity to improve
their economic status by securing employment, thus allowing the homeowner to resume
their monthly mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure.

The program is designed to provide temporary assistance to eligible homeowners
through two programs: the Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program (UMAP)
and the Mortgage Loan Reinstatement Payment Program (MLRP). Both the UMAP
and MLRP program funds are in the form of a 0% percent, deferred-payment loan that
is forgiven over a five-year period, at a rate of 20% each year.

      The Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program, or UMAP, which provides
       up to $12,000 to pay monthly mortgage and escrowed mortgage-related
       expenses for up to six (6) months, or until the homeowner can resume making
       mortgage payments, whichever comes first. In addition, homeowners in the
       UMAP will be required to pay 25 percent of their monthly income toward their
       monthly mortgage payment, with a minimum payment of $70 per month.

      The Mortgage Loan Reinstatement Payment Program, or MLRP, which
       provides up to $6,000 to bring the homeowner’s past-due first mortgage current if
       the homeowner can show the ability to resume making mortgage payments on
       his/her own; for a homeowner who received funding from the UMAP program,
       any unused funds up to $12,000 may be used in addition to MLRP funds to help
       bring the first mortgage current.

The county, along with the City of Cocoa and Melbourne have contracted with the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation to act as Advisors for the Hardest Hit program.
The role of the Advisor is to help homeowners apply for the funds and determine their
eligibility. Upon final approval by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, the Advisor
finalizes the assistance by conducting a loan closing meeting with the Homeowner.

As of September 30, 2011, Brevard County has provided assistance through the
Hardest Hit program to thirteen households, two of which assisted homeowners with
arrearage payments (totaling $7,105.85) through the MLRP.
                                                             Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                       Page 48




There is not a single approach or policy that will address the problem of poverty in
Brevard County. Due to the down-turn of the economy and layoffs county-wide, more
and more residents are seeking assistance, evident simply by the increased numbers
contacting the CAA. Maintaining a proactive approach to fight and reduce poverty
continues as the primary goal of Brevard County. To meet this goal, Brevard County
assumes the lead role in promoting economic self-sufficiency and antipoverty efforts
through a variety of programs, using any available funding and resources.
                                                               Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                  Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                  October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                         Page 49


IV. HOME PROGRAM NARRATIVES

A. Consortium HOME Housing Goals/ Accomplishments

   Objective/Strategy          HOME         HOME           Units by        Total       Total
                                Goal        Units           Other         Overall       All
                                                           Funding         Goal        Units

Homeownership/Rehab              7              7             79             82          92
Homeownership/Purchase           26            13             181           177         188
Assistance
Rehabilitation of Existing       4             3               2            25           9
Rental Units

Acquisition of Existing          3             0               6            22           6
Rental Units
Production of New Rental         0             0               32           30           32
Units


B. Assessment of Relationship of HOME funds to Goals and Objectives

The 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan focused on addressing affordable housing
objectives identified in the five-year Consolidated Plan which were extended during the
Consortiums interim 2010-2011 program year. The matrix above outlines the HOME
goals established in the Annual Action Plan. Goals were also established with the other
funding sources for each of the Objective/Strategies and can be obtained by found in
Section VII under the MATRIX for Tables 1C, 2C & 3A.

By utilizing our leveraged funds, the Consortium has been able to greatly surpass our
goals established for HOME funding. The total goal for HOME funded units was 40 and
the Consortium actually produced more than 300. Although we appear to fall short on
the number of Rental Rehabilitation and Acquisition of Existing Units we surpassed our
goals in the other three strategies. Plans are in the works to rehab more than 30 rental
units with Tropical Storm Fay funds and to Acquire 24 existing rental units with a
collaboration of HOME funds and Fay funding.

Six (6) per cent of the all households served by all of our funds were extremely low-
income households. Eighty-four (84) percent of the households were low-income and
Ten (10) percent were moderate income households.

HOME Match Report: Please find matching contribution on HOME Match Report, HUD
40107-A, in Section VII, appendix.
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                          Page 50


HOME MBE and WBE Report: Please find MBE and WBE contracts and Subcontracts
Report, HUD 40107, in Section VII, appendix.

Assessments:
All rental projects receiving funding from the HOME Consortium require annual
inspections to view physical conditions to insure safety and health conditions are being
upheld. Each year 10% of rental client files are inspected to insure income compliance
is being conducted.

C. Minority Outreach:
Partnerships with minority owned or women owned contractors and/or sub-contractors
are encouraged by the HOME Consortium. For example, minority owned contractors
were encouraged to apply for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program development
funds. Those chosen to participate received individual and group training designed to
promote capacity building. Five (5) properties were acquired, rehabilitated and offered
for sale by these chosen contractors. Additionally, nineteen (19) bids were awarded to
minority and women owed businesses to provide a variety of health, safety and energy
efficiency related repairs to housing throughout the Brevard county community.
additionally, several foreclosure prevention workshops were held throughout the
County. The final event was held in October 2010 at the new Viera Regional Park,
centrally located within the county. National lenders were in attendance including
SunTrust Bank, Bank of America, Chase Bank and US Bank to consider modifications,
discuss short sale or property disposal requirements and provide one-on-one customer
contact for the community. The event also offered free legal assistance from
Community Legal Services of Mid Florida and Brevard County Legal Aid as well as local
HUD approved housing counseling agencies.
in order to further promote minority outreach, the HOME Consortium will continue the
following:
     Notification to all interested contractors for housing rehabilitation opportunities;
     Attendance at minority hosted events offered throughout the community, such as
        the Hispanic/Puerto Rican Annual Business Expo;
     Attendance at local child care development centers;
     Notification to local Builder and Contractor Associations for opportunities for
        contractors;
     Include special language in bid requests to encourage the participation of MBE
        and WBE;
     Attendance at local community meetings offered by board of realtors and
        mortgage brokers to discuss opportunities for participation within the
        underserved community;
     Post flyers at the county building department; and
     Continuing outreach strategies to minority and women owned business
        enterprises.
                                                                Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                   Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                   October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                          Page 51




D. Affirmative Marketing:
The HOME Consortium ensures Affirmative Marketing by each of the participating
jurisdictions, pursuant to 24 CFR 92.351 on an annual basis. Affirmative Marketing
examples include major newspapers (such as the Florida Today), local and/or
community newspapers, church bulletins, local cable channels, local and/or community
radio, e-mail and/or the internet and flyers at churches and public libraries. These sites
are chosen in order to inform the community of affordable housing options and
opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, gender, religion, familial
status or disability.

Furthermore, the HOME Consortium has contracted with the Brevard County Fair
Housing Continuum to offer an annual free workshop to all citizens, non-profit/for-profit
organizations, and staff. This annual workshop offers the community the ability to learn
about laws and recourses of discrimination.
finally, in a further effort to promote affirmative marketing all marketing materials,
advertisements, and housing literature contain the “equal housing opportunity” logo.
Each jurisdiction offers staff support to explain the fair housing provisions and refer
questions or complaints to the Brevard County Fair Housing Continuum. Additionally,
affirmative marketing is required on all rental projects with more than five (5) units.
However, the HOME Consortium works to promote affirmative marketing on all
development projects.
                                                             Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                       Page 52


SECTION V. ESG AND HOPWA PROGRAM NARRATIVES:


HOPWA Program
Brevard County and the Consortium did not receive HOPWA funds. However, United
Way of Brevard received $463,823 for the period beginning July 1, 2009 and ending
June 30, 2010 and $463,823 for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. In FY 10/11 297
people were served and $462,529 was expended and for FY 11/12 335 people have
been contracted for services.

ESG Program
A description of the extent to which activities supported directly with ESG funds
addressed homeless and homeless prevention goals, objectives, and priorities
established in the Consolidated Plan:

There have been no ESG awarded to Brevard County for this reporting period.
                                                                              Brevard County HOME Consortium
                                                 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                                                                 October 2009 - September 2010
                                                                                                        Page 53




SECTION VI. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
The Brevard County HOME Consortium Consolidated Annual Performance and
Evaluation Report was advertised for public comment on December 2, 2011. The
comment period began on Friday December 2, 2011 and ended at the end of the
business day, December 16, 2011. The notice was advertised in the Florida Today
legal section and was circulated to all areas of the county. A copy of the notice is
posted below. To improve access of the CAPER for the community, the Department
posted the CAPER on the county’s website for review.



Comments will be noted here




Newspaper Advertisement as it appeared on December 2, 2011

                 Brevard County CDBG and HOME CAPER Report for FY 2010/2011
The Brevard County HOME Consortium announces that the Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Consolidated
Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Fiscal Year ending September
30, 2011 will be available for public review and comment from December 2, 2011 through
December 16, 2011. The report documents the HOME Consortiums program progress,
expenditures and accomplishments for the period October 1, 2010 through September 30,
 2011. All interested parties are encouraged to review the report at the following locations,
or on the Brevard County Web. http://www.brevardcounty.us/Human_Services/


Brevard County Housing and                                         Central Brevard Library
Human Services Department                                          308 Forrest Avenue
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way                                       Cocoa, Florida
Building “B” Suite 106, Viera, Florida

Melbourne Library                                                   North Brevard Library
540 East Fee Avenue                                                2121 South Hopkins Avenue
Melbourne, Florida                                                  Titusville, Florida

All citizens are invited to make written comments on the report no later than 5:00 PM on December 16, 2011.
Written comments may be delivered in person, by fax, mail or e-mail to Housing and Human Services Department,
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building “B”, Viera, FL, 32940. Telephone (321) 633-2076, Fax (321) 633-2170
or e-mail sam.dettra@brevardcounty.us Comments received after 5:00 PM on December 16, 2011 will not be
addressed in the report.
                             Brevard County HOME Consortium
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
                                October 2009 - September 2010
                                                       Page 54

				
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