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									Birmingham News (Non-Legal Display Advertisement): May 14, 2009

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              Mrs. Akira Byrd
              Jefferson County Office of Community Development
              716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North – Suite A430
              Birmingham, AL 35203

For Information Call: Robert Newbill
                      325-5761


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                                  Public Notice
                          Jefferson County, Alabama
                       Office of Community Development
   Proposed Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan
                               For CDBG-R Funds

Jefferson County, Alabama, and a consortium of municipalities located within Jefferson
County (excluding Birmingham, Bessemer, Hoover, County Line, West Jefferson,
Sumiton, Argo, and Helena), received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development an annual grant for the 2008 Program Year from the Community
Development Block Grant program, HOME program, and the Emergency Shelter Grant
program.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974,
as amended, Jefferson County, Alabama is hereby publishing the Proposed Substantial
Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan. The Final Substantial
Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan will be developed after receiving
citizen comments and views at a public hearing to be held on Monday, May 18, 2009, at
2:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North,
Suite A-420 (Downtown Birmingham). Comments regarding this proposal will be
received until 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2009. Special accommodations are available,
upon request, for those with disabilities. Those requiring special accommodations or
questions regarding this Amendment, should call Robert Newbill at 325-5761 in advance
for assistance.

AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE
            CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2008 ACTION PLAN
This is a summary of the proposed Substantial Amendment to the Consolidation Plan
2008 Action Plan for Community Development Programs. A complete copy of the
Substantial Amendment may be reviewed at the Jefferson County Office of Community
Development, 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North – Suite A430, Birmingham, AL
35203, or by calling 325-5761. Arrangements can also be made to meet the Special
Needs Requirements of those with disabilities. Those in this category should contact the
Office of Community Development at the above address and telephone number. Copies
of the proposed Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan may
also be viewed at the following Public Libraries:

Adamsville Public Library                  Fairfield Public Library
4825 Main Street                           4615 Gary Avenue
Adamsville, AL 35005                       Fairfield, AL 35064

Fultondale Public Library                  Homewood Public Library
1015 Walker Chapel Road                    1721 Oxmoor Road
Fultondale, AL 35071                       Homewood, AL 35209

Irondale Public Library                    Leeds Public Library
105 20th Street, South                     8104 Parkway Drive
Irondale, AL 35210                         Leeds, AL 35094

Midfield Public Library                    Trussville Public Library
400 Breland Drive                          201 Parkway
Midfield, AL 35228                         Trussville, AL 35173

Tarrant Public Library                     Warrior Public Library
1143 Ford Avenue                           10 First Street
Tarrant, AL 35217                          Warrior, AL 35180

                      Hueytown Public Library
                      1372 Hueytown Road
                      Hueytown, AL 35023

The Proposed Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan has
been developed so as to give maximum feasible priority to activities which will
principally benefit low and moderate income persons and families. In addition, the
projected use of funds is consistent with Jefferson County’s goal of:

   a) Stabilizing low and moderate income neighborhoods located in consortium cities
      and unincorporated Jefferson County;
   b) Providing safe and affordable housing;
   c) Providing jobs for low and moderate income persons and families; and
   d) Improving the economic life in Jefferson County by encouraging business
      development.
The purpose of this Amendment is to include in the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan
the CDBG-R funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The
purpose for CDBG-R funds under this amendment is to reduce the current rate of
foreclosures through housing counseling by a HUD certified housing counseling agency
and to improve energy efficiency and a green environment in the homes of low and
moderate income home-owners under Jefferson County Housing Emergency Grant
Program.


Activities to be Undertaken:

   (1) Foreclosure Legal Aid: This activity will provide assistance to Legal Services
   Alabama to provide foreclosure prevention services to lower income homeowners.

   (2) Job Retention: This activity will provide assistance to Child Care Resources
   which provides child care to low and moderate income families thus enabling
   household adults to maintain existing jobs.

   (3) Improve energy efficiency and a green environment in the homes of low and
   moderate income home-owners under Jefferson County’s Housing Emergency Grant
   Program.

   (4) Housing Program Delivery: Direct program delivery costs for Jefferson
   County’s Housing Emergency Grant Program.

   (5) Administration: a) Eligible Pre-Award Administrative Costs for Jefferson
   County, Alabama – Those costs directly related to preparing the application for
   submission to HUD. b) Eligible Administrative Costs – (1) Accounting for use of
   grant funds; (2) Preparing reports to HUD; (3) Program audits; (4) Administering the
   grant; and (5) Staff salaries and training for staff who will administer the program and
   for case managers. c) Administrative Costs – 10 percent maximum to the grantee and
   its sub-grantees.

The following is an Estimated Budget Summary:

                    Public         Housing      Administration    Housing         Total
                   Services                                       Program
                                                                  Delivery

Legal Services     50,000.00                                                   50,000.00
Alabama
Child Care         32,955.00                                                   32,955.00
Resources
Housing                          331,820.00                                    331,820.00
Emergency
Grant Program
Housing                                               82,954.00   82,954.00
Program
Delivery
Administration                            55,303.00                55,303.00
Total            82,955.00   331,820.00   55,303.00   82,954.00   553,032.00


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