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									                             2010 HOME Investment Partnerships Program




Homeowner Rehabilitation
Program Description & Application




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The Homeowner Rehabilitation Program, funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships
Program (24 CFR Part 92), assists communities with repairing and rehabilitating single-family owner-
occupied housing in their area. Grant funds are made available to local units of government (cities and
counties) outside HUD‟s HOME participating jurisdictions of Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence, Wichita,
and Johnson County, that apply to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) on a competitive
basis.

Applicants are rated based on the organization‟s ability to carry out all required federal and state
regulations and policies, and must have the capacity in code inspection, specification writing, and
construction management. A preapplication conference with KHRC is recommended of new applicants.
Priority is given to communities that target elderly homeowners, persons with disabilities, and families
with children. KHRC will approve applications that achieve an equitable geographic distribution of funds
and are consistent with the overall plan of KHRC within limitations of available funds. The federal
government requires participating jurisdictions to provide 25 percent match funding. KHRC will rate
objectively applicants providing match according to the point system in the Application Guidelines. It
would not be advisable to put forth an application with no match.

KHRC will provide funding contracts to successful applicants, referred to as State Recipients (or
grantees), which will be required to enter into an agreement with KHRC to ensure compliance with all
rules and regulations, goals and requirements of the federal HOME Program, 24 CFR Part 92, including,
but not limited to, income eligibility certifications, property standards, federal procurement (competitive
bidding practices), fair housing, environmental, labor, financial management, lead-based paint, and all
state and local codes. All local homeowners desiring program participation apply directly to the local
agencies receiving administrative contracts. State recipients are responsible for all aspects of carrying out
the funding and performing construction rehabilitation. State recipients are granted an additional
allowance for program administration expenses of up to 5% of the funding awarded for rehabilitation
costs. The maximum amount of funding awarded for rehabilitation is $300,000.

Some requirements of a State Recipient‟s homeowner rehabilitation program include:

      Certification that the homeowner‟s gross annual income does not exceed 80 percent of median
       income for the area according to 24 CFR Part 92.

      Certification of proof of ownership of the property. Contracts-for-deeds are not allowed.

      Certification that the owner occupies the property as a principal residence.

      All units to be rehabilitated must observe the maximum and minimum levels of HOME funds
       invested in a project. The minimum is $1,000 per unit. HUD provides the maximum amount
       annually.

      Certification that the value of the property after rehabilitation will not exceed the HUD Purchase
       Price Limits for single-family property.

      Cost Effectiveness - Funds invested in rehabilitation of property will be limited to the difference
       between the “as-is appraised value” and the “as-rehabilitated appraised value plus 25 percent”. An
       exception to this might be allowed if it is demonstrated that the individual property is part of a

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       wider development plan or project which has a reasonable amount of funds committed such as a
       local governmental jurisdiction‟s capital improvements program. In this case, the maximum
       allowance above the as-rehabilitated appraised value will be established by the State on a case-by-
       case basis. Individual housing rehabilitation is also subject to a lead-based paint cost-effectiveness
       limit not exceeding $5,000 per unit. An exception may exist if temporary relocation is needed.

      The homeowner must occupy the property for three years following rehabilitation or repay
       one/thirty-sixth of the rehabilitation cost for each month less than 36 months. A mortgage or lien
       for the amount of assistance is required to be filed by the grantee.

      Demolition of housing is not allowed.

      Proceeding to bid on each individual rehab must be approved by KHRC. Individual housing
       rehabilitation setups and associated compliance documentation must be received by KHRC prior
       to soliciting bids. KHRC will approve proceeding to bid after compliance documentation has been
       found to be in order.

All rehabilitated units must meet building code requirements, HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS),
and the State‟s enhanced HQS standards. Program recipients must also ensure that units meet one of the
three model building codes: Uniform Building Code (ICBO), National Building Code (BOCA), or
Standard Building Code (SBCCI); or the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) one or two
family code; or the Minimum Property Standards (MPS) in 24 CFR 200.925 or 200.926. Certifications
from qualified building inspectors that the units meet these requirements will be required.

Federal lead-based paint regulations (24 CFR Part 35) make it necessary for State Recipients to obtain
access to State-certified (KDHE) lead-based paint evaluation risk assessors and qualified lead-based paint
hazard reduction contractors. (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is the State agency
responsible for lead occupation training and certifications.) The federal regulations also require recipients
to ensure that extensive safe work practices, including occupant protection and temporary relocation, are
done on each house while work is being performed. Housing rehabilitated must pass lead-dust level
clearance standards and examinations according to the new regulations. Applicants will be required to
demonstrate organizational capacity and readiness to deliver these requirements with letters of intention to
bid from lead-trained contractors and with having written temporary occupant housing relocation plans
and procedures submitted at time of application.

Applicants need to demonstrate availability of construction/rehabilitation specialist staff or consultant for
construction management knowledgeable and experienced in construction and inspection methods, the
preparation of detailed construction methods and materials job work specifications, housing & building
codes, cost estimating, competitive bid procurement processes, managing job contracts and contractors,
lead based paint hazard reduction methods, risk assessments, lead specifications, and safe work practices.
An allowance from the awarded funding of up to $800 per housing unit rehabilitated is allowed for
offsetting the costs to procure for inspections, specifications writing, cost estimating, and
jobsite/contractor monitoring associated with construction management. Non-profit or for-profit
consulting organizations are encouraged to be retained by smaller local governments that need staff
assistance with grant administration and with field construction management and code inspection
services.


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Forms of financial assistance to homeowners will be soft loans. Homeowners will be required to sign a
note outlining the terms of the loan and acknowledging their responsibility for repayment should
conditions of the HOME Program not be met. To ensure compliance the KHRC will require that a
mortgage (or lien) be filed by the grantee with the local county‟s Register of Deeds. The mortgage will be
secured by the property. This will require that the mortgage be cleared prior to transferring the property
to a future buyer, thereby ensuring that the owner meets the residency requirement (residency requirement
is living in the home for three years following rehabilitation or repaying a prorated portion of the loan).

Eligible rehabilitation costs include, but are not limited to, the following development hard costs:

      Costs to meet HUD‟s Housing Quality Standards
      Costs to meet KHRC‟s enhanced standards
      Costs to meet building codes
      Lead-based paint hazards
      Accessibility modifications for elderly and disabled persons
      Repair or replacement of major housing systems and structural components
      Incipient repairs and general property improvements of a non-luxury type
      Site improvements and utility connections

Related soft costs, i.e. reasonable and necessary costs, may include:

      Architectural, engineering, inspection consultant or related professional services
      Financing costs, such as credit and title costs, recordation fees, building permits and inspections,
       legal fees, and appraisals
      Temporary relocation costs

Funding contracts allow up to two years to fully commit all funding to individual rehabilitation job
contracts. Within six months, initial activity by the grantee needs to be demonstrated by beginning to
commit funds to job contracts. Within twenty-four months, all funding must be committed under
individual job contracts, as the funding contract will expire. Due to HUD deadlines imposed on the State
of Kansas, in order for it to receive its full annual allocation from the federal government without penalty,
the KHRC will have to make the funds available to other entities if a recipient has not fully committed
funding to projects.

Required rules, policies and procedures for administering State Recipient funding are provided at
administration workshops and preapplication conferences.




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                                    HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION
                                     APPLICATION GUIDELINES
A. Application Process

     1. Submittal Requirements
        An original and one copy of the application must be received by the Kansas Housing Resources
        Corporation before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. An acknowledgment (receipt)
        will be provided upon request. Applications submitted via mail or other delivery system should
        be sent using that company‟s return receipt process, as this will be your notice that the application
        has been received. Submit the application package to:

                Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
                611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
                Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803

     2. Eligible Applicants
        HOME Program funds for Homeowner Rehabilitation will be made available to local units of
        government on a competitive basis. (Nonprofits encouraged to be retained by small communities
        as grant administrators and/or construction management service providers.)

     3. Standard Application Forms
        In an effort to provide the required information to the review team, to reduce required paperwork,
        and to encourage all eligible applicants to participate, only applications on standard forms will be
        considered. A complete set of forms must be submitted.

B. Project Selection

     1. Overview
        A formal system will be used to evaluate, select and fund applications for loans. The selection
        criteria are designed to facilitate an objective assessment of the housing needs of the area and the
        applicant‟s ability to provide an effective and timely response. (See program description and
        requirements in part one of this manual). Applications will not be accepted for amounts
        requesting greater than $300,000. (Administrative allowance of 5% is in addition to project
        funding.)

     2. Threshold Requirements
        Before an application is scored and ranked it must meet the threshold requirements. To meet the
        threshold, an application must be completed and received by the Kansas Housing Resources
        Corporation prior to the deadline. Cost allowances for the construction management component
        (inspections, specifications writing, cost estimates, jobsite/contractor monitoring) must be
        reasonable and not exceed $800 per unit. Administration fees must not exceed five percent of the
        total grant. Rehabilitation costs must be reasonable and necessary to achieve HQS, local codes
        (including a minimum building code), and new lead-based paint requirements. Applicants with
        awards from previous years will be reviewed for completion. The overall performance of
        committed funds, grant completed, and amount of funds drawn down will be considered for
        eligibility to apply for additional funds.

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   Applicant‟s organizational capacity to perform a program with a construction/rehabilitation
   component and with lead-based paint requirements will also be reviewed. Applicants must
   provide evidence of a qualified building code, inspectors that have the ability to prepare written,
   detailed „methods and materials‟ job specifications for bid, and qualified lead-based paint hazard
   evaluation and reduction contractors. Due to planning and organizing capacity to deliver a
   federal grant program with a construction management component subject to new lead-based
   paint regulations, all new applicants should have first concluded a pre-application conference
   with Kansas Housing Resources Corporation program staff.

3. Rating Criteria (805 points maximum)
       i. Project Need (200 points maximum)
          a. Median Family Income (50 points maximum)
             Applicants will receive up to 50 points, based on comparison with others. Maximum
             points will be awarded to the applicant with the lowest median family income as
             reported by the US Census Bureau. This data is collected by Kansas Housing
             Resources Corporation, therefore; the applicant need not collect the data.

           b. Community Site Review (50 points maximum)
              Communities will be visited by a representative of Kansas Housing Resources
              Corporation after all applications have been received. This is done to visually access
              the housing needs of the community and discuss those needs with the leaders of the
              community. Some of the factors considered are the age of the housing stock, economic
              stability of community, Environmental Review Factors, and visual documentation of
              code enforcement.

           c.    Priorities (100 points maximum)
                Applicants will receive 50 points each for priorities given to elderly and families with
                children. This must include a description as to how these priorities will be
                implemented.

      i.   Project Impact (330 points maximum)

           a.   Effectiveness of Project Solution
                   ● Funds utilized to maximize impact of the project 30 points maximum
                   ● Estimated number of homes to be rehabilitated 30 points maximum
                   ● How costs and unit conditions are determined 30 points maximum
                   ● Community commitment to preserving housing 30 points maximum
                   ● Implementation of the cost effectiveness formula 30 points maximum


           b. Capacity
                ● Homeowner rehabilitation administrative plan 60 points maximum
                ● Extent to which partnerships in support of low income housing exists
                                                                           60 points maximum
                ● Discussion of historical corrective measures 30 points maximum
                ● Discussion of what rehabilitation standards will be used 30 points maximum


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ii. Matching Dollars (150 points maximum)
      Points are awarded in ten point increments based on the extent to which the applicant
      proposes to provide eligible and reasonable match dollars. 25 percent match receives
      maximum points; each 2.5% receives ten points each

iii.   No Previous HOME Awards (50 points maximum)
        Points will be awarded to all applicants who have not previously received a HOME
        Homeowner Rehabilitation award.

iv.    Communities Affected by a Presidentially Declared Disaster Area (75 points)
        Points will be awarded to applicants that are in a Presidentially Declared Disaster Area if
        housing was directly affected. (IE flooded homes, tornado damage) Applicants must be
        able to demonstrate how housing stock was directly affected.

 v.    Incomplete Grants from Previous Years
        Applicants will be penalized 50 points for each previous grant that does not have a
        minimum of 75% of the funds drawn down.




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                          HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION

                               FUNDING SUMMARY

APPLICANT DATA
       Local government               Grant Administrator:
            City                      Contact Name:
            County                    Address:



City/County:                          Local contact person:
Authorized
Elected Official:                     Title:
Address:                              Address:


County:
Telephone:                            County:
Fax:                                  Telephone:
E-mail address:                       Fax:
FEIN#:                                E-mail address:

                                      Has applicant previously been awarded a HOME
       FOR KHRC USE ONLY              grant?


                                                        Year:
                                                        Amount:      $

                                                        Year:
                                                        Amount:      $


                                      Has the housing in your community been affected
Application Number:                   by a Presidentially Declared Disaster? When?
Received By:                                            Yes
                                                        No


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PROJECT SUMMARY
Please provide a brief description of the project. Describe how the proposed project is consistent with the
Consolidated Plan.




Approximate number of people who will benefit from the proposed project:
Median income for area:       80% and below                   (# of persons)
                   Low:       60% and below                   (# of persons)
             Very Low:        50% and below                   (# of persons)


Briefly state who will administer the grant program, and give the experience level of the administrator.




Briefly state who will perform the field rehabilitation specialist or construction management component
of the program, and give the experience level of this person (provide detail in Narrative Item #5).




Does your jurisdiction have adopted building and other trade codes (i.e., electrical, mechanical, etc.)?
Please list all codes:



Describe anticipated community participation in your proposed project. Attach separate sheet if needed.



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If your community has been affected by a natural disaster, describe in detail how housing was impacted.




List funds to be supplied by other sources. Attach letters of commitment from funding sources.
Source                                 Contact Person                 Telephone          Amount
                                                                                         $
                                                                                         $
                                                                                         $
                                                                                         $
                                                                                         $



Total funds supplied by other sources:     $
Total project funding:                     $
Total project cost:                        $
HOME Program funds requested:              $

Maximum amount requested cannot exceed $300,000.



OTHER ATTACHMENTS
         A detailed project location map must be attached to each application.
         HR Project Budget Form - Homeowner Rehabilitation applications only.
         Letters of commitment from additional funding sources.
         Letters of intention to bid from lead-based paint qualified contractors
         LBP Temporary Occupant Relocation Plan and Procedures
         Rehab Specialist Work Write-up with detailed methods and materials specifications (lead specific)
         Full Program Administrative and Implementation Plan for proposed Program



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FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING
All applicants who receive a grant award must affirmatively further fair housing. Title VII and Executive
Order 11063 requirements apply to all recipients, regardless of community size and/or racial/ethnic
characteristics. The fair housing provisions apply to the community as a whole and pertain to the sale or
rent of housing, the financing of housing, and the provision of brokerage services. MEANINGFUL
STEPS TO FURTHER FAIR HOUSING MUST BE TAKEN. Such steps must be documented and will be
monitored by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.


CERTIFICATIONS

The applicant certifies that the information contained in the Application Summary is true and correct and
the appropriate governing body has duly authorized the document. The applicant agrees that, if approved,
this, with the attached Certifications, will become a part of the agreement for activities and services
authorized under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.


Name:                                                      Name:
Title:                                                     Title:
Date:                                                      Date:


Signature:                                                 Signature:


The chief elected official of the local political jurisdiction in which the project will be/is located must sign
application.



Name:
Title:
Address:
             Street

             City                                      County                  Zip



_____________________________________________                            ______________________
Signature of Chief Elected Official                                      Date




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                                  Statement of Assurances & Certifications

The grantee hereby assures and certifies with respect to the grant that:

1. It possesses legal authority to make application and to execute a housing program.

2. Its governing body has duly adopted or passed as an official act, a resolution, motion or similar action
   authorizing the person identified as the official representative of the grantee to submit the final statement, all
   understandings and assurances contained therein, and directing and authorizing the person identified as the
   official representative of the grantee to act in connection with the submission of the final statement, and to
   provide such additional information as may be required.

3. That prior to submission of its application to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the grantee
   has met the citizen participation requirements, prepared its application and projected use of funds, and made the
   application available to the public, as required by Section 104(a)(2) of the Housing and Community
   Development Act of 1974, as amended, and implemented at 24 CFR 570.486.

4. It has developed its final statement (application) of projected use of funds so as to give maximum feasible
   priority to activities that benefit low-income families.

5. Its chief executive officer or other officer of the grantee approved by the KHRC:

    a. Consents to assume the status of a responsible federal official under the National Environmental Policy Act
       of 1969 and other provisions of federal law as specified in 24 CFR 58.1(a); and

    b. Is authorized and consents on behalf of the grantee and himself/herself to accept the jurisdiction of the
       federal courts for the purpose of enforcement of his/her responsibilities as such an official.

6. The loan will be conducted and administered in compliance with:

    a. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L. 88-352), and implementing regulations issued at 24 CFR
       Part I;

    b. Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, as amended, administering all programs and activities relating to
       housing and community development in a manner to affirmatively further fair housing; and will take action
       to affirmatively further fair housing in the sale or rental of housing, the financing of housing, and the
       provisions of brokerage service. Title VII and Executive Order 11063 requirements apply to all recipients,
       regardless of community size and/or racial/ethnic characteristics. The fair housing provisions apply to the
       community as a whole and pertain to the sale or rent of housing, the financing of housing, and the provision
       of brokerage services. MEANINGFUL STEPS TO FURTHER FAIR HOUSING MUST BE TAKEN. Such
       steps must be documented and will be monitored by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation;

    c. Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and the regulations
       issued pursuant thereto (24 CFR Section 570.602);

    d. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, and implementing regulations
       at 24 CFR Part 135;

    e. Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Orders 11375 and 12086, and implementing regulations
       issued at 41 CFR Chapter 60;



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    f.   Executive Order 11063, as amended by Executive Order 12259, and implementing regulations at 24 CFR
         Part 107;

    g. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112), as amended and implementing regulations
       when published for effect;

    h. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, (Pub. L. 94-135), and implementing regulations when
       published for effect;

    i.   The relocation requirements of Title II and the acquisition requirements of Title III of the Uniform
         Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended and the
         implementing regulations at 24 CFR 570.488;

    j.   Anti-displacement and relocations plan requirement of Section 104(d) of Title I, Housing and Community
         Development Act of 1974, as amended;

    k. Relocation payment requirements of Section 105(a)(11) of Title I, Housing and Community Development
       Act of 1974, as amended;

    l.   The labor standards requirements as set forth in 24 CFR 92.354 and HUD regulations issued to implement
         such requirements;

    m. Executive Order 11988 relating to the evaluation of flood hazards and Executive Order 11288 relating to
       the prevention, control, and abatement of water pollution;

    n. The regulations, policies, guidelines, and requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-87, A-128, and A-133 as
       they relate to the acceptance and use of federal funds under this federally assisted program; and

    o. The American Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336: 42 U.S.C. 12101) provides disabled people access to
       employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation and telecommunications.

7. The conflict of interest provisions of 24 CFR 92.356 apply to any person who is an employee, agent,
   consultant, officer, or elected official or appointed official of the state, or of a unit of general local government,
   or of any designated public agencies, or subrecipients which are receiving funds. None of these persons may
   obtain a financial interest or benefit from the activity, or have an interest or benefit from the activity, or have an
   interest in any contract, subcontract or agreement with respect thereto, or the proceeds thereunder, either for
   themselves or those with whom they have family or business ties, during their tenure or for one year thereafter,
   and that it shall incorporate or cause to be incorporated, in all such contracts or subcontracts a provision
   prohibiting such interest pursuant to the purpose of this certification.

8. It will comply with the provisions of the Hatch Act that limits the political activity of employees.

9. It will give the state, HUD, and the Comptroller General or any authorized representative access to and the right
   to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the grant.

10. It will comply with the lead paint requirements of 24 CFR Part 35.

11. The local government will not attempt to recover any capital costs of public improvements assisted in whole or
    in part with HOME funds by assessing properties owned and occupied by low and moderate income persons
    unless:

    a. HOME funds are used to pay the proportion of such assessment that related to non-HOME funding, or

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    b. The local government certifies to the state that for the purposes of assessing properties owned and occupied
       by low and moderate income persons who are not very low income, that the local government does not
       have sufficient HOME funds to comply with the provision of a. above.

12. It accepts the terms, conditions, selection criteria, and procedures established by this program description and
    that it waives any right it may have to challenge the legitimacy and the propriety of these terms, conditions,
    criteria, and procedures in the event that its application is not selected for HOME funding.

13. It will comply with the regulations, policies, guidelines, and requirements with respect to the acceptance and
    use of federal funds for this federally assisted program.

14. It will comply with all parts of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended,
    which have not been cited previously, as well as with other applicable laws.


The grantee hereby certifies it will comply with the above stated assurances.



Signature, Authorized Local Elected Official


Name (typed or printed)


Title


Local Jurisdiction


Date




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                                HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION
                                  PROJECT BUDGET FORM
                                      (Must be completed)




                                                                          Source of
                                    Other                                  Other
        Activity             HOME              Committed     Pending                   Total Cost
                                    Funds                                  Funds

1) Housing
   Rehabilitation
   Loans (costs due to
     LBP not to exceed
     $5000 per unit)

2) Housing Specs &
   Inspections (not to
     exceed $800 per unit)


3) Soft Mortgage
   Registration Fee



4) Other



5)   Other



     Subtotal


     Administration
     Allowance (not to
     exceed 5% of project
     costs above)



     Totals




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                         HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION NARRATIVES
The following describes the criteria and information for an applicant to apply for HOME-Homeowner
Rehabilitation funds. All applicants shall complete the HOME Funding Summary. The remainder of the
application shall consist of six sections: 1) Project Need, 2) Project Impact, 3) Match Funding, 4)
Rehabilitation Specialist Staff, 5) Lead Based Paint Capacity. These sections shall be typed on standard
letter-sized paper with appropriate headings and subcategories.

1) Project Need

       Applicants shall identify and document the need in the community for Homeowner Rehabilitation.
       All statistical data must be obtained from the US Census Bureau. Information should include:

       A. Total number of housing units in the community.

       B. Total number of owner occupied housing units.

       C. Total number of housing units proposed to be moderately rehabilitated (less than $25,000 per
       unit).

       D. Average cost of rehabilitation based on past experience.

       E. Median family income.

       F. Elderly priority. Describe how elderly homeowners will be prioritized. Elderly is defined as
          individuals or families who are 62 years of age or older or handicapped.

       G. Families with children priority. Describe how families with children will be prioritized. For
          the purpose of this program, children is defined as a dependant that is 17 years of age or
          younger.

2) Project Impact

       Applicants shall describe how Homeowner Rehabilitation addresses the needs described in the
       Project Need narrative. Information should include:

       A. How funds will be utilized to maximize impact.

       B. Discussion of the community‟s commitment to preserving the housing stock.

       C. How costs and unit conditions were estimated and by whom.

       D. Discussion of implementation of the cost effective formula.

       E. Discussion of rehabilitation alternatives. What will be done without homeowner rehabilitation
          grant?

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       F. Describe the partnerships that have been formed to assist in facilitating a homeowner
          rehabilitation program.

       G. Discussion of historical corrective measures. What was done historically in place of
          homeowner rehabilitation?

       H. Discussion of what rehabilitation standards will be used.

       I. Describe how units will be selected.

       J. A copy of the applicant‟s proposed administrative plan for providing homeowner rehabilitation
          assistance.


3) Match Funding

       Describe the extent to which the organization proposes to provide eligible match dollars. (See
       Appendixes of the complete HOME Investment Partnerships Program Description for eligible
       forms of match). It would not be advisable to put forth an application with no match.


4) Rehabilitation Specialist Staff

       State whom will perform the field rehabilitation specialist or construction management component
       of the program. Describe in detail the experience of this person and submit examples of their
       work in the following areas: preparation of detail „methods and materials‟ job specifications
       (including, if any, work specifications done for lead-based paint interim controls and safe work
       practices), cost-estimating, bid documents, contractor oversight and jobsite inspections,
       knowledge of building codes and construction methods. State which of the federally required
       building (and other trade) construction codes will be used.


5) Lead-Based Paint Capacity

       Federal lead-based paint regulations (24 CFR Part 35, adopted September 15, 1999) make it
       necessary for HOME-funded rehabilitation program recipients to obtain access to State-certified
       lead-based paint evaluation personnel and qualified lead-based paint hazard reduction contractors.
       (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is the State agency responsible for lead
       occupation training and certifications for both). The federal regulations require program funding
       recipients to ensure that extensive safe work practices, including occupant protections that require,
       in many cases, temporary occupant relocation measures are followed on each house while work is
       being performed. Housing rehabilitated must pass lead-dust level clearance standards and
       examinations according to the new requirements before re-occupancy. Please describe and/or
       document your organization‟s organizational and staff capacity and readiness to deliver these new
       requirements. Include letters of intention to bid from lead-qualified contractors and written
       temporary occupant relocation plans and procedures that will be used.


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Non Point Criteria
Applications meeting the preliminary requirements will be further reviewed for non-point criteria.
Applications may be accepted or rejected based solely on the non-point criteria, which include, but are not
limited to, the following:

         (a)      Sufficient experience relative to the proposed activity;

          (b)      Community commitment to overall growth and betterment. This may include zoning
          restrictions, building and permit requirements, code enforcement, etc;

         (c)       Other considerations that could adversely affect the effectiveness of the HOME investment;

        (d)       Jurisdictional comments of city, county, state or federal representatives;

         (e)        Comments of neighborhood groups and organizations whom are knowledgeable about the
                area;

        (f)      Substantial change of application conditions since the application date;

        (g)       Site considerations based on the suitability of compliance with the HOME program;

          (h)    Size of the development relating to overall competitive demand and equitable distribution
             of HOME funds across the state;

          (i)      Previous performance in other KHRC grants.




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