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					                           Fourth Program Year
                           Oshkosh 2008 Action Plan
TABLE OF CONTENTS

SF 424 ........................................................................................................... 2
Narrative .................................................................................................................4
           Executive Summary .....................................................................................4
           Plan Elements...............................................................................................5
           Sources of Funds........................................................................................11
           Managing the Process ................................................................................12
           Institutional Structure.................................................................................13
           Monitoring .................................................................................................13
           Activities ....................................................................................................14
           Summary of Objectives & Outcomes ........................................................16
Housing .................................................................................................................18
           Needs of Public Housing ...........................................................................18
           Antipoverty Strategy..................................................................................18
           Barriers to Affordable Housing .................................................................19
           Lead based Paint ........................................................................................21
Homeless ..............................................................................................................21
           Specific Homeless Prevention Elements ...................................................21
           Emergency Shelter Grants .........................................................................22

Non-Homeless Special Needs Housing ............................................................22
           Non-homeless Special Needs.....................................................................22
Community Development ..................................................................................24
           Community Development Block Grant .....................................................24
           Priority for Assistance................................................................................26
           HOME/ADDI.............................................................................................29
           Housing for People with AIDS ..................................................................30

Other Narratives...................................................................................................31

Appendix A – Certifications
Appendix B – Needs Tables
Appendix C – Project Worksheets
Appendix D – Summary of Specific Annual Objectives




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 SF 424
 Complete the fillable fields (blue cells) in the table below. The other items are pre-
 filled with values from the Grantee Information Worksheet.
Date Submitted               Applicant Identifier                  Type of Submission
Date Received by state       State Identifier           Application          Pre-application
Date Received by HUD         Federal Identifier           Construction          Construction
                                                          Non Construction      Non Construction
Applicant Information
City of Oshkosh                                         WI554960 OSHKOSH
Department of Community Development                     Organizational DUNS: 048029839
PO Box 1130, 215 Church Ave.                            Organizational Unit: Municipality
Oshkosh                    Wisconsin                    Department: Community Development
54903-1130                 USA                          Division: Planning Services
Employer Identification Number (EIN):                   County: USA
39-6005563                                              Program Year Start Date (05/01)
Applicant Type:                                         Specify Other Type if necessary:
Local Government: City                                  Specify Other Type
                                                                         U.S. Department of
Program Funding                                             Housing and Urban Development
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers; Descriptive Title of Applicant Project(s);
Areas Affected by Project(s) (cities, Counties, localities etc.); Estimated Funding

Community Development Block Grant                       14.218 Entitlement Grant

CDBG Project Titles: 2008 Action Plan             Description of Areas Affected by CDBG
                                                  Project(s): City of Oshkosh, WI
CDBG Grant Amount $823,381         Additional HUD Grant(s)         Describe
                                   Leveraged
Additional Federal Funds Leveraged                Additional State Funds Leveraged
Locally Leveraged Funds $40,378 – Srs Center            Grantee Funds Leveraged
Programs-County Aid
Anticipated Program Income $100,000 -Housing      Other (Describe) $80,000 – Public Service
Rehab program                                     Consortium (United Way, OACF, Winn
                                                  County)
Total Funds Leveraged for CDBG-based Project(s) $220,378


Home Investment Partnerships Program                    14.239 HOME

HOME Project Titles: THIS SECTION IS NOT          Description of Areas Affected by HOME
APPLICABLE                                        Project(s)
$HOME Grant Amount                 $Additional HUD Grant(s)        Describe
                                   Leveraged
$Additional Federal Funds Leveraged               $Additional State Funds Leveraged
$Locally Leveraged Funds                          $Grantee Funds Leveraged
$Anticipated Program Income                       Other (Describe)
Total Funds Leveraged for HOME-based Project(s)

Housing Opportunities for People with                   14.241 HOPWA
AIDS
HOPWA Project Titles: THIS SECTION IS NOT               Description of Areas Affected by HOPWA
APPLICABLE                                              Project(s)



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$HOPWA Grant Amount                   $Additional HUD Grant(s)        Describe
                                   Leveraged
$Additional Federal Funds Leveraged                  $Additional State Funds Leveraged
$Locally Leveraged Funds                             $Grantee Funds Leveraged
$Anticipated Program Income                          Other (Describe)
Total Funds Leveraged for HOPWA-based Project(s)


Emergency Shelter Grants Program                     14.231 ESG

ESG Project Titles: THIS SECTION IS NOT           Description of Areas Affected by ESG
APPLICABLE                                        Project(s)
$ESG Grant Amount            $Additional HUD Grant(s) Leveraged Describe

$Additional Federal Funds Leveraged                  $Additional State Funds Leveraged
$Locally Leveraged Funds                             $Grantee Funds Leveraged
$Anticipated Program Income                          Other (Describe)
Total Funds Leveraged for ESG-based Project(s)

 Congressional Districts of:                     Is application subject to review by state
 Applicant Districts         Project Districts   Executive Order 12372 Process?
 Wisconsin 6th               Wisconsin 6th
 Is the applicant delinquent on any federal          Yes   This application was made available to
 debt? If “Yes” please include an additional               the state EO 12372 process for review
 document explaining the situation.                        on DATE
                                                 x No      Program is not covered by EO 12372
    Yes                      x No                   N/A    Program has not been selected by the
                                                           state for review

Person to be contacted regarding this application


First Name: David             Middle Initial: L.                      Last Name: Buck
Title: Principal Planner      Phone: 920.236.5062                     Fax: 920.236.5053
eMail: dbuck@ci.oshkosh.wi.us Grantee Website:                        Other Contact: Jackson
                                 www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us                 Kinney, Director
Signature of Authorized Representative                                  Date Signed




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                     Narrative Responses
GENERAL
GRANTEE: City of Oshkosh, WI
CON PLAN PERIOD: 2005 to 2009

Executive Summary (92.220(b))
       1. The Executive Summary is required. Include the objectives and
          outcomes identified in the plan and an evaluation of past
          performance.

In the 2008 Program Year, the City of Oshkosh will pursue the implementation of
projects and activities in four major categories – Central City Development &
Community Facilities, Housing & Neighborhood Development, Public Services, and
Administration & Planning. Of the $823,381 in allocated CDBG funds and the
estimated $150,000 in Program Income, a minimum of $624,461 is allocated for
programs/projects that benefit Low and Moderate Income persons or eliminate slum
and blight conditions. See the following table.

        Projects                                             2008 CDBG      LMI Benefit
                                                              Allocation
                                                             without Est.
                                                              Program
                                                               Income
 I.     Central City Development & Community Facilities
          A. Targeted Central City Redevelopment                 $144,795
                                                 Subtotal        $144,795

 II.    Housing/Neighborhood Development
          A. Housing Rehabilitation                              $289,180       $289,180
          B. Neighborhood Initiatives                             $57,750        $57,750
                                                  Subtotal       $346,930       $346,930

 III. Public Services
        A. General Public Services                                $96,250        $96,250
        B. Fair Housing Center of Northeast WI                     $9,625
        C. Oshkosh Housing Authority                              $16,844        $16,844
        D. Oshkosh Srs. Center Health Program                      $8,234         $8,234
        E. Oshkosh Srs. Center Fitness Program                     $6,203         $6,203
                                                  Subtotal       $137,156       $127,531

 IV. Administration and Planning
       A. Administration and Salaries                            $184,500
       B. Public Services Consortium Admin.                       $10,000
                                                  Subtotal       $194,500
                             Totals                              $823,381       $474,461

Activities funded with CDBG funds in this Action Plan will meet the national
objectives of benefiting low and moderate income persons and/or preventing or
eliminating slum or blighting conditions.



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Action Plan Required Elements:

Geographic Distribution/Allocation Priorities:

    2. Describe the geographic areas of the jurisdiction (including areas of low
       income families and/or racial/minority concentration) in which assistance will
       be directed during the next year.

*Please note that maps or other attachments may be included as additional files within the CPMP Tool.



Geographic Areas
Assistance will be directed primarily to low to moderate income census tracts and
block groups, as shown in the map on page 6. By concentrating assistance in these
areas, the City will also be concentrating funds in the areas with the highest
concentrations of racial and ethnic minorities.

Within   these geographic areas, priority will be given to the following:
   •     Areas with higher concentrations of rental housing
   •     Priority areas identified in the City Comprehensive Plan
   •     Historic Districts


Areas of Minority Concentration
Census block groups with over 150 persons answering with a “non-White” Race in
the 2000 Census are shown below. After excluding the census block groups with
institutionalized populations such as the State of Wisconsin Correctional Facility, the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student6 housing, the Winnebago County Mental
Health Institution, and the Park View Health Center, the block groups with the
highest number of racial/minority concentrations are as follows:

          Table 1. Area of Highest Number of Minorities
                                  Number of          Percent of “Non
 Geographic Area                  Non-“White         -White Alone”
                                  Alone”             People in Block
                                                     Group
 Census Tract 5, Block Group 3                335                  14.76
 Census Tract 5, Block Group 2                192                  23.53
 Census Tract 2, Block Group 3                179                  20.62
These three block groups are located in the central city area and are all located in
low to moderate income census tracts.




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   3. Describe the reasons for allocating investments geographically within the
      jurisdiction (or within the EMSA for HOPWA) (91.215(a)(1)) during the next
      year and the rationale for assigning the priorities.

Basis for Allocating Investments Geographically/Basis for Assigning Priority
Beginning in summer 2002, the City of Oshkosh initiated an update to its 1993 20-
year Comprehensive Plan. The updated Comprehensive Plan was adopted in March
2005.

The State of Wisconsin adopted comprehensive planning legislation (commonly
referred to as the “Smart Growth” law) in 1999, with minimum requirements for a
community’s comprehensive plan. Nine elements are outlined in this legislation,
including the Housing Element, which requires the following:

       •   A compilation of objectives, policies, goals, maps and programs of the city
           to provide an adequate housing supply that meets existing and forecasted
           housing demand.
       •   The element shall assess the age, structural, value and occupancy
           characteristics of the city’s housing stock.
       •   The element shall also identify specific policies and programs that promote
           the development of housing for residents of the city and provide a range
           of housing choices that meet the needs of persons of all income levels and
           of all age groups and persons with special needs, policies and programs
           that promote the availability of land for the development or
           redevelopment of low–income and moderate–income housing, and policies
           and programs to maintain or rehabilitate the city’s existing housing stock.

To meet these Smart Growth requirements, “Neighborhood Improvement Strategic
Areas” with three levels of priority are identified based on neighborhood
characteristics. To establish these “priority areas”, data from the 2000 U.S. Census
(tract and block group level) were analyzed, including the value and age of the
housing stock, the tenure of the residents (owner versus renter), and the low- and
moderate-income areas. This data serves as the basis for assigning the priority
given to each area. While three different priority areas were identified, funds in the
2007 Program Year will be concentrated in the Priority 1 areas. Characteristics of
the Priority 1 areas are as follows:

       Priority 1 areas are the four areas on the following map shown in the darkest
       shade. These areas have the greatest need for neighborhood revitalization
       and housing rehabilitation. All of these Priority 1 areas are within the city’s
       LMI census tracts or block groups. Other characteristics include:
           • Owner-occupied rates are lower in these areas than the city as a whole.
           • The percentage of homes built prior to 1940 is higher than the overall
             city percentage.
           • The median year structures were built in these areas range from prior to
             1940 to 1955, compared to the city’s median year of 1959.
           • The median value for owner-occupied units ranges from 4 to 28 percent
             lower than the city’s overall median value of $85,500.

Priority areas are shown on the following map.




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The City of Oshkosh will use CDBG funds in these priority areas for housing related
activities such as single- and multi-unit rehabilitation, homeownership assistance
programs, and preservation of historic residential structures but may also use CDBG
funds for non-housing community development needs such as streetscaping,
neighborhood facilities, parks/recreational facilities, and public facilities and
improvements. The city may also use funds for the purchase, demolition, and
disposition of deteriorating or blighting structures/properties. The City of Oshkosh
aims to coordinate the expenditure of CDBG funds with the implementation of the
city’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Activities funded through the CIP plan
include the upgrade of streets, sidewalks, and sewer/water/stormsewer service lines.

In addition to bricks & mortar activities such as housing, street, and sidewalk
rehabilitation, other activities may include:
        • analysis of zoning to determine downzoning options,
        • survey of properties as potential State Historical Society or local Landmark
            Commission nomination,
        • creation of Neighborhood Watch groups or neighborhood associations,
        • provision of landlord and/or tenant training programs, and
        • analysis of neighborhood quality of life conditions such as parking
            restrictions, transit availability, proximity to parks, etc.

Associated with these priority areas are redevelopment areas designated by the City
of Oshkosh. Eligible activities in these central city redevelopment areas include
acquisition and disposition of property, relocation and demolition of blighting
structures. The end result being new housing, uses that create job opportunities for
low-and moderate-income people or a combination of housing and commercial uses
that would meet both of these objectives.

The Near East
Neighborhood
(NEN) was
selected as the first
neighborhood
where
concentrated
efforts took place
in program year 2
and continue to
take place
throughout
program year 3.
This Neighborhood
is bordered on the
west by Jefferson
Street, on the
north by Lincoln
Avenue, on the
south by Merritt
Avenue and on the
east by the
Canadian National Railroad. Activities undertaken in the NEN have and will meet the
national objectives of benefiting low- and moderate-income persons and
preventing/eliminating slums or blight. The NEN is entirely within either a LMI


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Census Tract or Block Group; therefore, the percentage of LMI persons is at least
51% of the residents within the neighborhood. The Neighborhood consists of all of
Census Tract 2, Block Group 3, and a portion of Block Group 2 and 3 of Census Tract
5. Activities for residents of this area may be conducted with a low/moderate area
benefit because these activities are available to benefit all residents of the service
area. Services for specific residents of the service area (seniors, tenants, children,
etc.) may also qualify under the Limited Clientele subcategories of the low/moderate
income benefit national objective.

The City will develop a partnership with private donors and a new housing non profit
organization on a neighborhood improvement project in an area that has yet to be
identified on the east side of the City. The area will be selected on the basis of a
private sector initiated interest in improving the appearance of the area. The
Community Development Department will ensure that CDBG funds used to support
this effort will benefit low to moderate income households or low to moderate income
geographic areas. This undertaking is distinctive for Oshkosh in that it is a
collaboration of public and private interests initiated by concerned members of the
Oshkosh community who have chosen to provide financial and political support in
this effort. The City, in turn, will supply CDBG and HOME rehabilitation funding,
technical assistance, and will consider adoption of supportive zoning regulations for
the creation of true private-public partnership.

   4. Describe actions that will take place during the next year to address obstacles
      to meeting underserved needs.

Actions to Address Obstacles
The City will continue to initiate progress towards implementation of other
Neighborhood Improvement Strategic Areas. City departments will participate in
internal discussions (Police, Inspections, Health, Planning, Assessor, etc.). Staff will
then coordinate with citizens in the selected areas. By coordinating actions of city
staff, the obstacle for staff capacity will be addressed so that actions can be as
concentrated as possible. Also by involving the citizens of these neighborhoods, the
citizens can be a resource of information and for implementation of the strategies.

Coordination between the public and private sectors will form a partnership to
address priorities of individual neighborhoods, versus a one-size-fits-all approach.
The intended outcome of tailoring needs to the neighborhood, will be that the
citizens will be informed about and involved in the process in order to aid in the
implementation of neighborhood projects.

Sources of Funds:

   5. Identify the federal, state, and local resources the jurisdiction expects to
      receive to address the needs identified in the plan. Federal resources
      should include Section 8 funds made available to the jurisdiction,
      Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and competitive McKinney-Vento
      Homeless Assistance Act funds expected to be available to address
      priority needs and specific objectives identified in the strategic plan.
      (92.220(c)(1))




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The City will apply for State Home Rental Rehabilitation funds to address the need
for the creation of LMI rental units, as discussed in the housing section. The City
received $200,000 in 2005 but did not receive any in 2006 or 2007. Successful
applicant will be notified in late 2008.

The Winnebago County Housing Authority and the Oshkosh Housing Authority,
independent quasi-public agencies operating in the City of Oshkosh, anticipate
receiving federal grants totaling $3,278,963. That total consists of approximately
$693,084 for public housing operation, $599.031 for public housing capital
improvements, $1,507,948 in Housing Choice Vouchers, $376,000 in HOME for the
first-time homebuyer program, $45,900 in Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency
grants and $57,000 in Social Services Coordinator Grant. Any McKinney-Vento
moneys in the form of Supportive Services Programs and Emergency Shelter Grants
from state or federal sources were awarded and utilized by ADVOCAP, CADASI,
Christine Ann Domestic Violence Center and the Red Cross.

For the homebuyer program, the Oshkosh Housing Authority will also apply for a
State HODAP funds to be leveraged with HOME and CDBG funds for the continuation
of the program.

   6. If you plan to dedicate funds within a local targeted area, provide the
      boundaries of the targeted area and an estimate of the percentage of
      funds you plan to dedicate to target area(s). (91.220(f))

The Near East Neighborhood (NEN) was selected as the first neighborhood where
concentrated efforts took place in program year 2 and continue to take place
throughout program year 3. This Neighborhood is bordered on the west by Jefferson
Street, on the north by Lincoln Avenue, on the south by Merritt Avenue and on the
east by the Canadian National Railroad. Activities undertaken in the NEN have and
will meet the national objectives of benefiting low- and moderate-income persons
and preventing/eliminating slums or blight. The NEN is entirely within either a LMI
Census Tract or Block Group; therefore, the percentage of LMI persons is at least
51% of the residents within the neighborhood. The Neighborhood consists of all of
Census Tract 2, Block Group 3, and a portion of Block Group 2 and 3 of Census Tract
5. Activities for residents of this area may be conducted with a low/moderate area
benefit because these activities are available to benefit all residents of the service
area. Services for specific residents of the service area (seniors, tenants, children,
etc.) may also qualify under the Limited Clientele subcategories of the low/moderate
income benefit national objective.

A specified amount or percentage of CDBG funding is not to be dedicated to this
area, however focus within the area including specific property condition inspections;
neighborhood organizing, acquisition of blighted properties and regular City capital
improvements are anticipated to result in a higher amount of interest in the rental
and owner occupied rehab programs as well as public service programs such as the
first time homebuyer assistance program.

   7. If your plan includes a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area or
      Areas, please identify the census tracts for each NRSA and an
      estimate of the percentage of funds you plan to dedicate to the
      NRSA(s).




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       No formal NRSAs are identified in the 5-year consolidated or yearly action
       plan.

   8. Explain how federal funds will leverage resources from private and
      non-federal public sources.

The city will continue in 2008 to use the Public Service Consortium to allocate funds to
public service agencies that address the needs for this population and also use this to
leverage additional funds. Four agencies pool funds as part of the Consortium, including
the City, Winnebago County, the Oshkosh Area United Way, and the Oshkosh Area
Community Foundation. In 2008, pooled funds totaled approximately $180,000, of this
$96,250 from CDBG funds, which will be used to assist 11 different public service
programs.

   9. Provide a description of how matching requirements of HUD’s
      programs will be satisfied.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh.

   10.If the jurisdiction deems it appropriate, indicate publicly owned land
      or property located within the jurisdiction that may be used to carry
      out the plan.

Publically owned lands are not anticipated to be used to carry out actions within the
annual plan. The situation of lands being purchased/acquired as part of slum and
blight elimination or through mutually agreed upon sale may be used to further the
objectives and goals associated with CDBG. In these cases the direction or
anticipated use of the acquired lands will be known and accounted for prior to the
acquisition/purchase so as not to apply to tis question.

Managing the Process

   11. Identify the significant aspects of the process, by which the plan was
       developed, and the agencies, groups, organizations, and others who
       participated in the process.

The City of Oshkosh's Department of Community Development will be the lead
agency responsible for administering the programs covered by the Consolidated Plan
and the 2008 Action Plan. The Department of Community Development will also
sub-contract with public service providers individually and through the Public Service
Consortium. Staff from these individual agencies will be responsible for
administering their own programs and reporting required information back to the
Department of Community Development. For example, the city will contract with the
Oshkosh Housing Authority/Winnebago County Housing Authority to provide services
related to the "Homebuyer Program". The subgrantee is contracted/required to
provide quarterly reports to show progress during the administration of their
program, which is then reported to the City.




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In order to keep city residents familiar with the CDBG program, this year city staff
presented the most recent CAPER to the Plan Commission, which was broadcast on
the local cable access television station. This presentation was made approximately
one month prior to the Action Plan being presented to the Plan Commission. This
was done to show success stories for the program year that had been completed and
to familiarize the Plan Commission and television audience with the CDBG program.
Additionally, mass mailings and discussions on the Oshkosh Community Access
Television were conducted to emphasize the rehabilitation programs.

In the development of this plan, applications were solicited and due in October for
non-public service projects. A public informational meeting was held on November 1
at the Oshkosh Seniors Center to present the 2008 CDBG Action Plan and the 2008-
2012 Capital Improvements Program as well as to answer questions and solicit
comment. The Action Plan was then presented to the Plan Commission during their
regularly scheduled meeting held on November 6 and a recommendation of approval
was forwarded to the Common Council, who in turn approved the Plan on November
27.

   12. Describe actions that will take place during the next year to enhance
       coordination between public and private housing, health, and social service
       agencies.

At this time, no additional actions have been identified beyond what the city is
currently doing to coordinate with other agencies.


Citizen Participation (91.220(b))

   13.Provide a description of the process used to allow citizens to review
      and submit comments on the proposed consolidated annual plan,
      including how the plan (or a summary of the plan) was published for
      review; the dates, times and locations of a public hearing, or
      hearings; when and how notice was provided to citizens of the
      hearing(s); the dates of the 30 day citizen comment period, and if
      technical assistance was provided to groups developing proposals for
      funding assistance under the consolidated plan and how this
      assistance was provided.

The citizen participation process for the 2008 Action Plan was held in conjunction
with the preparation of the city’s budget process in the fall of 2007. In November
2007, the four broad categories for projects (Central City & Public Facilities, Housing
& Neighborhood Development, Public Services, and Administration & Planning) and
estimated funding levels were forwarded to the Plan Commission and the Common
Council. As part of the preparation of the CDBG Action Plan and the CIP, a
neighborhood public meeting to outline these budgets was held at the Oshkosh
Seniors Center on November 1.

   14. Provide a summary of efforts made to broaden public participation in the
       development of the consolidated annual plan, including outreach to minorities
       and non-English speaking persons, as well as persons with disabilities.




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Copies of the 2008 CDBG Action Plan were made available in a variety of venues in
an effort to broaden public participation. A legal ad was published in the Oshkosh
Northwestern on September 29, notifying readers of the public hearing with the Plan
Commission and the Common Council. The notice also included a website so that
the Plan could be accessed on-line through the city's website if the public wanted to
view the plan or make a copy. Also within the notice was an invite to persons with
specialized needs (language, handicap accessibility, etc.) to call the City to make any
necessary arrangements. All meetings held in conjunction with the preparation of
this Plan were held in handicap accessible buildings and meeting rooms. Outreach
also included personal contact with the local Hmong Service Center (largest minority
group in Oshkosh), ADVOCAP (representing many persons with special needs), and
with the Oshkosh Seniors Center.

A public meeting was held on November 6, with the Oshkosh Plan Commission. The
Plan Commission reviewed the Action Plan for consistency with the City of Oshkosh
Comprehensive Plan as well as consistency with neighborhood plans. The meeting
was televised on the local cable access channel so that television viewers could also
see the proposal.

A public hearing was held on November 27, with the Oshkosh Common Council. The
Council and public were given an opportunity to provide input regarding the
proposed projects in the plan. This meeting was also broadcast on the local cable
access channel.

   15. Provide a summary of citizen comments or views on the annual plan.

No additional comments were received on the Plan at the Common Council meeting
on November 27, 2007.

   16. Provide a written explanation of comments not accepted and the reasons why
       these comments were not accepted.

All comments are accepted during public meetings including the neighborhood
meeting, Plan Commission and the Common Council as well as any comments that
would have came from general public review of the annual plan documents that had
been distributed throughout the community.


Institutional Structure

   17. Describe actions that will take place during the next year to develop
       institutional structure.

Two organizations oriented to coordination between public and private social service
agencies exist in Oshkosh - Winnebagoland FOCUS and the Collaboration Work
Group. While the City indicated in the Consolidated Plan that it was not in a position
to direct or control the activities of these groups, city staff participates in both
organizations. In addition, the city will forward information through the electronic
“Information & Referral Service” listserve.

In providing funding directly for the Housing Authority's Homeownership Program
and the Fair Housing Center of NE Wisconsin, the City will stipulate that CDBG
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cooperation between funded agencies and others working with the same populations
and providing similar or complimentary services and programs.

Monitoring

   18.Describe actions to be taken that will take place during the next year
      to monitor your performance in meeting goals and objectives set
      forth in your Consolidated Plan.

The City of Oshkosh Department of Community Development will coordinate the
implementation of this Action Plan and report progress towards the goals from the
Consolidated Plan in the IDIS and annual CAPER. Monitoring of city actions are done
on a case-by-case basis as funds are requested. Subrecipient monitoring is done
through submittal of program information, required by the Agreements between the
City and subrecipient as well as monitoring spending through staff contact, invoice
submittal and review and on-site visits.

   19.Describe steps/actions to be taken during the next year to ensure compliance
      with program requirements, including requirements involving the
      timeliness of expenditures.

The monitoring actions are conducted to ensure the timeliness of spending.
Quarterly and annual reports are required for all funded activities. When these
reports are submitted they are reviewed in accordance with the Agreement. If
quarterly reports are not made on time or the subrecipient is not meeting the
requirements of the Agreement, the Department of Community Development staff
will meet with the subrecipients for a coordination meeting and closely monitor
progress to meet the requirements of the Agreement.

   20. Describe steps/action you will use to ensure long-term compliance
       with housing codes, including actions or on-site inspections you plan
       to undertake during the program year.

Housing rehabilitation activities are monitored during the rehabilitation period when
construction is underway. Generally, contractors will get several payments on one
rehab project. Payment is not made until the contractor has satisfactorily completed
the work including obtaining the appropriate zoning, building, plumbing, electrical, or
HVAC permits needed. The Housing Rehab Specialist checks to make sure permits
have been obtained and the contractor has requested code compliance inspections.
A compliance inspection of the work is also made by the Housing Rehab Specialist
and/or appropriate staff of the City’s Inspection Services Division to determine
compliance with local zoning and the Uniform Dwelling Codes. When it is determined
that the work is satisfactory completed, after securing the owners signature on a
payment request form, payment to the contractor is released. No final payment is
made on a project until the contractor has satisfactorily completed the work in
accordance with the contract and the work complies with housing codes as
determined by the appropriate inspectors. Many projects have several inspections to
determine compliance, depending on the scope of work of the contract.




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   21.Describe actions to be taken to monitor subrecipients (including
      sponsors or administering agents) during the next program year.
      This includes the monitoring of all programs, CDBG, HOME, ESG, or
      HOPWA, as applicable.

In an effort to better administer and monitor the allocation and delivery of public
services aspect of the CDBG program, which ids the only subrecipient section of the
CDBG allocation, the City is again entering into an agreement with the Oshkosh Area
United Way and Oshkosh Community Foundation for administrative services related
to the Public Services Consortium. Public service subrecipients submit their quarterly
and annual reports to the Foundation and City. Payment is made to the subrecipient
after their reports are reviewed in accordance with each agency’s Agreement. If
necessary, follow up calls or visits are made to the agency when reports are not in
accordance with the Agreement or additional information is required. A total of
$10,000 in CDBG administrative funds will be programmed to compensate the two
organizations for their services in this regard.

Description of Activities

   22.The action plan must provide a summary of the eligible programs or
      activities that will take place during the program year to address the
      priority needs and specific objectives identified in the strategic plan.
      (Use of the Summaries Table and Project Worksheets or Table 3C/2A
      will be sufficient. No additional narrative is required.)

See generalized narrative below and also see summaries table and project
worksheets.


Summary of Specific Annual Objectives and Outcome Measures
*If not using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit Table 2C and Table 3A.
*If using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit the Summary of Specific Annual Objectives
Worksheets or Summaries.xls

   23. Provide a summary of specific objectives that will be addressed during the
       program year. (91.220(c)(3)
      (Use of the Summaries Table and Project Worksheets or Table 3C/2A
     will be sufficient. No additional narrative is required.)

See generalized narrative below and also see summaries table and project
worksheets.


   24. Describe the Federal Resources, and private and non-Federal public resources
       expected to be available to address priority needs and specific objectives
       during the program year.
       (Use of the Summaries Table and Project Worksheets or Table 3C/2A
       will be sufficient. No additional narrative is required.)

See generalized narrative below and also see summaries table and project
worksheets.



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   25.Describe the outcome measures for activities in accordance with
      Federal Register Notice dated March 7, 2006, i.e., general objective
      category (decent housing, suitable living environment, economic
      opportunity) and general outcome category (availability/accessibility,
      affordability, sustainability). 91.220(e)
      (Use of the Summaries Table or Table 2C/Table 3A will be sufficient.
      No additional narrative is required.)

See generalized narrative below and also see summaries table and project
worksheets.

HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT. Outcome being affordability.
To rehabilitate and expand the city's affordable housing stock for low to moderate
income households as well as to stabilize and visually improve older and low to
moderate income neighborhoods and to provide home ownership opportunities to
first time buyers that are of low to moderate income. Funds will also be used on a
neighborhood basis for a variety of programs that benefit the LMI neighborhood.
City staff will work with neighborhood to prioritize activities. Activities may include
housing rehab, creation of neighborhood watch group, code enforcement,
streetscaping improvements, etc. Funds will be used for either the creation or
rehabilitation of LMI rental units in order to expand the city's affordable housing
stock and stabilize and visually improve older and LMI neighborhoods. Activities can
include repairs, handicapped modifications, etc.

PUBLIC SERVICES. The city uses CDBG funds to meet non-housing needs of LMI
persons. Outcome being availability/accessibility.
Funds will combined with Winnebago County (Brighter Futures), the Oshkosh Area
United Way, and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to provide public service
funds to non-profit agencies. Consortium will allow for a streamlined application and
evaluation process. With the implementation of the Neighborhood Strategic Areas,
non-housing/supportive services will be provided to those in LMI neighborhoods,
including the provision of dumpsters on a one-day cleanup campaign. Facilitate the
Health Program and the Fitness Program at the Oshkosh Seniors Center.
Administrative funding support associated with running the Authority's Homebuyer
Program that assists low income persons in exploring homeownership as an
affordable housing option. Funds also be used to pay for labor, supplies, and
materials as well as to operate and/or maintain the portion of a facility in which the
public service is located. Provide tenant counseling presentation to protected
populations who are prospective renters, insert phone number into Oshkosh phone
book, provide fair housing services (intake, referral, technical assistance, etc.) for
residents of the City.

CENTRAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY FACILITIES. Outcome being
sustainability.
Funds will be used to assist with the redevelopment of blighted properties within the
Central City or in designated redevelopment districts. Activities may include
acquisitions, relocation, demolition, environmental remediation, public facility
improvements, streetscaping, and site clearance.




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HOUSING

Annual Affordable Housing Goals (91.220(g))

   26.Describe the one-year goals for the number of homeless, non-
      homeless, and special-needs households to be provided affordable
      housing using funds made available to the jurisdiction and one-year
      goals for the number of households to be provided affordable housing
      through activities that provide rental assistance, production of new
      units, rehabilitation of existing units, or acquisition of existing units
      using funds made available to the jurisdiction. The term affordable
      housing shall be defined in 24 CFR 92.252 for rental housing and 24
      CFR 92.254 for homeownership.

Following are a list of specific objectives the City of Oshkosh aims to achieve in the
2008 program year. For each activity, the source of funding is identified (federal,
state, local, private, etc.):
            Rehabilitate 12-15 owner-occupied units for LMI households (CDBG -
            $289,180); plus any additional program year income that comes back to
            the CDBG program from mortgage satisfactions of past projects
            (approximately $100,000 - $150,000 per year);
            Provide funding for the administration of the Oshkosh Housing Authority,
            which will apply for State HODAP funds to be leveraged against CDBG
            funds for the continuation of the program.

Needs of Public Housing (92.220(b))

   27. Describe the manner in which the plan of the jurisdiction will help address the
       needs of public housing and activities it will undertake during the next year to
       encourage public housing residents to become more involved in management
       and participate in homeownership.

Since the First Time Homebuyer Program is a program of the Oshkosh Housing
Authority/Winnebago County Housing Authority, the Authorities are able to
coordinate participation in the homebuyer program by encouraging their residents to
participate in the program. This coordination fills a gap in the participation and
outreach process to public housing residents.

   28. If the public housing agency is designated as "troubled" by HUD or otherwise
       is performing poorly, the jurisdiction shall describe the manner in which it will
       provide financial or other assistance in improving its operations to remove
       such designation during the next year.

This section/question is not applicable to our jurisdiction.

Antipoverty Strategy

   29.Briefly describe the actions that will take place during the next year to reduce
      the number of poverty level families (as defined by the Office of
      Management and Budget and revised annually), taking into
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The City of Oshkosh provides indirect services to reduce the number of households
with income below the poverty line. In considering factors affecting poverty that
may be impacted by the existing housing programs of the city, it appears that the
preservation of affordable housing with supportive programs, and services targeted
to special needs populations (domestic violence victims, physically and mentally
handicapped, elderly, etc.) would benefit these populations.

By completing rehabilitation projects on owner-occupied households below the
poverty line, the city will be reducing the housing cost burden to some extent for
these households. The reduction in housing cost burden would result from actions
that would reduce energy costs and repair costs to keep the home in habitable
condition. The city recognizes that while this in itself will not increase the level of
income of these households, it will make more household funds available to cover
other expenses. Also, the rehabilitation loans have no repayment requirements until
the owner sells the home; therefore, no additional cost burden is added to the
household as a result of these zero-payment, zero-interest loans.

Also, the city generally requires owner-occupants who will be receiving housing
rehab funds to attend a budget counseling session as a condition of housing
rehabilitation loan approval. This was new in the 2005 program year and has
continued over the past three years. In the past, it was required for only those with
a large volume of debt, but is now a requirement for all participants. In extreme
cases, the city may also require the loan recipient to meet individually with a
consumer counselor. This requirement is based on the city’s position that the
rehabilitation loan is a partnership effort – the city loan will bring the house into
livable condition and the owner will receive additional financial homeownership
information that will reduce the possibility of the house falling into disrepair in the
future. Approximately 12-15 household rehabilitation projects will be funded in
2008. Again, the city recognizes that while budget counseling in itself will not
increase the levels of income of these households, households may gain skills
allowing them to be able to use their income more strategically in paying off loans
and consumer debt, thereby lessening the financial burden on the household.

Barriers to Affordable Housing

   30. Describe the actions that will take place during the next year to remove
       barriers to affordable housing.

   31. Describe the actions that will take place during the next year to foster and
       maintain affordable housing.

In October 2005, city staff completed the updated to the “Analysis of Impediments to
Fair Housing Choice” document. The document includes impediments to fair housing
choice and housing choice in general. Impediments found regarding housing choice
include lack of understanding of what constitutes a viable fair housing complaint;
need for fair housing training for both tenants and landlords; and teaching the
effects of financial decisions regarding credit history, home equity, and other loan
information.

The following activities will be undertaken in all or in part with the 2008 CDBG
funding to remove barriers to affordable housing:



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     A. City administers rental housing rehabilitation projects and owner-occupied
        housing rehabilitation projects.
     B. Homeownership assistance by Oshkosh Housing Authority through the
        provision of funds for administration, lead paint compliance, and purchase
        assistance.
     C. City implementation of Neighborhood Improvement initiatives as outlined in
        the Comprehensive Plan, which are designed to improve the overall condition
        of older neighborhoods in LMI Census tracts and include some educational
        opportunities for residents of the area.
     D. Funds granted to Fair Housing Center of NE Wisconsin for tenant counseling.

Additional detail for each of these activities is described as follows:

A.      HOUSING REHABILITATION

        a. Rental Rehabilitation

HOME Rental Rehabilitation Program (HOME RRP): The City receives HOME rental
rehabilitation funds as a subgrantee of the State of Wisconsin. The City applies for
these funds on a competitive basis each year. Through the HOME rental
rehabilitation program, the City has been providing loans for rehabilitation of special
types of rental properties.

Home rental rehabilitation funds are reserved for projects affecting blighted, vacant
and condemned property, properties adjacent to and in the area of designated
redevelopment areas, historic properties, projects involving the creation of new
affordable units over commercial spaces in Central City commercial areas and
projects benefiting special needs population where a supportive service component is
provided.

        b.     Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

The City has allocated $289,180 in 2008 CDBG funds for this purpose. After
housing administration-related salaries are deducted from this total, the City
anticipates 12-15 rehabilitations will be completed. Some of this rehabilitation
funding will be in conjunction with the participants in the Oshkosh Housing
Authority’s program for first time homebuyers. The City will access lead abatement
grant funding as available and needed in conjunction with rehabilitation projects.
Funds will be committed to additional projects during the program year; however,
these may not be completed in the same program year due to availability of
contractors and weather related problems. Projects may include those providing
handicap modifications.

Also, program income received during the 2008 Program Year will be used for eligible
affordable housing projects. This program income is for the most part received from
mortgage satisfactions and is estimated to be approximately $100,000 in the next
program year.

B.      HOME OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE

Oshkosh Housing Authority: $16,844 of the 2008 allocation will be provided to the
Oshkosh Housing Authority during the program year for administrative costs relative
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for State HODAP funding and funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank. The City
anticipates providing additional support to purchasers through the CDBG funded
owner occupied rehabilitation program and for purchase assistance. Assuming the
additional funding requests are successful, it is anticipated that 8-10 low to moderate
income households will purchase a home during the program year.

C.      NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY AREAS

The City will continue the implementation of its “Neighborhood Improvement
Strategic Areas” program in the Near East Neighborhood as well as other priority, as
discussed earlier in this Plan. The goal of the program is to improve the City’s older
neighborhoods and in particular low to moderate income neighborhoods.

D.      FAIR HOUSING

The City will provide $9,625 in CDBG funds to the Fair Housing Center of Northeast
Wisconsin, a program of Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council. They will use
these funds to cover the cost of providing fair housing information and training to
employees of social service and similar agencies working directly with populations at
greatest risk of housing discrimination and to place their phone number in the local
phone book.

Lead-based Paint

     32. Describe the actions that will take place during the next year to evaluate and
         reduce the number of housing units containing lead-based paint hazards in
         order to increase the inventory of lead-safe housing available to extremely
         low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families, and how the plan for
         the reduction of lead-based hazards is related to the extent of lead poisoning
         and hazards.

All properties will be assessed for lead paint hazards and a Lead Risk Assessor will
address such issues. The City of Oshkosh has several Lead Risk Assessors on staff.
If additional funding for lead abatement becomes available and the City has the staff
capacity to handle the additional work, the City will apply for these funds.



HOMELESS

Specific Homeless Prevention Elements
*Please also refer to the Homeless Needs Table in the Needs.xls workbook.

     33. Please describe, briefly, the jurisdiction’s plan for the investment and use of
         available resources and describe the specific planned action steps it will take
         over the next year aimed at eliminating chronic homelessness by 2012.
         Again, please identify barriers to achieving this.

     34. Homelessness Prevention—The jurisdiction must describe its planned action
         steps over the next year to address the individual and families with children
         at imminent risk of becoming homeless.




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   35. Discharge Coordination Policy—The jurisdiction must certify it established a
       policy for discharge of persons from publicly funded institutions or systems of
       care (such as health care facilities, foster care, or other youth facilities, or
       correction programs and institutions) in order to prevent such discharge from
       immediately resulting in homelessness for such persons. (91.225 (c)(10))

Beyond HUD’s CDBG formula program, the City of Oshkosh does not expect to receive
any private or public funds during the next year to address homeless needs and to prevent
homelessness. Since there are already a number of public and private organizations
providing these homeless services in the community, the city does not provide direct
homeless assistance or identify specific planned actions at ending chronic homelessness.
Thus, an action plan for ending chronic homelessness by 2012 or barriers are not
identified by the city.

However, the Continuum of Care (CoC) in the city has a direct influence in addressing
the needs of the homeless. As presented in the Consolidated Plan, the following priorities
were established by the CoC in January of 2004 in rank order.
    1. Rental assistance and eviction prevention (includes one month rent, security
        deposit, utilities, moving expenses for those in shelter, and mediation/legal
        services.
    2. Emergency shelter including motel vouchers when shelter space is not available
    3. Support services, case management, advocacy, lifeskills training, education,
        literacy and job skills, moving into permanent housing
    4. Transitional housing support
    5. Transportation, bus tokens, taxi service and access for 2nd and 3rd shifts
    6. Day care services
    7. Subsidized housing (Section 8 certificates)
While city staff will not lead the effort to create a discharge policy, city staff will
participate in any efforts to create such a policy.


Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)

   36. If applicable, describe how the ESG matching requirements will be met.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh.

   37. (States only) Describe the process for awarding grants to State recipients,
       and a description of how the allocation will be made available to units of local
       government.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh.

NON-HOMELESS SPECIAL NEEDS HOUSING

Non-homeless Special Needs (91.220 (c) and (e))
*If not using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit Table 1B.
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   38. Please describe any supportive housing activities being undertaken to address
       the priority housing needs of persons who are not homeless (elderly, frail
       elderly, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with alcohol
       or other substance abuse problems).

The “Non-Homeless Special Needs” table shows housing and supportive services
needed for various groups of persons. Priorities the city aims to meet include
providing supportive services such as emergency housing assistance, elderly
nutrition programs, and advocacy programs for disabled populations through the
“Housing Rehabilitation” program and public services funded “Public Services
Consortium”.

In prior Program Years through the Public Services Consortium, the City has funded
organizations such as the local Red Cross Chapter, ADVOCAP-Elderly Nutrition
Program, and the ARC-Winnebago County Disability Association, to meet its goals of
providing services to these groups with special needs. The city will continue in 2008
to use the Consortium to allocate funds to public service agencies who address the
needs for this population. Four agencies pool funds as part of the Consortium,
including the City, Winnebago County, the Oshkosh Area United Way, and the
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. In 2008, pooled funds totaling approximately
$180,000, of this $96,250 from CDBG funds, which will be used to assist 11 different
public service programs. Final allocations for the Public Service Consortium of 2008
CDBG funds are as follows:

         Agency                             Program                    Allocation
 ADVOCAP                     Winnebago County Nutrition Program          $10,625
 American Red Cross          Bridges Emergency Assistance                $19,625
                             Program
 Christine Ann Domestic      Emergency Shelter & Advocacy                  $9,625
 Abuse Services              Services
 Christine Ann Domestic      Children and Teen Support Groups              $4,625
 Abuse Services
 UW-Oshkosh Living           Living Healthy Community Clinic             $16,625
 Healthy Community Clinic
 Hope & Care Center          Stipends & Supplies                           $4,625
 Winnebago County            Adult and Family Literacy Tutoring            $9,625
 Literacy Council
 ADVOCAP Project             Provide opportunities for women’s             $6,625
 “POWER”                     employment & retention (Victims of
                             abuse to be self sufficient.)
 Reach Counseling            Sexual Abuse Treatment Program                $5,000
 Services
 Winnebago Conflict          Mediation Services                            $4,625
 Resolution Center, Inc.
 Wisconsin Interfaith        Transportation Assistance for Needy           $4,625
 Needs Response(WINR)        Families

Funds for housing needs for non-homeless persons will not be directed specifically at
some of these groups with special needs but these groups may benefit indirectly
from the use of CDBG funds that meet housing needs and provide supportive
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HIV/AIDS persons, as requests have not been made for direct benefits to these
groups. However, these groups may benefit from the city funding public service
agency activities and housing service activities through the Public Service
Consortium and the Oshkosh Housing Authority, respectively.

Housing needs for persons with special needs will be met as they apply for
rehabilitation loans. The city will continue to document as it has in the past the
disability and elderly status of those receiving rehabilitation loans.

No other federal, state, or local funds are expected to be available during this
Program Year to meet identified needs.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community Development Block Grant
*If not using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit Table 2B, Table 1C Summary of Specific
Objectives.
*If using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit the Needs Worksheets/Non-Housing Com.
Development and Summary of Specific Annual Objectives Worksheets or Summaries.xls

   39. Identify the estimated amount of CDBG funds that will be used for activities
       that benefit persons of low- and moderate-income (an amount generally not
       to exceed ten percent of the total available CDBG funds may be excluded
       from the funds for which eligible activities are described if it has been
       identified as a contingency for cost overruns.)

In the 2008 Program Year, the City of Oshkosh will pursue the implementation of
projects and activities in four major categories – Central City Development &
Community Facilities, Housing & Neighborhood Development, Public Services, and
Administration & Planning. Of the $823,381 in allocated CDBG funds, a minimum of
$474,461 is allocated for programs/projects that benefit Low and Moderate Income
persons or eliminate slum and blight conditions. If the allocated CDBG funds are
increased by the estimated $150,000 in Program Income, a minimum of $624,461 is
allocated for programs/projects that benefit Low and Moderate Income persons or
eliminate slum and blight conditions.

Using the formula below to determine minimum LMI benefit, we determine that the
estimated expenditures exceed the 70% minimum LMI Benefit:
    • Funds for LMI benefit including Est. Program Income / (Allocation + Est.
       Program Income) – Administrative = Percent LMI Benefit
    • $474,461 + $150,000 /($823,381 + $150,000) – $194,500 = Percent LMI
       Benefit
    • $624,461/$778,881 = 80.17%

   40.CDBG resources must include the following in addition to the annual
      grant:
         a. Program income expected to be received during the program
             year, including:
                i. The amount expected to be generated by and deposited
                    to revolving loan funds;

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                    The total amount expected to be received during the
                    current program year from a float-funded activity
                    described in a prior statement or plan.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

          b. Program income received in the preceding program year that
             has not been included in a statement or plan;

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

          c. Proceeds from Section 108 loan guarantees that will be used
             during the year to address the priority needs and specific
             objectives in its strategic plan;

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

          d. Surplus funds from any urban renewal settlement for
             community development and housing activities; and

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

          e. Any grant funds returned to the line of credit for which the
             planned use has not been included in a prior statement or plan.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

41. X NA If a jurisdiction intends to carry out a new CDBG float-funded
activity, the jurisdiction’s plan must include the following information:
           f. For the program income included in 1(b) above, the jurisdiction
              should identify the month(s) and year(s) in which the program
              income will be received; and which of the following options it
              will take for each float-funded activity to address the risk that
              the activity may fail to generate adequate program income:
                   i. amend or delete activities in the amount equal to any
                      amount due from default or failure to produce sufficient
                      income in a timely manner. (If this option is chosen, the
                      action plan must include a description of the process it
                      will use to select activities to be amended or deleted and
                      how it will involve citizens in that process), OR
                  ii. obtain an irrevocable line of credit from a commercial
                      lender for the full amount of the float-funded activity. (If
                      this option is chosen, information on the float-funded
                      activity in the action plan must include the lender and
                      the terms of the irrevocable line of credit), OR
                 iii. agree to transfer general local government funds to the
                      CDBG line of credit in the full amount of any default or
                      shortfall within 30 days of the float-funded activity’s
                      failure to generate projected program income on
                      schedule.

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   41. Identify the jurisdiction's priority non-housing community development needs
      eligible for assistance by CDBG eligibility category specified in the Community
      Development Needs, public facilities, public improvements, public services
      and economic development. (Use of Table 2B or the Community
      Development Needs Table is sufficient, additional narrative is not
      required)

           a. For activity for which the jurisdiction has not yet decided on a
              specific location, such as when a jurisdiction is allocating an
              amount of funds to be used for making loans or grants to
              businesses or for residential rehabilitation, provide a
              description of who may apply for the assistance, the process by
              which the grantee expects to select who will receive the
              assistance (including selection criteria), and how much and
              under what terms the assistance will be provided.

Priority for Assistance
In addition to activities presented in association with the “Neighborhood
Improvement Strategic” Areas, other priorities for non-housing community
development needs are located in the city’s designated slum and blight areas and the
central city area, as shown in the two following maps. Also eligible activities in this
category will be conducted in designated redevelopment districts, such as the South
Shore Redevelopment Area.

For these three areas (slum and blight, central city, and designated redevelopment
areas), eligible activities may include acquisition, relocation, demolition, disposition,
clearance, environmental remediation, public facilities improvements, and
streetscaping.

   42. Identify specific long-term and short-term community development objectives
       (including economic development activities that create jobs), developed in
       accordance with the statutory goals described in section 24 CFR 91.1 and the
       primary objective of the CDBG program to provide decent housing and a
       suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, principally for
       low- and moderate-income persons.
   (Use of Table 2B or the Community Development Needs Table and
   Summaries Table is sufficient, additional narrative is not required)

Long-term and Short-term Objectives
Comparing the “Designated Slum and Blight Area” and the “Central City Planning
Area” map with the “2000 Low to Moderate Census Tracts & Block Groups” map on
page 6, it is apparent that these areas overlap. By addressing the priorities of the
low and moderate income persons in these census tracts and block groups, the
priorities of the community development needs are also addressed in the long and
short-term. The goals and implementation strategies for these areas are either the
same – clearance of slum and blight or improvement of the areas for LMI persons or
complement each other.

For the 2008 Action Plan, the primary objectives for these areas include the
following:
           • Purchase/Dispose of one or two parcels. Possibly assembling smaller,
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              parcels will be made available for redevelopment.
          •   Right-of-way and other public facility improvements.

End use in the central city area will more often than not be a mix of housing and
commercial uses. Depending on the need, the end use will create a mix of housing
opportunities for mixed income households and/or job opportunities for persons of
limited means.

Depending on the specific project, the accomplishments will either be annually
reported under the activities of “Targeted Central City Development” or “Housing &
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   43.An “urgent need” activity may be included in the action plan only if
      the jurisdiction certifies that the activity is designed to meet other
      community development needs having a particular urgency because
      existing conditions pose a serious and imminent threat to the health
      or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not
      available.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh


HOME/ American Dream Down payment Initiative (ADDI)

X NA

   44. Describe other forms of investment not described in § 92.205(b).

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   45. Describe how HOME matching requirements will be satisfied?

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   46. If the participating jurisdiction (PJ) will use HOME or ADDI funds for
       homebuyers, it must state the guidelines for resale or recapture, as required
       in § 92.254 of the HOME rule.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   47. Describe the policy and procedures the PJ will follow to affirmatively market
       housing containing five or more HOME-assisted units.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   48. Describe actions to be taken to establish and oversee a minority outreach
       program within the jurisdiction to ensure inclusion, to the maximum extent
       possible, of minority and women, and entities owned by minorities and
       women, including without limitation, real estate firms, construction firms,
       appraisal firms, management firms, financial institutions, investment banking,
       underwriters, accountants, and providers of legal services, in all contracts,
       entered into by the PJ with such persons or entities, public and private, in
       order to facilitate the activities of the PJ to provide affordable housing under
       the HOME program or any other Federal housing law applicable to such
       jurisdiction.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh


   49. X NA If you intend to use HOME funds for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance,
      describe the local market conditions that led to the use of the HOME funds for
      a tenant-based rental assistance program.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh



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   50. X NA If the TBRA program will target or provide preference for a special
       needs group, identify that group from the Consolidated Plan as having an
       unmet need and show that the preference is needed to narrow the gap in
       benefits and services received by that population?

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

    51. X NA If the PJ will use HOME funds to refinance existing debt secured by
        multifamily housing that is that is being rehabilitated with HOME funds, it
        must state its refinancing guidelines required under § 92.206(b). The
        guidelines shall describe the conditions under which the PJ will refinance
        existing debt. At a minimum these guidelines must:
            a. Demonstrate that rehabilitation is the primary eligible activity and
                ensure that this requirement is met by establishing a minimum level of
                rehabilitation per unit or a required ratio between rehabilitation and
                refinancing.
            b. Require a review of management practices to demonstrate that
                disinvestments in the property has not occurred; that the long-term
                needs of the project can be met; and that the feasibility of serving the
                targeted population over an extended affordability period can be
                demonstrated.
            c. State whether the new investment is being made to maintain current
                affordable units, create additional affordable units, or both.
            d. Specify the required period of affordability, whether it is the minimum
                15 years or longer.
            e. Specify whether the investment of HOME funds may be jurisdiction-
                wide or limited to a specific geographic area, such as a neighborhood
                identified in a neighborhood revitalization strategy under 24 CFR
                91.215(e)(2) or a Federally designated Empowerment Zone or
                Enterprise Community.
            f. State that HOME funds cannot be used to refinance multifamily loans
                made or insured by any federal program, including CDBG.
This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   52. X NA If the PJ is going to receive American Dream Down payment
      Initiative (ADDI) funds, please complete the following narratives:
          a. Describe the planned use of the ADDI funds.
          b. Describe the PJ's plan for conducting targeted outreach to residents
               and tenants of public housing and manufactured housing and to other
               families assisted by public housing agencies, for the purposes of
               ensuring that the ADDI funds are used to provide down payment
               assistance for such residents, tenants, and families.
          c. Describe the actions to be taken to ensure the suitability of families
               receiving ADDI funds to undertake and maintain homeownership, such
               as provision of housing counseling to homebuyers.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS                      X NA
*If not using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit Table 1B.
*If using the CPMP Tool: Complete and submit Needs Table/HOPWA.



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   53. Provide a Brief description of the organization, the area of service, the name
       of the program contacts, and a broad overview of the range/ type of housing
       activities to be done during the next year.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   54. Specify the one-year goals for the number of low-income households to be
       provided affordable housing using HOPWA funds for short-term rent,
       mortgage, and utility payments to prevent homelessness; tenant-based rental
       assistance, units provided in housing facilities that are being developed,
       leased, or operated.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   55. Please describe the expected trends facing the community in meeting the
       needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and provide additional information
       regarding the administration of services to people with HIV/AIDS.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

   56. Identify the method for selecting project sponsors (including providing full
       access to grassroots, faith-based and other community organizations).

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh

       Please note any evaluations, studies or other assessments that will be
       conducted on the local HOPWA program during the next year.

This section is not applicable to the City of Oshkosh


Other Narrative
Include any Action Plan information that was not covered by a narrative in any other
section.

In 2008, HUD requires adherence to Outcome Performance Measurement System for
all CDBG recipients. The City of Oshkosh began this in the 2006 Program Year
making the transition to this new requirement by incorporating objectives, outcomes,
and outcome statements into the reporting format, into the project worksheets on
the following pages, and into the contracts with subrecipients. Outcome statements
will be selected from at least one of the nine choices in the chart below:

                           Outcome 1:                        Outcome 2:                 Outcome 3:
                     Availability/Accessibility              Affordability             Sustainability
   Objective #1         Creating Suitable Living          Enhance Suitable Living   Enhance Suitable Living
                         Environment Through               Environment Through       Environment Through
  Suitable Living           Improved/New                       Improved/New              Improved/New
   Environment          Availability/Accessibility              Affordability             Sustainability
                                                              Providing Decent          Providing Decent
                      Providing Decent Affordable
   Objective #2                                           Affordable Housing with   Affordable Housing with
                      Housing with Improved/New
  Decent Housing                                               Improved/New              Improved/New
                        Availability/Accessibility
                                                                Affordability             Sustainability
                          Creating Economic                  Creating Economic         Creating Economic
   Objective #3          Opportunities Through             Opportunities Through     Opportunities Through




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 Creating Economic          Improved/New                       Improved/New             Improved/New
                        Availability/Accessibility              Affordability            Sustainability
   Opportunities




                                                          Outcome Statements

Accomplishments will be reported in the CAPER. The outcome statements apply to
all projects and activities except for planning and administration. Specific outcome
indicators will be identified for each activity funded with CDBG (except for planning
and administration activities). In general, these indicators include the following:


   o   Public                            o    Public Services                   o   Brownfield
       facility/infrastructure                                                      remediation
   o   Commercial/Business               o    Geographic                        o   Tenant-based
       Rehabilitation/Assista                 Targeted                              Rental Assistance
       nce                                    Revitalization
   o   New/Rehab of Owner-               o    Direct Financial                  o   New/Rehab of
       Occupied Units                         Assistance to                         Rental Units
                                              Homebuyers
   o   Homeless-related                  o    Jobs
       Support                                Created/Retained

Indicators will be reported annually in the CAPER.




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