San Angelo City Council Set to Use Federal Low Income Housing Funds on Salaries & Administrative Costs


SAN ANGELO – The San Angelo City Council on Thursday is set to allocate federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (Home) funds for 2022 during their regular meeting.  

Together the programs total $1,116,793 and can be use for tenant-based rental assistance; housing rehabilitation; assistance to homebuyers; and new construction of housing. HOME funding may also be used for site acquisition, site improvements, demolition, relocation, and other necessary and reasonable activities related to the development of non-luxury housing.

According to, funds may not be used for public housing development, public housing operating costs, or for Section 8 tenant-based assistance, nor may they be used to provide non-federal matching contributions for other federal programs, for operating subsidies for rental housing, or for activities under the Low-Income Housing Preservation Act.

Listed below are detailed descriptions of activities recommended for funding under 2022 CDBG and HOME grant programs. Descriptions include timelines for each project, additional funding received for specific use of the project, and what national/local objectives the project addresses.


$133,900 CDBG Administration/Planning

Staff and related costs required for overall program management, coordination, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of CDBG programs.

Additional Funding: None
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Non-Housing Community Development
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 21A General Program Administration §570.206

$45,000 Code Compliance

Funds the salary and benefits for a City of San Angelo Code Compliance Officer. This officer will be assigned to enforce codes, such as junk, junk vehicles, tall grass and weeds, junk appliances, refuse, unsightly material and temporary signs, and related state laws in low/moderate-income areas defined by the 2010 Census. On average, the Code Compliance Division performs about 1200 compliance activities annually, which include inspection, re-inspection, and violation documentation in low/moderate-income areas. The service provided by the officer will aid in the elimination of conditions that are detrimental to health, safety, and public welfare in targeted areas of the City. Year-long project.

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit at least 51% low/moderate income
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Non-Housing Community Development
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 15 Code Enforcement Activities §570.202(c)

$357,132 City’s Housing Program

Continues funding for the Housing Rehabilitation/Preservation Program which includes:
 Emergency Repairs
 Neighborhood Paint Blitz
 Program Delivery

Emergency Repairs - $111,000 will fund 100% grant for low/moderate-income up to $5,000.00 in Emergency Repairs. An emergency is a situation or condition that occurred without warning (within two (2) weeks), is detrimental to life, health, or safety and requires immediate action. Action must be taken within 24-72 hours to remediate the emergency situation. Modifications to provide barrier-free living space, when feasible, for homes occupied by either disabled or elderly individuals requiring such modifications will also be included. The goal for this funding is to complete repairs for at least 20 unduplicated households. Services continue throughout the year.

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit 100% low/moderate income households
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Affordable Housing
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 14A Rehabilitation §570.202

Housing Rehab and Neighborhood Blitz - $130,000 will be for Housing Rehab Neighborhood Blitz projects. Assistance will be provided to at least 18 eligible low/moderate-income citizens (homeowners or rental units) within the city limits of San Angelo. Projects will consist primarily of siding replacement and painting. However, some housing units may need additional repairs such as windows and insulation. Landlords will be required to adhere to affordability timelines and HUD rent limits and caps for the duration of the affordability period. Projects are scheduled first come first served and will be executed throughout the year.Program Delivery - $116,132 will fund salaries and benefits for program staff and provide funds for operating the Rehab programs.

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit 100% low/moderate income households
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Affordable Housing
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 14A Rehabilitation §570.202

$133,711 Debt Service

Repayment of the Section 108 Loan for Rio Vista Park Renovation and the Producer’s Park Development. This loan totaling $2,035,000 plus interest will be paid back over a period not to exceed 20 years. (August 2030)

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit at least 51% low/moderate-income persons
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Public Facilities
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: Parks, Recreational Facilities §570.201(c)HOME FUNDED PROJECTS

$102,050 City’s Affordable Housing Program

Funds provided for HOME administration and Homebuyers Assistance Programs to continue to revitalize the current City Council identified Lakeview, Reagan, Blackshear, Fort Concho, Belaire, and Rio Vista target areas through down payment and closing cost assistance. Of the amount allocated, $34,705 of HOME funds will provide for administration costs. In addition, $67,345 will provide approximately 6 families with down payment and closing cost assistance to purchase a home. Projects will be executed throughout the year.

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit Low/Moderate Income Persons Benefit
CON. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Affordable Housing
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: Homebuyer §92.205(a)

$60,000 MHMR Tenant-based Rental Assistance

Funds provide tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) to 14 clients with a chronic mental illness residing within the San Angelo city limits over a period of a year. HOME funds will provide rental assistance, one-time security deposit assistance, and one-time utility deposit assistance. TBRA may be used on any rental property within the City of San Angelo that meets HUD’s minimum Housing Quality Standards. Yearlong services will be provided.

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit Low/Moderate Income Persons
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Special Needs/Homeless Populations
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 05S Tenant-Based Rental Assistance §92.205(a)

$285,000 Galilee Community Development Corp – CHDO Construction Grant

Funds provide for new home construction for low/moderate-income residents. GCDC’s current goal is to build at least 6 homes with the 2022 allocation and with other resources. 

Additional Funding: None
NATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Benefit Low/Moderate Income Persons
CONS. PLAN OBJECTIVE: Affordability Housing
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY: 12 Construction and Housing §92.2.05

The San Angelo City Council meets in regular session at 8:30 Thursday morning in the McNease Convention Center.  That meeting is always open to the public.  

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