On or about Tuesday September 24, 2019 the City of Austin will submit a request to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under
Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to undertake a project known as Guadalupe
Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC) Infill Lots – 9 units (Project #2 – 1103 Clermont Avenue).
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (“GNDC”), a non-profit housing development organization
is requesting funds to demolish a 2-bedroom unit and will replace it with a 3-bedroom primary unit that will be
sold to a first-time home buyer with an income at or below 80% MFI in a Community Land Trust. A 2-bedroom
secondary ADU will be built at the rear of the lot for rental by households at 30% MFI or below. Part of the
Statement of Work will include noise mitigation efforts to reduce the noise to an acceptable level.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the
environmental determinations for this project is on file at 1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78702
and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 5 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Environmental Review to the
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department, ATTN: OHDA Environmental Compliance,
P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767. All comments received Monday September 23, 2019 will be considered by The
City of Austin prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
The City of Austin certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Rosie Truelove in
her capacity as Director consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to
enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have
been satisfied. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approval of the certification
satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Housing Authority of the
City of Austin to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will accept objections to its release of fund and
The City of Austin’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its
actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the
certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Austin; (b) the City of Austin has omitted a
step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant
recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken
activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD); or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has
submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec.
58.76) and shall be addressed to Elva Garcia, Director, CPD, Hipolito Garcia Federal Building, 615 East Houston
Street, Suite 347, San Antonio, TX 78205-2001. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last
day of the objection period.
City of Austin
Rosie Truelove, Director
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department
P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767
THIS PUBLIC NOTICE MAY BE REMOVED ON, Tuesday September 24, 2019
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701