Details for Notice of 2nd Substantial Amendment to the City of Rio

Notice of 2nd Substantial Amendment to the City of Rio Rancho 2018 Annual Action Plan, and the 1st Substantial Amendment to the City of Rio Rancho 2019 Annual Action Plan Funding From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period Publication Date: March 8, 2020 Notice is hereby given that the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico proposes to amend its 2018 and 2019 Annual Action Plans, the first and second years of the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan. This Substantial Amendment proposed by the City of Rio Rancho Financial Services Division intends to reallocate $46,049.75 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding originally allocated to Planning and Administration, St. Felix Facility Improvement, St. Felix Homelessness Prevention, and City of Rio Rancho Beyond the Bell Scholarship Program to the City of Rio Rancho Down Payment Assistance Program. The reallocation of funds will allow the City to re-program funds that were allocated to various projects dating back to fiscal year 2015 and were not needed to complete said projects. These funds remained once the projects mentioned were completed and closed. This amendment will allow the City of Rio Rancho to fund the Down Payment Assistance Program that will assist first time low-income homebuyers with up to 50% of their required down payment and up to 50% of closing costs, not to exceed $5,000.00 when they purchase a home located in the City of Rio Rancho. A statutory, 30-day public comment period will begin on Sunday, March 8, 2020 and end on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM. All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, homeless persons, and other stakeholders of the City of Rio Rancho are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2018 and 2019 Annual Action Plans to Susan Gonzales, CDBG Grant Administrator, located at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Third Floor, Suite 325, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144, or email at A copy of the Action Plans, as well as the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plans are available for public review weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at City Hall, Financial Services Division, Third Floor, Suite 325 or available anytime on the City of Rio Rancho website at: Copies in alternate formats (Braille, Large Print, etc.) and in Spanish translation are available upon request. Observer: March 8, 2020