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24 CFR Part 58 is the Federal regulation that outlines the environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD environmental responsibilities. Compliance under this regulation will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), additional Federal regulations required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and a few state/local environmental requirements. In regard to projects undertaken by Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), the review done under 24 CFR Part 58 is often referred to as the NEPA review.

Historic Preservation Section 106 Review

All projects must adhere to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR 800. During the environmental review, all projects are evaluated for their potential impact on properties designated as historic, eligible for historic status, or located within a historic district. This evaluation process is commonly referred to as the Section 106 Review.

Projects that may impact historic properties must be reviewed to guarantee that project plans will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historic Building Code. If necessary, HCIDLA will outline a set of conditions for the project proponent to follow, in addition to conducting a walkthrough at 50% and 100% completion to verify compliance.

Estimated Review Time

The complexity of each review may vary, depending on a project’s scope of work and the proposed project site’s existing environmental conditions. The following table contains an estimated review time for the most common projects undertaken by HCIDLA.

Project Type Numbers of Units Estimated Review Time
Acquisition 1-4 units 5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation 1-4 units 5 to 30 days
5+ units 45 to 60 days

Demolition/

New Construction

Residential to Residential (1-4 units)
Residential to Residential (5+ units)
Nonresidential to Residential
Residential to Nonresidential
 
 

Public Notice Dissemination  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 13, 2022, LAHD will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq., to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Go For Broke (North & South)

PURPOSE: Little Tokyo Service Center is proposing to develop a mixed-use affordable housing project with a total of (248) dwelling units called Go For Broke (North & South). Go For Broke (North & South) is (2) joint, contemporary apartment buildings that consist of (74) studio units (457 sq. ft.), (47) 1-bedroom units (613 sq. ft.), (65) 2-bedroom units (903 sq. ft.), (62) and 3-bedroom units (1,277 sq. ft.). Each unit includes a kitchen and (1) or (2) private bathrooms. The development also includes 29,800 sq. ft. of commercial, 10,763 sq. ft. of philanthropic institutional, and 2,460 sq. ft. of restaurant space on the first floor. The development will provide bike storage to accommodate (165) bicycles and (2) off-street parking areas to accommodate the storage of (94) motor vehicles and with driveway access from Judge John Aiso Street and Temple Street.

Both Go For Broke North & South buildings will provide a variety of features to residents including (2) 2nd floor landscaped courtyards (942 – 8,181 sq. ft.), (2) multi-purpose rooms with a kitchen and (2) restrooms (2,811 sq. ft.), (4) 2nd public restrooms (120 sq. ft.), a resident’s lounge with an office and (2) restrooms (1,266 sq. ft.), and (5) laundry rooms with a total of (11) washers and (11) dryers (167 – 246 sq. ft.) in the north building; and a 2nd floor landscaped courtyard (3,022 sq. ft.), and (5) laundry rooms with a total of (5) washers and (5) dryers (167 sq. ft.) in the south building. The development intends to serve a mixed population of low-income households earning less than 60% AMI and homeless veterans with 245 units being reserved for low-income households. Three of the 248 units is being reserved for (3) on-site property managers. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Central City Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 130 – 230 North Judge John Aiso Street, 200 North Central Avenue, 307 – 331 & 308 – 312 East Jackson Street, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90012

FUNDING: $20,284,708.00 / HOME

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by May 12, 2022 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017



FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Friday, April 22, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 9, 2022, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) fund under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: 841 N Banning

PURPOSE: Century Affordable Development, Inc. is proposing to develop (2) new contemporary apartment buildings with a total of (64) dwelling units called 841 N Banning. 841 N Banning consist of (1) three-story building that includes (39) 1-bedroom units (604 – 774 sq. ft.) and (6) 2-bedroom unit (886 – 954 sq. ft.) and (1) two-story building that includes (18) 1-bedroom units (604 – 774 sq. ft.) and (1) 2-bedroom unit (1,006 sq. ft.). Each unit includes a kitchen, a private bathroom, and partially furnished with living essentials. The proposed development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including a large open landscaped courtyard (10,595 sq. ft.), a lobby/mail room (900 sq. ft.), (4) offices (160 – 397 sq. ft.), a copy/storage room (157 sq. ft.), a conference room (411 sq. ft.), (2) unisex restrooms (90 sq. ft.), a community room with a full kitchen and storage room (1,436 sq. ft.), (2) open landscaped terraces (646 – 1,600 sq. ft.), a bike storage room (602 sq. ft.), a fitness room (442 sq. ft.) and a laundry room with a sink and a total of (7) washers and (4) dryers (366 sq. ft.). The new development will provide (59) bicycle stalls and (50) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Banning Boulevard. The development intends to serve a mixed population of homeless and chronically homeless individuals and families. Thirty-two of the (63) supportive housing units to be reserved for chronically homeless participants. One of the 2-bedroom units will be reserved for an on-site property manager. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 823 – 843 North Banning Boulevard, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90744

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,370,196.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $27,403,920.00 / HUD Section 8 PBV

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by May 7, 2022 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Friday, April 15, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 2, 2022, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Oak Apartments

PURPOSE: Affordable Housing CDC, Inc. and Koreatown Youth and Community Center are proposing to demolish (3) existing single-family homes to develop a new contemporary, five‐story, 64-unit, supportive housing project called Oak Apartments. Oak Apartments will consist of (17) 0-bedroom units (342 – 368 sq. ft.), (46) 1-bedroom units (494 – 503 sq. ft.) and (1) 2-bedroom unit (867 sq. ft.) shared between the first and fifth floors. All (64) units will be equipped with a kitchen, private bathroom, a closet and heating and air conditioning.

The proposed development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including a main lobby (737 sq. ft.), a mail room (139 sq. ft.), (3) offices (111 – 241 sq. ft.), a brake room (320 sq. ft.), a unisex restroom (80 sq. ft.), (2) open landscaped courtyards (550 – 2,838 sq. ft.), (2) community rooms with a full kitchen, storage room, and a unisex restroom (600 sq. ft.), a landscaped roof deck (677 sq. ft.), (5) laundry rooms with a total of (9) washers and (9) dryers (80 – 143 sq. ft.), (5) janitor closets with a utility sink (80 sq. ft.) and a bike storage room (574 sq. ft.). The new development will provide (57) bicycles stalls and (11) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Francis Avenue. The development intends to serve a mixed population of homeless and chronically homeless seniors. Thirty-two of the (63) permanent supportive housing units to be reserved for chronically homeless participants. The 2-bedroom unit will be reserved for an on-site property manager. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Wilshire Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 2745 – 2759 West Francis Avenue, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90005

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,253,556.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $25,071,120.00 / / HUD Section 8 PBV

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by April 30, 2022 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Jinderpal.Bhandal@lacity.org

On or after April 19, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) will submit a request to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program authorized under Title I, Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) (Public Law 93-383, approved August 23, 1974 to undertake the following two programs:

TIER 1 BROAD REVIEW PROGRAM TITLE(S)
1) CV – Microenterprise Grant Program
Program Description: Microenterprise Grant Program will provide grants to approximately 700 eligible microenterprises that experienced significant economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $15,000 each for employee payroll, including sick time payroll; rent, utilities, and insurance; working capital to restart or continue operations; payment of outstanding business expenses; and adaptive business practices needed to remain open, including e-commerce web design, reconfiguring workspaces, adding safety equipment and implementing business processes that make businesses more resilient. Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each microenterprise under this program when microenterprises’ addresses become known.
Estimated Program Cost: $ 8,500,000.00 (PY 46 CDBG)

2) Equity Fund Grant Program
Program Description: Equity Fund Grant Program will provide grants to 50 woman-owned microenterprises that experienced significant economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $20,000 each for employee payroll; rent, utilities, and insurance; working capital to restart or continue operations; payment of outstanding business expenses; and adaptive business practices needed to remain open, including e-commerce web design, reconfiguring workspaces, adding safety equipment and implementing business processes that make businesses more resilient. Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each woman-owned microenterprise under this program when microenterprises’ addresses become known.
Estimated Program Cost: $ 1,000,000.00 (PY 47 CDBG)

PURPOSE
The City of Los Angeles is purposing to use CDBG funding for the implementation of the 46th Program Year (2020-2021) of the CV-Microenterprise Grant Program and CDBG funding for the implementation of the 47th Program Year (2021-2022) of the Equity Fund Grant Program, which provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the 46th and 47th Program Year (PY 46 and 47) Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan (Con Plan).

LOCATION
Citywide, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, California with site specific addresses to be assessed in the Tier 2 Reviews

LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CITATION
The program is categorically excluded under 24 CFR 58.35(a)(2), 24 CFR 58.35(a)(3)(i), and 24 CFR 58.35(a)(6).

TIER 2 SITE SPECIFIC REVIEW
The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: Airport Hazards, Flood Insurance, Coastal Zone Management, Contamination and Toxic Substances, Floodplain Management, and Historic Preservation.

MITIGATION MEASURES / CONDITIONS / PERMITS (IF ANY)
For each site address identified, a site specific review will be completed. The laws and authorities listed above will be analyzed to determine the environmental impacts associated with each program. Each impact will be evaluated and mitigated, as necessary, in strict compliance with the guidelines set forth by HUD.
The activity/activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR 58.35(a). Additional program information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Jinderpal Bhandal at Jinderpal.Bhandal@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the LAHD. All comments received by April 18, 2022 will be considered by the LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and LAHD’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 LAHD; (b) LAHD 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 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

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