2019 Draft CAPER Report Highlights Successes

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2019 Draft CAPER Report Highlights Successes

August 13, 2020
Report details Block Grant funding as well as HOME Grant funding and Emergency Solutions Grant funds

Fulton County has posted the draft annual CAPER reimbursement and funding report for 2019. The report focuses on the progress the County has made in carrying out its strategic plan and action plan.

The 2019 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) illustrates Fulton County and Georgia Department of Community Development collaborations to coordinate funding to enhance community development activities and services to citizens. The report summarizes how County funds were invested and reimbursed by federal funds between January 1, 2019 thru December 31, 2019, to support the goals and objectives identified in the Amended 2015-2019 Fulton County Community Development Consolidated Plan. The County’s partnership and contractual agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supported the completion of a number of initiatives that resulted in an increase of available services and resources to Fulton County citizens. Resources and services were provided through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Grant, and support through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), which provided assistance for low and moderate-income households in Fulton County.

During 2019, Fulton County, through the Department of Community Development, played a vital role in youth services, homeless prevention, fair housing education, infrastructure improvements, and local facility improvements for low-to-moderate and extremely low-income communities. Similarly, the strategic investment of funds has resulted in the improved quality of life for residents and homeless households.

The greatest successes came in the total number of individuals and families directly impacted by the CDBG, ESG, and HOME funds. Highlights of CAPER successes included:

Down payment assistance to approximately 70 first time homebuyers, emergency assistance to families and individuals in need of shelter and ready for rapid re-housing, and over $1.6m disbursed to public service agencies and municipalities for improved public infrastructure and facilities. A complete listing of program successes is included in the Draft CAPER Report.

Fulton County will hold a public hearing on August 17, 2020 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. via ZOOM to receive comment on the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation REPORT (CAPER) for the three federal programs from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships(HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.

To participate in the public hearing on August 17, follow the instructions below:

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This report is available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities or limited English speaking abilities by contacting (404) 612-7390. For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711. Comments will be accepted through August 26, 2020 by email to: communityfeedback@fultoncountyga.gov and will be considered before submitting the report to HUD.