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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date Published: 11/I5/2020 Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) 725 Summer St NE, Suite B Salem, OR 97301 503-986-2000 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of RE or grant recipient. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about 12/2/2020 the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department will authorize Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. to submit a request to HUD for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act passed by Congress in October, 1990, and amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, to undertake a project known as Ontario Affordable Housing for the purpose of building a 55-unit affordable housing complex for low income Oregonians on 1085 North Oregon Street. The total cost of the development is $16,056,290, including $3,482,202 in federal HOME funds FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OHCS has determined that the project 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) on file at Oregon Housing and Community Services, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite B, Salem, Oregon, and may be examined upon request. There is never a charge for examining the ERR. Any copying requested may be subject to charges as specified in OHCS Public Records Request policy #70-010.01. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Martin Jarvis, Program Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services, 725 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301. All comments received by 12/2/2020 will be considered by OHCS prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OHCS certifies to HUD that Andrea Matthiessen in her capacity as Certifying Officer 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 Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and OHCS'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 name of RE; (b) the RE 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/State; 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 HUD Portland Field Office at Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building, 1220 W 3rd Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97204-2825. Potential objectors should contact HUD Portland Field Office at (800) 955-2232 to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Andrea Matthiessen, OHCS Certifying Officer NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date Published: 11/I5/2020 Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) 725 Summer St NE, Suite B Salem, OR 97301 503-986-2000 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of RE or grant recipient. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about 12/2/2020 the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department will authorize Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. to submit a request to HUD for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act passed by Congress in October, 1990, and amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, to undertake a project known as Ontario Affordable Housing for the purpose of building a 55-unit affordable housing complex for low income Oregonians on 1085 North Oregon Street. The total cost of the development is $16,056,290, including $3,482,202 in federal HOME funds FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OHCS has determined that the project 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) on file at Oregon Housing and Community Services, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite B, Salem, Oregon, and may be examined upon request. There is never a charge for examining the ERR. Any copying requested may be subject to charges as specified in OHCS Public Records Request policy #70-010.01. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Martin Jarvis, Program Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services, 725 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301. All comments received by 12/2/2020 will be considered by OHCS prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION OHCS certifies to HUD that Andrea Matthiessen in her capacity as Certifying Officer 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 Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and OHCS'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 name of RE; (b) the RE 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/State; 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 HUD Portland Field Office at Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building, 1220 W 3rd Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97204-2825. Potential objectors should contact HUD Portland Field Office at (800) 955-2232 to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Andrea Matthiessen, OHCS Certifying Officer