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The Housing and Redevelopment Division is a Public Housing Authority (PHA), which is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to maintain compliance with this federal agency, the PHA may be required at different times of the year to solicit comments or ask input from the public, as well as notify the public of Public Hearings, training and other available programs.

Public Notice

The City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment is requesting comments on the proposed 2022 Annual Plan and Capital Fund prepared for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plans are the City of Chandler’s comprehensive guides to the policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. The plans are available for review at the Housing Office located at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ, 85225, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on our website Chandler Affordable Housing from Jan. 21, 2022 to March 9, 2022.

A Public Hearing will be held during the Housing and Human Services Commission (HHSC) meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at 6 p.m., located at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ, 85225. Written comments addressed to “Annual Plan” must be received by March 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. (MST); may be mailed or dropped off at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225; or emailed to chandler.housing@chandleraz.gov. For more information, please contact Amy Jacobson at 480-782-3200.

Notice to Individuals with Disabilities: The City of Chandler is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to maintaining accessible facilities, services, programs and activities; promoting inclusion through reasonable accommodations; and striving to make all interactions with City government positive and successful for all. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City of Chandler program, service, or activity, should contact the Housing Division, at (480) 782-3200 (or TTY 7-1-1, or via the Arizona Relay Service at 800-367-8939, TTY English 800-367-8939 or Español 800-842-2088)  or the City's ADA Coordinator, Jason Crampton, at 480-782-3402 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service) or ada.coordinator@chandleraz.gov, as soon as possible but preferably no fewer than two business days before the scheduled event or meeting. Complaints that a City program, service, facility or activity is not accessible to individuals with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator. For more information about the ADA and City services, programs, and activities, please see the City's website or contact the ADA Coordinator.

It is the policy of the City of Chandler to take reasonable steps to provide timely and meaningful access for persons with limited English proficiency.  The City of Chandler shall ensure this meaningful access in the entire scope of its work including participants in its programs, activities, information, services, or benefits when appropriate, as well as the general public. Housing staff shall provide free language assistance services to LEP persons whom they encounter or who contact the Housing Division. For translation or interpretation assistance, at no charge, please contact the Housing Office at 480-782-3200, or email chandler.housing@chandleraz.gov. 

Proposed Annual Plan

Proposed Policies 

The City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment is requesting comments on the proposed 2022 Substantial Amendment Annual Plan prepared for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Chandler’s Annual Plan and Five-Year Plan are comprehensive guides to the policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals.

The plans are available for review at the Housing Office located at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ, 85225, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on this webpage from June 13, 2022 to July 29, 2022.

A Public Hearing will be held on August 8, 2022, at 3 p.m., located at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ, 85225. Written comments addressed to “2022 Substantial Amendment Annual Plan” must be received by July 29, 2022, at 5 p.m. (MST); may be mailed or dropped off at 235 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225; or emailed to Chandler Housing.

For more information, please contact Amy Jacobson at 480-782-3200.

Notice to Individuals with Disabilities: The City of Chandler is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to maintaining accessible facilities, services, programs, and activities; promoting inclusion through reasonable accommodations; and striving to make all interactions with City government positive and successful for all.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City of Chandler program, service, or activity, should contact the Housing Division, at (480) 782-3200 (or TTY 7-1-1, or via the Arizona Relay Service at 800-367-8939, TTY English 800-367-8939 or Español 800- 842-2088) or the City's ADA Coordinator, Jason Crampton, at (480) 782-3402 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service) or ada.coordinator@chandleraz.gov, as soon as possible but preferably no fewer than two business days before the scheduled event or meeting.

Complaints that a City program, service, facility, or activity is not accessible to individuals with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator. For more information about the ADA and City services, programs, and activities, please see the City's website (chandleraz.gov) or contact the ADA Coordinator.

It is the policy of the City of Chandler to take reasonable steps to provide timely and meaningful access for persons with Limited English Proficiency. The City of Chandler shall ensure this meaningful access in the entire scope of its work including participants in its programs, activities, information, services, or benefits when appropriate, as well as the general public.

Housing staff shall provide free language assistance services to LEP persons whom they encounter or who contact the Housing Division. For translation or interpretation assistance, at no charge, please contact the Housing Office at 480-782-3200, or email Chandler Housing.

As required by Uniform Relocation Act (URA) Regulations 24 CFR Part 42, the City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division (the City) informs the public of the proposed project. The City of Chandler intends to purchase a 14-unit apartment complex located at 1032 East Trails End and 35 North McQueen Road (303-02-023Q & 303-02-023R) a voluntary sale of a private property. The City has in effect a residential anti- displacement and relocation assistance plan in adherence to the consolidated plan under 24 CFR part 91.

Those residing in the property may be displaced and may choose to receive either assistance under the URA and implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 24 or assistance under section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, including:

(a) Advisory services. Advisory services at the levels described in 49 CFR part 24. A displaced person must be advised of his or her rights under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-19). If the comparable replacement dwelling to be provided to a minority person is located in an area of minority concentration, as defined in the recipient's consolidated plan, if applicable, the minority person must also be given, if possible, referrals to comparable and suitable decent, safe, and sanitary replacement dwellings not located in such areas.

(b) Moving expenses. Payment for moving expenses at the levels described in 49 CFR part 24.

(c) Security deposits and credit checks. The reasonable and necessary cost of any security deposit required to rent the replacement dwelling unit, and for credit checks required to rent or purchase the replacement dwelling unit.

(d) Interim living costs. The recipient shall reimburse a person for actual reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with a displacement, including moving expenses and increased housing costs, if:

  1. The person must relocate temporarily because continued occupancy of the dwelling unit constitutes a substantial danger to the health or safety of the person or the public; or
  2. The person is displaced from a “lower-income dwelling unit,” none of the comparable replacement dwelling units to which the person has been referred qualifies as a lower-income dwelling unit, and a suitable lower-income dwelling unit is scheduled to become available in accordance with 24 CFR § 42.375.

(e) Replacement housing assistance. Persons are eligible to receive one of the following two forms of replacement housing assistance:

  1. Each person must be offered rental assistance equal to 60 times the amount necessary to reduce the monthly rent and estimated average monthly cost of utilities for a replacement dwelling (comparable replacement dwelling or decent, safe, and sanitary replacement dwelling to which the person relocates, whichever costs less) to the “Total Tenant Payment,” as determined under part 813 of this title. All or a portion of this assistance may be offered through a certificate or voucher for rental assistance (if available) provided under Section 8. If a Section 8 certificate or voucher is provided to a person, the recipient must provide referrals to comparable replacement dwelling units where the owner is willing to participate in the Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance Existing Housing Program (see part 982 of this title). When provided, cash assistance will generally be in installments, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 3537c.

The City is working with a professional relocation firm to assist in the relocation of existing tenants. The City plans to replace the 14- unit property with new affordable rental units. As required by 24 CFR Part 42.375, the City will contemplate either the one-for-one replacement of lower-income dwelling units or acceptable replacement units during the appropriate stage of the plan.

Preliminary information that the City is making available to the public is as follows:

  1. A description of the proposed assisted activity. City Response: The City of Chandler intends to acquire and demolish 14-unit apartment located 1032 East Trails End and 35 North McQueen Road (303-02-023Q & 303-02-023R). The City intends to build 158 new rental units on the same site and the adjacent sites to create affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income families in Chandler.
  2. The location on a map and number of dwelling units by size (number of bedrooms) that will be demolished or converted to a use other than for lower income dwelling units as a direct result of the assisted activity. City Response: The City of Chandler intends to purchase a 14-unit apartment complex (12 two-bedroom units and 1- three-bedroom unit and 1- four-bedroom unit) using American Rescue Funds and pursue demolition that will yield a new affordable housing project that will consist of new construction of 157 rental units (mix of one-to-five-bedroom units) for low- and moderate-income families located at 1032 East Trails End and 35 North McQueen Road (303-02-023Q & 303-02-023R). See attached map.
  3. A time schedule for the commencement and completion of the demolition or conversion. City Response: The City of Chandler intends to commence acquisition on July 15, 2022. Tenants will be notified and provided their rights immediately prior to demolition. There’s not a date yet set on the demolition, it will not be until all tenants have been provided required relocation services as described above. Anticipated that demolition will be up to one year after acquisition.
  4. The location on a map and the number of dwelling units by size (number of bedrooms) that will be provided as replacement dwelling units. If such data are not available at the time of the general submission, the submission shall identify the general location on an area map and the approximate number of dwelling units by size, and information identifying the specific location and number of dwelling units by size shall be submitted and disclosed to the public as soon as it is available. City Response: Attached is the map that shows the existing 14- unit apartment twelve (12) two bedrooms, one (1) three bedroom and one (1) four bedroom. The replacement housing will consist of approximately mix of bedroom sizes: 43- one bdrm, 49- two bdrm, 44- three bdrm, 18- four bdrm, 4 five- bdrm.
  5. The source of funding and a time schedule for the provision of replacement dwelling units. City Response: Estimated sources of funding includes RAD transfer of assistance component, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), HOME-ARP, Community Development Block Grants for relocations services, Housing Trust Fund, Federal Home Loan Bank, local grants and non-federal funds. New Construction of 157 units is anticipated to begin in 2024.
  6. The basis for concluding that each replacement dwelling unit will remain a lower income dwelling unit for at least 10 years from the date of initial occupancy. City Response: The City will seek financing that requires at least a 20-year affordability restriction for the project. This is triggered by the utilization of HOME funds (20-year compliance and affordability restriction as well as LIHTC a 30-year extended use agreement).
  7. Information demonstrating that any proposed replacement of dwelling units with smaller dwelling units (e.g., a 2-bedroom unit with two 1-bedroom units) is consistent with the needs assessment contained in its HUD-approved consolidated plan. A unit of general local government funded by the State that is not required to submit a consolidated plan to HUD must make public information demonstrating that the proposed replacement is consistent with the housing needs of lower-income households in the jurisdiction. City Response: The City intends to replace the 14- units with like units of the same bedroom sizes (12- two bedrooms, 1 -three bedroom and, 1 -four bedroom).

The City of Chandler may receive comments regarding the proposed development plan. Comments or objections can be addressed to Housing and Redevelopment Division at 235 S. Arizona Ave.; chandler.housing@chandleraz.gov; or to the local HUD Field Representative at: 602-379-7122 Email: Pamela.C.White@hud.gov