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Notice of Finding of No Signficant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS May 15, 2024 City of Atlanta, GA Department of Grants and Community Development 55 Trinity Avenue, SW Suite #3500 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-658-7820 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about May 31, 2024, the City of Atlanta will authorize The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia ("AH") to submit a request to the HUD Atlanta Regional Office for the release of Moving to Work funds under Section 8 the Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as Magnolia Perimeter Scattered Sites: Bundle D for the purpose of constructing seven new affordable for-sale single family homes on seven vacant, undeveloped lots comprising 1.6 acres located at 880, 883, 875, 886, and 890 Booker Washington Dr. NW, 135 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, and 899 Magnolia St. NW in Atlanta, Georgia. The mix of 3 and 4-bedroom, single-story homes would range from 1,476 2,017 square feet. AH will dispose of the land to the developer and utilize MTW funds to provide a capital subsidy loan of $525,000 to finance construction and provide downpayment assistance to homebuyers up to $25,000 per home. Invest Atlanta will provide mortgage assistance. The developer, Impact Housing, will utilize modular construction techniques to construct the homes. The total estimated project cost is $2,050,421. CONDITIONAL FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Atlanta has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment if the conditions for Noise Abatement and Control and the HUD Radon Policy are followed. 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 gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov and to environmental@atlantahousing.org. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Atlanta, Department of Grants and Community Development, Office of Entitlement and Competitive Compliance by email at gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov. All comments received by May 30, 2024 will be considered by the City of Atlanta prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Atlanta certifies to HUD that Deborah B. Lonon in her capacity as Commissioner 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 AH to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Atlanta'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 City of Atlanta; (b) the City of Atlanta 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 in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to William L. Biggs at William.Biggs@hud.gov or 77 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Deborah B. Lonon Commissioner, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA 5-15-24
May 15, 2024
May 22, 2024
May 15, 2024 8:10pm