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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

July 13, 2021

City of Sherman

405 N. Rusk Street

Sherman, Texas 75091

903-487-5976

On or about July 26, 2021, the City of Sherman will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Sherman to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Public Housing Capital Fund program funds under 42 U.S.C. 1437g(d) and 1437z-2 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Sherman-Housing-Authority Scattered Site for the purpose of rehabilitation of existing buildings.  The estimated total amount of the Housing Authority of the City of Sherman's Capital Fund Program Five-Year Action Plan is $2,707,210.00.  The Scattered Site consists of 78 public housing apartments with 33 buildings at 15 scattered sites: 506-508-510-512-514-516-526-528 N. Andrews; 605-607 N. Branch; 802 N. Branch/301-319 East Carter Street/809A-809G N. Montgomery; 1016-1035 South Charles; 1404A-1404B-1412-1414 N. Cleveland; 208-212 N. Colbert; 1401-1403-1405-1407 E. Dorchester; 421-423 E. Evergreen; 508-510 N. Montgomery; 1822-1824 E. Mulberry; 525-527 E. Orange; 401-403 E. Pacific; 2020-2022 E. Pecan; 702-703-704-705-707-709-901-903 N. Willow.

  The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.  An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Sherman Finance Office, 3rd Floor, 405 N. Rusk Street, Sherman, Texas, and the Housing Authority of the City of Sherman Administrative Office, 2001 N. Hoard Avenue, Sherman Texas and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Sherman Finance Office, PO Box 1106, Sherman, Texas 75091.  All comments received by July 23, 2021 will be considered by the City of Sherman prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Sherman certifies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that Robby Hefton in his capacity as City Manager 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.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Housing Authority of the City of Sherman to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Sherman'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 Sherman; (b) the City of Sherman 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 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; 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 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fort Worth Regional Office office at FTWPIHMAILBOX@hud.gov.  Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fort Worth Regional Office via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period. address of that office.

Robby Hefton, City Manager