Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3)

This notice will inform interested persons of the proposed Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Substantial Amendment to the City of Surprise Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 – 2011

The proposed amendment would allow the city to apply and utilize $1,329,844 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP 3) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address the effect of abandoned and foreclosed properties as follows:
  • Acquisition, rehabilitation, disposition, and homebuyer assistance to program eligible applicants at or below 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) Amount allocated - $864,399
  • Acquisition, rehabilitation, disposition, and homebuyer assistance to program eligible applicants at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) Amount allocated - $332,461
  • Administration, to provide project / program oversight, monitoring, and administration. Amount allocated- $132,984
  • Total $1,329,844

These funds are required by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act). Target areas for this funding are established by a HUD mapping tool that considers several factors to include vacancy rate, mortgage delinquency rate, and number of sub-prime loans.

Public Comments

A comment period occurred from February 7, 2008, to February 23, 2011. Draft copies of the proposed Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Substantial Amendment to the Funding Year 2010 – 2011 Annual Action Plan were available for review from February 7, 2011 to February 23, 2011 at the following city locations (city department office hours are 7:00A.M. to 6:00P.M. (Monday through Thursday).
  • Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
  • Library 15844 N Hollyhock Street, Surprise, AZ 85374 (Library hours are 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday)
Comments regarding the proposed Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Substantial Amendment for the FY 2010 – 2011 Annual Action Plan, were directed to Christina Ramirez, Neighborhood Services Supervisor, City of Surprise, Neighborhood Services Division at 623.222.3238 or TTY 623.222.1002. Documents were available for review in advance and were made available in alternate formats to those requiring for assistance with translation or accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Public Hearing

This City of Surprise Neighborhood Services Division held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 6:00PM before the Surprise City Council at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374. This hearing concerned the proposed Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Substantial Amendment to the FY 2010 – 2011 Annual Action Plan to allow for public comments on the proposed amendment.