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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

2017 CAPER

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018


The City of Cumberland has made available for public review and comments its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2017 fiscal year.  The CAPER is the official report submitted to HUD that identifies accomplishments against our 5-year Consolidated Plan goals and objectives.  The CAPER specifically describes the progress for projects funded using Community Development Block Grant funds during the year as described in the City’s 2017 Annual Action Plan.  The Public Hearing to receive comments on the CAPER will be held on October 2, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. during the Mayor & City Council meeting at City Hall.  This meeting room is accessible.


The CAPER covers the period from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.  The report evaluates the progress towards meeting goals and objectives in areas such as housing, homelessness, public services, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, and planning.  Progress towards addressing issues such as fair housing, historic preservation, and addressing the needs of the physically handicapped and other special needs populations were priorities.   


In total, the City received $709,295 award and $53,816.29 Program Income in Community Development Block Grant funds for the year.  $610,070 was expended on activities which primarily included housing rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, homeownership services, health, transportation, services for youth and Administration. One thousand thirty-four low-moderate income residents of Cumberland were directly affected by use of CDBG.


This report will be submitted to HUD on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The required minimum 15-day comment period will run Monday, September 10, 2018 through Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Anyone wishing to review and provide comments related to the year-end report or to request additional meeting room accommodations at least 3 days before October 2, 2018; should contact Lee Borror, Senior Community Development Specialist, City of Cumberland, Department of Community Development, 57 North Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 at (301) 759-6437 or TDD # 1-800-735-2258 or e-mail at lee.borror@cumberlandmd.gov. All comments received will be forwarded to HUD for inclusion in the year-end report. 


NOTES:

Infrastructure/Facilities: 

ADA Downtown Sidewalk improvements at George/Union Streets, Community Betterment sidewalk project at Bellevue Street, Cavanaugh phase 2 (lighting) project, ADA Sidewalk improvements at Cumberland Street are underway.  Seymour Street sidewalk improvements. Amtrak area infrastructure improvements to include newly painted trash cans, ADA sidewalk improvements downtown, Community Betterment Cleanup activities, Jane Frazier sidewalk improvements phase 2, YMCA Gilchrist facility phases 2 & 3, Cavanaugh Field phase 1 improvements and Friend's Aware Inc. facility rehab phases 2 & 3 are complete.  

 

Housing & Homeless Services:

5 families received homeownership assistance grants through Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services,

2 housing units underwent minor improvements through Neighborhoods Matter/City Property Improvement Program with 2015 funds.   HRDC’s Office of Housing Opportunity served 11 homeless families. 2 HRDC Rental Rehabilitations are complete.  Laura’s Anchor transitional shelter roof replacement is complete. The YMCA served 16 households and 70 people with transitional housing located at the Gilcrist Center. 518 Ridgewood Avenue, ALU/Group home rehabilitation is complete.  The Homestead program is complete.


Public Services:

Assoc Charities long-term prescription program served 69 people and the short term prescription program served 99 people with emergency scripts, HRDC’s Emergency fund prevented homelessness for 119 households. Fair Housing services continue Citywide with increased outreach and education. The Family Crisis Resource Center provided comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence- 262 people.  HRDC’s denture clinic provided dentures to 16 residents and clients of FAI enjoy transportation upgrades.  Health Right’s dental access program served 69 residents.  The Family Junction served 20 clients in their Incredible Years parenting classes.  Archway Station Inc. served 99 people in their WRAP program.  

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