building

24 CFR Part 58 is the Federal regulation that outlines the environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD environmental responsibilities. Compliance under this regulation will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), additional Federal regulations required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and a few state/local environmental requirements. In regard to projects undertaken by Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), the review done under 24 CFR Part 58 is often referred to as the NEPA review.

Historic Preservation Section 106 Review

All projects must adhere to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR 800. During the environmental review, all projects are evaluated for their potential impact on properties designated as historic, eligible for historic status, or located within a historic district. This evaluation process is commonly referred to as the Section 106 Review.

Projects that may impact historic properties must be reviewed to guarantee that project plans will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historic Building Code. If necessary, LAHD will outline a set of conditions for the project proponent to follow, in addition to conducting a walkthrough at 50% and 100% completion to verify compliance.

Estimated Review Time

The complexity of each review may vary, depending on a project’s scope of work and the proposed project site’s existing environmental conditions. The following table contains an estimated review time for the most common projects undertaken by LAHD.

Project Type Numbers of Units Estimated Review Time
Acquisition 1-4 units 5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation 1-4 units 5 to 30 days
5+ units 45 to 60 days
Demolition/ New Construction Residential to Residential (1-4 units)
Residential to Residential (5+ units)
Nonresidential to Residential
Residential to Nonresidential

Public Notice Dissemination 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Los Angeles Housing Department

1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS: On or about March 7, 2023, LAHD will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55 as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT:  Central Avenue Apartments

PURPOSE:  Abode Communities is proposing to demolish two existing commercial buildings, a single-family home, and parking lot to accommodate the development of a new contemporary, four-story supportive housing project with a total of 59 units called Central Avenue Apartments.  Central Avenue Apartments will consist of 6 studio units (421 – 499 sq. ft.), 26 1-bedroom units (547 – 675 sq. ft.), and 27 2-bedroom units (750 – 880 sq. ft.) shared between the first and fourth floors.  Each unit will be equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette with energy star appliances and a bathroom.  The development intends to serve a mixed population of homeless individuals with special needs and low-income families.  Thirty of the 59 permanent supportive housing units to be reserved for homeless transition-age youth (TAY) and 28 units for low-income household who earn between 30% and 50% of Area Median Income (AMI).  One of the 2-bedroom units will be reserved for an on-site property manager.

The proposed development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including, but not limited to, a lobby area (761 sq. ft.), 3 professional offices (167 –  260 sq. ft.), a waiting room (68 sq. ft.), 2 meeting rooms (165 – 277 sq. ft.), a storage room (95 sq. ft.), 2 public restrooms (55 sq. ft.), a community room with a kitchenette (829 sq. ft.), a large landscaped courtyard with seating and playground area (3,375 sq. ft.), an outdoor deck with seating area (556 sq. ft.), a laundry room with a sink, 7 washers and 7 dryers (359 sq. ft.), a bike storage room (594 sq. ft.), 3 janitor closets with a sink (26 sq. ft.) and a utility room with a sink (159 sq. ft.). The new development will provide 53 bicycles stalls and 27 off-street parking spaces with driveway access from the alley between 89th Street and 90th Street.  The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Area.

LOCATION: 8909 – 8925 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90002

FUNDING: Estimated: $763,488.00 provided annually for 20 years, total funding of $15,269,760.00 / Section 8 (PBV)

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned project. LAHD has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. 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 the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD.  All comments received by March 6, 2024 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager

Los Angeles Housing Department

1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90026

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Thursday February 15, 2024
Los Angeles Housing Department
1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90026
David.Greenwood@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about March 4, 2024, LAHD will submit a request to HUD for the release of HOME funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq. as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Harmony Senior Apartments

PURPOSE: This project’s scope of work will include development of a new 5-story building of affordable and low-income housing with a total of eighty-four (84) units. Funding involved is HOME in the amount of $8,232,756. Construction will be comprised of three sections connected via a center corridor that creates a back to back E-shaped building with four interior courtyards and roof-top deck. The ground floor of the building will house the entry lobby, parking garage as well as the property management and social service offices. All residential units start on the second (2nd) floor, which are serviced by two elevators; at an approximate total building height of 57 feet tall. There will be 84 units total, with 83 units for affordable and low-income housing, and one additional 2-bedroom unit allocated for unrestricted manager’s unit. Project consists of forty-two (42) 0-bedroom studio units at 384 S.F each, forty-one (41) 1-bedroom units ranging from 549 S.F. to 672 S.F. each, and one (1) 2-bedroom manager’s unit at 943 S.F. Amenities include two separate community rooms, one located on the ground floor that will serve as a computer lab at 635 S.F, and a second community room located on the 2nd floor at 955 S.F. which includes a stove-top and sink. Project will include forty-three (43) vehicular car parking spaces, and a total of seventy (70) bicycle stalls. Other amenities include two main open space interior courtyards, located on the 2nd floor, with one at 1,772 S.F., and another at 1,661 S.F. The laundry room(s) will have a combined total of eight (8) laundry washing machines and eight (8) dryers.

LOCATION: 11410 W. Burbank Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91601

FUNDING: Estimated HOME funding: $8,232,756

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. 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 the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: David Greenwood at david.greenwood@lacity.org

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by March 1, 2024, will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
Objections under HOME funding must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development Department via email at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development Department via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1910 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90026

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: January 8, 2024
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 16, 2024, LAHD will submit a request to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) for the release of Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) funds, authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-135 (2020); and authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to submit a request to HUD for the release of Continuum of Care Program (CoC) funds, authorized under The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act As amended by S. 896 The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: EC Motel

PURPOSE: The Special Service for Groups Inc./Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS) are proposing building improvements to an existing 31-guest room hotel to convert into interim or permanent housing for persons experiencing homelessness. HOPICS plans to convert (5) existing guest rooms into (3) 0-bedroom units, (1) professional office with a kitchen and private restroom, and (1) community room with a kitchenette, restroom, and laundry room with (3) washers and (3) dryers on the first floor. In addition, HOPICS plans to renovate the existing bathroom in the remaining (27) 0-bedroom units between the first and second floors. The parking lot is being renovated to consist of a new landscaped courtyard with (2) shade canopies and outdoor seating areas, ADA access, new staircases, (12) parking stalls, a bike storage area, a trash enclosure, and second and roof level trellises.

The project intents to bring the property into compliance with the current California building code standards, ADA compliance, and make minor improvements for meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The proposed renovations would not change the existing land use and are not expected to increase the existing unit count. HACLA would select operators for site. Regulatory agreements would be signed and operators would prepare the project site for immediate occupancy as interim housing. Permit applications, if required, would be submitted while the property is in escrow and HACLA would hire a contractor to complete the work.

LOCATION: 3501 – 3511 South Western Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90018

FUNDING: $450,985.00 / ESG-CV and $566,333.00 / CoC

The activities proposed are Categorically Excluded, Subject to the Federal Law and Authorities referenced under 24 CFR Part 58 for the above-mentioned project. LAHD has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. 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 the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by January 15, 2024 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify the notice and project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and LAHD’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 LAHD; (b) LAHD 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 via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov and also to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at email: HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact both HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development and HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF RECORD OF DECISION AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: January 8, 2024
Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD)
1200 West 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
Jinderpal.Bhandal@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

RECORD OF DECISION
LAHD is issuing a Record of Decision (ROD), which is deemed a final administrative decision as defined by 40 CFR 1505.2, for the redevelopment of Rancho San Pedro Public Housing Community as proposed by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). LAHD has decided, after completion of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and a thorough consideration of the public comments on the Draft EIS, to implement the Proposed Action. This ROD contains a description of the proposed action, alternatives considered, factors involved in the decision and resources impacted, a responsiveness summary of public comments received throughout the NEPA process, and a remedial action plan to avoid or minimize potential environmental harm from the proposed project.

Electronic copy of the ROD and additional project information is available for public review on the following websites:
• HACLA Website: http://www.hacla.org/en/development-services/development/rancho-san-pedro
• LAHD Website: http://hcidla.lacity.org/NEPA-review

CDs and paper copies will also be available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours:
• HACLA located at 2600 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057
• City of Los Angeles Council District 15 – San Pedro Office located at 638 South Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
• San Pedro Regional Branch Library located at 931 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 24, 2024, LAHD will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55; and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I, Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)(Public Law 93-383, approved August 23, 1974) as amended to undertake the following project:.

PROJECT
One San Pedro

PURPOSE
HACLA proposes to redevelop the existing 20-acre, Rancho San Pedro public housing site located within the San Pedro Community of the City of Los Angeles (City). Rancho San Pedro is a low-income public housing project constructed in 1942 by HACLA. Rancho San Pedro is a historical resource with portions are listed in the California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR) and the entirety of which is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and CRHR. The Project proposes to demolish existing Rancho San Pedro structures and subsequent construction of up to 1,553 housing units the OSP Specific Plan Site, as well as construction of 47 residential units on the 327 Harbor Site. The project also includes 85,000 sf of Neighborhood Serving Uses, 45,000 sf of commercial retail uses, and approximately 5.3 acres of public open space on the OSP Specific Plan Site. When completed, an additional 609 affordable units would be provided as compared to the existing Rancho San Pedro complex. The existing structures onsite, which currently have significant capital needs due to their age, would be demolished. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the San Pedro Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION
275 West 1st Street, San Pedro, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90731

FUNDING
$1,365,512.00 annually for 20 years, total funding of $27,310,240.00 / Section 8 PBV and $3,579,250.00 / CDBG

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by January 3, 2024, will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov and also to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at email: HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact both the HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development and HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

Monday, November 27, 2023
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Shelly.Lo@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 13, 2023, LAHD will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq. as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Manchester Apartments

PURPOSE: Manchester Apartments is a 42-unit (21 studios, 20 1-bedroom units, and one 2-bedroom manager unit), new construction affordable housing project. The affordable housing project will serve seniors in a 4-stories, wood-frame construction (no podium), with an elevator. The building will be approximately 32,500 gross square feet. There will be 9 surface parking stalls on site and 3,000 square feet of dedicated common space usages including: manager’s office and services offices (1,200 square feet), lobby, community room (800 square feet), and a laundry room with a total of (5) washers. There will be no commercial square footage in the proposed building. All units are designed to meet LACDA Universal Design standards that allow for the rooms to remain accessible when furnished. Studios (350 sf) are “zoned” to easily accept a place for eating, sitting, sleeping, and cooking. One-bedroom units (510-623 sf), equally zoned and furnishable, are configured to have easy access to the bathroom from the bedroom.

The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the South Los Angeles Community Plan Area.

LOCATION:823 W. Manchester Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90044

FUNDING: $3,975,678 / HOME

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned project. LAHD has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. 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 the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Shelly Lo at shelly.lo@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by December 12, 2023 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development Department via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

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buildings

One San Pedro Specific Plan

Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement

State Clearinghouse Number: 2021010117

prepared by

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

2600 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90057
Contact: Zoe Kranemann, Development Officer

and

City of Los Angeles Housing Department

1200 West 7th Street, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
Contact: Jinderpal Bhandal, Environmental Affairs Officer

 

prepared with the assistance of

Rincon Consultants, Inc.

250 East 1st Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, California 90012

October 2023

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

Date of Publication: September 21, 2023
Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD)
1200 West 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

On or after September 29, 2023, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) will submit a request to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program authorized under Title I, Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)(Public Law 93-383, approved August 23, 1974 to undertake the following programs:

TIER 1 BROAD REVIEW PROGRAM TITLES

1. LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION AND HEALTHY HOMES PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Lead-based paint can be harmful to children. Lead-based paint can reduce a child’s IQ level, cause learning disabilities, or can cause behavior problems. LAHD’s Lead Hazard Remediation Program, funded with HUD Grants, addresses this hazard in privately-owned housing occupied by low-income families with young children. The program utilizes state-certified personnel and contractors and community-based organizations. Each property receives a lead inspection, risk assessment, scope of work to remediate lead hazards, clearance testing, education, and relocation as needed. CDBG funds ($1,285,463.00) will help pay for the Lead Hazard Remediation and Healthy Homes Program staff and community-based organizations carrying out the program tasks, contractual services for the lead inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard remediation, laboratory testing, and relocation costs as needed. Tier 2 Site Specific Reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 Broad Review for each address under this program when addresses become known. The performance period is 3 years from 2023 to 2026.

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $3,856,389.00 (PY 49th, 50th, 51st CDBG)

2. SINGLE FAMILY REHABILITATION – HANDYWORKER PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Minor home repair services are provided via city-approved contractors to low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. Grants of up to $5,725 per client can be used for repairs to address safety and accessibility. Minor home repairs may include the installation of grab bars, earthquake shut-off valves, smoke and CO2 detectors, and quick releases for windows. Low-income elderly and disabled tenants are also eligible for assistance, however, work is limited to safety and security devices. CDBG funds ($2,455,533.00) will be used to pay contractors for minor home repairs at no cost to low-income elderly or disabled homeowners up to $5,850 per property. Contractors are paid an admin fee for enrollment; reimbursement for permits, and direct construction costs for labor and materials. The program also provides installation of safety devices for renters. CDBG funds pay for staff members that administer the program and for the lead-based paint testing. Tier 2 Site Specific Reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 Broad Review for each address under this program when addresses become known. The performance period is 3 years from 2023 to 2026.

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $7,366,599.00 (PY 49th, 50th, 51st CDBG)

3. URGENT REPAIR PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Urgent Repair Program quickly responds to life-threatening conditions in multifamily rental units. When LAHD’s Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) issues a 48-hour notice to correct, but the owner does not comply, LAHD’s contractor makes the repairs. This prevents homelessness, preserves the tenancy of the occupants by preventing their evacuation, and preserves affordable housing. Projects must meet slum and blight spot criteria. The requested CDBG funds ($125,000.00) will be used to pay for contractors, selected via a competitive process, for the repairs made. The activities of this program will be carried out by Tiger Construction LLC. Tier 2 Site Specific Reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 Broad Review for each address under this program when addresses become known. The performance period is 3 years from 2023 to 2026.

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $375,000.00 (PY 49th, 50th, 51st CDBG)

PURPOSE
The City of Los Angeles is purposing to use CDBG funding for the implementation of the 49th, 50th, and 51st Program Years (2023-2026) of the Lead Hazard Remediation and Healthy Homes Program, the Single Family Rehabilitation – Handyworker Program, and the Urgent Repair Program, which provides concise summaries of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the 49th Program Year (PY 49) Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) for 2023-24.

LOCATION
Citywide, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, California with site specific addresses to be assessed in the Tier 2 Reviews

LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CITATION
The activities/projects are categorically excluded per 24 CFR 58.35(a)(2) and (3)(i)(ii), and subject to laws and authorities at §58.5.

TIER 2 SITE SPECIFIC REVIEW
The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 Broad Review: Airport Hazards, Flood Insurance, Coastal Zone Management, Contamination and Toxic Substances, Floodplain Management, and Historic Preservation.

MITIGATION MEASURES / CONDITIONS / PERMITS (IF ANY)
For each site address identified, a site specific review will be completed. The laws and authorities listed above will be analyzed to determine the environmental impacts associated with each program. Each impact will be evaluated and mitigated, as necessary, in strict compliance with the guidelines set forth by HUD.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for these three projects, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at the Los Angeles Housing Department, 1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by September 28, 2023, will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

On or about September 15, 2023, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141, approved March 23, 2018) and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6, approved February 15, 2019). The program authority for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is Section 24 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437v) (1937 Act), as applied by the FY2018 and FY2019 Appropriations as amended, to undertake the following project:

TIER 1 BROAD REVIEW PROJECT TITLE: Our Town Business Improvements

PURPOSE: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is requesting to release $737,296.00 for the Our Town Business Improvements, for the purpose of making business façade improvements and providing technical assistance to eligible business owners in the Watts neighborhood.

LOCATION: 12 Various Business Locations within Council District 15, Los Angeles, California 90002 & 90059, County of Los Angeles, with site specific addresses to be assessed in the Tier 2 Reviews

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed business façade improvements and technical assistance activities to be funded under this program is categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but subject to compliance with some of the environmental laws and authorities listed at § 58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. In accordance with §58.15, a tiered review process has been structured, whereby some environmental laws and authorities have been reviewed and studied for the intended target area(s) listed above. Other applicable environmental laws and authorities will be complied with, when individual projects are ripe for review. Specifically, the target area has been studied and compliance with the following laws and authorities have been established in this Tier 1 review: Airport Hazard, Coastal Barrier Resources, Flood Insurance, Clean Air, Coastal Zone Management, Endangered Species, Explosive and Flammable Hazards, Farmland Protection, Floodplain Management, Noise Abatement and Control, Sole Source Aquifers, Wetlands Protection, Wild and Scenic Rivers and Environmental Justice. Should individual aggregate projects exceed the threshold for categorical exclusion detailed at §58.35(a), an Environmental Assessment will be completed and a separate Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds published. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below. The performance period is 4 years from 2021 to 2025. Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CITATION: The project is categorically excluded per 24 CFR 58.35(a)(3)(iii), and subject to laws and authorities at §58.5.

TIER 2 SITE SPECIFIC REVIEW: The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 Broad Review: Contamination and Toxic Substances and Historical Resources.

MITIGATION MEASURES / CONDITIONS / PERMITS (IF ANY): For each site address identified, a site specific review will be completed. The laws and authorities listed above will be analyzed to determine the environmental impacts associated with each project site. Each impact will be evaluated and mitigated, as necessary, in strict compliance with the guidelines set forth by HUD.

ESTIMATED PROJECT COST: $737,296.00

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR 58.35(a)(3)(iii), and subject to laws and authorities at §58.5. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at the Los Angeles Housing Department, 1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by September 14, 2023, will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department 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 LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 
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