US Housing Urban Development (HUD) New Construction and Rehab Projects, Nationwide (2010 – current)
In early 2010, CPLC as the lead applicant for a national consortium of high-capacity, non-profit affordable housing developers, was awarded $137,107,133 in federal funding to revitalize 15 urban and rural markets in eight states (AZ, CA, TX, CO, NM, IL, PA, MD) and the District of Columbia. The selected census tracts have been negatively impacted by foreclosed upon and abandoned properties. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development selected the CPLC/NALCAB Consortium (the Consortium) to be a grantee for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Round 2 (NSP2) funding. GEPermit has been the primary environmental consulting firm to CPLC and HUD since 2010. GEPermit staff has conducted over 2000 Federal HUD 4128 Environmental Assessments (EA) /Checklists primarily in Southern California and throughout the US. NEPA Environmental Compliance and permitting documents included preparation of Categorical Exclusions and EAs. GEPermit evaluated impacts to biological and cultural resources, floodplain, air quality, public services, and other resources areas mandated by the HUD Code of Regulations (CFR Part 50 and Part 58). Projects required multi agency consultations and preparation of permit compliance documents with the US EPA, FEMA, USFWS, SHPO, and impacted THPOs. GEPermit’s success in preparation and approval of rehab and new development environmental assessments led the firm to be retained by the consortium members from 10 other states.