Grant: $2,626,694 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 5, 2009
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Award Description: The CDBG-R program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low- and moderate-income.
Project Description: The City and County of Honolulu will use the $2,626,694 it received from HUD for the Community Development Block Grant Program – Recovery Act to fund the following seven projects: 1) ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURES INTERNATIONAL - OHANA OLA O KAHUMANA, PHASE I RENOVATIONS. $265,875 to renovate 14 units at a transitional shelter for homeless families with dependent children. 2) CENTRAL OAHU YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION - GROUP HOME RENOVATION. $30,000 to renovate an old building to bring it into service as a 8-bed group home for youth needing emergency shelter. 3) GREGORY HOUSE PROGRAMS - RENOVATION OF TRANSITIONAL HOUSING. $298,333 to support the renovation of an 11-bed transitional shelter for persons living with HIV/AIDS. 4) HAWAII FAMILY LAW CLINIC DBA ALA KUOLA - ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. $137,000 to help ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence through assistance in obtaining legal protection from their abusers, the development of safety plans, and referrals to appropriate social service agencies. 5) KOKUA KALIHI VALLEY - COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER EXPANSION. $800,000 to support the Health Center's expansion through the rehabilitation of an old building adjacent to its main health clinic. 6) LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF HAWAII - HOME PRESERVATION PROJECT. $100,000 to help households who are in danger of losing their homes through foreclosure, illegal mortgage rescue scams, predatory mortgage lending practices, or improper evictions. 7) WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER - WAIANAE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WATER REUSE SYSTEM. $732,817 to support the installation of a wastewater reuse system that will improve the Center's fire protection infrastructure and minimize the risk of a disruption in services for the Health Center which is the only medical facility that is equipped to handle medical emergencies along O‘ahu’s Leeward Coast. In addition, the City will use $262,669 for administrative expenses.
Infrastructure Description: ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURES INTERNATIONAL Job Creation (short-term): approximately 3 full-time construction workers will be on the job at any one time during the course of the renovation. Assistance for those Hurt by the Recession: renovations are for a transitional shelter for persons experiencing homelessness. Long-term Economic Benefits: increase in and improvements to Honolulu's transitional housing inventory. CENTRAL OAHU YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION Job Retention (immediate): approximately 1 construction worker on the job at any one time during the course of the rehabilitation. Long-term Economic / Community Benefits: increase in emergency housing for troubled youth GREGORY HOUSE PROGRAMS Job Creation (immediate): approximately 5 full-time and 1 part-time construction workers will be on the job at any one time during the course of the renovation (estimated at 2 months). Assistance for those Hurt by the Recession: renovations are for a transitional shelter for persons experiencing homelessness. Long-term Economic Benefits: improvements to Honolulu's transitional housing inventory for persons livings with HIV/AIDS. KOKUA KALIHI VALLEY Preserving and Creating Jobs: Provision of funds to support the Health Center's expansion through the rehabilitation of an old building adjacent to the main health center. Long-term Economic / Community benefit: increase in the level of service provided by a community health center serving a low- and moderate-income community. WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER Job Creation: 4 part-time workers will be on the job at any one time during the construction of the system. Investing in Environmental Protection: reuse of wastewater promotes sustainability and diverts wastewater which would be discharged into the Ocean. Long-term Economic Benefit / Minimizing Break in Essential Services: improved fire protection infrastructure will decrease the risk that wildfires will affect and interrupt the services provided by the Health Center which serves a low- and moderate-income community.
Jobs Summary: No jobs were created or retained during June 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009. The City and County of Honolulu is in the process of executed contracts with all its subrecipients. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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|Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Inc||$100,000||HONOLULU||HI|
|Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, Incorporated||$732,817||WAIANAE||HI|