Notice Of Finding Of No Significant Impact And Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Boise’s Housing and Community Development Division.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about March 15, 2024, the City of Boise will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Project Based Voucher funds under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as New Path 2 for the purpose of providing vouchers to tenants at New Path 2, which is new construction of 96 units of permanent supportive housing on an undeveloped lot at 2200 Fairview Ave. in Boise.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Boise 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) on file at the City of Boise’s HCD Division, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise, ID 83702 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Boise at PO Box 500, Boise, ID 83701-0500, ATTN: Housing and Community Development or via email at Housing@CityofBoise.org. All comments received by March 13, 2024 will be considered by the City of Boise prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Boise certifies to HUD that Maureen Brewer in her capacity as HCD Senior Manager and Certifying Officer 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 the City of Boise to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Boise’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 the City of Boise; (b) the City of Boise 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 in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD’s Seattle Office of Public Housing via email at email@example.com or 909 1st Ave. Suite 320. Seattle, WA 98104. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.