2/22/2017 The City of Shawnee is releasing survey results from its first comprehensive community survey (click here for PDF). A total of 420 households responded to the random sample survey and 480 individuals completed the open online survey. The survey results highlight a number of areas where the City is meeting national benchmarks along with areas where we are not.
A presentation and summary of the survey results was provided to the Shawnee City Commission on February 21st, and a copy of the presentation may be viewed here (click here for PDF). The City would like to extend gratitude to all those community members that participated in the survey. Your feedback is very valuable and will be used to review City services, initiatives, and projects and plan for the future. Expires:5/22/2017
The five year Consolidated Plan is available to the citizens of Shawnee. The Consolidated Plan describes priorities and needs for housing over five years. The Action Plan describes the actions to be taken by the Urban Renewal Authority to meet accomplishments in providing safe, decent housing within the city of Shawnee. The Consolidated Plan can be picked up at: Urban Renewal Authority, 23 E. 9th, Room 319, Shawnee OK. Contact Carla Clemons 405.878.1542 if you would like to have a copy mailed to you.
The One Year Action Plan FY 2013-2014 is available for pickup or mail at the Urban Renewal Authority Office. The Action Plan describes the actions to be taken by the Urban Renewal Authority to meet accomplishments in providing safe, decent housing within the city of Shawnee. The One Year Action Plan can be picked up at: Urban Renewal Authority, 23 E. 9th, Room 319, Shawnee OK. Contact Carla Clemons 405.878.1542 if you would like to have a copy mailed to you.
A CAPER is a final year end report submitted to HUD reporting the annual activities and expenditures of the CDBG Program. This Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) covers the fiscal year FY 2010 through FY 2011.
The Median Family Income (MFI) limits are established by HUD at the beginning of each calendar year. The income limits are used to qualify applicants for assistance. Qualified applicants must fall within 30% to 80% of the MFI limits. The following are the 2015-2016 income limits:
1 person $22,600
2 persons $25,800
3 persons $29,050
4 persons $32,250
5 persons $34,850
6 persons $37,450
7 persons $40,000
8 persons $42,600
Emergency Home Repair:
1 person $36,150
2 persons $41,300
3 persons $46,450
4 persons $51,600
5 persons $55,750
6 persons $59,900
7 persons $64,000
8 persons $68,150
Total Household Income cannot exceed the above MFI limits established by HUD to qualify for all programs.
The Urban Renewal Authority was enacted by Congress in 1971 and Shawnee was one of the first Cities to become and entitlement city receiving an annual allocation from the Federal government.
CDBG stands for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Federal funding is received from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
Shawnee has sucessfully administered the CDBG Program for thirty four (34)years.
Emergency Assistance (EA) - Earned Grant:
A five (5) year mortgage will be placed on the home and the owner(s) will earn 20% of the rehab amount each year the owner resides in the house.
Home Repair (HR) - Grant/Loan:
The owner will repay 50% of the rehab amount at 3% interest over a five (5) or ten (10) year period with the remaining 50% earned at a rate of 20% each year the owner resides in the house.
First Time Home Buyer (FTHB)- Grant/Loan:
50% of the Loan amount shall bear interest of 3% per annum, payable in a maximum of 240 equal monthly installments of principal and interest. The remaining 50% shall be paid back in the event the real property and dwelling are sold, leased, rented or if the title or possession is otherwise transferred by the owner.
The Emergency Assistance shall be paid or otherwise earned as follows: 50% is a loan and will be repaid when the property is sold or title is transferred. The remaining 50% is a grant and repayment is not required.
For Home Repair 50% is a loan and will be repaid at 3% interest over a 5 year period. The remaining 50% is a grant and repayment is not required.
The City of Shawnee annually receives Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
To be eligible for housing rehabilitation programs, the applicant must own and have occupied their home continuously for one (1) year. The applicant must meet pre-determined income guidelines and their home must have some deficiency with the City Code and HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.
Housing rehabilitation programs are designed with the intent to create safe, decent and affordable housing in the City of Shawnee. The following is a list of housing rehabilitation programs offered by the City of Shawnee, through its’ agent the Shawnee Urban Renewal Authority (SURA).
Due to a reduction in funding, the Emergency Assistance Grant is the only grant we are offering at this time.
Emergency Assistance (EA) – Earned Grant – A five (5) year mortgage will be placed on the home and the owner will earn 20% of the rehab amount each year the owner resides in the house for five (5) years.t.
To apply, contact the Urban Renewal Office, call (405) 273-1938 during regular business hours.