NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS July 19, 2021 City of Omaha Planning, Community Development Division 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 1111 Omaha, Nebraska 68112 402-444-5150 On or about July 27, 2021 the City of Omaha and Housing In Omaha, a subsidiary of the Omaha Housing Authority, will submit a request to HUD for the release of Public Housing Capital Grant funds under Section 9(d)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) to undertake the following programs: Project Title: Securities Building Disposition Purpose: Sale of the Securities Building for the same use (commercial/residential) Location: 302 S 16th St, Omaha, NE 68102 Estimated Cost: Sale will result in approximately $2,000,000 of revenue to Housing In Omaha The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Omaha Planning Department, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 11th Floor and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. It is also available to view and print from the City of Omaha's website at https://planninghcd.cityofomaha .org/plans. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to All comments received by July 26, 2021 will be considered by the City of Omaha prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Omaha certifies to HUD that Jean Stothert in her capacity as Mayor 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 Omaha to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Omaha'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 Omaha; (b) the City of Omaha 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 the HUD administration office at 1616 Capitol Ave, #329, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. Objections may also be emailed to HUD at Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Jean Stothert, Mayor ZNEZ


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