NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 10, 2010, the Department of Community Affairs has issued an order.
NAME OF THE PETITIONER: City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, DCA10-WAI-111
DATE PETITION WAS FILED: May 17, 2010
RULE NUMBER AND NATURE OF THE RULE FROM WHICH THE WAIVER OR VARIANCE IS SOUGHT: Paragraph 9B-43.0041(2)(b), Florida Administrative Code
THE GENERAL BASIS FOR THE DECISION: The Petitioner sought a waiver of the grant ceiling limitations imposed upon the City of DeFuniak Springs under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, referenced in paragraph 9B-43.0041(2)(b), Florida Administrative Code, and a supplemental award. One of the explicit purposes for the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program is to provide “activities to improve housing conditions and expand housing opportunities, providing direct benefit to persons of low or moderate income.” Section 290.0411, Florida Statutes (2007). The project waiver and supplemental award proposed by the Petitioner’s application directly fulfill this statutory objective. The Petitioner has demonstrated that, absent the waiver, the City and the recipient of the benefits of the underlying grant will suffer a substantial economic hardship.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Paula P. Ford, Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399.