NEW ORLEANS, LA (January 27, 2021) – At a time when a safe and secure home is more important than ever, access to housing is critical. State and local government agencies face new challenges in managing and complying with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) fair housing, Consolidated Plan, and Annual Action Plan requirements.
With new funding sources including the CARES Act and competing HUD program deadlines, staffing and program compliance are an ongoing challenge, and many state and local program administrators are looking for reliable and experienced partners to help shoulder the load.
Civix has partnered with communities across the country and is sharing that experience with an increasing roster of clients amidst the pandemic. The leading firm has extensive expertise in community planning, federal grant management, full-scale program management, and disaster recovery. Its multidisciplinary team of more than 400 provides a full range of administrative and programmatic services related to HUD-funded projects, programs, and planning efforts.
Civix’s grant managers and planners are ready and able to assess and analyze current challenges, find solutions that meet HUD requirements, and create a path for a successful program implementation.
The Civix Grants team includes a blend of fair housing, urban planning, and federal grant subject matter experts. They work with clients to assist with everything from plan development to implementation to grant compliance and close-out. Civix has an extensive track record of creating data-driven planning documents that leverage the company’s experience in data analysis and Geographic Information Systems, purposeful community and stakeholder engagement, and ensuring compliance with HUD regulations.
“We are a nationally recognized expert in HUD planning and regulatory processes,” says Nathan Cataline, a director of Civix Grants. “Our recent work developing Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and Consolidated Planning assessments for clients in California, Alabama, and North Carolina demonstrates that we are ready to hit the ground running and support the needs of a variety of communities during this difficult time.”
Civix subject matter experts also have experience leading and supporting federally funded initiatives in Louisiana, California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other locations around the United States.
“Recognizing the strains many communities would be feeling under the weight of the pandemic, Civix began gearing up early on to meet increased demands on our current and new clients,” says Angele Romig, the president of Civix Grants. “We stand ready to partner with state and local governments to help them get through these challenging times and become better prepared for the future.”
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