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~ ur <br /> -----\,\ Roy Takemvt��_ ' vgg q�7 a <br /> 4" S�` Managing Direct— <br /> Harry <br /> Q d CUiJ <br /> Marry Kim 6."f;.,�t .p <br /> to or -= " <br /> Barbara J. Kossow <br /> >t ►_•- <br /> ___," /X pure tfcrn ig f)ire(ior <br /> �Oi MK <br /> County of Hawai ` i <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> 25 Aupuni Street,Suite 2603 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 • (808)961-8211 • Fax(808)961-6553 <br /> KONA 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy-,Bldg C • Kadua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 <br /> (808)323-4444 • Fax(808)323-4440 <br /> December 3, 2019 <br /> Mr. Mark A. Chandler <br /> Director, Office of Community Planning and Development <br /> U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development <br /> Honolulu Field Office -- Region IX <br /> 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400 <br /> Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813 <br /> Dear Mr. Chandler, <br /> RE: ANNUAL COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT REPORT (PY2418) <br /> The County of Hawaii (County) has received HUD's Annual Community <br /> Assessment Report for Program year 2018 which reflects the County's efforts in <br /> ensuring compliance with HUD's program rules. There are many accomplishments to be <br /> commended, including our Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program for <br /> meeting its program timeliness requirements and our Continuum of Care program with <br /> opening its first Family Assessment Center, but there are several issues that the County <br /> would like to address. <br /> One of the issues was that the County did not include a discussion of the recent <br /> lava flow disaster and the impact on the community in its annual Consolidated Annual <br /> Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The volcanic eruption began on May 3, <br /> 2018 and lasted for approximately 4 months resulting in 8,488 acres of land inundated <br /> with lava and 875 acres of new land created along the shoreline. There were 716 <br /> structures destroyed with 3,000 residents being displaced. The County acknowledges <br /> that the disaster wasn't addressed in its CAPER, however, the County continues to <br /> work to identify resources and opportunities to assist communities that were affected by <br /> the disaster. <br /> The County was informed of the Community Planning Development (CPD) M19- <br /> 015 finding to the Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry issued to the Bridging <br /> the Gap (BTG) via Hawaii Island Home for Recovery (H1HR) program monitoring. As <br /> County of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer <br />