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<br /> 1 <br />JOINT EXERCISE OF POWERS AGREEMENT AND <br />COOPERATION AGREEMENT TO UNDERTAKE <br />OR TO ASSIST IN THE UNDERTAKING OF <br />ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO <br />TITLE I OF THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY <br />DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED, <br />FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, AND <br />SUBSEQUENT AUTOMATIC RENEWALS UNLESS TERMINATED <br /> <br /> <br />This Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between the County of Santa Clara <br />(“County”) and the Town of Los Gatos (“Town”) relating to essential community development <br />and housing assistance activities funded by the Federal government for the Community <br />Development Block Grant and HOME Program. <br /> <br />RECITALS <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Congress has enacted the Housing and Community Development Act of <br />1974, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, and Title I of the Act provides for a <br />program of Community Development Block Grants, hereinafter referred to as “CDBG” for funds <br />that may be used for the support of activities that provide decent housing and suitable living <br />environments and expanded economic opportunities principally for persons of low- and <br />moderate income; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has enacted the Cranston-Gonzalez <br />National Affordable Housing Act, Title II of this Act created the HOME Investment Partnership <br />Program, hereinafter called “HOME” that provides funds to states and local governments for the <br />purpose of increasing the number of affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate <br />income families; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Title I of the ACT makes entitlement grants available to cities with a <br />population of 50,000 or more persons and to counties that qualify as an Urban County; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the County is a qualified Urban County and hereinafter “Urban County <br />Program” will refer to the County’s CDBG and HOME HUD grant programs as well as to the <br />legislation and regulations that created and funded these programs; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Act requires that certain cooperative agreements be entered into between <br />County and Town for a period of three years, with subsequent automatic renewals unless <br />terminated, in order to implement the provisions and terms of said Act; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the County and Town are public agencies under the provisions of Section <br />6500 of the Government Code and the State of California, and each is authorized by law to enter <br />into a cooperative agreements; and <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT 1 – EXHIBIT A