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2010-2015 HUD Consolidated Plan


2010-2015 Consolidated Plan

What is the Consolidated Plan?

Each year, the City of Roanoke receives about $2.5 million in new federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to receive these yearly grants, the City must submit a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Updates to HUD for approval. The Consolidated Plan describes the City and its priorities and objectives for the anticipated funds for the five years. Each Annual Update thereafter provides the activities to be funded for the given year and the amount of funding apportioned to each activity. The 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan covers the period from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015,and is available for review by clicking on the links below. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Sec 1 - 2010-2015 Cover Page
Sec 2 - Table of Contents, Executive Summary and Community Profile
Sec 3 - Strategic Plan, Part 1
Sec 4 - Strategic Plan, Part 2
Sec 5 - Strategic Plan, Part 3
Sec 6 - Strategic Plan, Part 4
Sec 7 - Priority Needs Table
Sec 8 - One Year Action Plan
Sec 9 - Project Pages
Sec 10 - Certifications
Sec 11 - Attachment 1 - Public Comments
Attachment 2 - Regulatory Barriers Checklist
Attachment 3 - Continuum of Care 2008 Annual Business Plan
Attachment 4 - HOME Covenants and Deeds of Trust

What types of community activities are supported with the CDBG, HOME and ESG funds?

The City has received CDBG funds since 1975. These funds assist with housing, economic development, human services, neighborhood and other needs. At least 70% of the funds must be used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons; the remaining amount may be used to reduce or eliminate slums and blight.

Created by the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, the HOME program is entirely directed toward providing safe, decent affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons. HOME can assist such projects as rehabilitation, new construction and improvements to rental housing. HOME funds require a 12.5% match from local cash and non-cash resources.

ESG funds are provided to the City through the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, under a process which may allocate funds intermittently. ESG provides assistance to homeless individuals and families, including assistance to shelters.

How was the new five-year plan developed?

In July 2008, a work group of City staff began reviewing and updating the description of the City contained in the 2005-2010 plan. Thereafter, we conducted surveys, held public meetings, sent letters and e-mails, spoke with the neighborhood presidents' council, the Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates and approached some community agencies directly for information. After seeking views on the needs of the community and what should be our priorities and objectives, we started compiling the draft. The draft was available for public review and then approved by City Council in May 2010.

How can I comment on the 2010-2015 plan or get further information?

We encourage your comments on the 2010-2015 plan. Consolidated Plans are dynamic documents that may need to be (and often are) amended as community circumstances change. Your comments are important to us at any time.

You can e-mail your comments to, or address your written comments to City of Roanoke, HUD Community Resources Division, Room 305 North, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24011. For additional information, call 540-853-6405.