The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
In order to receive these yearly grants, the City must submit a 5-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 2020-2021 Consolidated Plan (PDF) covers the period from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.