The City is on the process of drafting the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan Five Year Housing and Community Development Plan. The City will be revising the current outcome, strategy, and activity classifications with simplified broader goals and strategies. The new format will meet HUD required reporting, maintain flexibility in funding eligible projects, consolidate and simplify program administration, and implement overall City Council direction. Visit the City’s CDBG Plans and Reports webpage for updated information as the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Action Plan are developed. We hope to receive feedback by May 5, 2014.
The City of Vancouver 2009-2013 Consolidated Plan provides an analysis of community needs and establishes priority objectives and long-range strategies to guide the allocation of housing and community development resources. The plan was developed through a careful community planning process with the involvement of primary community’s stakeholders and agencies.
The plan proposes strategies to implement the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development national objectives and the priorities of the City of Vancouver over the next five years, utilizing the grant resources provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. During 2009, additional resources made available through the Housing Preservation and Revitalization Program will be used to further the objectives of the plan. The specific level of funding available and the uses of the funds are outlined in Annual Action Plans submitted to HUD each year.
Vancouver’s 2013 Action Plan is the fifth year of the 2009-2013 Housing and Community Development (H&CD) Consolidated Plan and marks the eleventh year as a CDBG entitlement city. July 1, 2013 will also be the start of fifth year that Vancouver will receive HOME entitlement funds. The Consolidated Plan coordinates public funding housing, neighborhood development, economic development, and public services into a unified approach. It establishes needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken with respect to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs, along with other Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. It is updated annually through the “Action Plan”, which provides information regarding the projects and funding for the upcoming year.
The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is intended to provide a meaningful overview of the activities undertaken by the Vancouver CDBG, HOME and other federal programs and to show the City’s progress in meeting the goals, objectives, and areas of high priority identified in the consolidated plan.
The 2012 CAPER marks the tenth year for Vancouver as a CDBG entitlement city and the fourth year as a HOME Investment Partnership Program participating jurisdiction. It is also fourth year of reporting for the 2009-2013 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan. For the Program Year 2012,Vancouver expended $1,455,645.17 in CDBG funds and $744,648.37 in HOME funds.
An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or "AI", is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) mandated review of impediments to fair housing choice in the public and private sector. The AI is required for the City of Vancouver to receive federal housing and Community Development Block Grant funding .
The AI involves:
According to HUD, impediments to fair housing choice are: