The Consolidated Plan (and Action Plan) process is intended to encourage communities to allocate federal resources in order to address local needs and market conditions. The Consolidated Plan describes the market and inventory conditions, the housing needs of owners , renters, homeless and special needs populations, and community development needs. The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan sets forth five-year strategies and performance benchmarks for measuring progress. The Consolidated Plan document above, also includes the Action Plan. The Action Plan is a document that describes the activities that will be undertaken, goals and objectives that will be pursued, and a spending plan for Community Development and HOME funds each year.
The draft 2016 Action Plan provides a budget and describes the activities that will be undertaken with Community Development and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds. The comment period terminates on May 9, 2016.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER is an assessment of the effectiveness of using Community Development and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to address priorities and objectives identified in the Consolidated Plan for providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy is a coordinated program that will focus on the revitalization in the Downtown, New Auburn, and Union Street neighborhoods. Much of the strategy has been drawn from work the City has already accomplished through other plans such as the Comprehensive Plan and Consolidated Plan.