The Consolidated Planning process for FY16 through FY20 was completed on April 27, 2015. The Consolidated Plan communicates to HUD the City’s priorities for the uses of pass-through grants from HUD to the City for the next five years.
Guides HUD entitlement spending
Responds to community needs
Outlines achievable, measurable goals
Supports established City goals related to housing and community development
Each year, the City also submits an Action Plan to HUD that details what actives the City plans to accomplish that year. The
action plan is completed May of each year. The City of Charlotte reports back to HUD on its yearly accomplishments by submitting a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The CAPER is completed in September of 2016.
About the Funding Sources
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Implemented in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. Annually, the CDBG program provides 1,209 grants to local and state governments.
The HOME Investment Partnerships Program provides grants to states and localities that communities use to fund a wide range of activities. Often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, the funded activities include building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership as well as providing rental assistance to low-income households. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program replaces the Emergency Shelter Grants program. It also expands the program’s eligible activities to now include homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing components. ESG funds are available for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, states, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.