The Consolidated Plan (PDF) is required by HUD and 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
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through the Annual Action Plan, 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).