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2009 - 2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development is a four-year plan updated annually by the City of Seattle. We are currently in the process of developing the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan for adoption and submission to HUD in November 2013, which will replace the 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan posted here.  Read Highlights of the DRAFT 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan. Click here for more information on the public comment process and public hearing on the draft plan coming up on September 11, 2013.

Here is an overview of the plan and process related to the 2009-2012 Plan.

Read the Consolidated Plan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

2009-2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

Table of Contents

1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 - Purpose of a Consolidated Plan
1.1.2 - Policy framework (values behind City projects and services)
1.1.3 - Key plans referenced in development of the Consolidated Plan
1.2 Consolidated Plan goals (short statements based on HUD Performance Measure Objectives and Four Year Strategic Plan matrix)
1.3 Funding Priorities (graphic displays of fund allocation and by HUD Performance Measure Outcome areas)
1.4 How have the needs of Seattle's communities and residents changed since the 2006-2008 Consolidated Plan? (highlights from the Needs Assessment sections)
1.5 Challenges in meeting Consolidated Plan goals (HUD CFR section 91.220(f)(1) and section 91.215
1.6 Institutional partnerships
1.7 What is new in the 2009-2012 Plan?
2.1 General Demographics
2.1.1 - Introduction
2.1.2 - Seattle's profile from Census 2000 and shift to American Community Survey (ACS)
2.1.3 - Population trends since 2000 

Washington state growth 
King County and Seattle growth 
Seattle population growth 
Race and ethnicity 
2.2 Emerging Trends Affecting No- to Moderate-Income Households
2.2.1 - Poverty deepens the divide among populations
2.2.2 - Disproportionality of race/ethnicity among low-income and homeless people
2.2.3 - Aging of Seattle/King County
2.2.4 - Immigrant and Refugee status
2.2.5 - Employment sector changes
2.2.6 - Worker housing and transportation (Impact of where workers live versus employment location on housing affordability)
2.2.7 - Housing Affordability crisis
3.1 Housing Market Analysis 
(impact on low-and moderate income households for home ownership, renters and preventing homelessness)
3.1.1 - General Characteristics of Housing Market
  • Number of housing units
  • Homeownership rate
  • Housing condition
  • overcrowding
  • Income distribution of Seattle households
  • Income distribution by age
  • All households with severe cost burden (renters and owners)
3.1.2 - Rental Market Characteristics
  • Cost burdened renter households
  • Rent levels
  • Vacancy rates
  • Rental affordability
3.1.3 - Homeownership Market Characteristics
  • Cost burdened owner households
  • Sales prices
  • Ownership affordability
3.1.4 - Subsidized (Non-profit and Public) Housing: Numbers and Location
  • Seattle has 22,000 subsidized rental housing units
  • City of Seattle and Seattle Housing Authority units
  • Housing Choice Vouchers
3.1.5 - Notes to Housing Market Section
  1. Seattle median income levels and affordable rents, 2008
  2. Sources of data
  3. Definitions for U.S. Census Bureau American Community survey
3.2 Nature and Extent of Homelessness 
3.2.1 - Number and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness
3.2.2 - What do we know about factors which contribute to homelessness?
3.2.3 - What do we know about those who may be at-risk of homelessness?
3.2.4 - What types of housing and services are needed to end homelessness?
3.3 Special Needs and Vulnerable Populations
3.3.1 - Persons living with AIDS
3.3.2 - People with disabilities
3.3.3 - Veterans (homeless included)
3.3.4 - Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (homeless included)
3.3.5 - Seniors and those "aging in place"
3.3.6 - Foreign born residents (refugee and immigrant groups)
3.3.7 - Children and Youth (homeless included)
3.3.8 - Impact of mental illness and chemical addition
3.4 Economic Development in Distressed Neighborhoods
3.4.1 - Seattle's economic status
3.4.2 - Distressed neighborhood economic needs
3.4.3 - Property values, vacant land trends in distressed areas
3.4.4 - Socio-economic profile: a detailed look at Southeast Seattle
3.5 Community Non-profit Infrastructure Needs
4.1 How were the 2009-2012 City of Seattle Consolidated Plan strategies and priorities developed?
4.1.1 - Context for Consolidated Plan priorities
4.1.2 - 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan goals and federal program eligibility
4.1.3 - Mayor and Council priorities
4.1.4 - Community consultation and needs assessment as key element of strategy development
4.1.5 - Resource considerations
4.2 How will the City Invest the Federal Funds Over the Next Four Years?
4.2.1 - City of Seattle approach to housing, community development and homelessness
4.2.2 - Strategic Plan - Four Year Priorities matrix
4.3 What Will the Consolidated Plan Funding Priorities be in 2009? (2009 Annual Allocation Priorities e.g. 2009 Table of Proposed Projects)
4.3.1 - Leveraging
4.3.2 - 2009 CDBG allocation guidelines
4.3.3 - 2009 annual allocation plan table
4.4 Anti-Poverty Strategy
4.4.1 - Assist low-income families and individuals who are struggling to access resources which may help move them to self-sufficiency
4.4.2 - Prevent poverty through assistance to Seattle's children and with life-long education efforts
4.4.3 - Alleviate poverty by improving family and individual economic opportunities that lead to living wage
4.4.4 - Coordinate anti-poverty strategy services with affordable housing programs
5.1 Public Input for Development of 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan
5.1.1 - Community consultation
5.1.2 - Consolidated Plan public comment summary
5.2 Citizens Participation Plan - opportunities for comment as adopted ConPlan is implemented (including):

Availability of documents 
Alternate language 
Disability access 
Alternate published formats
6.1 Glossary
6.2 Web site Reference/Links to Cited Plans and Research
6.3 Contact Us
6.4 FAQ about the Consolidated Plan and its Development

For more information or to obtain paper copies of the plan please call 206-615-1717, or e-mail

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

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