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Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The City of Seattle announces the re-release of the Draft 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. This re-release incorporates updated funding information from US Housing Urban Development (HUD) and provides consistency between the Draft Plan and the Citys 2014 Adopted Budget. The Draft 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $16.7 million of federal grant and program revenue funds. The funds consist of approximately:

  • $9.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds
  • $3.6 million in HOME Investment Partnership program funds
  • $780,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds
  • $1.7 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds

The Consolidated Plan responds to HUD requirements for the City of Seattle to access these funds. The Plan outlines strategies to address the housing, homeless, community and economic needs of the Citys low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods over the next four years. Seattle is proposing to use funds for programs to support the operation of homeless shelters and related services, develop and preserve affordable housing, provide housing and case management for persons living with AIDS, provide economic development assistance to small businesses, microenterprises, and neighborhood business districts in qualifying neighborhoods, and to enhance neighborhood parks.

The public is invited to attend a public hearing to discuss the Revised Draft 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan, at the Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting of the Seattle City Council on:

May 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Ave. 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA

We invite the public to submit written comments and suggestions on the Consolidated Plan by May 12, 2014. Comments can be sent via e-mail or mail to:

Michael Look, CDBG Administrator
Seattle Human Services Department
P.O. Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215

For questions about the Consolidated Plan, call Michael Look at (206) 615-1717.

Overview

The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development is a four-year plan updated annually by the City of Seattle.

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

The 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development guide the City of Seattles expenditure of four federal fund sources:

  • Community Development Block Grant ($12 million to $13 million per year)
  • HOME Investment Partnership (about $5 million annually)
  • Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS, or HOPWA (about $1.6 million annually)
  • Emergency Shelter Grant Program (about $540,000 annually)

The plan outlines long-term strategies to address the housing, homeless, community, and economic and human development needs of Seattles low- and moderate-income residents.

Every year the City of Seattle is required to report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development how we have used the four Consolidated Plan funds. This report, published every March, is called the Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report.

For more information or paper copies of the plan, call 206-615-1717, or e-mail blockgrants@seattle.gov.

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

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.