HUD & Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding and Reports

2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

In 2019, the City of Seattle expended over $11 million of Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds via the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDs (HOPWA) and HOME Investment Partnerships.  

The following activities were supported by these funds: 

  • The Office of Housing funded the construction of 11 new units of affordable housing, provided loans to 29 low-income households to make necessary home repairs and provided homebuyer education to over 250 low-income households. 
  • The Office of Economic Development provided technical assistance, financial relief grants to over 450 small businesses, and funded a new program providing grants for commercial space improvements to a limited of number of small businesses in neighborhoods where there is a high risk of displacement. 
  • The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs provided employment services to 130 individuals. 
  • The Human Services Department's (HSD) Aging and Disability Services division provided minor home repair services to over 400 elderly and/or disabled homeowners with low-incomes. 
  • Through HSD's Homeless Strategy and Initiatives division, almost 3,500 people benefitted from emergency shelter beds supported by HUD funding. 
  • The Parks Department undertook capital improvements to nine neighborhood parks projects throughout the city, improving access to parks facilities for over 46,000 city residents. 
  • Over 230 people living with HIV/AIDS and their families received rental assistance. 

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To submit a comment about this report, please contact:         

Dan Burton
Federal Grants Manager
Human Services Department
PO Box 34215                                          
Seattle WA  98124-4215
(206) 684-0288//E-mail: BlockGrants@seattle.gov 

Allocation of federal CARES Act revenue

The City of Seattle, as directed by the CARES Act, is substantially amending its Annual Action Plan to accept the first round of CARES Act funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. This amendment describes how the City will use the approximately $8.9m allocated to nprevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.

As amended by the CARES Act, the City is required to post a 5-day public comment period, followed by a public hearing, prior to submitting the amended Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the 2018-22 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development federal department of Housing and Urban Development.

For an electronic or hard copy of the report, please contact:         

Dan Burton
Federal Grants Manager
Human Services Department
PO Box 34215                                          
Seattle WA  98124-4215
(206) 684-0288//E-mail: BlockGrants@seattle.gov 

The funds noted above have been allocated as outlined below:

Revenue Source
CARES Act Allocation
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  $5,640,185 
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) $2,829,807 
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) $426,340 
TOTAL = $8,896,332 

CV-OED 2020 Small Business Stabilization Round 2 

CPD: Increase Small Business Assistance 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - CDBG-CV:

$1,410,045 

 

Description 

This project will issue stabilization grants to microenterprises to ensure they are able to meet their financial obligations during income losses attributed to the COVID19 outbreak 

Target Date for Completion 

12/31/2020 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 

Approximately 50 microenterprises whose businesses have been impacted by the COVID19 crisis will benefit from the proposed activity. 

Location Description 

Citywide 

Planned Activities 

The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) offers grants of up to $10,000 to microenterprises with low- and moderate- income owners located in Seattle. Grants may be used to cover the day-to-day operating expenses of the business, such as but not limited to payroll or losses due to the impacts of the COVID19 crisis. 

 

ESG20 Seattle 

CPD: Increase homeless services 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - HESG-CV:

$2,829,807 

 

Description 

HESG-CV funds will support short term rent assistance and the provision of meals to shelter participants. 

Target Date for Completion 

06/30/2021 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 

70 individuals with extremely low incomes who are categorized as high risk for catching COVID-19, and at risk of losing their housing will benefit from the rental assistance program. 1000 individuals and households experiencing homelessness and residing in emergency shelters will benefit from the provision of meals at these sites.     

Location Description 

Citywide 

Planned Activities 

A medium-term rental assistance program will provide up to one-year of rental assistance and case management for individuals who are 1) age 50 or older, 2) at high risk of COVID-19, 3) have income limited to federal disability benefits, especially Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), that is not more than $1,000 per month, 4) are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness; Meals will be provided to people who are accessing emergency shelters which have been de-intensified and spread across the City to ensure social distancing and safety during the COVID-19 crisis through two subrecipient agreements with meal providers who will work with shelter programs. 

 

CV-HSD 2020 Emergency Rental Assistance: general 

AFH/CPD:Resources for at-risk renters/owners 

 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - CDBG-CV:

$2,819,550 

Description 

Funds will be made available through existing Rental Assistance providers, who will enter into subrecipient agreements with the City of Seattle and provide emergency rental assistance to households whose housing is at risk because they have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Target Date for Completion 

12/31/2020 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 

600 households with low- and moderate-incomes will benefit from these proposed activities.  

Location Description 

Citywide 

Planned Activities 

50% of the funds are to be made available to up to 10 current providers of Homelessness Prevention Assistance; 50% will be made available to the United Way of King County’s “Homeward Bound” program. Emergency rent payments will be made to landlords on tenants’ behalf, to ensure they are able to maintain housing.  

 

CV-OH 2020 Emergency Rental Assistance: Affordable Housing 

AFH/CPD:Resources for at-risk renters/owners 

 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - CDBG-CV:

$1,410,185 

Description 

Funds will provide emergency rental assistance to households who reside in low-income housing in the City's asset portfolio and, due to the coronavirus, are unable to pay their rent. The maximum level of assistance will equal a one-time payment of $1,000 

Target Date for Completion 

12/31/2020 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 

1100 households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income 

Location Description 

Citywide 

Planned Activities 

Office of Housing staff will review and approve applications for assistance from households and issue emergency rent payments to their landlords. 

 

CV-COVID-19 2020 - 2023 Catholic Community Services WAH20-F001 (CCS) 

AFH/CPD:Resources for at-risk renters/owners 

 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - HOPWA-CV:

$85,268 

Description 

Catholic Community Services will provide STRMU assistance to households who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure they are able to maintain their housing. 

Target Date for Completion 

12/31/2021 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 

 13 households that are earning 0%-50% AMI and have a household member who is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. 

Location Description 

King and Snohomish Counties 

Planned Activities 

Via a subrecipient agreement with Catholic Community Services, 13 households that are earning 0%-50% AMI and have a household member who is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS will be provided rental assistance to ensure they remain in their housing. 

 

CV-COVID-19 2020 - 2023 Lifelong WAH20-F001 (Lifelong) 

AFH/CPD:Resources for at-risk renters/owners 

 

AFH: Displacement due to economic pressure 

Other - HOPWA-CV:

$341,072 

Description 

Lifelong will provide STRMU to households who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to ensure they maintain their housing. 

Target Date for Completion 

12/31/2021 

Estimate the number and type of families that will benefit from the proposed activities 
 

51 households that are earning 0%-50% AMI and have a household member who is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. 

Location Description 

King and Snohomish Counties 

Planned Activities 

Via subrecipient agreement with Lifelong, STRMU rental assistance will be provided to 51 households that are earning 0%-50% AMI and have a household member who is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, to ensure they maintain their housing. 

Seattle's 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan For Housing And Community Development

The City of Seattle announces the release of the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The 2018-2022 Consolidated includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $17 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $9.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $4.2 million in HOME program funds, $796,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds and $2.3 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

This report includes final 2018 allocations from the federal Housing and Urban Development department (HUD), updates to the project activity list and updated narratives for the Community Participation Plan. Contact Debra Rhinehart at (206) 684-0574 or debra.rhinehart@seattle.gov for questions or to request a printed copy of the draft plan.  

Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Substantial Amendments to 2014-2017)

The City of Seattle is proposing a revision to the to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Annual Action Plans to the 2014-2017 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Consolidated Plan affects how the City uses four federal funds sources to assist low- and moderate-income persons: 1) the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), 2) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), 3) Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and 4) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

2017 Assessment of Fair Housing in response to HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

The 2017 City of Seattle (City) and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Assessment of Fair Housing (Assessment) responds to the requirements of HUD's December 2015 Final Rule requiring jurisdictions to make a baseline assessment of their compliance with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.