Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2019 and 2020 Annual Action Plans

Summary of Substantial Amendments to the Annual Action Plans to the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $21 million of federal grant and program revenue funds beginning on January 1, 2018.  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 City's low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods over the next five years. 

Since that time, HUD has released a substantial amount of additional funding to plan, prevent and respond to issues directly resulting from the coronavirus pandemic during 2019 and 2020 and continuing currently.  Funding has been made available to the City of Seattle through the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136) and through additional entitlement grants to cities and counties.  The City proposes to amend the 2019 Annual Action Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan to reflect changes in allocations and programs because of Mayor and Council actions to allocate the additional funds and reconcile budget changes during the course of 2020 that impact program implementation.

The Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2019 and 2020 Annual Action Plans are available for 30-day public comment beginning on Thursday, March 23, 2021 online: 

          

Or, by calling the City of Seattle Community Development Block Grant Office, Irene Ticzon at (206) 256 -5258, to request that a copy be provided to you.

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting to be held on Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 9:30 am, at a meeting of the Finance and Housing Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on the Substantial Amendments.

This will be a virtual meeting, but the public may participate by calling (253) 215-8782 or at Seattle Channel online.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities to participate in the public hearing can be made by contacting Council staff online or at 206‑684‑8888; TTY Relay 7‑1‑1. We invite the public to submit written comments and suggestions on the Consolidated Plan by April 19, 2021. Comments can be sent via E-mail or mail to:

Federal Grants Manager
700 5th Ave, 58th Floor (5th & Columbia)
PO Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215
E-mail: blockgrants@seattle.gov

For questions about the Consolidated Plan, contact Dan.Burton@seattle.gov or Debra.Rhinehart@seattle.gov.