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

Proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Proposed 2021 AAP includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $17.9 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $10.4 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $4.3 million in HOME program funds, $805,090 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds and approximately $2.3 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Annual Action Plan responds to HUD requirements for the City of Seattle to access these funds. It describes the allocations of these funds to address the housing, homeless, community development and economic development needs of the City’s low and moderate income residents and neighborhoods.

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 second round of CARES Act funding from the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

As amended by the CARES Act, the City is required to publish how it has and will utilize its allocation of ESG funds. Please bookmark this site as it will be updated when a plan for spending is finalized.

Please click here for more information about the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

For comments or questions, 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 by the City as outlined below:

Revenue Source
CARES Act Allocation
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) CARES Act Round 2 $26,485,029 
TOTAL = $26,485,029    

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 

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.