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

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $14 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $2.5 million in HOME program funds, $820,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds and $2 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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.  

The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan will be available for public review here.  

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting held to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2:00pm, at a meeting of the Human Services and Public Health Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on the Draft Consolidated Plan. The meeting will be held in the City of Seattle Council Chambers, located in the Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The Council's Chambers are on the 2nd floor.   

We invite the public to submit written comments and suggestions on the Consolidated Plan by December 31, 2017. 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, call Jennifer Yost at (206) 615-1717 or Debra Rhinehart at (206) 684-0574.  

For those who wish to testify at the December 13 public hearing, a sign-up sheet will be available outside the Council Chamber one-half hour before the public hearing.  The City Council Chamber is ADA accessible.  Print and communication access is provided on prior request.  Please contact the Council Offices at 206-684-8888 or TDD 206-233-0025 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.