Substantial Amendment to the 2013 Annual Action Plan

Summary of Substantial Amendment to the City of Seattle's 2013 Annual Action Plan to the 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan For Housing And Community Development


The City of Seattle is proposing to revision of the 2013 Annual Action Plan to the 2009 - 2012 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).

The substantial amendment moves HOME funds from homeowner activities to affordable rental housing preservation and development activities and programs under-spend to affordable rental housing preservation and development activities. The reason for this move, fundamentally, is the high cost of ownership housing in Seattle and the expenditure limits imposed by HOME regulations on ownership housing projects. A total of $715,863 is proposed to move from homeownership activities to affordable rental housing activities.

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting held to be held on Wednesday, May 17, 9:30am, at a meeting of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on these proposed changes. 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.

Interested persons are invited to find out more about the Substantial Amendment by contacting:


Jennifer Yost
Federal Grants Manager
700 5th Ave, 58th Floor (5th & Columbia)
PO Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215
Phone: 206-615-1717 / E-mail: jennifer.yost@seattle.gov

Written comments and suggestions regarding the Substantial Amendment may also be submitted to Ms. Yost by May 26, 2017 by e-mail or postal mail.

For those who wish to testify at the May 17 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.