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2016-2017 Action Plan and Consolidated Plan


   
The City Council adopted the 2016-2017 Action Plan and Consolidated Plan on August 3, 2016.

Overview


 
The City of Grants Pass, as the principal city of a new metropolitan statistical area, was invited to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as an entitlement community. This means the City receives a direct annual funding allocation. This program is administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The over-arching goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, especially for low- and moderate income persons. At least 70% of the City’s CDBG expenditures must be for activities that primarily benefit members of our community that are considered to be low- to moderate income. The CDBG program will provide HUD funds directly to the City that can be utilized to implement projects that achieve one of the following objectives: benefit low and moderate income persons, prevent/eliminate blight, or meet other urgent community needs that pose serious and immediate threat to health, safety or welfare.

The program includes five main funding program areas: Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention, Public Facilities and Community Development, Public Services (limited to 15% of annual CDBG award) and Economic Development. 

The City Council adopted the Consolidated Plan and 1st year Action Plan on August 5, 2015.
 

Plans and Reports



Consolidated Plan (Five-Year)



The Consolidated Plan is designed to help local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities which align and focus funding from the CDBG programs.

Annual Action Plans



Due in October of every year after the City's first year, the City must develop a one-year Action Plan that summarizes the City's intended actions during that particular year with CDBG funding. These plans are notification to citizens and HUD outlining the projects the City has funded with each year's CDBG allocation.

CAPER - Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report



Due in December of every year, the City reports on the activities over the past program year. The report highlights the accomplishments achieved and funds expended.

  • 2015-2016 CAPER (due in December 2016)

Citizen Participation Plan



The Citizen Participation Plan requirements are designed to encourage citizens to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the City's CDBG plans and programs. The plan focuses on public involvement in the process of developing the City's Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and a review of the CAPER. Substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan require public review and comments before approval.

Technical Assistance


You may obtain technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, and other information relative to the CDBG program by contacting Scott Lindberg at 541-450-6015 or by email at: slindberg@grantspassoregon.gov.

Fair Housing


As a recipient of federal funding, the City is required to identify impediments to fair housing and further fair housing within the City. The City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing outlines the City's findings relative to fair housing issues identified within the city and the steps that will be taken to reduce or remove impediments to fair housing for protected classes.
 
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
If you have questions related to fair housing laws please contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO). Their telephone number is 1-800-424-3247 and their website is at www.fhco.org

The HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) website contains informational help as well.