Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City, as an entitlement jurisdiction, prepare a long term, five-year Strategic Plan (also known as the Consolidated Plan) that establishes strategies for addressing the City's priority needs and identifies funding priorities for the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs in the the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.
The City's Annual Action Plans identifies the activities and their annual funding allocations in accordance with the most current five-year Consolidated Plan described above for the specified fiscal year. The Plans include information on funding resources for housing and community development activities, specifically federal CDBG funds, and a description of proposed CDBG-funded activities.
Amendment to FY2010-2011 Annual Action Plan (The City amended its FY2010-2011 Annual Action Plan to re-allocate unused funds into other HUD-approved activities.)
The City's CAPERs assess the City's performance in meeting the goals, objectives, and actions proposed under its Annual Action Plans and Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
The City must have a Citizen Participation Plan that governs the process for receiving public input during the Consolidated Plan process annually and every five years. The goal of the Citizen Participation Plan is to encourage all citizens to participate in the planning and implementation of all CDBG and HOME-funded programs and actvities.
The Housing Element is a key component of the City's General Plan, required by state law and updated regularly - usually every five years. The Housing Element identifies and analyzes existing housing needs and determines goals, policies, objectives, financial resources and proposed programs and activities to preserve, improve and develop housing.