CDBG and HOME Documents and Reports
In order to qualify for CDBG and HOME program funding, the City must comply with an array of statutory and regulatory requirements and generate a key series of documents and reports including the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan ("AAP"), the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report ("CAPER"), the Citizen Participation Plan, the Analysis of Impediments ("AI") to Fair Housing Choice, and the Beach/South of Laurel Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Plan. The City Housing and Community Development Program Policies and Procedure Manual governs the use and administration of CDBG and HOME funds. Following are brief descriptions of the documents and links to the current, and in some cases, past versions.
Five-Year Consolidated Plan
The Five-Year Consolidated Plan identifies specific Housing and Community Development needs, priorities, goals, and strategies. The Plan must also stipulate how funding will be allocated to address these stated housing and community development needs.
2010-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan
Annual Action Plan (AAP)
The purpose of the AAP is to review and update those assessments presented in the Consolidated Plan; to inventory resources that will be available during a given program year (fiscal year); and to identify the specific actions that will be taken in that program year to meet the city’s Housing and Community Development needs, and to implement the strategies set forth in the Consolidated Plan. The AAP is submitted to HUD annually, prior to May 15th each year.
Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan Process
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report ("CAPER")
The Consolidated Plan (5 year) and Annual Action Plan (1 year) are developed in compliance with the Citizen Participation Plan. In November each year, the City advertises for proposals for the following fiscal or plan year (July 1 to June 30 of the next year). Applications undergo public review and City Council approvals at a series of meetings and public hearings beginning in February and ending with a submittal of the Plan or Plans to HUD on May 15. The Action Plan also may be amended from time to time throughout the plan year. Substantial amendments will undergo a 30 day public review period before being approved by the City Council at a public hearing. By mid-September, accomplishments for the previous plan year are reported and are available for public review.
At the close of each fiscal year (program year), the City is required to submit a CAPER to HUD by September 28th. This report illustrates the actual accomplishments achieved during the program year. The CAPER allows HUD, local officials, and citizens to assess the use of available resources and the efforts made towards achieving the goals and objectives identified in the Consolidated Plan, AI, and the AAP.
Citizen Participation Plan
A plan that must be developed by all PJs to describe and document efforts that will be undertaken to provide for and encourage citizens to participate in the development and/or modificaiton of the CAPER.
Citizen Participation Plan
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
HUD requires that jurisdictions receiving CDBG and HOME program funding take actions to affirmatively further fair housing choices. Jurisdictions must report on such activities by completing an AI every five years. In general, the AI is a review of the impediments to fair housing choice in both the public and private sectors.
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)
A Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) is created under the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to encourage coordination of resources and facilitate the City’s ability to engage in comprehensive community revitalization strategies. The Beach and South of Laurel neighborhoods are the first areas in the City of Santa Cruz to be included in an NRSA.
Beach/South of Laurel Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan
Expanded Lower Ocean/Beach/South of Laurel Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan Draft - March 2012
City HCD Program Policies and Procedures Manual
Use of HOME and CDBG funds is governed by the policies and procedures set forth in the 2011-2012 City HCD Policies and Procedures Manual.
For more information contact:
Housing and Community Development Division
Economic Development and Redevelopment Agency
337 Locust Street
City of Santa Cruz, CA 95060