The City of Charlotte is beginning its Consolidated Planning process for 2016 – 2020. The consolidated plan communicates to HUD the City’s priorities for the uses of pass-through grants from HUD to the City for the next five years.
When the plan is complete, it will:
- Guide HUD entitlement spending
- Respond to community needs
- Outline achievable, measurable goals
- Support established City goals related to housing and community development
||Neighborhood & Business Services internal discussions|
Complete draft Consolidated Plan
|Advertise and hold public input sessions|
|Complete revised draft Consolidated Plan|
||Advertise comment period/ public hearing|
||Hold City Council public hearing|
||Request City Council approval of Consolidated Plan|
||Submit approved Consolidated Plan and submit to HUD|
About the Funding Sources
CDBG – The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Implemented in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. Annually, the CDBG program provides 1,209 grants to local and state governments.
HOME - The HOME Investment Partnerships Program provides grants to states and localities that communities use to fund a wide range of activities. Often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, the funded activities include building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership as well as providing rental assistance to low-income households. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
ESG – The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program replaces the Emergency Shelter Grants program. It also expands the program’s eligible activities to now include homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing components. ESG funds are available for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
HOPWA - The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, states, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Questions and Answers
Answers to frequently asked questions:
Q: What data does HUD provide to assist in the development of the Consolidated Plan?
A: The Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data is provided to jurisdictions to prepare their consolidated plans. The data is a special tabulation from the Census showing housing problems and the availability of affordable housing. More about CHAS Data can be found here
Q: How are HUD funding allocations calculated?
A: Funding is allocated to each community by a formula that considers data points such as jurisdiction population and poverty rate. This formula determines the amount of funding each jurisdiction receives based on the total amount approved by congress each year.
Q: How does housing affordability in Charlotte compare to other communities?
A: The National Association of Realtors prepares a national affordability index that helps to answer this question. The latest report can be found here
. You can read more about the report methodology here
The development of the Consolidated Plan is a public process; your comments regarding any aspect of the document are encouraged. You may submit a comment in any of the following ways:
Consolidated Plan Comments, Neighborhood & Business Services
600 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202