Plans and Reports
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) set an overall goal to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, creating a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities. In order to achieve this objective, HUD assists the City through several key programs:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
- Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
- Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
As part of the guidelines governing the above programs, the City must prepare a number of documents. Together, these documents provide both a strategy for carrying out HUD federal programs and a means to assess the progress made annually.
Every five years, the City develops a detailed report that looks at trends, issues, and recommendations in the areas of housing, economic development, infrastructure, public services and more. It also outlines both a short- and long-term strategy for addressing the needs of the community.