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Consolidated Plan

Housing and Community Development

The Housing Division of the Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for administering federally funded housing and community development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). These programs benefit the community by making funds available for community development activities and projects that result in affordable housing, economic development and jobs.

Public Comment Opportunity

City of Tacoma 2022-2023 HUD Annual Action Planning Underway 

2022-23 Annual Action Plan Timeline
Program year planning for CDBG, HOME, and ESG grants will last from September 2021-May 2022. Below is an outline of planning activities, including Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), and additional opportunities to participate. Dates are subject to change:

 

September 27 2021: Community Meeting - Video

October 18, 2021: Community and Economic Development NOFA for housing, and community and economic development projects released
February 2022: Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority project recommendations
February 2022: Human Services Commission and Continuum of Care project recommendations

March 24, 2022: Community Vitality and Safety Committee presentation

April 1-30, 2022: Draft 2022-23 Annual Action Plan published here for Public Review and Comment

April 5, 2022: Study Session presentation 

April 26, 2022: Public Hearing

May 3, 2022: 2022-23 Annual Action Plan presented to City Council for final action

 

30-Day Public Review and Comment Period

The Draft 2022-2023 Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan is available for public review below:

 

Draft 2022-2023 Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan

 

Limited copies of the document are available by post upon request.

 

Public comment on the draft plan will be accepted during a thirty-day public comment period commencing on April 1, 2022, and concluding at 5 PM on May 2, 2022. 

 

Electronic comments may be submitted by email to cedhousingdivision@cityoftacoma.org.

 

Written comments may be mailed to: Erika Bartlett, Contract and Program Auditor, Community & Economic Development Department, 747 Market Street, Room 900, Tacoma, WA 98402.

 

Verbal comment will be accepted during a public hearing to occur at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, as part of a regularly scheduled Tacoma City Council meeting. 

 

Tacoma City Council meetings can be accessed by clicking here. For reasonable accommodation, contact the City Clerk at (253) 591-5505 before 5 PM the Monday preceding the scheduled meeting.

 

If you have questions or require more detailed information on the draft plan, contact Erika Bartlett at (253) 591-5645 or email cedhousingdivision@cityoftacoma.org

 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

 

The City of Tacoma, as an entitlement jurisdiction receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, is responsible for producing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice report every 5 years. The following report details the barriers that have been identified, contributing factors, and recommendations for future action. As part of this process, the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates the jurisdiction report on progress made towards closing out any identified barriers annually, as part of the Consolidated Plan, in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

 

Consolidated Plan

Consolidated Plan

Every five years the Housing Division provides services and technical assistance in the planning and development of the City's Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan provides a five-year framework for addressing housing, human services, community, and economic development needs in Tacoma. 

 

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan is required by HUD to apply for funds from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. It includes the Annual Action Plan for program year 2020-2021. 

 

A public hearing on the plan was held by the Tacoma City Council on May 19, 2020 and the plan was adopted on May 26, 2020. 

 

Annual Action Plan

The five-year Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a summary of the activities that the City of Tacoma will implement each year to address priorities and needs for housing, human services, and community and economic development. Annual Action Plans also contain the spending plan for the City's annual allocation of CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds.

 

2021-2022 Annual Action Plan - Second Amendment
The 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan (Plan) is the second year in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium.

 

On December 14, 2021 a substantial amendment to the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan was approved by City Council under Resolution 40886. During a thirty-day period, beginning on November 5, 2021 and ending on December 7, 2021, the public was invited to review and submit written comment on the Plan. A public hearing was held during a regular City Council Meeting on November 30, 2021. 

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

As part of this administrative responsibility, we annually solicit applications from service providers and affordable housing developers for use of CDBG and HOME funds. These application processes are a necessary step in the Housing Division's creation of an Annual Action Plan.  Current funding opportunities are posted on the Funding Opportunities and Requests for Proposals page.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

  

In accordance with the Annual Action Plan, staff monitors and audits the programs and projects receiving funding from three federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). The performance of these programs and projects is compiled annually into a document called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  

The City of Tacoma’s CAPER, which describes the accomplishments of the City’s CDBG, HOME Tacoma-Lakewood Consortium, and ESG programs for the Program Year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 towards goals outlined in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, was submitted to HUD on Monday, September 27, 2021.  

In compliance with the City's Participation Plan, the draft CAPER was made available for examination and review for 15 days, beginning on September 1, 2021 and ending on September 16, 2021.

The City provided public notice on September 1, 2020 in the Legal section of The News Tribune for print and online viewing. A copy of the public notice was shared with partner agencies. Due to the pandemic, draft copies were not available for in-person viewing and instead were posted on the City’s website. No comments were received. 

 

2020-21 Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium CAPER

City of Tacoma Participation Plan

City of Tacoma Participation Plan

The purpose of the City of Tacoma Participation Plan (CPP) is to provide widespread participation in the following US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded: Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants.


A Substantial Amendment to the CPP was recently made to address public safety concerns and new HUD-approved processes related to crisis relief.
 

The public comment period was May 8-12, 2020. Final action was held on May 12, 2020 at the City Council Meeting. Any questions or comments about the Substantial Amendment can be directed to Erika Bartlett at 253-591-5645 or ebartlett@cityoftacoma.org.

 

Prior Plans and Other Relevant Documents

Other Relevant Documents