State Seeking Input on Proposed 2023 Action Plan Amendment for the State CDBG Program
The state CDBG program proposes to amend the Method of Distribution for its 2023 Action Plan. The proposed 2023 Action Plan Amendment is available here and is open to receive input during a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period is November 28, 2023, to December 28, 2023, with virtual public hearing scheduled from at 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. on December 20, 2023.
Public Hearing- December 20
We will host a public hearing on the 2023 Action Plan Amendment at 9 a.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
REGISTER for Public Hearing (ZOOM)
To assist individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, Washington State Department of Commerce will provide accommodations or translation when requested. Electronic comments or requests for accommodations can be sent to Jon Galow. For more information, call Jon Galow at 509-847-5021.
Submit Comments by December 28
Comments accepted through December 28, 2023. A summary of all public comments received during the public comment period will be incorporated into the final documents prior to their submission to HUD.
Comment form (Smartsheet)
Every spring an annual Action Plan is developed to describe how the state will use that year’s annual allocation of HUD formula funds to meet affordable housing and community development needs. Action Plans are annual updates to the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan is amended when the state is allocated additional HUD funds or other substantial changes are necessary. The Action Plans follow HUD’s plan template.
2023 Action Plan
2022 Action Plan
2021 Action Plan
2019 Action Plan Amendment for CARES Act CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOPWA-CV Funds
CARES Act CDBG-CV Overview
CARES Act ESG-CV Overview
CARES Act HOPWA-CV Overview
2019 Action Plan
2018 Action Plan
2017 Action Plan
Final 2016 Amended Action Plan
2016 Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be submitted by all jurisdictions that directly receive HUD formula funds. The Washington State Consolidated Plan and annual Action Plans determine priorities, establish strategic goals, and allocate resources for HUD funds administered by Commerce: the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and National Housing Trust Fund programs. Commerce is the lead agency responsible for developing and implementing the Washington State Consolidated Plan, which follows HUD’s template.
For additional information on the HUD-funded programs in Commerce, program managers are listed to the right.
Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan
In accordance with 24 CFR 42, the Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan identifies the steps that Commerce will take to minimize the displacement of persons from their homes, to provide relocation assistance for lower-income tenants and to replace lower-income dwellings, demolished or converted to a use other than lower-income housing in connection with projects assisted with funds provided under the CDBG and/or HOME Program(s).
Performance Evaluation Report
State Seeking Input on Draft 2022 Performance Evaluation Report
We are seeking your input on the draft of the 2022 Performance Evaluation Report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Every fall, the state Departments of Commerce and Health submit an annual Performance Evaluation Report on the HUD funds each agency administers:
- WA State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
- HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
- National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
Following HUD’s reporting template, the draft 2022 Performance Evaluation Report describes the programs’ activities and accomplishments during the state’s July 2022 – June 2023 program year. This draft report is available here for public review and comment from September 6 – 20, 2023. The final version will then be submitted to HUD and available on the Commerce website.
To submit comments by 5 p.m. September 20, or request the documents in an alternate format, please contact Julie Montgomery at email@example.com.
For further information on a specific state program covered within the report, please contact the program manager listed below.
- CDBG – Jon Galow, (509) 847-5021, firstname.lastname@example.org
- ESG – Julie Montgomery, (360) 725-2963, email@example.com
- HOME & NHTF – Shawn Slape, (360) 725-5005, firstname.lastname@example.org
- HOPWA – Julie Hudson, (360) 236-3441, email@example.com
Opportunities to comment include:
15-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
When: September 6, 2023 – September 20, 2023
How: Send your comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, September 20, 2023
To submit comments or request the documents in an alternate format, please contact Julie Montgomery at Julie.email@example.com or (360) 522-3903.
Every fall Commerce submits an annual Performance Evaluation Report on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds it administers. Following HUD’s reporting template, the Performance Evaluation Report describes the programs’ activities and accomplishments during the state’s July – June program year.
Draft 2022 Performance Evaluation Report for public comment
2021 Performance Evaluation Report
2020 Performance Evaluation Report
2019 Performance Evaluation Report
2018 Performance Evaluation Report
2017 Performance Evaluation Report
2016 Performance Evaluation Report
2015 Performance Evaluation Report
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice examines a variety of sources related to furthering fair housing, the fair housing delivery system and housing transactions that affect people who are protected under fair housing law.
Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus Funds