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State Seeking Input on Draft 2019 Action Plan Amendment for HUD CARES Act Funds

The proposed 2019 Action Plan Amendment outlines how Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds allocated by HUD to the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs will be awarded to local governments and organizations to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 impacts. In accordance with applicable federal citizen participation regulations and CARES Act waivers, the state’s proposed 2019 Action Plan Amendment and Citizen Participation Plan is open for public comment during a 5-day public comment period from May 14-18, 2020.

To submit comments or request the Amendment in an alternate format, please contact julie.montgomery@commerce.wa.gov, (360) 725-2963, or mail to Commerce, PO Box 42525, Olympia WA 98504-2525 for receipt by May 18, 2020.

The Action Plan follows HUD’s template. For additional information on the proposed use of these CARES Act funds, see the linked documents below. For additional information on the HUD-funded state programs, visit the applicable program website listed on the right.

DOCUMENTS FOR THE DRAFT ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT
DRAFT 2019 Action Plan Amendment for HUD CARES Act Funds (PDF)
CARES Act CDBG-CV1 Overview (PDF) and Proposed CDBG-CV1 Fund Distribution List (PDF)
CARES Act ESG-CV Overview (PDF)
CARES Act HOPWA Overview (PDF)

Consolidated 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.

DRAFT DOCUMENTS BEING FINALIZED FOR HUD SUBMISSION
DRAFT 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (PDF)

CURRENT PLANS ENDING JUNE 30, 2020
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (PDF)
Amended 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (PDF)
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Appendices (PDF)

For additional information on the HUD-funded programs in Commerce, program managers are listed to the right.

Action Plan

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 amendments to the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan follows HUD’s plan template.

2019 Action Plan (PDF)
2018 Action Plan (PDF)
2017 Action Plan (PDF)
Final 2016 Amended Action Plan (PDF)
2016 Action Plan (PDF)

Performance Evaluation Report

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.

2018 Performance Evaluation Report (PDF)
2017 Performance Evaluation Report (PDF)
2016 Performance Evaluation Report (PDF)
2015 Performance Evaluation Report (PDF)

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (PDF) 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.