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.
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.
2019 Action Plan Amendment for CARES Act Funds (PDF)
CARES Act CDBG-CV1 Overview (PDF) and CDBG-CV1 Fund Distribution List (PDF)
CARES Act ESG-CV Overview (PDF)
CARES Act HOPWA Overview (PDF)
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.
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.