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. Under 24 CFR Part 91, a Consolidated Plan is a requirement to qualify for federal funding.
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs:
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
- Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program
- Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through the Annual Action Plan and these federal programs accomplishments are reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) each program year of the five-year Consolidated Plan period.