Addressing the Community's Needs
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development annually allocates a series of grants to local jurisdictions for community development activities. As a requirement to receive these entitlement grants, Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act mandates that jurisdictions prepare a 5-year Consolidated Plan (PDF) that identifies local community development needs and sets forth a strategy to address these needs. The Consolidated Plan must address both affordable housing and non-housing related community development needs. The needs are targeted to low-income persons or low-income areas.
Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period for the City's 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan
The City invites you to review and comment on the attached 2020-2025 Draft Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Draft Annual Action Plan during the 30-day public comment period, May 15, 2020 through June 15, 2020. Comments on the draft document must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 15th.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document, which describes the City's affordable housing and non-housing community development needs, resources and priorities for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.
Preparation and adoption of the Consolidated Plan is required by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in order for the City to apply for a federal housing and community development formula programs such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The Draft Consolidated Plan also includes a one-year Action Plan, beginning on page 137 (Expected Resources), which describes the programs and projects that will be undertaken in the upcoming fiscal year to address the Consolidated Plan priorities. The City Council will accept public comments at a public meeting on June 15, 2020. In addition, the City Council at their June 15, 2020 meeting will receive public comments on the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, and provide direction on funding allocations for the proposed fiscal year 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and local Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs. Tentatively, adoption of the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan is scheduled before the City Council on July 1, 2020.
For further details, see the attached documents below:
Draft 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan
Public Notice - City of Gilroy 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan - English
Public Notice - City of Gilroy 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan - Spanish