The Consolidated Plan presents how the city will maximize four federal grants we get each year by prioritizing projects according to areas with the greatest needs and by leveraging existing resources. Each year we receive four grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
- Community Development Block Grant
- HOME Investment Partnerships
- Emergency Solutions Grant
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
How are government funds used?
Much of what the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department does is funded by grants from the state or federal government.
The Five-Year Plan
Our five-year plan—the Consolidated Plan or Con Plan—describes the plan for spending federal grants on things like community development, affordable housing, shelters for homeless persons, helping small business owners, and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Latest Action Plan
Each year, the City develops an action plan as a guide in implementing projects and programs for federal grants to fund projects such as domestic violence shelters, services for the homeless, construction of affordable housing, small business assistance, construction and rehabilitation of public facilities, and installation of street lights, and housing and services for people living with AIDS.
Changes to the Plan
Once the City Council and Mayor have approved our plans for spending CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), if we make changes to either the 5-year Strategic or Annual Action plans, we need to amend the plans. Some of the changes are considered major and are called Substantial Amendments.
The annual report shows HUD and the public what HCID did with the money and how the projects went compared to our goals. Please click on “view” below to view the HUD’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Community input is an integral part of forming these plans. While there are federally-imposed limits on what the Con Plan can and cannot fund, all feedback is accepted and useful. Community needs that cannot be addressed by the Con Plan are compiled and sent on to relevant agencies and Council Offices.