CDBG - Assessment of Fair Housing

The Federal Grants Management Unit of HSD's HSI division manage, planning, allocation and grant compliance with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for People Living with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions and McKinney homeless services federal block grant for the City of Seattle.  

The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of cities that receive community development and housing block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Consolidated Plan informs HUD about the City's strategies for using these federal funds over the four-year period covered by the Plan, while the Annual Action Plan provides an allocation plan for a specific year's funds. 

The goals of the governing 2014 - 2017 Consolidated Plan funding are to 1) support the delivery of emergency shelter and related services for homeless persons and families; 2) develop and preserve affordable rental and homeownership housing; 3) support low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, businesses and business districts with infrastructure and economic development assistance; and 4) support job training activities as part of an anti-poverty strategy. 

As a condition of the City of Seattle's next submittal for the 2018-2021 Consolidated Plan the City as a HUD grantee are required to conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing.  This report is a requirement of the December 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. HUD provides a planning approach to aid in taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws.

2017 Assessment of Fair Housing   (To navigate the document quickly, use the linked Table of Contents)

The Assessment of Fair Housing offers current data that reflects the impact on people of color, people with disabilities, families, people who were born in other countries, people of different genders, languages, and life experiences, and how both public and private actions affect access to community amenities.


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