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 West Virginia Department of Commerce, Development Office is the lead agency responsible for developing and implementing the State of West Virginia’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.
The State of West Virginia Consolidated Plan and annual Action Plans determine priorities, establish strategic goals, and allocate resources for HUD funds administered by the State. More specifically, the West Virginia Development Office administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the West Virginia Housing Development Fund administers the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the West Virginia Office of Economic Opportunity administers the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. The plan follows HUD’s template.
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. The 2015 Action Plan begins on page 176 of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. Future year Action Plans will be amendments to the five-year Consolidated Plan.
The State’s 2016 Action Plan is available here.