CDBG Plans and Reports
2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The City of Lewiston is beginning development of its 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The five-year plan and annual action plan will identify community development and affordable housing needs and sets priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. The fair housing analysis will identify barriers to equal access to housing and will propose fair and affordable housing strategies to overcome those impediments. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the City to receive federal money through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The process is heavily influenced by the opinions and perceptions of local residents, who are invited to provide input at a public meeting and through a survey. Lewiston will hold a community meeting open to the general public on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Community Development Upstairs Conference Room, 215 D Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
An online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LewistonNeedsSurvey. Hard copies of the survey are also available at the Community Development Department, 215 D Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
A draft of the completed plans will be available for public review on Lewiston’s Community Development Department website and at City Hall, the Community Development Building, and the Lewiston City Library beginning in May 2018.
A Consolidated Plan is a document HUD requires each entitlement agency to prepare in order to receive CDBG funds. A typical Consolidated Plan is normally a 3-year or 5-year plan that identifies local needs in housing and community development and establishes local goals to accomplish by utilizing CDBG funds. The Consolidated Plan should also identify programs to be carried out and resources to be used as implementation strategies.
The City of Lewiston's 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan are provided below.
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan
Citizen Participation Plan
Annual Action Plans
An Annual Action Plan is prepared by entitlement communities for the program year which outlines in more detail what activities will be carried out and how they will be funded. The programmed activities in the Action Plan should help achieve the community's long-term goals identified in the Consolidated Plan.
Upcoming Action Plan Amendments:
2017 Action Plan Amendment
2016 Action Plan Amendment
2015 Action Plan Amendment
Below are Action Plans of prior years:
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER)
HUD requires every grantee to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) within 90 days after the end of each program year. A CAPER is a report on progress made in implementing the community's Consolidated Plan for the CDBG program, through the proposed actions identified in the one-year Action Plan. HUD requires the CAPER to include three key parts: 1) A narrative of accomplishments in relation to goals and objectives identified in the one-year Action Plan and Consolidated Plan; 2) Statistical and Financial information about individual activities undertaken during the year; 3) Must include information on expenditures, caps and program income. The primary goal of the CAPER is for the grantee and HUD to evaluate performance against the established goals and objectives.
Most recent CAPER Report
Below are CAPER Reports of prior years:
Citizen Participation Plan
As the grantee of the CDBG program, the City is required to engage the general public in the development and review of the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and CAPER before it is finalized and submitted to HUD for approval. The City has an established process for citizen participation, which includes a public notice in the local newspaper, a public hearing to solicit public input, and a 15-day (CAPER) or 30-day (Consolidated and Annual Action Plans) public review and comment period prior to submittal to HUD.
City of Lewiston Citizen Participation Plan