CDBG Entitlement Community

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Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Community: Consolidated Plan

The City of Traverse City recently became a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community. In order to access annual funding, the City must develop a Five Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a process that recipients of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), such as states, local governments, and public housing agencies, undertake to identify priority needs and goals for housing and community development. In addition, the Plan will help to identify the at-risk populations in the City, the prevalence of low-to-moderate income households, and will include an assessment of the community’s housing needs. 

What is a Consolidated Plan?
The 5-year planning document that governs the use of federal housing and community development funds for PY2024/2025 thru PY2028/2029.

Why is a Consolidated Plan required?

  • Application for federal grant funding from HUD
  • Documentation of public input and community needs
  • Strategic Plan for carrying out community goals
  • Action Plan to implement projects and measure progress

CDBG funds can be used for:

  • Housing (e.g. Rehabilitation, etc.)
  • Public Infrastructure/Facilities Improvements
  • Public Services

Funds assist Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) individuals and families

  • Low- and Moderate-Income Persons (Area/ClientBased)
  • Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight
  • Meet Community Development Needs Having a Particular Urgency

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey for the City 2024/2025 - 2028/2029 Five Year Consolidated Plan.