Consolidated Strategic Housing & Community Development Plan
The City of Concord receives federal grants annually under two programs: The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Act Program (HOME). Together, these programs invest approximately $1,700,000 a year into the areas’ low and moderate income communities in Concord, as well as, the counties of Cabarrus, Iredell and Rowan, to provide affordable housing, economic opportunities, and a suitable living environment.
Every five years, the City of Concord prepares a “Consolidated Strategic Housing and Community Development Plan”. The purpose of the plan is to examine the needs and priorities for housing and community development activities for the next five years and establish the strategies to be pursued and performance targets to be achieved through federal CDBG and HOME funded activities. Click here for the 2010-2015 Consolidated Strategic Housing and Community Development Plan.
Annual Action Plan for CDBG & HOME Programs
Each May the City prepares and submits a new Annual Action Plan to HUD. This plan describes in detail how CDBG and HOME funds are to be used over the next 12 months. Public hearings are held to provide information on achievements and receive public input on how the upcoming year’s funds should be allocated.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Each year the City of Concord prepares a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the CDBG & HOME Programs. This report provides a wealth of detailed information on all the programs supported with these funds during the year not just for Concord, but also for the three-county HOME Consortium area. You are encouraged to look at this report and see how your federal funds are being used locally to assist affordable housing and other community development activities.