To receive its annual CDBG entitlement grant, the City of Irving is required to prepare both a Five-Year Consolidated and Annual Action Plan. These plans present a strategy and goals for use of the HUD grants. The plans must meet federal requirements under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; and the Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended. All projected use of funds must be determined eligible in accordance with the following federal regulations: 24 CFR Part 570, CDBG Program Final Rule; 24 CFR Part 92, HOME Program Final Rule; and 24 CFR 576, ESG Program final Rule.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The City of Irving’s Annual Action Plan outlines the use of approximately $4.1 million in CDBG, ESG, and HOME funds. These funds will be spent on projects identified as priorities in the Consolidated Plan.
The City of Irving encourages citizen participation in the development of its Annual Action Plan. The proposed Housing and Human Services Department calendar of activities for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 is as follows: 2005-2006 Action Plan Process.
Printed below is a summary of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The general purposes of the HUD grants for which these plans were developed are to provide decent housing, establish and maintain a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for all residents, particularly low and moderate income persons. The 2004-2009 Consolidated Plan presents a strategy and goals for use of these funds. Annual Action Plans identify activities to be funded and implemented during the fiscal year. These plans meet federal requirements under the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; and the Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended. All projected uses of funds under the proposed Action Plan are eligible in accordance with the following federal regulations: 24 CFR Part 570, CDBG Program Final Rule; 24 CFR Part 92, HOME Program Final Rule; and 24 CFR Part 576, ESG Program Final Rule. The Consolidated Plan and Action Plan will be submitted to HUD as the City of Irving's application for federal funds under the above-listed grant programs.
Consolidated Plan Summary:
The purpose of the City of Irving's HUD Housing and Human Services Department is to support neighborhood revitalization and community services on behalf of those residents who are most in need (especially the youngest and oldest among us) and on behalf of those neighborhoods most in need, through effective projects which serve the largest number of people possible. This purpose is proposed to be achieved through the following priorities and goals established in the Consolidated Plan:
Priority Housing Needs & Goals
1. Increase the amount of affordable single family housing;
Priority Needs of Homeless Populations
1. Increase the amount of transitional housing for homeless families & victims of domestic violence;
Priority Needs of Special Populations
1. Support programs to meet the medical & dental needs of the city's lower-income population, especially community-based programs for children and the elderly;
Priority Needs of Neighborhoods
1. Promote neighborhood revitalization through targeted marketing of housing & other services, and by implementing grant-funded activities which promote strong neighborhoods;
Amendments to the Consolidated Plan or Action Plan:
The City of Irving will amend this Consolidated Plan or Action Plan whenever a substantial change is anticipated. The following are considered substantial changes: 1) deletion of priorities or activities previously described in the Consolidated Plan; 2) addition of priorities or activities previously omitted from the Consolidated Plan; 3) a significant change in the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity previously described in the Action Plan; and 4) a budget change in excess of $50,000 for activities previously described in the Action Plan. All amendments to the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan will be preceded by appropriate public notice and public comment periods, as required by federal regulations regarding change in use of funds.