The 1990 National Affordable Housing Act requires local governments to prepare a Consolidated Plan as a prerequisite for funding most HUD programs, including CDBG, HOME and ESG.
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help communities assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from HUD programs. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a summary of the actions, activities and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. This obligation to affirmatively further fair housing is established in the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Specifically, affirmatively furthering fair housing means taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, Delaware County, in collaboration with the Delaware County Housing Authority, prepared an Assessment of Fair Housing 2018 - 2022.
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