The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities who receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to complete a five year Consolidated Plan that identifies general areas of need in the community and how to address them, particularly in the areas of housing, economic opportunity, and community development.
The Strategic Plan is a section of the Consolidated Plan that provides a detailed description of the objectives, proposed accomplishments, priorities and strategies for use of CDBG funds.
The Community Development Specialist is responsible for the development and administration of the Consolidated Plan. The Community Development Advisory Commission uses it for the planning, implementation, review, and assessment of the CDBG program.
The City of Dubuque reviews applications for some federally funded applications and programs to ensure the request for funding is consistent with the needs identified in the current Consolidated Plan. The Housing & Community Development Department provides support for the HUD funded Continuum of Care Programs by certifying consistency with the Consolidated Plan.
The Consolidated Plan regulations require local governments to submit a certification to affirmatively further fair housing. To accomplish this, the City conducts an analysis of impediments (AI) to fair housing choice and identifies actions to overcome barriers to fair housing identified by that analysis. The City updated the Analysis of Impediments in 2015 in conjunction with the 2016-2020 Consolidated Planning Process.