CITY OF PROVIDENCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
2018 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT
A draft of the 2018 City of Providence Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which reports on the performance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs is available for public review and comment. This 2018 financial and programmatic report covers the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, and may be reviewed at the Community Development Division, 444 Westminster Street, the City Clerk’s Office, 25 Dorrance Street, and at the link below. The final version of this report, along with any comments received, will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by September 30, 2019. Comments and questions must be submitted in writing to Emily Freedman, Director, Community Development Division, 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or email at . Comments must be received no later than September 29, 2019.
The City of Providence is designated an Entitlement Community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through this designation, the City receives annual funding from the following four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). These funds assist the City in creating viable urban communities through the provision of quality affordable housing, creating suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities for the City’s low- and moderate-income residents.
The specific strategies the City is to undertake in detailed in the City’s Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans. These plans identify the City’s housing, community, neighborhood, and economic development needs, prioritize those needs, and develop goals and strategies regarding how funding will be allocated to eligible housing and community development activities to meet the City’s priority needs. Reporting on progress towards completing projects and initiatives as identified through these Plans is completed through a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which details how the City has spent its federal funds and whether or not the City is meeting the goals identified.
This CAPER is a report on the accomplishments and progress made towards addressing annual and five-year goals for Program Year 2018 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019). Program Year 2018 (hereafter referred to as “PY18”) was the 4th year of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan period.