The City of Providence, Department of Planning and Development, Division of Community Development has prepared its 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan, and Annual Action Plan to guide funding decisions for the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) funds. The primary purpose of these funds is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Through the allocation of these funds, the City of Providence plans to support viable urban communities by meeting the following objectives: (1) provide safe and decent affordable housing; (2) create and maintain a suitable living environment; and (3) expand economic opportunities.
Additionally, the City of Providence, Department of Planning and Development, Division of Community Development has amended its Citizen Participation Plan to provide for broader outreach to the residents of Providence.
A copy of each is available for review at the Department of Planning and Development,
444 Westminster St. Suite 3A, Providence, RI 02903 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
The Consolidated Plan establishes an effective, coordinated strategy for supporting housing and community development efforts over the next five years. This strategy must meet the program goals of creating viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for low-moderate income persons.
Citizen participation is a key part of creating the Consolidated Plan, and involves engaging the public to direct Plan objectives, review Plan language, and critique past and future program performance. As part of the planning process, information on the housing and community development needs of Providence citizens was being gathered during several Community Conversations throughout the City during March and April 2015.
Community Conversation #1 (March 3, 2015)
Webster Avenue School
Community Conversation #2 (March 4, 2015)
Fox Point Boys & Girls Club
Community Conversation #3 (March 10, 2015)
West Broadway Neighborhood Association
Community Conversation #4 (March 18, 2015)
Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP)
Community Conversation #5 (March 24, 2015)
Washington Park Community Center
Community Conversation #6 (March 30, 2015)
Community Conversation #8 (April 9, 2015)
Dr. Martin Luther King School