The City of Providence, Department of Planning and Development, Housing & Community Development Division completed its 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan, and Annual Action Plan that guides funding decisions for the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with 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, Housing & Community Development Division amended its Citizen Participation Plan to provide for broader outreach to the residents of Providence.
The Consolidated Plan establishes an effective, coordinated strategy for supporting housing and community development efforts over the next five years. This strategy meets 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 involved 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 gathered throughout the City.
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