Housing and Community Development
The Housing Division of the Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for administering federally funded housing and community development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program II. These programs benefit the community by making funds available for community development activities and projects that result in affordable housing, economic development and jobs.
As part of this administrative responsibility, we annually solicit applications from service providers and affordable housing developers for use of CDBG and HOME funds. These application processes are a necessary step in the Housing Division's creation of an Annual Action Plan.
Notice of Funding Availability: 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Funding for housing assistance programs, economic development assistance, and public facilities is now available. To learn more about this funding opportunity or to apply for 2017-18 CDBG funding, download the Funding Information Packet and Application.
At this time, funding for affordable housing development is not available. To learn more about the program, click rental housing and homeownership funding. To learn more about future funding opportunities contact Jacinda Steltjes.
2016- 2017 Annual Action Plan
Tacoma and Lakewood annually create an Annual Action Plan (AAP) outlining how the cities plan to use their federal funds in the upcoming program year. The program year runs from July 1 of a given year to June 30 of the following year. The Draft 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan outlines how the City plans to use its HOME, CDBG and ESG funds to address affordable housing, human services, community and economic development needs in Tacoma in the current program year. An Annual Action Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
In accordance with the Annual Action Plan, staff monitors and audits the programs and projects receiving federal pass-through funding from programs such as CDBG and HOME. The performance of these programs and projects is compiled annually into a document called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is then submitted to HUD.
A draft copy of the 2015- 2016 CAPER, which describes the accomplishments of the City's CDBG, HOME and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs for the fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016) is available for public review. Written public comments will be received Sept. 8 through Sept. 22, 2016 and can be provided to Shannon Johnson via email or mailed to:
City of Tacoma
Community & Economic Development
Attn.: Shannon Johnson
747 Market St., Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402
Limited hard copies of the report are available by calling (253) 591- 5230. A hard copy of the document can be viewed at the following locations:
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market St., Room 900 or Room 243
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Every five years the Housing Division provides services and technical assistance in the planning and development of the City's Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan provides a five-year framework for addressing housing, human services, community, and economic development needs in Tacoma. The 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan was required by HUD to apply for funds from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. The plan includes the following appendices:
Other Relevant Documents
2010-2015 Consolidated Plan
2015- 2016 Annual Action Plan
2014-2015 Annual Action Plan