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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) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). These programs benefit the community by making funds available for community development activities and projects that result in affordable housing, economic development and jobs.


Public Comment Opportunity: Draft 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

An Annual Action Plan (AAP) is required each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tacoma and Lakewood annually create an 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 Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan outlines how the Cities of Tacoma and Lakewood plan to use HOME, CDBG and ESG funds to address affordable housing, human services, community and economic development needs in Tacoma in the current program year spanning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. 


An electronic version of the Draft Tacoma-Lakewood HOME Consortium 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan is now available. Limited copies are available by post upon request. Proposed use of funds recommended for Tacoma City Council approval is based upon federal funding that includes:  

CDBG: $5,300,440  
$2,460,177 in new allocation 
$300,000 in program income 
$2,540,263 in unallocated, prior year resources 

(HOME) (Tacoma portion): $1,342,557  
$1,087,226 in new allocation 
$255,331 in program income 

: $215,615 


Public Review and Comment Period
Written comment will be accepted during a public comment period commencing on March 30, 2021 and concluding at 5 PM on April 29, 2021. Electronic comments may be submitted by email to the Housing Division at cedhousingdivision@cityoftacoma.org. Electronic comments may also be submitted through this form, which will be made available during the comment period.

Written comments may be submitted to:

Erika Bartlett, Contract and Program Auditor
Community & Economic Development Department
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402

Public comments regarding the draft plan will also be heard during a public hearing to occur at approximately 5:15 PM, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as part of a regularly scheduled Tacoma City Council meeting.

Tacoma City Council meetings can be accessed at here. For reasonable accommodation, contact the City Clerk at (253) 591-5505 before 5 PM the Monday preceding the scheduled meeting.

For more detailed information on the draft plan, contact Erika Bartlett at (253) 591-5645 or ebartlett@cityoftacoma.org.


Consolidated Plan

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. 


2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan is required by HUD to apply for funds from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. It includes the Annual Action Plan for program year 2020-2021. 


A public hearing on the plan was held by the Tacoma City Council on May 19, 2020 and the plan was adopted on May 26, 2020. 


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The City of Tacoma, as an entitlement jurisdiction receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, is responsible for producing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice report every 5 years. The following report details the barriers that have been identified, contributing factors, and recommendations for future action. As part of this process, the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates the jurisdiction report on progress made towards closing out any identified barriers annually, as part of the Consolidated Plan, in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).


Funding Opportunities

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.  Current funding opportunities are posted on the Funding Opportunities and Requests for Proposals page.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

In accordance with the Annual Action Plan, staff monitors and audits the programs and projects receiving funding from three federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). The performance of these programs and projects is compiled annually into a document called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  

The City of Tacoma’s CAPER, which describes the accomplishments of the City’s CDBG, HOME Tacoma-Lakewood Consortium, and ESG programs for the Program Year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 towards goals outlined in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, will be made available for public review and comment later this year. 


City of Tacoma Participation Plan

The purpose of the City of Tacoma Participation Plan (CPP) is to provide widespread participation in the following US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded: Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants.

A Substantial Amendment to the CPP was recently made to address public safety concerns and new HUD-approved processes related to crisis relief.

The public comment period was May 8-12, 2020. Final action was held on May 12, 2020 at the City Council Meeting. Any questions or comments about the Substantial Amendment can be directed to Erika Bartlett at 253-591-5645 or ebartlett@cityoftacoma.org.


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