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Consolidated Plan

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.


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. 


2020-2025 Consolidated Plan

The 2020-2025 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 was adopted May 26, 2020. 


Review the Draft 2020 Consolidated Plan



The 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan is still being implemented. The plan includes the following appendices:

Appendix A - Tacoma and Lakewood Housing Need and Condition
Appendix B - Tacoma Housing Need and Condition
Appendix C - Lakewood Housing Need and Condition
Appendix D - Low and Moderate Income and Minority Groups


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.


2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan outlines how the City of Tacoma 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 spanning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 


Notice of Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan 

An electronic draft of the Fourth Substantial Amendment to the Program Year 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan is now available. The draft includes all prior minor and substantial amendments. 


Substantial Amendment to 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan


This amendment is to allocate $1,372,676 in CDBG-CV funding to the City’s 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. The following activities will be funded using this allocation:

• CDBG-CV Public Services: $922,676
• CDBG-CV Economic Development Assistance: $450,000


Written comment will be accepted during a five-day public comment period commencing on December 28, 2020 and concluding at 5 p.m. on January 4, 2021. Electronic comments may be submitted by email to the Housing DivisionElectronic comments may also be submitted through the form linked here, which will be made available during the comment period.


Written comments may be submitted to:


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


Public comments regarding the proposed amendment will also be heard during a public hearing to occur at approximately 5:15 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as part of a regularly scheduled Tacoma City Council meeting.


The meeting can be heard by dialing 253-215-8782 or through Zoom at www.zoom.us/j/84834233126 and entering the meeting ID 848 3423 3126 and passcode 349099, when prompted.


To access the hearing in an alternative format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 253-591-5505, before 5:00 p.m., on the Monday preceding the City Council meeting. TTY or speech to speech users please dial 711 to connect to Washington Relay Services.

For more detailed information on the proposed amendment, contact Erika Bartlett at 253-591-5645 or ebartlett@cityoftacoma.org.


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).  

A draft of 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, 2019 – June 30, 2020 towards goals outlined in the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan, is available for public review.



2019-2020 CAPER Draft


Written comments were accepted between Thursday, November 19, 2020 and Monday, December 8, 2020. Comments were accepted in writing, via email, and using a survey link.

All public comments will be incorporated into the final report and submitted to HUD no later than December 27, 2020.



Community Participation Plan

The purpose of the Community 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.


Community Participation Plan

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-May 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 ebartlett@cityoftacoma.org.


Other Relevant Documents


     2010-2015 Consolidated Plan

     2015- 2016 Annual Action Plan

     2014-2015 Annual Action Plan

     2013-2014 CAPER