The Consolidated Plan is the City of New York's annual application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Office of Community Planning and Development four entitlement programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). These federal funds are used to address affordable housing, homelessness, supportive housing services and community development needs for programs which were conceived either to directly or indirectly benefit low- and moderate-income households. The 2011 Consolidated Plan represents the second year of New York City's five‑year strategic plan for Consolidated Plan Years 2010 ‑ 2014.
This version of New York City's Consolidated Plan is part of the City's activities to fulfill federal Consolidated Plan citizen participation regulations regarding availability of the Plan to the public which require localities to provide the public with reasonable access and opportunity to examine the document.
The 2011 Consolidated Plan has been amended to contain changes made to HOME, HOPWA and ESG entitlement program activities. This amendment adjusts downward theactivities funded by the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) entitlement grant and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) allocation for the City of New York's use to reflect the grant amounts actually awarded as a result of the Federal Fiscal Year 2011 (FFY11) appropriations. In addition, the amendment adjusts slightly upwards the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant from the proposed amount to the amount actually awarded as a result of the FFY11 appropriations, an increase of slightly more than 2%. Furthermore, the programmatic changes reflect New York City’s Fiscal Year 2012 (CFY12) budget which began on July 1, 2011. The report also incorporates the amended Calendar Year 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as adopted by the City Council.
The 2011 Consolidated Plan consists of two chapters in three volumes: Volume 1. Executive Summary and Part I. Action Plan: One Year Use of Funds; and Volume 2. Part I.D., Supportive Housing Continuum of Care for the Homeless and Non-homeless Special Needs Populations; and Part II. Other Actions; and Volume 3. Part II.M., Summary of Citizens’ Comments; and Appendices.
The One-Year Action Plan contains a description of the City's amended use of entitlement funds to address affordable housing, homelessness, supportive housing services and community development needs. In addition, the Action Plan describes: NYCHA funds, including the Capital Fund Grant, and other public housing competitive programs; the HUD Competitive Funds, including Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly, and Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities; the State Funds; the City matching and non-matching Funds; and Private funds.
The Other Actions section fulfills the statutory requirements of the Cranston-Gonzalez Housing Act's Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy. The Appendices include: Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Maps of Areas for Directed Assistance and Minority Populations, Index of Program Names, Dictionary of Program Description Variables and Resources for Prospective Homebuyers.
New York City's Consolidated Plan program year begins January 1 and ends December 31. Each year the City of New York is required by federal regulations to submit a proposed Plan to HUD no later than forty-five days prior to the start of the program year. Therefore, the City submitted the report on November 15, 2010. The Proposed Plan was subsequently approved by HUD on December 30, 2010.
The modifications to New York City’s HOME-, HOPWA- and ESG-funded programs constituted a minor amendment the City’s Consolidated Plan. Therefore, a 30-day public comment period was not required. This final version of the City’s 2011 Consolidated Plan was forwarded to HUD on August 17, 2011.
2011 Consolidated Plan - Executive Summary (Amended Version) (0.9 mb)
2011 Consolidated Plan - Volume 1 (Amended Version) (1.3 mb)
2011 Consolidated Plan - Volume 2 (Amended Version) (2.1 mb)
2011 Consolidated Plan - Volume 3 (Amended Version) (1.3 mb)
comments and any questions regarding the Consolidated
Plan can be directed to:
Charles V. Sorrentino
New York City Consolidated Plan Coordinator
Department of City Planning
22 Reade Street 4N
New York, New York 10007
Phone: (212) 720-3337
Fax: (212) 720-2495