The Consolidated Plan is the City of New York's revised 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 Solutions Grant (ESG) (formerly the Emergency Shelter Grant), 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 2012 Consolidated Plan represents the third 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 2012 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 2012 Consolidated Plan has been amended to contain substantial changes made to ESG, and HOME entitlement program activities. The amendment revises the programmatic activities for the City’s Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG). The change in the program’s name reflects the change in the program’s federally-mandated focus from addressing the needs of homeless people in emergency or transitional shelters to assisting families and individuals to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. The ESG amendment also reflects an increase in funding the City received ($14.146 million) from the amount the City originally requested ($7.908 million). The additional monies will fund three (3) new program types to implement the homeless prevention and rapid re-housing related activities. The substantial amendment to New York City’s HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program is necessitated by the significant decrease in the City’s HOME entitlement grant award compared with the grant amount originally requested (approximately $110.537 million). The amount actually received (approximately $60.338 million) as a result of the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 (FFY12) appropriations process represented a 45% reduction in program funds. The amendment also revises HPD’s proposed accomplishments for the existing HOME-funded programs, reflective of this decrease.
Furthermore, the amended Consolidated Plan incorporates programmatic changes for the respective entitlement grant programs reflective of New York City’s Fiscal Year 2013 (CFY13) budget which began on July 1, 2012. The report also incorporates the amended Calendar Year 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as adopted by the City Council.
The One-Year Action Plan contains a description of the City's proposed 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. The City submitted its Proposed Plan to HUD as required on November 15, 2011. The Proposed Plan was subsequently approved by HUD on December 29, 2011.
The amended Consolidated Plan's public comment period began August 9, 2012 and ended September 7, 2012. Comments received by the end of the comment period (close of business) regarding the use of these federal funds were summarized and Agencies' responses incorporated into this version submitted to HUD.
2012 Consolidated Plan - Executive Summary (Amended Submission Version) (0.7 mb)
2012 Consolidated Plan - Volume 1 (Amended Submission Version) (1.85 mb)
2012 Consolidated Plan - Volume 2 (Amended Submission Version) (3.45 mb)
2012 Consolidated Plan - Volume 3 (Amended Submission Version) (1.87 mb)
Written 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