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 2013 Consolidated Plan represents the fourth 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 2013 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 New York City’s Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnership entitlement program activities. The substantial amendment to the City’s ESG Program is necessitated by the significant decrease in the City’s ESG entitlement grant allocation from the grant amount originally requested (approximately $14.146 million) to the amount actually awarded (approximately $10.921 million) as a result of the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 (FFY13) appropriations and sequestration (a 22% reduction in program funds). The amendment also includes incorporation of the existing Shelter Operations and Street Outreach programs’ activities into the Emergency Shelter program. The amendment revises the proposed accomplishments for the existing ESG-funded programs, reflective of the decrease and reallocation of funds.
The amendment to New York City’s HOME-funded activities entails the deletion two (2) programs that will not be allocated federal entitlement funds: the Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Program (NEP); and the Multifamily Homeownership Program (formerly the Cornerstone Program). The amendment also entails the reallocation of the FFY13 HOME Program grant funds expected to be received among the remaining programs previously approved for the 2013 One-Year Action Plan.
Furthermore, the amended Consolidated Plan incorporates programmatic changes for the respective entitlement grant programs reflective of New York City’s Fiscal Year 2014 (CFY14) budget which began on July 1, 2013.
Lastly, the report also incorporates the amended Calendar Year 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, as adopted by the City Council in June 2013. In August 2013 HUD announced that $1,344,640 in recaptured FY2011 CDBG Entitlement funds will be made available to New York City. The $1.344 million in reallocated FFY2011 funds will be used by the City to offset a shortfall in projected CDBG Program Income. Therefore, the addition of the reallocated funds to its 2013 CDBG Program is considered a minor (non-substantial) amendment. No additional public comment period is required.
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, 2012. The Proposed Plan was subsequently approved on December 28, 2012.
The amended Consolidated Plan's public comment period began August 9, 2013 and ended September 9, 2013. Comments received by the end of the comment period (close of business) regarding the revised use of these federal funds were to be summarized and Agencies' responses incorporated into this document for submission to HUD. However, no comments regarding the amendments to either the City’s ESG or HOME Program were received during the public comment period.
2013 Consolidated Plan - Executive Summary (Amended Submission Version) (0.9 mb)
2013 Consolidated Plan - Volume 1 (Amended Submission Version) (2.6 mb)
2013 Consolidated Plan - Volume 2 (Amended Submission Version) (3.2 mb)
2013 Consolidated Plan - Volume 3 (Amended Submission Version) (3.30 mb)
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