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 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 2014 Consolidated Plan represents the fifth and final 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.
New York City’s Consolidated Plan Program Year 2014 begins January 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. According to federal Consolidated Plan regulations, localities are required to submit their Proposed One-Year Action Plan no later than 45 days prior to the start of the Program Year (November 15, 2013). The City of New York satisfied its original citizen participation requirements by conducting a public comment period from October 10, 2013 to November 8, 2013. The City subsequently submitted its Proposed Action Plan on November 15, 2013 as per federal regulations. However, in December 2013 HUD released temporary submission guidelines which required localities to formulate their Proposed Action Plans based on the actual Congressional appropriations for the given Federal Fiscal Year (FFY14). Since Congress had yet to finalize HUD’s FFY14 appropriations, the City was required to withdraw its submitted Action Plan and wait until Congress passed the appropriations bill before re-submitting the Proposed Action Plan. The City of New York submitted to HUD its Proposed Plan reflective of the City’s actual grant allocations on August 15, 2014 as per the temporary guidelines. HUD subsequently approved New York City’s One-Year Action Plan on September 16, 2014.
The 2014 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 sections A though J; and Volume 3. Part II. Other Actions sections K through N., which includes the Summary of Citizens’ Comments, and, appendices. In addition, Volume 3 contains an addendum: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. The addendum includes an analysis of New York City’s policies and practices which may act as regulatory impediments to the production of affordable housing. The analysis is drawn from the Mayor’s May 2014 publication, Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan, which establishes a ten-year housing goal of creating or preserving 200,000 affordable housing units.
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.
The City of New York also conducted an additional public comment period to incorporate an addendum to the City’s 2013 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Statement One-Year Update. The addendum includes an analysis of New York City’s policies and practices which may act as regulatory impediments to the production of affordable housing. The analysis is drawn from the Mayor’s May 2014 publication, Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan, which establishes a ten-year housing goal of creating or preserving 200,000 affordable housing units.
The Proposed Consolidated Plan's additional public comment period began July 10, 2014 and ended August 8, 2014. 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 document.
2014 Consolidated Plan - Executive Summary (Approved Version) (0.48 mb)
2014 Consolidated Plan - Volume 1 (Approved Version) (1.44 mb)
2014 Consolidated Plan - Volume 2 (Approved Version) (2.12mb)
2014 Consolidated Plan - Volume 3 (Approved Version) (3.72 mb)
Any comments and questions regarding the 2014 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