Staff will conduct site visits to evaluate funding proposals and make recommendations based no the national objectives of the programs and local priorities set by the Priority Setting Committee. One staff report will be issued for each of the six geographic areas, called "planning areas," and one staff report will be issued for countywide housing projects, which include projects in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Countywide Housing category and projects recommended for HOME Program funds. Staff reports will be added prior to each Planning Area hearing.
Annual Amendment to the Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years
The County of Marin Consolidated Plan ("Consolidated Plan") is a planning and budgeting report mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for entitlement communities. Entitlement communities receive funding directly from HUD in a non-competitive formula grant process. The Plan describes the affordable housing and priority non-housing community development needs of extremely-low-, very-low-, low-, and moderate-income persons in the County, and sets forth priorities and strategies for meeting these needs. The County of Marin is required to amend the Consolidated Plan annually (known as an "Action Plan") to reflect the new program year budget for the use of federal CDBG and HOME program funds. The County is also required to updated the Consolidated Plan with new affordable housing and priority non-housing community needs data as it becomes available, and to address public comments received during the public hearings and the comment period.
The budgets for the use of current CDBG and HOME program funds are in the Action Plan section of the Consolidated Plan. All activities recommended for funding are consistent with the County's priorities as reported in the Consolidated Plan. The following reports are available for download:
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
As a condition of receiving continued federal funding for certain housing, capital, and human service programs, the Marin County Community Development Agency is required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) on the County's progress toward meeting the goals established by the Marin County Consolidated Plan and the one-year goals established in the amendments to the Marin County Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan details the housing needs of extremely-low-, very-low-, low-, and moderate-income persons, and sets forth priorities and strategies for addressing these needs. The CAPER is to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).