FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2013-2018
ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE
2013-2014 CD YEAR 39 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The City of Waterbury has submitted the following documents: the Five Year Consolidated Plan (2013-2018) which includes the CD Year 39 (2013-2014) Annual Action Plan covering the period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD has forty-five (45) days to review and approve these documents. No funds may be expended prior to their approval and the completion of the Environmental Review Record.
The Consolidated Plan covers the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. The Action Plan delineates proposed activities to be funded under the CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.
The primary components of the Consolidated Plan are a needs assessment, strategic plan and action plan inclusive of a description of the process of preparation, consultation and administration. The intent of the Consolidated Plan is to meet three basic objectives: 1) decent, affordable housing; 2) a suitable living environment; and 3) provide economic opportunities. The outcomes of the Consolidated Plan are the provision of 1) availability/accessibility; 2) affordability; and 3) sustainability. In order to establish the objectives and outcomes in this Consolidated Plan, the City of Waterbury has completed an extensive needs assessment. This process has included consultation with numerous agencies, organizations and individuals as well as analysis of available reports and data.
The City of Waterbury has an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) as required by HUD. This document is required of all communities that receive HUD housing assistance funds and requires that all housing programs be implemented in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
The City's AI includes (a) a demographic and housing profile, (b) an assessment of the City's fair housing profile, (c) an evaluation of public and private sector policies to determine if there are barriers to fair housing choice, (d) a list of impediments, and (e) a Fair Housing Action Plan that provides recommendations to eliminate the impediments.
The 2013-2014 CD Year 39 Annual Action Plan outlines the planned activities that will be supported with CDBG, ESG, and HOME funding.
Hard copies of these documents are available for the public to review at the Office of the City Clerk; the Silas Bronson Library and the WDC Offices. It may also be viewed below and online at the City of Waterbury’s website.
The Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) is the administering agent for the City of Waterbury's entitlement grant under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).