Planning & Reports
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Annual Action Plan:
Program Year 2016-2017
The city anticipates receiving an allocation of $692,482 for the program year, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for priorities under the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. Activity outcomes are expected to enhance viable living environments, preserve and provide decent, affordable housing and include possibilities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low-to-moderate income persons and households. Per regulation, only 20% of the grant is used for grant administration and planning; and a total of 15% of the grant is allocated for public services. The remainder of the grant will be used for housing rehabilitation, community and economic development. Estimated reallocated funds from the previous program year are allocated to eligible housing rehabilitation and community development activities.
Public hearings were held May 11 and May 12, 2016 for grant applications and city CDBG programs. The Annual Action plan includes funding recommendations to City Council from the Community Grants Advisory Commission and program requirements. City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., 222 North Tennessee Street. Public comments will be taken by the department through August 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. All public comments will be included in the submission to HUD for review and final approval. The document will also be available in hard copy at the department located at 314 S. Chestnut Street during office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help the City of McKinney assess affordable housing, community development needs and market conditions in order to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs. CDBG funds are used in McKinney to provide homeless shelter services; mental health counseling; youth and senior services; support toward affordable housing; provision of emergency utility, rental or mortgage assistance; housing rehabilitation; and infrastructure support. Each year, the Consolidated Plan is updated through submission under the Annual Action Plan.
The current Consolidated Plan includes the first year of the Annual Action Plan (2015-2016):