A Consolidated Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting was held on December 20 to obtain the views of the members of the CPAC, as well as citizens, for an amendment to the FY 2018 CDBG Action Plan.
The city intends to submit an amendment to its FY 2018 Annual Action Plan. It is anticipated the City Commission approved this amendment on January 28, 2019, to increase the clearance and demolition activity from $162,337.76 to $287,337.76. The $125,000 increase will come from the current economic development revolving loan fund account.
The City of Sandusky submitted its Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation report to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on September 28, 2018. The draft CAFR report describes the city's Community Development Block Grant FY 2017 activities from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
The City of Sandusky's Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development is a planning requirement for the Department of Housing & Urban Development for application and use of the Community Development Block grant federal program.
The purpose of the Consolidated Plan is to create a viable urban community that offers decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities especially for low and moderate income persons. The activities the city will undertake to achieve its stated objectives are detailed in this document.
The purpose of the annual Action Plan is to update the five-year Consolidated Plan and to provide the city with a basis for assessment through the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports.
The Consolidated Plan furthers the following goals of the program it covers:
- to provide decent housing;
- to establish and maintain a suitable living environment; and
- to expand economic opportunities for every citizen, particularly for low and very low income persons.
The plan is a document, consisting of the five-year plan and annual updates.