Community Development

Federal Entitlement Programs


In accordance with Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, P.L. 101-625, the County of Washington has prepared its Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD Housing Programs and for the Community Development Block Grant Program.  This report describes the level of housing assistance and other community development activities provided to low and moderate income persons and households through various federal funding programs during Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017).

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Washington County FY 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The Washington County FY 2015-19 Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlines priority needs, goals, and objectives for housing needs, non-housing community development needs, homeless needs, and non-homeless special needs. The Plan also outlines how Washington County will utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds over the next five year period.

The Consolidated Plan is guided by three overarching goals including:

  • To provide decent housing by preserving the affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of affordable housing, reducing discriminatory barriers, increasing the supply of supportive housing for special needs households, and transitioning homeless persons and families into housing.
  • To provide a suitable living environment through safer, more livable neighborhoods, greater integration of low and moderate income residents, increased housing opportunities, and reinvestment in deteriorating neighborhoods and communities.
  • To expand economic opportunities through more jobs paying self-sufficient wages, homeownership opportunities, development activities that promote long-term community viability, and the empowerment of low and moderate income persons to achieve self-sufficiency.

2015-19 Consolidated Plan

Washington County Annual Action Plans

Each year, Washington County receives federal grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs.  HUD requires the County to prepare annual Action Plans (AP) to guide the investment of CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant funds to address the County’s housing, community development and economic development needs each year.

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Click here to view the 2017 Action Plan