Federal Entitlement Programs
NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISPLAY AND COMMENT
FY 2016 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
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).
Copies of the FY 2016 CAPER for the County of Washington will be available for review online at www.racw.net and at the locations listed from September 6-20, 2017.
- Office of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301
- Donora Municipal Building, 603 Meldon Avenue, Donora, PA 15033
- Canonsburg Municipal Building, 68 East Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317
In addition, the County will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in the Redevelopment Authority conference room, Courthouse Square Office Building, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain citizens comments on the CAPER document. All comments will be incorporated into the final CAPER document.
Interested persons can review the FY 2016 CAPER at www.racw.net or at the public locations listed above. Written comments on the CAPER for the County of Washington will be considered until September 20, 2017. Written comments should be addressed to Brenda Williamson, Community Development Senior Director, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301. The County of Washington intends to submit the FY 2016 CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before September 28, 2017.
All public locations are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Speaking or hearing-impaired citizens can contact the Redevelopment Authority with accommodation requests at 724-228-6875.
Washington County Board of Commissioners
Larry Maggi, Chairman Diana Irey Vaughan Harlan G. Shober, Jr.
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.
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.