Federal Entitlement Programs
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.