Federal Entitlement Programs
FY 2018 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
The Washington County CAPER is a year-end report that explains how the County carried out its housing and community development strategies, projects, and activities under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. As required, the FY 2018 CAPER is on display for public review and comment from September 6-20. A public hearing will be held on September 19 to obtain citizens’ comments on the document. The CAPER document will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Pittsburgh office by September 28.
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.