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Current Engagement Opportunities Annual Action Plan 5 Year Consolidated Plan Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Affordable Housing Annual Report HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Affordable Housing Location Policy Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) Affordable Housing Improvement Plan House America HUD Income and Rent Limits

Each year, Community Development creates multiple reports for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or for other housing initiatives. 

Current Engagement Opportunities

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Annual Action Plan

Each year, the City receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City is required to develop an Annual Action Plan to show how the funds will be used to support affordable housing and community development. The Annual Action Plan:

  • Serves as an application to HUD for annual entitlement funding for the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
  • Provides a budget and framework for production goals
  • Directly aligns with the City’s 5-year Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) 2021-2025, which is an assessment of local housing and community development needs and outlines how federal funds will be used to address them (more info below)
  • The FY 2023-2024 AAP is the fourth-year implementation of the current ConPlan

The FY 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan was adopted by City Council on May 2, 2023.

As part of the process of creating the FY2023-2024 Action Plan, Housing and Neighborhoods staff collected input from the public and partners through the following:

  • Two Public Hearings at City Council meetings – December 6, 2022 and April 4, 2023 
  • Online Public Survey - January 24-February 7, 2023
  • Public Meetings (March)
  • Public Comment Periods - March 1– April 1, 2023
  • Agency outreach

The first public hearing in December occurs at the beginning of the process associated with the preparation of the Annual Action Plan to provide an opportunity for citizens to comment on housing and community development needs, including priority non-housing community needs. Following the first public hearing, City staff begin drafting the Action Plan, incorporating input received through the public participation process. The Plan details the budget and framework for production goals and serves as the City’s application for federal funding. A second public hearing is scheduled in April to receive public comments on the draft Action Plan. A summary of comments received through public participation are included in the final Action Plan submitted to HUD in May.

5 Year Consolidated Plan

Every five years, the City of Raleigh creates a Consolidated Plan (ConPlan). The ConPlan serves as an application for funding to (HUD) and provides a budget and framework for production goals during this period. To develop the Consolidated Plan, staff incorporates input from public meetings and hearings, surveys, as well as data analysis to determine housing and community development needs and concerns within the city. To address these identified needs, the plan establishes priority goals and the funds and resources available. Once the Consolidated Plan has been approved by the City Council, it is submitted to HUD for review and approval before implementation.

Three Priority Goals were established in the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and process:

  • Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing - Programs include but are not limited to: affordable rental development and preservation, homeownership down payment assistance, homebuyer counseling, homeowner rehabs and repairs, and new homeowner units.
  • Increase services to build self-sufficiency and sustainability - Community Enhancement Grant funds public services that support neighborhood improvement or innovative services for low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. This includes job training and workforce development programs.
  • Enhance the homeless-to-housing continuum – Services such as Homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, and rapid re-housing to help those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

How to Provide Input

As part of the process of creating the Consolidated and Action Plans, Housing and Neighborhoods staff solicit and collect input from the public and partners through the following:

  • Public Hearings at City Council meetings
  • Public Meetings
  • Surveys
  • Comment Periods
  • Agency consultations

Community input is critical to the creation of these plans as outlined in the City's Community Development Citizen Participation PlanIf you would like to be notified of upcoming opportunities to participate, please join thousands on our GovDelivery email service (see Subscribe box on the right side of this page and select Community Development and Small Business on the following page).

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Each year, the City submits a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Raleigh’s Draft CAPER for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 was available for comment from September 9 – 23, 2022. 

This report summarizes how the City used federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), CARES Act and local funding in carrying out its housing and community development programs from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. A summary of the report is also included.

Affordable Housing Annual Report

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department combats cost burden and housing instability by creating and preserving affordable housing from a variety of angles: down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, home rehabilitation for elderly and disabled homeowners, gap financing for affordable rental housing developers, and financial and planning support for homelessness service providers.

We invite you to read the Affordable Housing Annual report to see the Department’s affordable housing initiatives and accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and our priorities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), the City of Raleigh was awarded $5,248,760 in HOME-ARP funds to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations. Funds can be used to provide housing, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability.

In order to access these funds, the City must develop a HOME-ARP allocation plan, which describes how the City intends to use these funds. The City of Raleigh’s Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was available for comment from August 9 – September 8, 2022. In addition, a public hearing on the draft plan was held September 6 during the City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

Affordable Housing Location Policy

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Location Policy is to set forth desired outcomes relative to the creation or preservation of affordable multi-family rental housing with the overall goal of affirmatively furthering fair housing choice for all residents.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a review of a jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices affecting the location, availability, and accessibility of housing. It is also an assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice. In 2015, The City of Raleigh partnered with the Town of Cary, Raleigh Housing Authority, Wake County, and the Housing Authority of the County of Wake to prepare a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). In late 2019, all five entities combined to provide a comprehensive, regional analysis.

For more information, contact the City at 919-996-4330 or email  Speech or hearing impaired persons may call 919-996-3107; language translation 919-996-4330.

Affordable Housing Improvement Plan

The Raleigh City Council adopted this Affordable Housing Improvement Plan on October 20, 2015 for FY2016-FY2020. Increasing the supply of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization are major objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan. 

House America

House America: An All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis is a federal initiative in which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) invites mayors, city and county leaders, tribal nation leaders, and governors into a national partnership. House America will utilize the historic investments provided through the American Rescue Plan to address the crisis of homelessness through a Housing First approach. 

On behalf of the City of Raleigh, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has committed to the House America initiative and will serve as a partner. View the letter of support 

HUD Income and Rent Limits

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income and rent limits. These limits are used for many of the programs offered through the Housing and Neighborhoods Department. The incomes and rents are updated annually.



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