Community Development Documents

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5 Year Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan Affordable Housing Location Policy Affordable Housing Improvement Plan CARES Act Funds Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).  HUD Income Limits

Each year Community Development provides multiple reports to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

5 Year Consolidated Plan

Every 5 years, the City of Raleigh drafts a Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan acts like an application for funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To develop the Consolidated Plan, staff uses public meetings and hearings as well as data analysis.  These resources provide the necessary tools in determining the concerns and needs of the area. The plan provides a way to pinpoint the concerns and needs the department is able to focus on. To address the needs, the plan also lays out the goals that will be set to show how the needs are being addressed. Funds and resources that the Department will use are also identified.  Once the Consolidated Plan has been approved by Council, it is submitted to HUD.

Annual Action Plan

Every year, the City of Raleigh has to provide an update on the 5 Year Consolidated Plan. To give this update, every year Housing and Neighborhoods Department must submit an Action Plan. The Action Plan provides information on the progress we are making to meet the needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. 

The Annual Action Plan is also an application for funding from HUD for the following federal programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

2021-2022 Draft Annual Action Plan 

The City of Raleigh is conducting a 30-day comment period on the draft Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP) and on the draft Substantial Amendment to the FY 2020-2021 AAP and FY 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan for the proposed uses of the CDBG-CV3 funding (CARES Act) to address impacts of COVID-19 on low-income residents.

The AAP identifies ways the City will address the priority housing and community development needs of low-income residents in Raleigh and geographic priority areas. The AAP will guide City expenditures of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, as well as related local funds from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. A 30-day comment period on the draft AAP and draft Substantial Amendment is from March 5 – April 5, followed by public hearings on April 6, 2021 at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Please click links below to view the following documents:

Written comments on the draft AAP and Substantial Amendment can be sent to or mailed to the Housing and Neighborhoods Department at P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602. For more information, please call 919-996-4330 or email 

To sign up for public comment during the April 6 meeting, please visit the City Clerk's website

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.

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. 

CARES Act Funds

For information on the funds that were allocated under the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created on March 27, 2020, please visit the Community Development CARES Act page.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

City has to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD.   This report provides updates on the goals and funding  identified in the Consolidated and Action Plans.

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.

HUD Income Limits

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



Housing and Neighborhoods

Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Affordable Housing