2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Comments
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
PERIOD AND HEARINGS ON
DRAFT 2015-2020 CONSOLIDATED
PLAN AND 2015 ACTION PLAN
Washington County, City
of Beaverton and City of Hillsboro
Consolidated Plan is a strategic planning document, resulting from 18 months of
planning and public participation, which sets local strategies and priorities
for allocating the federal funding over the five-year timeframe. It acts as a combined plan and application to
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for federal funds
available to counties and cities under the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant
(ESG) formula programs.
The Draft 2015 –2020 Consolidated Plan and the 2015 Action Plan are available for public review and comment from Tuesday, March 10 through Thursday, April 9, 2015. Copies can be found during regular business hours at all Washington County Cooperative Library branches and the City of Beaverton's Development Division located at The Beaverton Building at "The Beaverton Round" (address below). Copies of the draft plan documents can also be obtained from Washington County Office of Community Development located at 328 W Main Suite 100 in Hillsboro or by calling 503-846-8814.
Two public hearings will be held on the draft plans:
April 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
12725 SW Millikan Way
Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
155 N First Avenue
Both meeting rooms are accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Please notify the Office of Community Development at least 7 days before a hearing if special accommodations (equipment or interpreting service) are needed. If you have a disability or are hearing impaired and need assistance, please make arrangements in advance by calling 503-846-8814 or TTY relay dial 711 or 1-800-735-1232.
You may comment on the draft 2015 –2020 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan at either of the public hearings, or by writing to:
Jennie H. Proctor, Program Manager
Due the size of the documents, two have been split into chapters.
Volume 1 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan - HUD Template Version
Volume 2 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan
Volume 3 2015 Action Plan
Volume 4 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan - Reader-friendly Version
AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THROUGH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
A "draft of the draft" of the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan is out for an "unofficial" comment period to hear preliminary feedback from partner agencies regarding the data contained in the Consolidated Plan. This review will be over on Friday, February 20th.
When reviewing this draft, keep in mind some caveats:
- The formatting is a work in progress. We are leaving final corrections until the official draft version is released in March. Chapters 5 and 6 specifically are still being formatted into InDesign so we are providing you pre-polished version of those chapters for content purposes.
- The maps in chapter 5 do not have a sharp professional look, because they are downloads form other sites. We are working to improve their appearance.
- Volume 2, which will include the supporting documentation for certain activities of the planning process, in not available for review during this comment period.
ORJennie H. Proctor, Program Manager
Public review and comment period for the draft Consolidated Plan sections, Strategic Plan, Objective Statements, and Chapter begins on July 14, 2014 and continues through July 25, 2014. Please see Public Notice for contact information.
The Year 1 Strategic Plan for 2015-2016 is the annual Strategic Plan that guides goals and strategies for Year 1 of the 2015-2020 Washington County Consolidated Plan for the CDBG, HOME and ESG programs.
The FY 2015 Washington County Objective Statements were developed through public outreach activities intended to gather and determine community development needs. The attached copy of Objective Statements is intended to be used by potential CDBG applicants to determine eligibility of a proposed project for the first year of the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.
Chapter 4 provides an overview of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program as well as Washington County's CDBG program by providing a summary of Washington County's non-housing needs for the 2015-2020 reporting period as well as an outline of the allocation process for Year 1 of Washington Count's CDBG programs.