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DRAFT 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
The FIRST draft of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan is out for public comment from Monday, December 16, 2019 through Friday, January 20, 2020.
Including the appendices, the document is very large. Most of the documents contained in the appendices have been reviewed by the public over the last six months. We are recommending that reviewers begin with the core of the plan (Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan which will include the Executive Summary and Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4). The data used to complete the Consolidated Plan can be found in the supporting documents contained in Appendix A-H.
Section 1: Washington County Consolidated Plan Template. This section responds to HUD questions for the County as a whole, including the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Continuum of Care data is primarily contained in this Section.
Section 2: City of Beaverton Consolidated Plan Template. This section responds to questions that pertain to the city specifically. The city sections do not contain all the questions included in the County template.
Section 3: City of Hillsboro Consolidated Plan Template. This section responds to questions that pertain to the city specifically. The city sections do not contain all the questions included in the County template.
Section 4: Priority Needs Goals and Strategies
Appendices (Supporting documentation)
Appendix A: Coalition of Communities of Color Report. The section is a standalone report prepared by the Coalition of Communities of Color as part of a separate contract with Washington County. This report details the results of eleven focus groups focusing on experiences with housing and basic needs and barriers to fair housing choice and economic stability.
Appendix B: Community Engagement Summary. This section presents the results of focus groups with special needs populations as well as a communitywide survey that reached almost 2,000 people.
Appendix C: Housing Market Analysis. This section presents the Housing Market Analysis for Washington County, the City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro (separately). The County’s report encompasses both cities in its data. The quantitative data is pulled primarily from Census and HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data and local data where available.
Appendix D: Housing Needs Analysis Supplement. This data focuses on the housing needs of special needs populations.
Appendix E: CDBG Objective Statements. Objective Statements are used by applicants under the CDBG program to document that their project meets a need in the Consolidated Plan. This data was generated from a Non-Housing Needs Assessment survey.
Appendix F: Glossary
Appendix G: Community Participation Plan
Appendix H: Maps:
- Manufactured Home Parks in Washington County
- Low- and Moderate-Income Block Groups in Washington County
NOTICE OF COMMENTS ACCEPTED
Year 1 CDBG Allocation Plan
Washington County is offering an opportunity for comment on the Year 1 CDBG Allocation Plan.
The CDBG Allocation Plan will be approved by the Policy Advisory Board on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Comments on the CDBG Allocation Plan will be accepted through Thursday, November 14th 5:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The Allocation Plan includes CDBG Objectives that are based on needs statements submitted bynon-profits, cities, and county departments. In order to apply for CDBG funds, a project application must tie to one of these objectives. Entities wishing to apply for CDBG funds in FY 2020-2021 should review this list of objectives to be sure there is an objective that meets the need that your agency/city/county department submitted as part of the Non-Housing Needs Assessment.
Community Survey – We want to hear from you!!
Washington County and our incorporated city partners are seeking your input on your affordable housing needs, your household needs to achieve self-sufficiency and any experiences you’ve had with housing discrimination. We would love to hear from you to help inform where we target scarce federal dollars over the next 5 years. Please see the flyer below (English and Spanish version) and/or go to the following links for the survey:
Non-Housing Community Development Needs Assessment Questionnaire
*This questionnaire has closed.
One element of the Consolidated Planning process is the “Non-Housing Community Development Needs Questionnaire.” This data collection effort is targeted to NON-PROFIT SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CITY/COUNTY DEPARTMENTS who provide programs and projects serving persons with low incomes and special needs. The data collected from this effort is used to assess non-housing needs and identify goals and objectives for CDBG-funded activities (public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development).
December Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments Community Kick-Off
On December 13th, 2018, Washington County, the City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro kicked off the Consolidated Plan/Analysis of Impediments planning process. This is an 18-month planning effort that will involve community partners and community members assessing community housing and development needs then setting actions and priorities for the coming five years (2020-2024). The day began with a panel discussion on Housing, Homelessness and Workforce/jobs. Experts in these fields spoke on what they saw as national, regional and/or local trends in the current landscape and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead. The audience participation was excellent. The following PowerPoint presentations were used as part of their respective sessions.