New Castle County and the City of Wilmington are initiating the preparation of their 2020-2024 Consolidated Plans and 2020 Annual Action Plans.
The city and the county are each required to prepare a five-year Consolidated Plan and a Year 1 Annual Action Plan. In each of their documents, the city and the county will identify the affordable housing and community development needs within their respective jurisdictions for the next five years. Annually, New Castle County receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in addition to Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds and HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The City of Wilmington receives CDBG and HOME funds in addition to ESG funds and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funding. To continue receiving these funds, the city and the county are each required to identify and prioritize their respective needs and explain how each jurisdiction will address their needs through local projects.
Your participation in the Stakeholder Workshops is very important to this process. As practitioners in your field, the city and the county want to hear your opinions and ideas on the priority needs for the next five years—affordable housing, fair housing, neighborhood preservation, services needed to improve economic self-sufficiency among lower income residents, housing needs among the homeless and other populations, and much more.
See the flyers below for dates and locations on the Stakeholder Workshops and the Public Meetings.
Questions/Preguntas? Check out the FAQ Fact Sheets in English and Spanish for a brief overview of the process for each jurisdiction and how you, your colleagues and clients can get involved and have your voices heard.
Can’t make a workshop? Take the online bilingual survey and feel free to forward the survey link to colleagues, clients, neighbors and friends!