Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Each year since 1976, the City of Everett has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding comes in the form of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews the annual applications and makes funding recommendations to City Council.
- 2022 Program Year
- 2021 Program Year
- 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
- 2020 Analysis of Impediments
- Eligible Projects
- Program Year
A 30-day public comment period is now open for Priority Needs for the 2022 Supplemental funding round for Non-Public Services.
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) held a public hearing on June 9th to determine Priority Needs for the 2022 Supplemental funding round for Non-Public Services. The supplemental funds are uncommitted Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the 2018, 2019, and 2020 program years. Per HUD guidelines, unused funds must be re-allocated to ensure timely expenditure of funds. The list of recommended priority needs is below.
2022 Supplemental funding Priority Needs
- Public Facility Improvements
- Rehabilitation of Rental Housing Units
- Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing Beds
- Economic Development
- Façade Improvements
Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2022. All comments must be submitted in writing to Vicki Dorway at [email protected].
The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will, upon request, provide translators for non-English speaking and hearing impaired residents. The City strives to accommodate individuals with disabilities, please contact Vicki Dorway at (425) 257-7185 or email [email protected] as soon as possible if special accommodations are needed.
The City of Everett was notified it will receive $823,991 in CDBG funds from HUD for the 2022 program year which starts July 1, 2022.
A public hearing and meeting of the City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee was held on November 16, 2021. The Committee made funding recommendations which were followed by a formal public comment period from November 22 through December 23, 2021. The 2022 Annual Action Plan is available for review.
On March 2nd the Everett City Council adopted a Resolution supporting 2022 CDBG, AHTF and HOME funding allocations. The Resolution is established as the 2022 Annual Action Plan submission to HUD.
The 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be available for review and public comment in mid-August.
For information on funding sources please visit Federal & Municipal Funding.
The 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan is the guiding long range planning document for the Community Development Block Grant funds. Each Annual Action Plan supports the goals and priorities identified in the Consolidated Plan.The 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan is currently under review by HUD. A copy of the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan adopted by Everett City Council on July 29, 2020 is below.
- 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
- Amended Citizen Participation Plan
- Needs Assessment Executive Summary - ENGLISH
- Needs Assessment Executive Summary - SPANISH
- References and Resources:
- Governor Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Workshop, Interim Progress Report, October 2018
- Applied Research Northwest LLC "City of Everett Findings from the Snohomish County Needs Assessment", March 2019
- City of Everett Community Development, 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan Resident Survey, April - August 2019
- Snohomish County Point in Time Count, 2019
- American Community Survey Data, March 2019
The ‘Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice’ (AI) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all state and local governments that receive housing and community development funds from the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership(HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
In addition to the identification of impediments, jurisdictions are required to develop methods to address the issues that limit the ability of residents to rent or own housing, regardless of their inclusion in a protected class.
The AI identifies numerous actions taken in the City of Everett that affirmatively further fair housing in the sale and rental of housing within the jurisdiction. The City is committed to eradication of discriminatory practices. The City of Everett is currently working to update the AI in conjunction with the 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan.
Federal funds are provided to local governments to assist in the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. CDBG funds must be used for activities determined by the federal government to be eligible and the local government determines which eligible use is appropriate in the community.
The City of Everett's Citizens Advisory Committee determines the public needs for projects annually, at a public hearing typically held in late summer/early fall. The public is invited to attend this hearing in helping to determine the priorities for funding for the next Program Year.
More information on eligible activities for CDBG projects can be found on the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program page, hosted and maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Program Year for the City of Everett's CDBG program runs from July 1 to June 30 the following year.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is announced following a public hearing on determining needs. The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews projects in the fall and provides recommendations to City Council on award recommendations. City Council will take action on the recommendations, which are then provided to HUD for final review. This process typically ends in the spring.
The City of Everett typically receives funding from HUD during the Fall for the Program Year in which the funds are to be used.