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.
- 2021 Program Year
- 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan
- 2020 Analysis of Impediments
- Eligible Projects
- Program Year
The 2021 Annual Action Plan is open for public comment. Comments are being accepted until April 27, 2021.
Comments must be submitted in written form to Kembra Landry at email@example.com or by mail to:
Kembra Landry, Everett Municipal Building, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8A, Everett, WA 98201.
For questions or additional information needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-257-7155 and leave a detailed message.
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.
- Draft 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.