CD provides a basis and strategy for the use of Federal funds granted to Orange County by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.
Consolidated Plan (ConPlan)
Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, Orange County meets the qualifications of an Urban County. The FY 2010-15 Consolidated Plan (CP) is a five year planning document that assesses the Urban County’s community development needs, proposes strategies to address those needs, and identifies specific activities to implement those strategies. Orange County Consolidated Plan 2010-2015.
Funding Allocation Policy and Process (FAPP)
APP utilizes priorities listed in the CP to address local housing and community development needs with Federal and local resources.
The Action Plan is an annual update of the Consolidated Plan, it is the product of comprehensive public outreach programs, including participating city community meetings, needs surveys, and consultation with approximately 25 agencies, groups, and organizations involved in the development of affordable housing, and/or provision of services to children, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, and homeless persons. A complete draft of the Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comments for a 30-day period beginning in March each year.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER is an annual assessment report that identifies the Urban County of Orange’s overall housing and community development accomplishments in meeting the five-year Consolidated Plan strategy that establishes priorities for addressing the identified housing and community development needs. The County is required to provide the public and HUD with an assessment of its accomplishments utilizing federal funds each year.