Community Development Block Grant
What is CDBG?
CDBG is a program of the Federal Agency known as Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city is funded annually with CDBG funds to be used for eligible activities falling under national objectives to serve income eligible persons that live within the legal boundaries of the City of Beaverton. The city chooses to provide its CDBG services through vetted nonprofits using an annual funding process. CDBG is guided by a five year plan prepared by the city in conjunction with Washington County, the lead agency, known as the Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). The Con Plan provides Beaverton residents and others the opportunity to weigh-in on eligible activities recommended by staff based upon needs research. An Annual Action Plan describes how objectives of the Con Plan will be carried out. Also annually CDBG staff prepares a report for HUD and the public outlining how well objectives have been met. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report is referred to as the CAPER.
How does the City use its CDBG funds?
The city supports: homeless shelters/services, homeless prevention, youth and family programs, other public services, lowering the cost of homeownership, critical needs housing repair, small business development, and from time to time infrastructure and public facility development/improvement. For how CDBG might help you please visit Housing & Community Services.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT
FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2017/2018
Washington County and the City of Beaverton have prepared their 2017 CAPER reports as required by federal regulations. The report details project accomplishments as well as expenditures throughout the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The purpose of the report is to measure to what extent the jurisdictions are meeting priority needs, goals and strategies as outlined in the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.
The CAPER report is available for review and comment and can be downloaded from the County’s web site at: http://www.co.washington.or.us/CommunityDevelopment/Planning/annual-performance-report.cfm
The report is due to HUD on October 19, 2018. A 15-day public comment period on the report begins on Tuesday, September 25th and runs through Thursday, October 11th. A public hearing on October 11th will be held to receive comments on the CAPER. The hearing will also be an opportunity to accept public comment on housing and community development needs in the County. The hearing will take place in the Public Services Building, Multipurpose Room, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro, OR. The public hearing starts at 7:00 p.m.
Comments on the CAPER may be directed to:
Jennie H. Proctor, Program Manager
Washington County Office of Community Development
328 W. Main Street, Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR 97123
The meeting room is accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Please notify the Office of Community Development at least 7 days before a hearing if special equipment or interpreting service is needed. To help ensure equal access to Washington County Office of Community Development programs, services and activities, we will provide translation, reasonably modify policies or procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact 503-846-8814, or for voice to TTY relay dial 711 or 1-800-735-1232. Para traducción en español marque 1-800-735-3896.