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The Consolidated Plan is designed to help a participating jurisdiction (PJ) like the City of Parkersburg to assess its affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from Housing and Urban Development block grant programs like Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program.
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the City of Parkersburg Consolidated Plan.
The City of Parkersburg’s Development Department annually accepts applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs. These Federally-funded programs are used by the City of Parkersburg, and throughout Wood County to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and the expansion of economic opportunities primarily for families and individuals with low and moderate incomes.
The City of Parkersburg is committed to providing the citizens of the City with the opportunity to comment and make suggestions on the utilization of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds, to the greatest extent feasible. It is our position that funds can only go toward the areas of greatest need if those whom will benefit have input on their expenditure.
In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties, the City generally places its proposed Annual Action Plan on public display in the City Development Department during normal business hours for the length specified in the notice.
In conformance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and the provisions of 24 CFR Pars 91, et al., the City of Parkersburg has adopted a policy to serve as the criteria for what constitutes a substantial amendment in the City’s Consolidated Plan and One-Year Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant and HOME funded Programs.
An amendment to the City’s One-Year Action Plan will be considered to be substantial if one of the following criteria is met:
- Funds are to be used for an activity/project not identified in the plan;
- An activity/project originally identified in the plan is not to be carried out;
- The purpose, location or beneficiaries of a project/activity changes from the originally stated purpose, location or beneficiaries; OR the scope of the project/activity changes substantially;
- The budget of a particular activity/project exceeds the original line item budget for such project/activity by more than 25 percent.