The Bellingham Consolidated Plan presents a strategic vision for housing, human services and community development within the City, and is a requirement for receiving federal block grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan is also used to guide the priorities for expenditure of funds derived from the 2012 Housing Levy (aka the "Home Fund"). This plan is the community's choice for how the grant funds will be used in the City.
Each year an Action Plan is created to detail the activities and funding allocation for the coming year. This Action Plan is also the application to HUD for federal grant funds, and is the basis for assessing performance as reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is an annual report for the City of Bellingham's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the 2012 Housing Levy programs.