Consolidated Plan

Program Year 2022 Annual Action Plan and HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Each year, the city is required to prepare an Annual Action Plan in order to receive block grant funding from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding can be used to address a wide range of community development needs, such as community improvement projects and projects that focus on low-to-moderate income households. This year we will also be receiving additional funding through the HOME Investment Partnership American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) to help reduce homelessness and increase housing stability.

Community Engagement

Community members had an opportunity to share feedback via survey, open from March 21-April 22. A series of community meetings were held April 11-14 to solicit additional feedback on specific topics (Homeless & Community Services, Community Improvements & Infrastructure, and Housing). The community will be invited to review and provide comments on the draft plans in June.

Exterior of Adare apartments in Boise

Investment in Our Community

Every year, the City of Boise receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address a wide range of community development needs, including community improvement projects and projects that focus on low-to-moderate income households.

Funding Community Improvements

CDBG funding is intended to be used for the development of viable urban communities by providing the following in low-to-moderate income areas 

  • Decent housing 
  • Suitable living environment 
  • Expanded economic opportunities 

The funding can also be used to provide public services for low-to-moderate income households.

What is the Consolidated Plan?

According to HUD, the Consolidated Plan "helps states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions."

2021-2025 Consolidated Plan

What Funding Can and Cannot be Used For

CDBG Funds Can be Used For

CDBG Funds Cannot be Used For

Mortgage down payment assistanceConstructing housing or government buildings
Public improvements (parks, sidewalks)General government expenses
Public services (childcare, job training)Financing political activities
Economic developmentPurchasing equipment
Housing rehabilitation to make homes more energy-efficient/accessible/safeOperating and maintenance expenses

The HOME program provides funding for building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rental or homeownership.

City of Boise Projects Funded by CDBG and HOME

The City of Boise has invested funds into community projects, such as: 

  • All-accessible playground at Hillcrest Elementary 
  • Picnic shelter at Grace Jordan Elementary School 
  • New sidewalks along Canal Street  
  • Art in the medians along Vista Ave. 
  • Transit improvements along Vista Ave. (shelters, benches, bike racks and art) 

As well as assistance and loan programs for income-qualified individuals and affordable housing projects: 

  • Between 2018-2020, the City of Boise provided 31 loans worth nearly $4 million to income-qualified individuals and for the development of affordable housing. 

Funding Distribution

Individuals and families whose income is at or below 80% Area Median Income may qualify for services.  

In 2020, the City of Boise’s median income was $74,800 for a four-person household. Families of 4 would qualify for funding, if their income was at: 

  • 80% of AMI = $59,850 (low income) 
  • 50% of AMI = $37,400 (very low income) 
  • 30% of AMI = $22,450 (extremely low income) 

Income Guidelines

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