5 Year Consolidated Plan

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 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 (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) 

To learn more about income guidelines, visit the Housing and Community Development webpage.

Engagement Timeline

Date

Engagement Opportunity

  • March 31, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • April 2, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • April 3, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  
  • April 7, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
April 15 - May 17Public comment accepted on first drafts of Five Year Consolidated Plan, 2021 Annual Action Plan, Analysis of Impediments, and Citizen Participation Plan
June 14 - July 14Public comment accepted on final drafts of Five Year Consolidated Plan, 2021 Annual Action Plan, Analysis of Impediments, and Citizen Participation Plan
July 20Presentation of final plans to Mayor and City Council
Aug. 13Plan submitted to HUD

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