Federal Planning Citizen Engagement
Federal Planning Citizen Engagement
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
At the end of the year, the District is required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which details how the City spent its federal funds and whether or not the City met the goals set forth in the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan during that year (more information on the Consolidated Planning Process is available below). The District will hold a virtual public hearing (scroll to the bottom of this page) for District residents and stakeholders to provide testimony on the information outlined in the report.
Consolidated Planning Process
About the process
The District and others who receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding must follow this process. It relies on public input and market analysis to identify local housing and community development needs and priorities. These, in turn, drive our Consolidated Plan for spending funds from these federal programs:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) –funds housing and non-housing activities in low- and moderate-income areas. The grants funds programs and services to improve neighborhoods and promote economic growth.
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) – is used to build, buy and/or rehab affordable housing. It also provides rental assistance to low-income residents.
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) -- supports homeless individuals and families. The grants support shelters and services to keep them from becoming homeless or rapidly re-house those who do.
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) –is used to assist low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. They must live in DC or the DC metropolitan area (northern Virginia counties; Maryland’s Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s counties, or parts of West Virginia).
- Housing Trust Fund (HTF) –is used to build, preserve, rehab, and operate affordable housing for extremely low-income households (those earning less than 30% of the area median income).
The Department of Human Services administers ESG. The District’s Department of Health and local nonprofit organizations administer HOPWA. DHCD is responsible for the rest.
The Consolidated Plan
The District conducts research and public forums that help identify local needs. These documents include the plan to address those needs or report on our progress:
- Consolidated Plan details local needs, priorities, and goals for five years. All funded projects and initiatives must tie back to the policies and priorities outlined in the plan.
- Annual Action Plan outlines the actions, activities, and resources (federal and non-federal) used to address the needs and goals of the 5-year plan.
- Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan details how the funds are used in a specific year.
- Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) details spending and progress against the goals and priorities in the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.
The public has at least 30 days to comment on the draft documents in writing or at a public hearing. HUD has 45 days to comment on the documents we submit before they’re final.
Go to HUD Exchange for more information about the required process, the plan, and reports.
The Needs Assessment hearing will help form a basis for developing the District’s draft “District of Columbia’s Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Action Plan”. Input from stakeholders will assist in identifying the spending priorities utilizing federal entitlement funds. DHCD will also release surveys to assist stakeholders in assessing the needs in their community.
Residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to come out and participate in the development of policies and programs in the following areas: 1) affordable housing; 2) special needs housing; 3) homelessness; 4) homeownership; and 5) community development and public service activities.
In addition, to assisting in identifying the spending priorities of federal entitlement funds, the hearing will also outline the use of funding for the Recovery Housing Program (RHP) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program American Rescue Plan Allocation Plan (HOME ARP).
The purpose of the RHP funds is to address the housing needs of persons experiencing substance use disorder. The HOME ARP funds aim to help people experiencing homelessness gain access to deeply affordable housing. These two grant programs will help fill those needs.
Residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to come out and participate in the development of policies and programs for RHP and HOME ARP in the following areas: 1) housing for persons experiencing substance use disorder and 2) housing for persons experiencing homelessness.
After the hearing, the District will collect comments, testimony, and feedback to draft the action plan and finalize the HOME ARP plan. Both plans will be presented to the public in July, and a public hearing to receive comments will occur on July 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
On January 12, 2023, at 6:30 pm Drew Hubbard, Interim Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host a public hearing to discuss the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation and Report (CAPER). The draft report will be available for review on December 5, 2022 at dhcd.dc.gov.
The District will hold a virtual public hearing for District residents and stakeholders to provide testimony on the information outlined in the report. DHCD will submit testimony with the CAPER to HUD.
Please register below to attend or speak at the public hearing.
If you would like to provide input during the public hearing, you are encouraged to send your testimony to [email protected] so we may accurately convey your comments to HUD.
English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL) translation will be available at the Public Hearing. Residents who require language interpretation in Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, or French must notify Tilla Hall at (202) 442-7239 or email [email protected] by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2022. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165.