2018 CDBG CAPER
The City of Longmont's Housing and Community Investment (HCI) Division is the lead agency for the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and the implementation of the Community Development Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). Internally, the Housing and Community Investment (HCI) Division works in collaboration with all City Departments to deliver projects, services, and other benefits to eligible neighborhoods and clients.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires, as part of the Con Plan process, the submittal of a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to document the implementation and utilization of HUD funds. HUD uses the CAPER to perform a comprehensive performance review of yearly progress in meeting stated goals and objectives contained in the Con Plan and the annual Action Plan, as required by HUD regulations 24 CFR 91.525.
The 2018 Program Year was the fourth year of the City of Longmont's 5-year Con Plan (2015-2019). We made strides in FY2018 using CDBG funds in the Homeownership programs by providing emergency repairs, and mobile home repairs; remove impediments for households with a disabled/elderly family member; general rehabilitation repairs; and provided housing counseling and consumer debt counseling. We used CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), General funds, and local Affordable Housing funds to support the construction of affordable for-rent and for-sale homes, and make flood repairs or replace flood-damaged properties.
Families and individuals across all races were assisted in many ways during FY 2018. The City of Longmont is predominantly white (70% white alone) overall but 129, or 45%, of those assisted were minorities
Longmont continues to provide its CDBG, HOME, and Affordable Housing funds towards programs that not only serve all racial/ethnic minorities but serve people with disabilities and female heads of household. The City of Longmont in 2018 through its CDBG entitlement funding assisted 95 female heads of household and 23 households with disabilities.