City of Cincinnati 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
The City of Cincinnati (City) is an entitlement jurisdiction that receives federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support local community development and affordable housing activities. The federal block grant programs that provide these resources include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS Grant (HOPWA). As a condition of receiving these funds, the City of Cincinnati is required to submit a 5-Year Consolidated Plan, which outlines the city’s housing and community development needs and priorities, and the First Year Annual Action Plan (budget) that identifies how the City plans to allocate its HUD funding to address those priority needs. HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.
The 2020 – 2024 City of Cincinnati, Ohio Consolidated Plan is the result of a collaborative process to identify housing and community development needs and to establish goals, priorities, and strategies to address those needs, especially for low- and moderate-income households. The process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to better focus funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development formula block grant programs to meet