Housing and Community Development Department

Consolidated and Annual Action Plans / CAPERs / Analysis of Impediments

The following plans/reports are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of any jurisdiction receiving federal entitlement grants. The City of Houston receives four entitlement grants, which are as follows: (1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), (2) HOME Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME), (3) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant (HOPWA), and (4) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). HCDD administers the grants and is responsible for preparing the following plans/reports:

Consolidated Plan - a five-year strategic plan that identifies long-term goals and objectives for improving housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and quality of life for low- and moderate-income Houstonians. The goals and strategies outlined in the Consolidated Plan are the result of an extensive public participation process.

Annual Action Plan - an annual update to the Consolidated Plan. It provides a summary of specific actions, activities, and programs that will take place during the upcoming program year to address the priority needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan also includes annual allocations and budgets.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) - the year-end report. At the close of each program year, the City uses its CAPER to inform the public on how entitlement funds have been expended. It evaluates the City’s performance in carrying out the identified goals in the annual Action Plan.

Citizen Participation Plan - the strategy for public participation that incorporates citizen input into the planning, implementation, coordination and assessment of HCDD’s projects and activities. Click here to view the current Citizen Participation Plan.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) - a review of public and private policies, practices and procedures for possible barriers to fair housing choice. It serves as the basis for fair housing planning.





Helpful Links

  • Summary of 2015 Analysis of Impediments (English) (Español)
  • 2015 Consolidated Plan Development Process
  • Fair Housing Forum  - January 29, 2015