State of Montana Consolidated Plan
Not just about housing...
The Consolidated Plan is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and various housing and community development acts passed by the U.S. Congress. The document is used by federal agencies to make appropriation decisions regarding resources made available to Montana for addressing issues related to affordable housing, homelessness, infrastructure, public facilities, economic development, and other community development needs.
The plan consolidates the planning, application, reporting and citizen participation components of three formula programs that receive annual funding from HUD. It addresses individual program applications, documentation and certifications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs that are applicable to Montana.
Every five years a comprehensive strategic plan is prepared that reports on housing conditions, community development issues and market conditions; provides an inventory of housing services and programs; and describes broad priorities and objectives for housing and community development. Annual Action Plans are submitted in interim years that outline expected resources available, types of activities offered, geographic distribution of funds, and actions for the upcoming year. Each annual plan year begins April 1, and ends March 31.
The Montana Department of Commerce does not determine the needs of Montana communities; rather it provides statewide statistics and information that communities may use to determine and prioritize needs. Citizen participation is essential for review and approval of the Montana Consolidated Plan.
- Consolidated Plan Documents: Five-Year Consolidated Plan; Annual Action Plans; Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Reports (CAPER)
- Housing, Economic & Demographic Reports and Statistics
- Frequently Asked Questions
Consolidated Plan Coordinator