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Plans and reports

The Policy Development and Research Division manages plans with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Find out how we work with them to fund our programs.

Each year, we get federal grants that we use to develop housing in the City of Boston. To get funding, we have to provide HUD with a report and our plans for the year. We also manage notices about requirements for the City’s partner groups that want to apply for federal funding.

Plans and Reports

Plans and Reports

Every year, we submit an Action Plan to HUD. The plan covers how we will use federal funds to fix the issues we discuss in our Consolidated plan.

    Action Plan PY2021 (7/1/21 to 6/30/22)
    Action Plan PY2020 (7/1/20 to 6/30/21)
    Action Plan PY2019 

    HUD has traditionally required the City of Boston to complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The most recent was completed in 2010.

    The Federal CARES Act provides substantial funding to the City of Boston for responding to, and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In order to spend the funds that HUD provides to the City from the CARES Act, we must complete a "Substantial Amendment" to our 2019 HUD Action Plan. We have completed such amendments for $20,039,341 in CDBG funds, $449,562 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds, and $28,543,879 in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds.


    To apply for federal grants, we create a Plan for the City's development needs over five years. HUD reviewed and approved the plan in August of 2018.

    Related documents
    Consolidated Plan (July 2018 to June 2023)

    We create a report at the end of each program year that describes what we've been able to accomplish with federal funding. We provide this report to the public, and to HUD.

    DRAFT OF CAPER: Program Year 2020 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)

    Submit your comments online.

    HOME Investment Partnerships Program, American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Funding

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to increase housing stability by assisting individuals, households or other vulnerable populations who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The HOME-ARP funds include four potential eligible uses:

    1. Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
    2. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
    3. Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services, and Housing Counseling
    4. Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter

    The City of Boston was awarded $21,597,797 in HOME-ARP funds. HUD Issued Notice CPD-21-10 establishing a required planning, engagement and analysis process that must be completed and approved by HUD before HOME-ARP funds are made available. The City of Boston is drafting a plan to meet those requirements which will include opportunities for interested stakeholders to provide input and help shape the program design of Boston’s HOME-ARP program.

    More information and next steps will be posted on this webpage as they become available.

    Updates:  To receive updates about Boston’s HOME-ARP funds, sign up for our Policy Newsletter.

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