Plans, reports, and notices
Each year, we get federal grants that we use to develop housing in the City of Boston. To get funding, we have to give the Department of Housing and Urban Development 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.
To apply for federal grants, we have to create a plan for the City's development needs over the next three to five years. Our current plan runs from July 2013 until June 2018.
We have to submit an Action Plan every year to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan covers how we will use federal funds to fix the issues we talk about in our Consolidated plan.
We use the plan to apply for a number of federal programs, including:
- the Community Development Block Grant program
- the HOME Investment Partnerships program
- the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and
- Emergency Solutions Grant.
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 the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
We released a draft Program Year 2016 CAPER covering the 7/1/16 to 6/30/17 plan year. The comment period ended on October 30 and the report is under review by HUD.
We review applications when Neighborhood Development workers want to use our homeowner and homebuyer programs. Our goal is to make sure there’s no conflict of interest. We limit employee participation to 5 percent of the available openings in a program.
We update the DND: Employee Participation Requests every year. You can also find a copy of this list at our Bid Counter:
26 Court St., 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To complete many grant applications, groups that are partners with the City first need to get their project certified by us. We make sure the project is consistent with the federal plans for the community where it’s located.
If you need to get certified for your project, please give us your application at least two weeks before the deadline for the federal funding application. Complete the Certificate of Consistency application and return it to:
Department of Neighborhood Development
Policy Development and Research
Attn: HUD Verification
26 Court St. 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
You can also email your application to Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org. Still have questions? You can reach Diane at 617-635-0243.
Depending on your situation, you may need to also fill out one or more of these documents:
You may need to give us a second application based on the type of program you are applying for.
Some programs offer bonuses for projects that fit into a sustainability plan for a community. Boston has Preferred Sustainability Status.
You may need to show how your project will address fair housing needs in the City. You’ll have to describe how you will overcome one or more of the issues cited in the City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plan.
For more information, contact the Office of Civil Rights. Call 617-635-2540, or email Janine.Anzalota@boston.gov.