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 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, reports, and noticesPlans, reports, and notices
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.
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. As of August 3, we have completed such amendments for $10,257,948 in CDBG funds, $449,562 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds, and $5,195,210 in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds.
In addition, the City received an additional allocation of $23,348,669 in ESG funds and expects an additional allocation of CDBG funds. When substantial amendments are required for those funds, they will be posted here.Documents:
We review applications when Neighborhood Development employees want to use our homebuyer programs. Our goal is to make sure there is no conflict of interest.
We limit employee participation to 5 percent of the available funding in a program to ensure access by the general public is not significantly limited.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org