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Three year housing and community development consolidated plan 2010 action plan

Three-Year Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan & 2010 Action Plan

City of Wenatchee

City council public meeting

October 22, 2009

Community development department


Purpose of presentation

Purpose of Presentation

  • Discuss proposed Plans and inform the City Council on the:

    • Plan development process

    • Amount of HUD funds available

    • Purposes for which funds can be used

    • Updated community needs

    • Updated Objectives & Strategies

    • Proposed 2010 activities


Plan development public process

Plan Development Public Process

May – August: Research updated community data

May/June: Focus Group meetings – housing, economic development, education/job training, homeless, social services, city departments, mayor & city council, and public forum

July 16: City Council & Planning Commission Work Session – draft city profile & needs assessment, draft goals, objectives & strategies, and proposed budget strategy

July/Aug: Solicited 2010 Applications for Housing and Economic Development projects


Three year housing and community development consolidated plan 2010 action plan

Plan Development Public Process

August 25: Planning Commission Public Hearing - 2010 Applications

September 9: Planning Commission Public Hearing – proposed Draft 2010-2013 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Annual Action Plan

Sept 14 – Oct 14 – 30Day Public Comment Period

Oct 16 – Submission of proposed Plans to City Council

Oct 22 – City Council Public Meeting


Estimated funds available

Estimated Funds Available

2010 Action Plan: $336,594

Estimate based on 2009 actual amount

20% Planning/Admin Cap = $67,318

15% Public Services Cap = $50,489

2010-2013 Consolidated Plan: $1,000,000


3 national goals of cdbg program

3 National Goals of CDBG Program

Ensuring that the community’s low and moderate-income residents have access to decent and affordable housing.

Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments.

Expanding economic opportunities for the community’s low and moderate-income residents.


Information on eligible purposes

Information on Eligible Purposes

  • All CDBG projects must meet 1 of the following national objectives:

    • Assist Households at 80% of median income and below

    • Remove Slums and Blight

    • Address Imminent Threats to Health and Safety


Examples of eligible activities

Examples of Eligible Activities

Housing: rehabilitation, acquisition, homebuyer assistance, development

Community Development: public facilities, public infrastructure, neighborhood revitalization

Economic Development: business development, job training, technical assistance, business support

Public Services: employment, crime prevention, education, child care, recreation, food programs

Planning: pre-development, community, action, & neighborhood planning efforts


Summary of needs

Summary of Needs

  • Population –

    • Rapid population growth in 1990’s, slowed to 1.5% annually over past 5 years

    • By 2030, elderly expected to double the 2000 county population (8,328 new elderly)

  • Jobs –

    • Unemployment rates 1990-2004 above State average, but since then trending toward State rate

    • March 2009 – 10.1% (comparable to State average)


Needs 2

Needs (2)

  • Education Levels of Workforce

    • 22% of persons >25 years old had no diplomas, above the State average of only 13%

  • Income

    • Countywide median income has increased to over $50,000, about 20% below the Statewide level

    • Hispanic household income lags the Countywide income by about 25%


Needs 3

Needs (3)

  • Housing

    • Over 40% of Wenatchee’s renter population is paying > 30% of income for housing

    • Limited new renter housing has been developed at affordable rents in recent years

  • Homelessness

    • 475 persons were found homeless in Chelan/Douglas on a single day in January 2009

    • Many more are at risk of becoming homeless


Needs 4

Needs (4)

  • Economic Development

    • Retention and expansion of businesses is needed to spur employment

    • Need retail services serving low and moderate income neighborhoods

  • Neighborhood Revitalization

    • Infrastructure improvements are needed in several neighborhoods, including South Wenatchee

    • Certain residential areas characterized by deterioration, (33-51% of properties deteriorated – mainly deteriorated paint & garbage/debris)


Three year strategies

Three-Year Strategies

Goal 1: Provide decent, affordable housing

  • Increase affordable housing supply available to community’s lowest-income households

  • Improve quality of rental housing available

  • Improve single-family housing and expand homeownership opportunities

  • Reduce barriers to accessing and maintaining rental housing


Three year strategies1

Three-Year Strategies

Goal 2: Improve the Quality of Life Throughout the Community

  • Revitalize neighborhoods by upgrading community infrastructure and enforcing codes

  • Provide support for integrated high priority public services and community facilities


Three year strategies2

Three-Year Strategies

Goal 3: Increase Individual & Community Self-Sufficiency

  • Increase living wage jobs by partnering with existing business development programs

  • Provide assistance to prepare lower-income persons to compete for living wage jobs

  • Expand business opportunities utilizing coordinated approaches


2010 proposed activities

2010 Proposed Activities

City Sidewalks $23,344

City Housing Rehabilitation $80,000

Columbia Valley Housing Assoc. Land Trust $90,000

City Code Enforcement $41,250

Hispanic Chamber Entrepreneurial Program $47,000

CDBG Program Administration $55,000

TOTAL $336,594


Proposed action

Proposed Action

Motion to adopt the City of Wenatchee 2010-2013 Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan and to authorize the Mayor to sign the application for CDBG assistance, certifications and assurances, and to enter into agreements with subrecipients.

Plans due to HUD:

November 16th


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