Within the framework established by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) rules, the City of Amarillo is required to make strategic choices about how we administer our local programs. To begin the process of implementing CDBG activities we have to understand the community needs, interests, and objectives in order to make effective choices about how to administer the CDBG programs.
An Analysis of Impediments for Fair Housing is a comprehensive review of the city of Amarillo’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices; an assessment of how those laws affect the location, availability and accessibility of housing; an assessment of housing conditions, both public and private affecting fair housing choice for all protected classes; and an assessment of the availability of affordable, accessible housing in a range of unit sizes.
The Consolidated Plan is a plan of five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under certain HUD programs including CDBG, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Each year, the City of Amarillo is required to submit an update to HUD which is referred to as the Annual Action Plan which describes the specified planned uses for HUD programs as well as certain other program requirements.
Within 90 days of the close of our program year, CDBG regulations require us to submit an Annual Performance Report to HUD. This annual report provides HUD with necessary information to assess our ability to carry out its programs in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements, provide information necessary for HUD to report to Congress, and provide us an opportunity to describe our program achievement with the citizens of Amarillo.