Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Programs

Under the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs entitlement funds are provided to improve the lives of citizens by meeting prescribed federal guidelines.

At the beginning of each fiscal year (FY), the City prepares an Annual Action Plan that informs HUD and citizens what goals and objectives the City intends to meet with CDBG and HOME funds during that upcoming year. At the end of the fiscal year, the City prepares a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) to illustrate the actual accomplishments achieved during that year.

The CAPER allows HUD, local officials and citizens to assess the use of available resources and to assess the efforts made to achieve the goals and objectives identified in the City's Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. The FY 2017 CAPER captures the expenditures, accomplishments, and progress made on the strategies and goals outlined in the approved third year of the FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (Con Plan).

The cities of Salem and Keizer receive HOME funds as part of a Consortium. The cities extended the cooperation agreement for three years in June 2017.