The City of Orlando uses citizen input and local service agency guidance to develop and implement programs and projects designed to assist low- and moderate-income households and revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Community Development activities are primarily funded through programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to include:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Another source of funding is the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP).
Activities and projects must meet HUD eligibility and regulatory requirements, as well as address needs identified by the community, before they can be implemented. A citizen participation process helps determine community development needs. As part of this process, the City solicits public input in the preparation of the Annual Action Plan, which describes specific activities that the city will undertake to address community needs and meet the goals established in the City’s Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Annual Performance Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) report provides annual information on the City’s accomplishments and progress toward meeting the community’s needs and HUD regulatory requirements.
Copies of all final documents will be kept on file at Orlando City Hall, 7th Floor, Housing & Community Development Department, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32801, and will be made available for public inspection and review during regular business hours. The City will provide copies to citizens and groups, upon request, including large print copies for the visually impaired.