What improvements does your community need? Is housing affordable? How can homelessness be reduced?

The City of Fresno is preparing its five-year Consolidated Plan and working to update its  Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and address local and regional needs related to housing, economic and community development, and homelessness.

 

A Consolidated Plan assesses the current housing market, discusses characteristics of the city’s population, identifies community improvement priorities, and outlines a five-year plan to fund and implement them using funds received from HUD under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) programs.


The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) identifies barriers to equal access to housing and neighborhood opportunities and proposes strategies to overcome those barriers.


The community's opinions and perceptions are an important part of these planning processes, and everyone is invited to participate. Your input will provide essential information to local policymakers, city staff, housing providers, social service providers, lenders, and affordable housing advocates.