PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development is DCED’s application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to access federal funds for various community development programs.
The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Consolidated Plan) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (24CFR Section 91.115) in order for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive federal funding each year for the following programs:
The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is the lead agency for the Consolidated Plan for Pennsylvania.
HUD requires a new state Consolidated Plan every five years. Pennsylvania’s current plan was developed for the period 2014 through 2018 and originally submitted to HUD in 2014. DCED is developing a new Consolidated Plan for the period 2019-2023.
Amendments to the approved Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans follow the Commonwealth’s Citizen Participation Plan.
The Consolidated Plan identifies the housing, community development, homelessness, public service, and economic development needs of the non-entitled municipalities of the Commonwealth. It establishes goals and objectives in addressing those needs and charts the course for expenditure of housing and community development funds over a period of five years in resolving the needs. Annually, the Commonwealth submits the Annual Action Plan to HUD detailing how each federal year’s allocation of funds will be utilized and the planned annual method to distribute funds.
At the conclusion of each program year, DCED reports to HUD the accomplishments and outcomes achieved as a result of the allocation of funds. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) details the use of funds, progress toward attaining the goals and individual and community beneficiaries.