Every five years, on behalf of Anne Arundel County, ACDS develops a five year “Consolidated Plan.” The Consolidated Plan outlines the housing and community development needs of the County and sets five-year goals, strategies, and funding priorities to meet those needs. The Consolidated Plan guides subsequent funding decisions for the use of federal CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA and CoC funds. Projects or activities must fit under an identified Consolidated Plan goal to be considered for funding.
2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Process and Schedule
Draft Plan Available Now for Comment
The Anne Arundel County Consolidated Plan: FY 2021 – FY 2025, which was approved by the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday, June 15, 2020, can be viewed here. View the Executive Summary here. This Plan is the culmination of over a year of data gathering, analysis and robust community engagement and establishes the County’s housing and community development needs, goals, and funding priorities for the next five years. As part of the Consolidated Plan process, the County also developed its FY 2021 Action Plan, which outlines the projects and activities to be carried out during Fiscal Year 2021, which began on July 1, 2020. View the FY 2021 Action Plan here.
Printed copies of the these Plans will be made available at the office of Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS), 2666 Riva Road, Suite 210, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 and can be accessed online at Anne Arundel County Public Libraries by visiting our website at www.acdscinc.org.
If you wish to review the draft Consolidated Plan and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency), please contact ACDS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-7600.
Supplemental Consolidated Plan Data
To develop the plan, ACDS analyzed HUD provided data and supplemental data procured from a housing market consultant. Click here to review the Rental Needs Assessment and click here to view the Homeownership Needs Assessment. Click here to see a summary presentation of the Rental Needs Assessment.
To solicit community input, ACDS held more than 15 small group meetings, focus groups and community presentations to identify housing and community development needs and discuss possible strategies to address those needs over the summer and fall of 2019. ACDS also held the following public hearings to gather input on the Consolidated Plan: October 24, 2019 – 6:30 p.m., December 5, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. (Independence Conference Room, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD), and January 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
As a result of the data analysis, stakeholder outreach and public hearings, staff developed the principles, goals, strategies and funding priorities outlined in the Plan.
Please view the complete timeline for the planning process here.