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.
Each five year plan is developed utilizing housing market and demographic data, conversations with stakeholder groups and information retrieved through public hearings, surveys and public comments. Please refer to the County’s Citizen Participation Plan to learn more about the public engagement process. To join our Housing and Community Development Stakeholder mailing list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added. You will receive important notices about public hearings and public comment periods.
2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Process and Schedule
Planning for the FY2021-2025 Consolidated Plan is currently underway! The rental housing and homeownership analyses are now complete. 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. ACDS has also met with stakeholder groups to identify housing and community development needs and discuss possible strategies to address those needs over the summer and fall of 2019. We held our first Consolidated Plan public hearing, in conjunction with the start of the County’s FY2021 Budget process, in October and allowed for public input. A second public hearing to develop Consolidated Plan goals was held on December 5, 2019. As a result of the data analysis, stakeholder outreach and public hearings, staff has developed the following Draft Principles, Goals & Strategies to serve as a framework for the Consolidated Plan. Please join us for our third and final public hearing on the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan on January 23rd at ACDS (see details below) to comment on the draft principles, goals and strategies, or email us at email@example.com to share your comments.
Public Hearing Dates:
October 24, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
December 5, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. (Independence Conference Room, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD)
January 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. (ACDS, Suite 210, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis MD). At this hearing, ACDS staff will share Draft Principles, Goals and Strategies and FY 2021 Budget recommendations and give the public an opportunity to comment.
ACDS and our public meeting sites are ADA accessible. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or an interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-7805 no later than 7 business days prior to the public meeting.
Please view the complete timeline for the planning process here.