SC State Consolidated Plan

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing - Survey

The State is in the process of updating its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.  Thank you to all the community leaders, residents, stakeholders and non-governmental partners who participated in the survey. The survey is now closed. 

Consolidated Plan

The State Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Consolidated Plan) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the State of South Carolina to receive federal funding each year for the following programs:

The SC Department of Commerce is also the lead agency for the Consolidated Plan for South Carolina. 

HUD requires a new state Consolidated Plan every five years. A new plan was developed for the plan period 2016 through 2020 and originally submitted to HUD in April 2016. It was later amended to add the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), which is admininstered along with HOME by the State Housing Finance & Development Authority. HUD just approved the state's substantially amended 2016-2020 Con Plan and 2016 Annual Action Plan in December 2016. The 2017 Annual Action Plan included funding for the NHTF for the first time.  

The Consolidated Plan identifies statewide housing and community development priorities and broad strategies for addressing the three HUD goals:

  • Suitable Living Environment
  • Decent Housing
  • Economic Opportunity

Objectives address accessibility/availability, affordability or sustainability for each goal. Each year of the plan period, the state identifies annual priorities, goals and strategies in an Annual Action Plan and reports on progress toward achieving goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER).

The public is involved in the planning process, both at the beginning of a plan period and prior to the start of each program year. The State makes its draft plans and annual reports available to the public for review and holds a hearing each year to discuss plans, prior to finalizing and submitting them to HUD. Program years run from April 1 through March 31.

CDBG Program Description

The State's CDBG Program Description is required by HUD as part of the Consolidated Plan process. It represents the State's annual plan for CDBG funding. The Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan has been prepared and was available for review and comment through February 6, 2018. Once HUD announces the State's final 2018 allocations, the 2018 Plan will be finalized and submitted to HUD as required.

  • Click here to go to the CDBG Program Documents page