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SC State Consolidated Plan

Draft 2020 CAPER

The State has prepared its annual Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for CDBG, HOME, NHTF, ESG, and HOPWA Programs for the 2020 Consolidated Plan Program Year.  Click the link below to download a copy or call or email the SC Department of Commerce, Grants Administration: Phone (803) 734-0429 (TTY 711); Email: lross@SCCommerce.com.  Written comments will be accepted June 14, 2021 through June 28, 2021 and should be sent to the attention of Liese Ross at the SC Department of Commerce, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.

Amendment to the 2021 Annual Action Plan for NHTF

The draft Annual Action Plan was prepared in January 2021 and available for public comment and review, along with the 2021-2025 draft Consolidated Plan. Public comments were received on the housing programs. These comments and the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority’s responses are included in Consultation and Citizen Participation Attachments to the Consolidated Plan.

The draft 2021 Action Plan reflected funding estimated for the five programs, with estimates based on funding level with 2020 funding. Each program’s Method of Distribution indicated how funding would be adjusted if actual 2021 allocations differed from the estimate.

On February 25, 2021, HUD announced the 2021 Allocations for the Consolidated Plan programs, including CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG, and the State substantially amended its draft Plan for an unanticipated $1 million decrease in funding estimated for CDBG. The amended draft plan included the actual 2021 CDBG allocation, estimated NHTF funding, and HOME, HOPWA and ESG allocations adjusted for actual funding as indicated in the draft Plan.

On April 6, 2021, subsequent to the announcement of 2021 funding for the formula-funded Con Plan programs, HUD announced 2021 NHTF allocations. The SC State Housing Authority will receive $7,756,516 as its 2021 NHTF allocation, which is $4.7 million more than estimated based on funding level with 2020.

This represents a second substantial amendment to the 2021 Action Plan and the State is again making the 2021 Action Plan available for public review.  In accordance with the State's Citizen Participation Plan, the draft documents will be available for 30 days, from April 16, 2021 through May 15, 2021. Please click the links below to download the documents.

Written comments can be submitted via email to lross@sccommerce.com or mailed to the SC Department of Commerce, 1201 Main Street Suite 1600, Columbia, SC 29201.

2021-2025 Consolidated Plan & 2021 Annual Action Plan

The State of South Carolina has prepared its 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan for funding that will be received over the next five years, for the five regular HUD Programs - CDBG, HOME, NHTF, ESG and HOPWA. The Consolidated Plan is required by HUD every five years, and it is required to receive funding for the five regular HUD programs. The Consolidated Plan also includes the first Annual Plan, or the Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021 (April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022).

The 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan, the 2021 Annual Action Plan (Attachment A) and the 2021 CDBG Program Description were available for review during the 30 day public comment period which began January 4, 2021 and ended February 4, 2021. The draft amendment to the 2021 Action Plan for CDBG was available for review from March 9, 2021 to April 9, 2021, and the draft amendment for NHTF is available for review from April 16 , 2021 to May 15, 2021.

Click the links below to download the documents.

A virtual public hearing was held on January 20, 2021 at 2pm to discuss the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Plan. To receive an email link to participate in the virtual public hearing, please register at https://2021annualactionplanpublichearing.eventbrite.com.

For questions or comments about the draft 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan, please contact the appropriate program:

The SC Department of Commerce is also the lead agency for the Consolidated Plan for South Carolina. For general questions or information about the plan, please email Liese Ross at lross@sccommerce.com.

Amendment to the 2020 Action Plan for the CARES Act - CDBG-CV

The State of South Carolina prepared a third substantial amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the CARES Act for funding that will be received under three rounds of CARES Act funding for CDBG, or CDBG-CV. The State made the draft substantial amendment available for public review for 7 days, from November 12 through November 18, 2020. The State is also held a virtual public hearing on November 16, 2020 at 2pm.

Virtual Public Hearing (November 16, 2020):

Join the hearing by phone only - call the number below and enter the access code.

  • US Toll Free (877) 309-3457 or (404) 397-1516
  • Access code: 132 803 7603

Public comment and review are encouraged during through November 18, 2020. Please email any written comments to lross@SCCommerce.com or submit them to Liese Ross, SC Department of Commerce, Grants Administration, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201, or call (803) 734-0429 / TTY 711.

Amendment to the 2020 Action Plan for the CARES Act - ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV &
Amendment to the State Citizen Participation Plan (May 2020)

The State of South Carolina prepared a substantial amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the CARES Act for funding that will be received for ESG and HOPWA from HUD. The State also prepared an amendment to the State Citizen Participation Plan (CP Plan), as allowed under the CARES Act. Both were available for public review for 5 days, from May 19 to May 23, 2020. Both have been submitted to HUD and approved.

Program Links:

2020 Action Plan

The State of South Carolina has prepared its 2020 Action Plan, which is necessary for the State to receive 2020 HUD funding for the CDBG, HOME, NHTF, ESG and HOPWA Programs. A public hearing was held on January 23, 2020 to obtain input on the plan and written comments on the plan were accepted from January 6, 2020 through February 4, 2020. Copies of the draft Action Plan and CDBG 2020 Program Description can be downloaded using the links below.

 

2019 Annual Action Plan

An Annual Action Plan is required by HUD each year of the Consolidated Plan period for the following State Programs to receive 2019 HUD funding: 1) Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the SC Department of Commerce, Grants Administration; 2) HOME Investment Partnerships and National Housing Trust Fund programs administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority; 3) Emergency Solutions Grants administered by the SC Office of Economic Opportunity; and 4) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS administered by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, STD/HIV Division.

2019 is the fourth year in the current 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan period. The 2019 Plan contains each program’s expected resources, goals for the upcoming Plan year, planned method for distributing funding, as well as information regarding consultation and participation, affordable housing and barriers to affordable housing, homelessness and housing activities pertinent to other special needs, etc. Additional and more detailed program information is contained in program documents available from each administering agency.

Click on the links below to download the 2019 Action Plan and the 2019 CDBG Program Description.

2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Report

The State of South Carolina submitted its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, or CAPER, for Program Year 2018. The CAPER covers the State's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs for the period April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Download a copy of the CAPER or CDBG Program Attachments by clicking the links below.

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.

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.

Substantial amendments are required for significant changes to the Plan, such as was required to include the National Housing Trust Fund. The current plan was substantially amended and included the NHTF for the first time in 2017.

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 distributing CDBG funding, and pertinent sections are summarized in the Annual Action Plan .

Go to the CDBG Program Documents page