2019 Annual Action Plan
The State of South Carolina has prepared its 2019 Annual Action Plan and the draft plan was available for review and comment for 30 days January 7 through February 5, 2019. 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.
Copies of the 2019 Action Plan and the 2019 CDBG Program Description can be downloaded from this website - click on the links below. The plan will be submitted to HUD on or after February 15, 2019, in accordance with HUD requirements once final allocations are announced.
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:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, administered by the SC Department of Commerce
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
- National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), per December 2016 substantial amendment to 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, administered by the SC Office of Economic Opportunity
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Program, administered by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
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. The State is currently preparing its 2019 Annual Plan, which will be available for review beginning January 7, and the public hearing will be held January 24, 2019.
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.
- Download the substantially amended 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
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 .