The programs, activities and strategies developed for this consolidated plan must address three overall goals established for the HUD formula grant programs. These national goals, which primarily target low to moderate-income persons, households or neighborhoods, are as follows:
Provide decent housing
Assist homeless persons to obtain appropriate housing
Assist persons at risk of becoming homeless
Retain affordable housing stock
Increase the availability of affordable, permanent housing in standard condition, particularly to members of disadvantaged minorities, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability
Increase the supply of supportive housing, which combines structural features and services needed to enable persons with special needs, including persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, to live with dignity and independence
Provide housing affordable to low-income persons accessible to job opportunities
Provide a suitable living environment
Improve the safety and livability of neighborhoods
Increase access to quality public and private facilities and services
Reduce the isolation of income groups within a community or geographical area through the spatial de-concentration of housing opportunities for persons of lower income
Revitalize deteriorating or deteriorated neighborhoods
Restore and preserve properties of special historic, architectural or aesthetic value
Conservation of energy resources.
Provide expanded economic opportunities
Pursuance of job creation and retention
Establish, stabilize & expand small businesses (including micro-businesses)
Provision of public services concerned with employment
Provision of jobs involved in carrying out activities under programs covered by this plan to low-income persons living in areas affected by those programs and activities
Availability of mortgage financing for low-income persons at reasonable rates using nondiscriminatory lending practices
Access to capital and credit for development activities that promote the long-term economic and social viability of the community
Empowerment & self-sufficiency opportunities for low-income persons to reduce generational poverty in federally assisted and public housing.
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