The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that jurisdictions receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant program funds conduct planning efforts to address regulatory requirements.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year housing and community development strategic plan that is based on quantitative and qualitative data collection combined with community engagement (involving county departments, city partners, state agencies, non-profit partners and community members) to inform how to best utilize the scarce federal resources over the five year period.
Washington County and the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro worked jointly on these planning efforts. All three jurisdictions receive direct funding from HUD under the CDBG program. In addition, the two cities are members of the HOME Consortium.