The Committee for Housing and Community Development was originally formed by City ordinance in 1974 to promote citizen participation for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
This Committee is responsible for creating Everett’s five-year Consolidated Plan and one year Action Plan which are required to receive funding from HUD.
• Consolidated Plan - includes housing and community development priorities for the City of Everett.
• Action Plan - created yearly using the priorities listed in the Consolidated Plan to select projects to be funded with Everett’s Community Development Block Grant.
The Committee typically holds a public hearing in November of each year to gather information regarding the housing and community development needs of low and moderate income people who live in Everett. Based on those needs and the priorities listed in the Consolidated Plan, a request for proposals is sent out in mid to late November. Proposals are due in mid to late December. The Committee holds a series of five or six meetings, gathering additional information about the proposals. The Committee develops a draft Action Plan and, after a thirty-day comment period, sends it to City Council for approval. Upon City Council approval, the Action Plan is submitted to HUD.
The Committee has eleven positions. Members are selected by the Mayor and approved by City Council for six-year terms.
The Housing and Community Development Committee meets for 5 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning in mid-February, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., plus one meeting in November.