Reports & Planning
Each year, the City of Billings receives federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Housing Needs & Fair Housing Studies
The City conducts studies every five years to re-evaluate community need and determine strategies, priorities and goals to address identified needs. These studies include a Housing Needs Assessment and an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The City utilizes the results of the studies to generate plans to guide the use of federal HUD funds.
Consolidated Plan & Annual Action Plan
The City submits a five year Consolidated Plan and annual Action Plans for approval to HUD. These plans are developed with public comment and input in order to garner feedback on proposed activities to meet identified needs. Please click this link to access the Consolidated Plan and Action Plans.
Following the implementation of the of the annual Action Plan, the City reports on the results of activities carried out to implement the plan. This report is called the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides detailed analysis of projects and activities funded throughout the year. Please click this link to view the City's performance reports.
Additional reports, including the HUD Integrated Disbursement & Information System reports, are available by contacting the Community Development office.
Public participation is integral to the preparation of these reports, as per the Citizen Participation Plan. This plan identifies methods used to encourage citizen involvement in the planning, development, and implementation of the Consolidated Plan. City staff has also prepared a Language Assistance Plan to ensure meaningful access to program information and equal opportunity for persons with hearing impairment and limited English proficiency.