On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed to combat the spread and impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19). Through the CARES Act, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will grant the City of Norwalk with additional $747,572 in CDBG-CV funds. Eligible activities must prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19. Additionally, HUD will be granting waivers and suspensions to certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. HUD has also passed guidelines for CDBG-CV funds to maximize the availability of funds for COVID-19. The City of Norwalk is required to amend the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan prior to implementation of waivers and utilization of CDBG-CV funds. The City understands that such waivers do not include affordability, income targeting, environmental, fair housing, and labor standards suspensions.
Consolidated Plan Community Meeting Information
As a direct recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds, the City is required to prepare a Consolidated Plan detailing community needs, priorities, and the types of activities the City plans to carry-out with the CDBG and HOME funds over the next five years. In order to collect information about community needs, the City conducted a survey and held two community meetings and a Housing Summit. The results of these efforts are available to the public below:
2019 Housing Summit