FY2017 Annual Action Plan

Notice is hereby given by the City of Wilmington that a draft of the proposed Consolidated Annual Action Plan for the FY2017 program has been prepared. The Consolidated Annual Plan for FY2017 outlines how the City intends to expend a $2,028,437 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG), $386,511 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds (HOME), $186,973 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG) and $636,800 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds (HOPWA).  In accordance with the federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the City of Wilmington is required to prepare and submit a Consolidated Annual Action Plan for its Housing and Community Development Programs.

In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties, the City of Wilmington has placed its proposed Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY2017 on public display in the following locations during normal operational hours beginning on April 1, 2016:

  • City of Wilmington
    Department of Real Estate and Housing
    800 French Street, 7th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801

The information will be available for public review for 30 days.  Public comment on the proposed Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY2017 can be directed in writing to Nailah Gilliam, Director, Department of Real Estate and Housing, 800 French Street, Wilmington DE 19801 or emailed to: rehcomments@WilmingtonDE.gov and should be received no later than the close of business on Monday, May 2, 2016.  Comments will be included in the document submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Consolidated Annual Action Plan contains the following major components:

  1. Identification of federal and non-federal resources reasonably expected to be made available during the program year to undertake activities identified in the approved Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY2016-2020.
  1. A list of activities to be undertaken during the program year to address community development and housing needs including the geographic distribution of activities to be completed.
  1. Identification of homeless and special needs activities to be undertaken during the 2017 annual program period to address identified needs within the City.

The proposed use of funds for FY2017 was developed after holding public hearings throughout the City and the review of local community plans identifying needs, as well as funding requests. 

A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held in conjunction with the Housing and Licenses and Inspection meeting at Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm. The second public hearing will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm, during the Real Estate and Housing Departmental Budget Hearing.  All meetings will be held on the first floor of the Louis L. Reading City County Building, 800 French St., Wilmington, DE 19801.

Persons interested in the use of the above identified funding sources are encouraged to attend one of the public hearings and provide oral or written testimony. The building is handicapped accessible.  Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting Mr. Vaughn Watson, Louis L. Reading City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 at (302) 576-3000. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. The City TDD number is (800) 332-5470.

A third and final public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, when City Council is expected to act on the proposed Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY2017 at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The final Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY2017 will be submitted to HUD for review and approval on or about May 13, 2016.

Public Hearing Schedules

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Council Committee Room, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Date: Monday, April 13, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Views of the public are invited on the effects of HUD-supported projects on historic properties listed on, or eligible for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (et. seq.).  Comments may be made via email or U S Postal Service to: vwatson@WilmingtonDE.gov or Vaughn Watson, Department of Real Estate and Housing, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


Contact Real Estate and Housing

Mailing Address

Department of Real Estate and Housing
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801

Phone: (302) 576-3000

Fax: (302) 573-5588

Wilmington Housing Partnership: (302) 576-3000

Housing Rehabilitation Loans: (302) 576-3000