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1 HUD Funds in Support of Local Programs Barbara Dorf Senior Advisor, Office of Strategic Planning and Management, HUD

2 HUD’s Strategic Plan FY Goal 1: Strengthen the Nation’s Housing Market to Bolster the Economy and Protect Consumers Goal 2: Meet the Needs for Quality Affordable Rental Housing

3 HUD’s Strategic Plan FY Goal 3: Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life. Goal 4: Build Inclusive and Sustainable Communities Free from Discrimination. Goal 5: Transform the Way HUD Does Business

4 HUD is Managing to its Strategic Goals In all program areas HUD managers are targeting programs and outcomes to meet established strategic goals. HUD’s Strategic Goals cover all formula and competitive programs

5 HUD Policy Priorities HUD Policy Priorities are established within the frame work of the Strategic Goals but serve to provide an incentive to competitive program applicants to undertake specific activities. Applicants that propose to undertake activities that result in the achievement of the specific Policy Priorities are eligible to receive policy priority points in the rating of their application. Each NOFA shall have a minimum of two Policy Priorities applicable to the program in the NOFA for which points can be obtained.

6 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities Job Creation/Employment Through this policy priority HUD is seeking to fund grantees that undertake activities to create jobs and further economic development, particularly for low-income populations and communities. This aligns with HUD Strategic Goals to :

7 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities Job Creation/Employment o Utilize HUD assistance to increase economic security and self- sufficiency, and o Catalyze economic development and job creation, while enhancing and preserving community assets.”

8 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities Job Creation/Employment HUD is seeking to measure successful outcomes such as: o Increase in the number of FTE jobs created, obtained and maintained; o Long-term job retention capacity through attainment of increased skills and services and career ladder positions. o Establishment of one-stop career centers, partnerships with workforce investment boards, business associations, labor unions, and others to increase the organization’s and the community’s capacity to sustain jobs creation and employment in the future; and o Minority-and woman-owned business creation.

9 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Sustainability HUD encourages applicants to help communities embrace a more sustainable future. HUD is seeking investments that help residents lead healthy, safe and affordable and productive lives through: o Use of green construction and rehabilitation, ensuring healthy living environments; o Use of climate-resistant and disaster-resistant building design and construction;

10 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Sustainability o Coordinated metropolitan and regional planning; o Integrated use of federal resources to preserve and promote community assets; o Increased transportation choices; transform schools to state of the art learning centers; and make health care conveniently available.

11 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Sustainability Outcomes: – Reduction in the transportation cost burden of the average household; – Reduction in the community’s/region’s carbon footprint; – Increased number of housing units that meet green building standards for new construction and rehabilitation

12 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Sustainability Outcomes: – Increased number of healthy design units that meet Green building standards such as Enterprise Green Communities Healthy Living Environment criteria Category 7 – Increased number of housing units or community facilities that meet universal design and visitability standards; – Achievement of specific energy reduction goals

13 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities AFFH HUD has established a policy priority for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) which go beyond the basic regulatory requirements. Policy Priority Activities for AFFH include: Regional coordination of affirmatively furthering fair housing plans, including such activities as developing regional analyses of impediments;

14 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities AFFH Regional strategies to reduce racially segregated living patterns and other effects of formerly de jure segregated public or assisted housing in metropolitan areas with a year 2000 dissimilarity index of 70 or higher and where the minority population is at least 20,000. See white_black.html;

15 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities AFFH Decreasing the concentration of poverty and racial segregation in neighborhoods and communities through strategic targeting of resources.

16 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities AFFH Outcomes are: Racial Segregation: Identify decreases in the concentration of racial segregation in housing developments, neighborhoods, or communities. Vestiges of De Jure Segregation: Identify regional plans that result in more integrated living patterns and reduce or eliminate other effects of formerly de jure segregated public or assisted housing, in regions with a high segregation index.

17 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities AFFH Outcomes are: Mixed-Income Communities of Opportunity: Identify increases in the number of HUD-assisted households in mixed-income low-poverty communities with access to employment and educational opportunities, transportation, and essential goods and services. Concentration of Poverty: Identify increases in the number of HUD-assisted households living outside neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

18 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Capacity Building is the development of core skills within organizations to organize, manage, implement, and raise capital for community development. Development and coordination of place-based approaches though grantmaking and technical assistance.

19 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Develop, target and deliver technical assistance for increasing affordability in areas experiencing increased rental costs due to development Strengthen the capacity of state and local partners, including governments and nonprofit organizations, to implement HUD programs, participate in decisionmaking and planning processes, and coordinate on cross- programmatic, place-based approaches through grantmaking and technical assistance

20 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Support knowledge sharing and innovation by disseminating best practices, encouraging peer learning, publishing data analysis and research, and helping to incubate and test new ideas

21 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priorities – Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Outcomes: Increased Skills and Expertise: Partner organizations gaining skills and technical expertise in the grant subject matter and managing federal awards; including financial management, project management, and program performance assessment and evaluation. Knowledge Sharing and Coordination: Demonstrate that key personnel are sharing in the key areas related to the success of the grant. Demonstrate that personnel engage in coordinating cross-programmatic, placed-based approaches.

22 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes Enter into collaborations with public, private, non-profit, and community and faith-based organizations to improve education, health, economic and public safety outcomes and identify target populations to be served and the baseline from which improvements are to be measured.

23 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes Providing access to high quality early learning programs and services through local program coordination; Providing physical space to co-locate healthcare and wellness services with housing on-site health clinics. Increasing access to public benefits (TANF, SSI) through outreach and other means. Providing mobility counseling to increase access to neighborhoods of opportunity.

24 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes Early childhood enrollments: Identify increases in the number of assisted households with school-aged children enrolled in high performing early childhood programs; Public benefits enrollments: Identify increased take-up rates of a range of public benefits, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Special Needs Assistance Programs, and other programs.

25 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes Health services enrollments: Identify increases in the number of enrollments in mental health and substance abuse programs, as well as in other health programs. Each NOFA specifies the related outputs applicants will be expected to track.

26 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Expand Cross Cutting Policy Knowledge Healthy, vibrant communities succeed through a combination of housing, jobs, schools, safety, transportation, and other amenities. Successful programs often have impacts that extend beyond the immediate goals, and vary according to specific local conditions. Taking successful models to other communities requires quantitative evidence of which policies work and how they work, and public dissemination of this information.

27 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Expand Cross Cutting Policy Knowledge Outcomes: o Jobs created in the target area or change in employment for the target population; o Change in property values in a target area; o Aasset building for the target population;

28 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Expand Cross Cutting Policy Knowledge o Health outcomes, such as infant mortality rates in a target area; o Education outcomes, such as change in test scores for children in the target population or in the neighborhood school; o Public safety, such as neighborhood crime rates; and other similar outcomes.

29 HUD Competitive Programs HUD Policy Priority – Expand Cross Cutting Policy Knowledge An agreement with a university or research group that produced a peer-reviewed research publication An agreement with housing and service providers to share parcel-related data with a regional planning, non-profit, or government agency that results in providing consolidated data to the public on a regular basis for free.

30 Preferred Sustainable Communities Status Bonus Points In FY2012, HUD will award 2 bonus points to applicants that are working in the following ways with communities that have received Preferred Sustainability Status under the HUD FY2010 and FY2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program and/or the FY2010 and FY2011 HUD funded Challenge Grant Program:

31 Preferred Sustainable Communities Status Bonus Points The applicant’s proposed activities either directly reflect the Livability Principles cited and contained in HUD’s General Section or will result in the delivery of services that are consistent with the goals of the Livability Principles; and The applicant has committed to maintain an on- going relationship with a HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Community for the purposes of being part of the planning and implementation processes in the designated area.

32 Preferred Sustainable Communities Status Bonus Points To be eligible to receive bonus points, an applicant is required to ensure there is a clear nexus between the activities to be performed and items above, as well as obtain a certification from the Designated Point of Contact for the designated Preferred Sustainability Status Community using form HUD2995 which verifies that the applicant has met the above criteria.

33 Place-Based Approach to Addressing Local and Regional Needs HUD believes that issues of a stable home and living environment –core to the HUD mission- can best be tackled through a community- based approach. All programs working together to achieve a common goal. To that end, HUD has established a number of partnerships with EPA, DOT and the Department of Energy.

34 Place-Based Approach to Addressing Local and Regional Needs These joint efforts are: HUD Community Challenge Planning Grant Grant and DOT’s Tiger II Planning Grants to support joint regional planning efforts. HUD and DOE Energy Retrofit and Energy Efficiency Efforts in Public and Assisted Housing

35 Items of Note for FY2012 in HUD’s Competitive Funding Announcements HUD is continuing to include in its Civil Rights Threshold Requirements to include findings of systemic violations or a cause determination of federal Civil Rights and Fair Housing statutes but also State and local laws proscribing discrimination in housing based sexual orientation or gender identity or lawful source of income

36 Items of Note for FY2012 in HUD’s Competitive Funding Announcements HUD posted the General Section to Grants.gov on September 19, HUD is posting NOFAs as they are ready for public dissemination. HUD in FY2011 posted NOFAs ahead of appropriations. In FY2012 HUD will continue this practice.

37 Items of Note for FY2012 in HUD’s Competitive Funding Announcements It is HUD’s Goal to get the competitive programs announced as early in the fiscal year as possible and obligated within 180 days of passage of an appropriations bill. NOFA Status meetings with all arms of the Department responsible for the NOFA process are held bi-weekly with status reports transmitted to senior staff and program staff.

38 Managing for Performance Each Program Area at HUD has Management Action Plan Goals with specific goals and target numbers identified. Program Area data is presented by Goal in HUDStat meetings with the Secretary. Every Senior Manager is present for these meetings and is held accountable for meeting the goals.

39 Managing for Performance All staff Performance Plans (SES, Senior Management and GS Level Staff) Performance Plans contain key elements reflecting these performance goals. All these efforts are to establish both expectations and accountability in the management of HUD Programs.


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