Every five years, the Planning Services Division develops a five-year consolidated plan to guide its housing and community development strategy for that period. The plan outlines how funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships programs will be utilized, and all HOME/CDBG budgets developed during the specified period must be consistent with the priorities and goals of the consolidated plan.
Each five-year plan is developed with extensive input from citizens and stakeholders, including representatives from public service agencies that serve low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, special needs and elderly populations, the homeless, and public housing residents.
The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan identified a major and ongoing problem in Salisbury: the cost of housing, including rental units, continues to exceed the ability of low-wage households to pay without experiencing a significant cost burden. The consolidated plan elaborates upon the need to increase the supply of high-quality, affordable housing in Salisbury.
2015-2019 Consolidated Five Year Plan