The Housing and Urban Development Exchange has designed the Consolidated Plan to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-drive, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs. Westland’s Consolidated Plan objectives must comply with the HUD regulations and guidelines.
As part of the Consolidated Plan, all grantees must certify that they will affirmatively further fair housing, through the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) (PDF). The AI identifies local impediments to fair housing and actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified through the analysis.