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Consolidated Plan 2010-2014
Five Year Consolidated Plan
To receive its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement grant, the City of New Braunfels is required to prepare a Five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as a One-Year Action Plan. These plans present a strategy and goals for use of the CDBG grant. The plans must meet federal requirements under:
  • Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended
  • National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended
  • Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended

Elegibility
All projected use of funds must be determined eligible in accordance with the following federal regulations:
  • 24 CFR Part 570, CDBG Program Final Rule
  • 24 CFR Part 92, HOME Program Final Rule
  • 24 CFR 576, ESG Program Final Rule

Purpose
The City of New Braunfels’ Five Year Consolidated Plan serves the following functions:
  • A planning document for the city, which builds on a participatory process at the grassroots community level
  • An application for federal funds under Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) formula grant programs (of which CDBG is one)
  • A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs
  • An action plan that provides a basis for assessing the community’s performance

Priorities
The City of New Braunfels’ 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan contains key priorities to aggressively pursue on a policy and program basis. These priorities reflect the policies and programs that will best meet the needs within the city, and are listed as follows:
  • To develop drainage systems that protect personal property, traffic flow, and the environment
  • To aggressively promote existing youth-oriented programs, recruit new programs, and assist and encourage the development of after-school and weekend programs
  • Support educational opportunities and increase training programs, including community colleges or technical schools
  • To preserve and rehabilitate the city’s existing single family and multi-family housing stock, primarily for extremely low, very low and low-income families (0-80% of median income)
  • To improve the living conditions for extremely low, very low and low-income renters (0-80% of median income), including renter households threatened with loss of their permanent housing, and to improve services to the city’s residents who become homeless, in order to return these families and individuals to independent living in permanent housing
  • To increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income (50-95% of median income) persons for homeownership, particularly first time homebuyers
  • To preserve, provide, and improve social services for residents with special needs, particularly the elderly / frail elderly, the physically disabled, and the children who are troubled or at risk of inadequate housing
  • To expand economic opportunities in the community, particularly for lower income residents
  • To improve neighborhood environment and facilities used for community services and activities
  • To support historic preservation initiatives

Amendments
The City of New Braunfels will amend the Consolidated Plan whenever a substantial change is anticipated. The following are considered substantial changes:
  • Deletion or addition of priorities as described in the plan
  • Significant change in the purpose, scope, location or beneficiaries of CDBG funds
  • A budget change in excess of $50,000

All amendments to the Consolidated Plan will be preceded by appropriate public notices and public comment periods, as required by federal regulations regarding the change of use of funds.

These priorities are subject to change, at the recommendation of the Community Development Advisory Board to the City Council.

Copies of the Consolidated Plan for 2010-2014 are available to the public for a fee of $20.00. Copies may be obtained by contacting the Housing and Community Development coordinator by calling (830) 221-4080, or at;
424 S. Castell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130