Regional Consolidated Plan 2021-2025

May 1, 2021

The City of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores are entitlement communities thus receiving annual allocations of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and only the Lead agency, Muskegon, receives HOME Investment Partnership Program Funding to administer its programs.  In satisfying HUD requirements, we must submit a 5 Year Consolidated Plan (CP) identifying community needs, priorities as well as its goals and objectives in order to receive annual funding.  CDBG and HOME funding allocations have been trending downwards, and that trend is likely to continue.  This plan takes into account the increasing importance of identifying and prioritizing the most critical needs to be addressed, with its funding allocations.  Subsequently, this Consolidated Plan, which is a Regional Consolidated Plan (RCP), is the result of a joint collaboration involving three distinct communities with repeating needs, and new Coronavirus circumstances that must be addressed.