Policy/Research

The Consolidated Plan: Action Plan and CAPER

The Consolidated Plan is a 5-year plan that identifies housing and community needs, priorities, goals and strategies. The Plan outlines how funds (including federal, state and local) will be allocated to housing and community development activities. The Annual Action Plan is submitted annually and describes how funds will be used for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th). The CAPER re-evaluates projects after the end of the fiscal year. An amendment is submitted when an activity is funded that is substantially different than described in the Annual Action Plan.  

The Final 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan representing the fifth year of the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan period can be viewed here.  

The plan represents the final entitlement grant from HUD of $530,468. The original draft Plan was posted for public comment using an estimated funding amount of $500,000 and the Community Development Commission funded projects based on that amount. Due to the late notice of funding in mid-June 2016 (usually the notice is provided in February), the City opted to continue the contracting process, knowing that extra funds will be committed commensurate with reprogramming prior year funds for a possible mid-year allocation. The Plan was revised to reflect actual funding amounts and posted for a 14-day public comment period which were advertised in the Santa Fe New Mexican, on July 23, 2017.

The Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) representing the fourth year of the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan period can be viewed here.  

 As a condition of funding, the City will be submitting the CAPER to HUD which describes how CDBG funds and other local and state funds were used in the community for the program year ending June 30, 2017. The Report describes the extent to which priorities, goals and strategies have been met for the fourth year within the City’s 2013 – 2017 Consolidated Plan cycle.

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City of Santa Fe's Affordable Housing Plan  - January 2017

Appendices 

Housing Needs Assessment Update - March 2013 - Part I

Housing Needs Assessment Update - March 2013 - Part II

This draft document is prepared for the NM Mortgage Finance Authority to ensure the City of Santa Fe’s compliance with the NM Affordable Housing Act. The plan contains a housing needs analysis, land use review, and recommendations for increasing access to affordable housing in Santa Fe. Comments can be emailed to Alexandra Ladd ([bot protected email address]).

 The plan will be presented for discussion and approval at the following City meetings:

  • Community Development Commission (March 15, 3:30 pm, Market Station Offices)
  • Public Works Committee (March 27, 5:00 pm, City Hall)
  • Finance Committee (April 3, 5:00 pm, City Hall)
  • City Council (April 12, 5:00 pm, City Hall)

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2016 Analysis of Impediments for the City of Santa Fe

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) studies the existence of and reasons for barriers to housing choice and summarizes input from community meetings and surveys conducted earlier this year.The public comment period on the AI closed on September 23, 2016. Any questions on this document may be submitted to Alexandra Ladd at [bot protected email address]

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 Resources

Final Consolidated Plan and 2013 Action Plan

2008-2013 Consolidated Plan

2016-2017 FINAL Annual Action Plan

2015-2016 CAPER Final Draft approved by City Council Public Hearing 8-31-2016

2014-2015 Annual Action Plan-Substantial Amendment

2015-2016 Annual Action Plan-Substantial Amendment

 The Housing Needs Assessment Report

In 2012, the City completed a housing needs assessment to update a similar study completed in 2007. The study looked at demographics and housing needs, housing inventory, housing sales data and many more factors to determine affordability gaps and future policy implications from the findings. Since 2007, Santa Fe’s household composition has shifted significantly toward older, single-person households. Despite the economic downturn, housing prices continue to rise and were 65% higher in 2010 than in 2000. Meanwhile the purchasing power of renters has declined -- incomes are flat, while rents have increased 25% since 2000. As many as 3,000 renters earning less than 25% of the Area Median Income are likely to be cost-burdened and not able to find affordable rental homes in Santa Fe.

 Resources

 Other Policy and Research

The Five-Year Strategic Housing Plan was completed in 2008 as a guide to the projects and programs intended to increase the supply, accessibility and quality of affordable housing through 2013.

The Coalition to End Homelessness updated its strategic plan from 2007 to emphasize homelessness prevention as the most cost-effective way to address homelessness.

As a CDBG-entitlement community, Santa Fe is required to conduct an analysis of fair housing issues affecting access to housing in the community. This report is used to shape outreach campaigns about ending housing discrimination and empowering members of the community to report it.

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