The Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order for Denver to receive federal funding for housing and community development. Denver's plan combines the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program. Projects included must generally benefit low- to moderate-income individuals.
In the past, the Consolidated Plan has helped fund home-ownership and rental-assistance programs, the construction of community centers, sidewalk and alley improvements, economic development programs and programs that assist people with special needs.
If you want to see the Consolidated Plan for yourself, it's available online at www.denvergov.org/oed, or you can call (720) 913-1549. Hard copies can also be picked up on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Denver Business Assistance Center, located in the atrium of 201 W. Colfax Ave.
Alexis Bridenbaugh contributed to this report.
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