This is an amendment to the 2019-2023 Community Development Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the City of Waterloo, Iowa to enable the City of Waterloo to receive and administer $737,227 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Thru the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), the City of Waterloo Community Development has considered the following activities: Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance, Public Services, Assistance to Day Cares, Small Business and Microenterprise Business Assistance, General Administrative Program Funds and other COVID-19 response services that may be needed. Funding must be use to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
The City of Waterloo Community Development Department has revised the Community Development Citizen Participation Plan to include the allowance of a 5-day comment period instead of the 30-day comment period as well as include the use of virtual public hearings.
The amended Community Development 2019-2023 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and revised Citizen Participation Plan is available for review (revisions will be highlighted) on the City of Waterloo Community Development website at:
Public Comment Period and Process:
The Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan Amendments are available for a 5-day public review and comment period from May 27-June 2, 2020. All comments received during the 5- day comment period will be considered and included in the Substantial Amendment.
Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than June 2, 2020, to the following:
City of Waterloo Community Development
Attention: Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director
620 Mulberry Street Suite 202
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
You may also email comments or objections no later than June 2, 2020 to CPD_COVID-19OEE-OMA@hud.gov
A virtual public hearing will be held in lieu of in-person hearings if the national or local health authorities recommend social distancing and limit public gatherings for public health reasons.
If you would like to attend the virtual public hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 319-291-4323 between June 4-5th and the virtual information will be emailed to you.
Public notices regarding future amendments to the Consolidated Plan and subsequent public hearings will be printed in local newspapers and posted online on the City of Waterloo Community Development website at:
Additional CDBG or HOME funds made available to the City by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown as this time but will be used for the same purpose of the initial allocations indicated above which is to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19.
Background on the Consolidated Plan:
The Consolidated Plan describes the housing and community development needs, as well as activities to address those needs through the City of Waterloo, as defined and funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As required by HUD, the Consolidated Plan brings together, in one (1) consolidated submission, the planning and application aspects of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME).
Provisions For Non-English Speaking Residents
Provisions For Persons With Disabilities
Citizen Participation Plan (pdf)
Draft Amended 2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan (pdf)