2009 November HUD Consolidated Plans
Entitlements Focus on Implementation; Delegate Consolidated Plans
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More and more entitlement communities – eager to spark a rebound in their residential, commercial, and industrial sectors – are focusing on implementation of new federal programs (e.g., NSP and EECBG) and turning to consulting for support.

Municipal decision-makers are now relying on specialists to assist with preparing Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Delegating that work to consultants ensures that the time-consuming and difficult to prepare Plans are completed on-time and in compliance with HUD regulations. In light of economic challenges, many community development directors believe their staff time is best devoted to customizing federal programs to fit local needs – and allow consultants to assist with planning requirements as a prudent use of limited resources.

McKenna Associates specialists are leaders in preparing Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for entitlement communities along with other HUD programs. We’re currently helping the cities of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, MI; Michigan City, IN; and Elyria, OH with Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. We have dedicated professionals ready to assist you, should your community need advice or professional assistance with your Consolidated Plan or other federal program elements.

Among the services we offer:

  • Preparation of Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
  • Housing studies
  • HUD compliance and reporting
  • Public facilitation
  • Grant writing
  • CDBG administration

To discuss your Consolidated Plan or other HUD programs, contact your McKenna planner or or call us at 888.226.4326.