HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently launched a new HUD Exchange webpage, “Monitoring for CPD Programs.” While the purpose of the webpage is to provide information to CPD grantees and CPD Field Office staff to help them prepare for a HUD monitoring review, conduct a self-review, or monitor sub-recipients and other partners, the information is also helpful for advocates.
An opening Monitoring Overview page suggests a variety of resources to consult for monitoring, such as links to the CPD Monitoring Handbook and CPD Notices. There are separate pages devoted to CPD programs: HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care, Emergency Solutions Grants, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Examples of the type of information on program pages include:
- For HOME, links to Chapter 7 of the CPD Monitoring Handbook, HOME FAQs, and CPD Notices pertaining to HOME.
- For CDBG entitlement jurisdictions, links to Chapter 3 of the CPD Monitoring Handbook, the CDBG Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for Entitlement Programs, and CDBG Entitlement FAQs.
- For CDBG states, links to Chapter 4 of the CPD Monitoring Handbook and the CDBG Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for State Programs.
A final page provides resources for crosscutting requirements such as relocation, fair housing, environmental, lead-based paint, and Davis-Bacon labor standards.
The new “Monitoring for CPD Programs” webpage is at: http://bit.ly/2fFpljc