Item Coversheet
Item #4.

Staff Report 135-21


Mayor and City Council


Eric Holmes, City Manager




2020 CDBG/HOME Program Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
Key Points
  • This required HUD report outlines the accomplishments funded through the City's 2020 CDBG and HOME programs.
  • The report also provides a public review document for the community detailing the use of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funds.
  • Public review of the 2020 Draft CAPER may be viewed on the CDBG webpage linked here: 2020 Draft CAPER

Strategic Plan Alignment


Goal 3, Objective 3.1: Strengthen community identity and sense of belonging.


Goal 3, Objective 3.2: Improve services available to underserved or vulnerable residents.


Goal 6, Objective 6.1: Support a strong, active neighborhood program that enhances livability and community connections.


Goal 6, Objective 6.2: Improve amenities and services that allow residents to age in place.

Present Situation

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), is designed to provide a meaningful overview of the funding activities administered by the City of Vancouver CDBG and HOME programs for the 2020 Program Year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). The CAPER also provides a measuring tool to track the City’s progress in meeting the goals, objectives, and areas of priority identified in the 2019-2023 Consolidated 5-year Plan. The 2020 CAPER marks the eighteenth year for Vancouver as a CDBG entitlement city and the twelfth year as a HOME Investment Partnership Program participating jurisdiction. The 2020 CAPER is the second year of reporting under the 2019-2023 five-year Consolidated Plan. In the 2020 Program Year Vancouver expended $2,212,699.98 in CDBG funds, and $774,908.62 in HOME funds. (These amounts may also include funding from previous program years that was expended during the 2020 program year.) These funds were spent on programs focused on local needs that follow the national objectives, goals and outcomes for the CDBG and HOME programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The intended recipients of program funding are low and moderate-income families and individuals. A four person moderate income (80% AMI) family earns $77,360 per year or less. A low-income (50% AMI) four person household earns $48,350 or less annually. The City of Vancouver Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership programs strive to provide a coordinated approach to addressing community needs. The CDBG and HOME programs partner with the Vancouver Transportation, Public Works, Police and Parks programs, Clark County, Vancouver Housing Authority, and many local non-profit agencies and businesses on CDBG/HOME projects.  


In 2020 the City paid down its Section 108 loan for the Waterfront access improvements by $302,251.50 and has a principal balance of $2,305,000 remaining. Additionally, the City has applied for a new Section 108 loan for the Fourth Plain Commons Community Center and expects to receive the outcome of that application from HUD in September 2021.  


In 2020, the goals and outcomes of the City of Vancouver’s CDBG and HOME programs were significantly impacted due to the global effects of COVID-19. Many of the City’s CDBG and HOME supported projects were at a standstill as the organizations adjusted to operating under the pandemic. However, through CDBG and HOME funding, the City of Vancouver was still able to support the City’s most vulnerable residents during this time.


The following table is a summary of the accomplishments and people assisted with CDBG and HOME funds during the 2020 program year including activities with funding from prior years.



Beneficiary Outcome

Increase and Preserve Affordable Housing

49 Households

Increase Economic Opportunity

323 Businesses

Public Services for At-Risk & Homeless Persons

1,952 Persons

Public Facilities and Improvements

144 Persons

  1. CAPER report submission to ensures programs will remain in compliance with the federal regulations and ensure the City CDBG and HOME programs can continue to receive and allocate federal entitlement funds.
  2. Publication of the CAPER provides a level of transparency into the use of public funding.



Budget Impact

None. Failure to submit required HUD reports places the City CDBG/HOME programs out of compliance with federal contracts and risks the loss of federal funding.

Prior Council Review

June 1, 2020 - Adoption of 2020 CDBG/HOME Action Plan.

Action Requested

Following a public hearing, approve the 2020 CAPER report for submission to the HUD Region X Office for approval.


Peggy Sheehan, Community Development Programs Manager, 360-487-7952; Bryan Monroe, Associate Planner, 360-487-7958


2020 CAPER InfoGraphic
2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report - web link
Power point for Caper