Community Development

Document Library

Training Resources

Annually, the Community Development Division holds training sessions that review best practices and requirements for meeting the Department of Housing and Urban Development standards. 

2013: What's in Your Files? How to document national objectives and eligible activities.  

Visual Presentation  Audio

2012: Record Keeping, Fair Housing, Davis Bacon, and Section 3

Visual Presentation

2011: Financial Systems 101, Procurement, and Environmental Review

Financial Systems 101  Procurement  Environmental Review

2010: Income Verification and Lead Paint Remediation

Income Verification  Lead Paint Remediation  Video (.flv file)

Income Guidelines for Community Development Programs

Setting Priorities (Planning Documents)

Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document laying out the goals for the City's Community Development program.

Annual Action Plans outline how the City plans to strategically invest federal resources to meet current challenges for low-to moderate-income people.  The Plan also highlights how this year's funding will address a portion of the five-year Consolidated Plan goals. 

The Citizens Participation Plan serves as a guidelines and procedures to address citizen participation requirements under the Consolidated Plan and the Department of Housing and Urban Development programs. 

2015 Citizens Participation Plan

The 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness embraces the shift from managing homelessness to ending it. According to recent research, successful Ten-Year Plans require both "closing the front door" by preventing future homelessness, and "opening the back door" by offering new housing options that accept the homeless as they are.

10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice identifies barriers that limit fair and equal housing choice for "protected class" persons living in Duluth. The 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Draft is part of the 2015 to 2019 Consolidated Plan document.

Performance (Reporting Documents)

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a document that outlines annual accomplishments in community development and housing.

Studies and Assessments

Miscellaneous Documents

Sixth Avenue East Schematic Re-design Study Report

Irving Sustainable Neighborhood Action Plan Report

Assistance Options Available for Housing


Commonly Used Forms for Sub-recipients


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