Community Development

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Training Information

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 Annual Training

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

2012 Annual Training

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

2011 Annual Training

2010 Annual Training

The topics for the training included: “Everything I need to know about Income Verification" with Cindy Behnke (City of Duluth's HUD Representative) and “Lead Paint Remediation" with Karen Olesen. Click on the links below to see the video.

Additional Income Limits Information

Setting Priorities (Planning Documents)

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

Consolidated Plan-Yearly 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. 

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.

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 Draft. The draft document can be found here. The previous plan can be found below.  

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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