Consolidated Plan and Assessment of Fair Housing Process

The Housing and Redevelopment Division will be hosting two public hearings with regard to the proposed FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Plan and the 2023-2024 Action Plan for use of federal funds under the following grant programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). All residents are encouraged to attend. 

The public is encouraged to provide comments during the public comment period. The proposed plan is available below or in person at the Housing and Redevelopment Division office starting Monday June 19, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023.  

Comments on the proposed plan will be received from Monday, June 19, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023 by email to DeLiza Gierling at or in writing to the Housing and Redevelopment offices located on the 1st Floor of Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.

Public Hearings

  • Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 pm - Housing and Human Services Board Meeting
  • Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm - City Council Meeting

Proposed Plans

What is a Consolidated Plan and what does it do?

As an entitlement city, the City of Irving receives the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Grant (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

The Consolidated Plan details the housing, community and economic development needs, priorities, strategies and projects within the community, and how the City of Irving will carry out those with the funding it receives from HUD. It complies with the federal government's legal requirements in 24 CFR 91.20091.230 (HUD). 

Key components

  • Consultation and Community Engagement
  • Needs Assessment (housing, economic development, public facilities, special needs)
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategic Plan/Budget
  • Action Plan (annual)
  • Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (annual)

Purpose of the Assessment of Fair Housing

To assess fair housing issues and contributing factors, establish fair housing priorities and goals to address them and take meaningful actions to ultimately affirmatively further fair housing.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes additional information regarding the Consolidated Plan and Assessment of Fair Housing:

  1. Definitions

Housing is Affordable when a household’s housing expenses (rent/mortgage and utility costs) are no more than 30% of their monthly income.

Census tracts are a county or city's small, relatively permanent statistical subdivisions. Census tracts generally have a population size between 1,200 and 8,000 people, with an optimum size of 4,000. A census tract usually covers a contiguous area, and census tract boundaries generally follow visible and identifiable features.

Census block groups are statistical divisions of census tracts and are generally defined to contain between 600 and 3,000 people. A block group consists of clusters of blocks within the same census tract.

Cost-burdened households have monthly housing costs (rent/mortgage and utility costs) exceeding 30% of monthly income.

Family includes related individuals living in the same household.

Household includes all people living in a housing unit. Members of a household can be related (see family) or unrelated.

Overcrowding occurs when there is more than one person per one room in the housing unit.

Severe overcrowding occurs when there are more than one and one-half (1.5) persons per room in the housing unit.

Severely cost-burdened households have monthly housing costs (rent/mortgage and utility costs) exceeding 50% of monthly income.

Note: The following sources were used for the definitions:

  1. Income Data: Additional Info