Urban Programs

The Urban Programs is a sub-division of the Community Development Division.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

In accordance with federal regulations governing the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds, public input will be solicited for 30 days, beginning on June 28, 2022 and ending July 28, 2022, to comment on the proposed CDBG/HOME PY 2022 (FY 2023) Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies how the City plans to use the federal money during the next fiscal year to meet the goals and objectives that are outlined in the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

Draft PY 2022 Annual Action Plan Summary:  

Based on the grant amount of $645,484 for PY 2022, the following activities are proposed for use of CDBG funds for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023: Administration and Planning- $129,097; Public Services- $96,823; Projects including Housing Rehabilitation and Facilities/Infrastructure- $419,564. It is estimated that 100% of CDBG funding will serve low to moderate income residents.

Based on the grant amount of $579,304 for PY 2022, the following activities are proposed for use of HOME funds for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023: Administration and Planning-$57,930; CHDO set-aside- $86,896; Affordable Housing Development-$434,478.

Comments on the draft plan can be directed to Urban Programs Manager Julian Long via email to longj@nashuanh.gov or via telephone to 603-589-3087. The draft Annual Action Plan can be viewed by visiting the City of Nashua’s Urban Programs webpage at https://www.nashuanh.gov/314/Urban-Programs or by requesting a copy from Urban Programs Manager Julian Long via email at longj@nashuanh.gov or via telephone at 603-589-3087.

COVID-19 CDBG Funding Opportunity

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for activities preparing for, preventing, or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities must benefit primarily low to moderate income residents. The grant application can be found at https://form.jotform.com/221704867366160

FY2023 DRAFT ACTION PLAN

The FY2023 DRAFT Annual Action Plan is available for public review.  

FY2023 CDBG APPLICATIONS

The FY2023 CDBG application period closed on February 3rd. The Human Affairs Committee (HAC) will begin reviewing the submitted proposals at their regularly scheduled meetings beginning in February and continuing until approximately late April. Applications will ultimately be approved by the full Board of Aldermen.

The FY2023 proposals are available to view through Google Drive (clicking this link will redirect you to an outside site).

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held by the HAC on February 17, 2022. The purpose of this hearing is to seek input on prioritizing activities for the upcoming fiscal year and to review past performance.  Please refer to the City calendar and HAC agenda for additional details.

FY2021 CAPER (end of year report)

The City is making the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) available for review as of September 22, 2021. Interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on the report.  Public comment will be accepted for 15-days and must be submitted no later than 5:00PM on October 7, 2021. Comments may be emailed or through voicemail to the Urban Programs Department  (contact info on the right-hand side bar).

FY2022 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The DRAFT Annual Action Plan was approved by HUD and currently underway for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

The FY22 proposals are available to view through Google Drive (clicking this link will redirect you to an outside site).

Please reach out to Joany Ilg ilgj@nashuanh.gov with any questions or concerns. We are happy to assist! 

COVID-19 Business Assistance/CDBG-CV

The City was awarded a total of $873,726, and created a COVID-19 Impact Fund to assist in the stabilization of existing small businesses within the City that have had significant disruption due to the impact of COVID-19.  The City issued two rounds of funding (Round 1 covered non-profits as well).  A small balance of funds remains and may be combined with Economic Development's revolving loans.

Substantial Amendment to the FY20 Action Plan/Consolidated Plan, acceptance of CDBG-CV funding under the CARES Act of 2020, and amending the Citizen Participation Plan. The City reprogrammed existing CDBG funds and accept/use the new appropriation to respond to the Coronovirus public health crisis.  The details of the Amendment may be found in this memo to Human Affairs.

Other recent Urban Programs items include:

2020 Consolidated Plan - This plan has been finalized, the final version will be posted once formatting editing is complete. The final version did not significantly change from this draft.

Mission


Our mission is to:
  • Help identify community needs to improve the quality of life for lower-income families and individuals
  • Collaborate with community groups, faith-based organizations, developers and investors
  • Obtain and administer federal, state, local and private resources to address community needs
  • Evaluate program outcomes, impact to the community and effectiveness of the grants
  • Promote Fair and Equal Housing
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Matters Overseen by Nashua’s Urban Programs Department


The City of Nashua is an entitlement community. Meaning we receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds are based on a formula and announced each year by HUD. In order to receive these funds, the City of Nashua must prepare a "Consolidated Plan" for approval by HUD at least every five years and an Annual Action Plan for each of those five years.

Consolidated Plan


The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides a course of action for building livable communities throughout the City. The Plan describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, which includes economic development, revitalization, community infrastructure, and public services.