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This page contains all reports, plans and studies created by the Community & Economic Development Department. Explanations of reports are included whenever possible.
Below is a table of contents for this page.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Report Name Description Responsible Division
Consolidated Plan The City of Rockford receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant aka Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This 5-year comprehensive plan describes what the housing and economic development needs are in the community as well as outlining the strategies the City plans to take to meet those needs. Neighborhood Development
Certification of Consistency Some Federal grants require organizations to obtain a Certificate of Consistency. This Certificate ensures that the organization's grant application conforms with the City's 5-year Consolidated Plan. After the applicant completes the form it should be returned to the Neighborhood Development Programs Manager for review. It will then be signed by the Mayor's office and returned to the grant applicant to be submitted with the grant application.  A minimum of two weeks notice is required. Neighborhood Development
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) A review of impediments or barriers that affect the rights of fair housing choice. It covers public and private policies, practices and procedures affecting housing choice. The AI serves as the basis for fair housing planning, provides essential information to policymakers, administrative staff, housing providers, lenders and fair housing advocates as well as assisting in building public support for fair housing efforts. Neighborhood Development
Annual Action Plan The Annual Plan outlines the activities Rockford proposes to undertake during the program year utilizing funds from Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Neighborhood Development
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) The CAPER outlines the accomplishments and expenditures of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs and activities. Neighborhood Development
Start Your Own Business in Rockford Potential business owners often ask various "how-to" questions about starting a business and available financial assistance. This guidebook can answer several of your questions. Economic Development
South Main Street Corridord Revitalization Strategy In order to develop future design concepts and strategic goals for the South Main Corridor, the Lakota Group and the City of Rockford's Long-Range Planning division developed this State of the Corridor report to analyze the existing conditions of the quality of infrastructure, physical attractiveness and market conditions, amonger other factors, that impact the potential redevelopment of South Main Street and Southwest Rockford Long-Range Planning
Riverwalk Plan This plan is dedicated to a vision of a continuous pathway along both banks of the Rock River. Long-Range Planning
West State Street Corridor Project The West State Street Corridor Project is comprised of several projects occurring simutaneously; West State Street Construction, West State Street to Linear park and West State Street land acquisition. This is an ongoing long-term project involving both the Long-Term Planning division of Community and Economic Developent and the Capital Improvements Division of Public Works. Check back occasionally for updates. Long-Range Planning; Public Works, Capital Improvements Division,
Barber Colman The former Barber Colman manufacturing facility is located within an economically distressed area of the the City. USEPA grant funds have allowed the City to begin a massive clean up effort of hazardous waste at the facility. It is hoped the clean-up effort will be a catalyst for redevelopment at this historical site. Long-Range Planning
Hope VI Focus Area Plan This multi-year action plan ses out specific steps to strengthen the Hope VI area. Long-Range Planning
2020 Plan The 2020 Plan is a long-term plan describing our community's goals and future shape. It is used when reviewing development proposals, designing infrastructure expansions and planning new facilities. Longe-Range Planning
North Main Plan View the corridor plan for North main Street from just south of Auburn Street to just north of West Riverside Boulevard. Long-Range Planning
Kishwaukee Corridor Plan This plan covers the areas around Kishwaukee Street, from the Chicago/Rockford International Airport to 3rd Street and the Whitman Street Interchange. The plan sets out specific land use changes, economic investment strategies and transportation improvements that will improve the safety of the corridor for businesses and residents, making the area more attractive & functional. Long-Range Planning
College-Seminary Focus Area Plan The City of Rockford worked with residents and business owners to create the College-Seminary Focus Plan, a multi-year action plan to strengthen the College-Seminary area. Long-Range Planning
Mid-Town North Plan The City of Rockford worked with residents and business owners to create the Mid-Town North Plan, a multi-year action plan to strengthen the Mid-Town North area. Long-Range Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

Annual Action Plan
The Annual Plan outlines proposed the activities Rockford proposes to undertake during the program year utilizing funds from Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each of the reports below represents one year's plan.

2014 Annual Action Plan 

 

Name of File File Type File Size
Cover Letter PDF 44KB
Application For Federal Assistance PDF 367KB
Table of Contents PDF 56KB
General Narrative PDF 1,670KB
Housing Narrative PDF 509KB
Homeless Narrative PDF 177KB
Community Development Narrative PDF 243KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs Housing Narrative PDF 150KB
Other Narrative PDF 22KB
Appendix 1 - Project Tables PDF 1,941KB
Appendix 2 - Performance Measurements PDF 390KB
Appendix 3 - Maps PDF 468KB
Appendix 4 - Citizen's Participation Plan PDF 534KB
Appendix 5 - Public Hearing Minutes PDF 314KB
Appendix 6 - Written Public Comments Received PDF 13KB
Appendix 7 - Certifications PDF 717KB
Appendix 8 - Federal Budget Spreadsheet - New, Program Income, and Carry Over PDF 354KB
Appendix 9 - Table 2B - Priority Community Development Needs PDF 119KB
Appendix 10 - Table 3B - Annual Affordable Housing Completion Goals PDF 98KB
Appendix 11 - HOME Match Requirements PDF 27KB
Appendix 12 - Emergency Solutions Grant Match Requirements PDF 19KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Annual Action Plan

 

Name of File File Type File Size
Table of Contents

 PDF 

 340KB
General Information

 PDF 

 12310KB
Housing

 PDF

 3901KB
Homeless

 PDF

 1558KB
Community Development

 PDF

 2057KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs

 PDF

 1006KB
Other Narrative

 PDF

 121KB
Appendix 1 Project Tables

 PDF

 10494KB
Appendix 2 Performance Measurements

 PDF

 2030KB
Appendix 3 Maps

 PDF

 2483KB
Appendix 4 Citizen Participation Plan

 PDF

 3101KB
Appendix 5 Public Hearing Minutes

 PDF

 3522KB
Appendix 6 Written Public Comments Received

 PDF

 317KB
Appendix 7 Certifications

 PDF

 3754KB
Appendix 8 Federal Budget Spreadsheet

 PDF

 934KB
Appendix 9 Table 2B Priority Community Development Needs

 PDF

 494KB
Appendix 10 Table 3B Annual Affordable Housing Completion Goals

 PDF 

 451KB
Appendix 11 HOME Match Requirements

 PDF

 204KB
Appendix 12 Emergency Solutions Grant Match Requirements 

 PDF

 153KB

 

 

2012 Annual Action Plan

 

Name of File File Type File Size
Table of Contents PDF 27KB
General - Narrative Responses PDF 1,131KB
Housing PDF 259KB
Homeless PDF 101KB
Community Development PDF 83KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs Housing PDF 112KB
Appendix 1 - Project Tables PDF 10,406KB
Appendix 2 - Performance Measurements PDF 2,070KB
Appendix 3 - Maps PDF 2,465KB
Appendix 4 - Citizen Participation Plan PDF 3,158KB
Appendix 5 - Public Hearing Minutes PDF 3,386KB
Appendix 6 - Public Comments PDF 4,147KB
Appendix 7 - Certifications PDF 2,779KB
Federal Spreadsheet PDF 1,113KB

 

 

2011 Annual Action Plan

 

Name of File File Type File Size
Table of Contents PDF 10KB
General - Other Narrative PDF 979KB
Citizen Participation Plan and Public Hearing Minutes PDF 73KB
Maps of Focus Areas and Target Areas PDF 1.3MB
Maps of TIF Districts PDF 705KB
Map of River Edge and Enterprise Zone PDF 618KB
Federal Spreadsheet PDF 23KB
CDBG-R Amendment 1-Depot and Rail Station PDF 43KB
CDBG-R Final Draft Amendment PDF 509KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Annual Action Plan

 

Name of File File Type File Size
Table of Contents PDF 10KB
General - Other Narrative PDF 4MB
Public Hearing Minutes PDF 105KB
Maps PDF 1MB
Project Tables PDF 507KB
Certifications PDF 1.1MB
Federal Spreadsheet PDF 23KB

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
Besides the Consolidated Plan, the City of Rockford must also complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) every five years. The analysis reviews conditions in the community which may influence fair housing and identifies circumstances which may promote housing discrimination or the perception of housing discrimination.

 

 

 

 

Name of File File Type File Size
2005 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing PDF 952KB
2009 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing PDF 1.3MB

 

 

 

 


Consolidated Plan
Consolidated Plans are five-year planning documents identifying the needs and respective resource investments in satisfying the City's housing, homeless, non-homeless special needs population, community and economic development needs.

 

 

 

2010-2014 Consolidated Plan

  

Name of File File Type File Size
Executive Summary and Table of Contents PDF 213KB
Sections 2 - 6 PDF 1.1MB
Strategic Plan PDF 121KB
Appendix A - H PDF 413KB
Annual Strategic Plan PDF 4MB
Public Hearing Minutes PDF 105KB
Additional Maps PDF 1.1MB
Project Tables and Program Certifications PDF 1.6MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER outlines the accomplishments and expenditures of which the CDBG, HOME, and ESG grants funded.

 

 

2013 CAPER

Name of File File Type File Size
Letter PDF 42KB
Table of Contents PDF 108KB
General PDF 1,705KB
Housing PDF 772KB
Homeless PDF 223KB
Community Development PDF 606KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs PDF 313KB
Other Narrative PDF 27KB
Loans PDF 43KB
Maps PDF 552KB
HOME Match/MBE PDF 501KB
Performance Measures PDF 438KB
ESG PDF 314KB
Acquired/Improved CDBG - For Sale Property in 2013 PDF 201KB
PR03 - CDBG Activity Summary PDF 3,012KB 
PR06 - Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects PDF 440KB
PR10 - CDBG Housing Activities PDF 732KB
PR12 - ESG Program Financial Summary PDF 20KB
PR19 - Part 1 - ESG Summary of Activities PDF 16KB
PR19 - Part 2 - ESG Activity Detail PDF 18KB
PR19 - Part 3 - ESG Summary of Accomplishments PDF 18KB
PR22 - Status of HOME Activities PDF 180KB
PR23 - CDBG Summary of Accomplishments PDF 157KB
PR23 - HOME Summary of Accomplishments PDF 83KB
PR25 - Status of CHDO Funds by Fiscal Year PDF 598KB
PR26 - CDBG Financial Summary PDF 130KB
PR27 - Status of HOME Grants PDF 944KB
PR81 - ESG Performance Measures PDF 279KB
PR83 - CDBG Performance Measures PDF 119KB
PR84 - CDBG Strategy Area, CFDI and Local Target Area Report PDF 197KB
PR85 - HOME Housing Performance PDF 31KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 CAPER   

Name of File File Type File Size
Letter PDF 219KB
Table of Contents PDF 69KB
General PDF 1,045KB
Housing PDF 492KB
Homeless PDF 193KB
Community Development PDF 543KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs PDF 182KB
Adjustments PDF 1,765KB
CDBG Loans PDF 18KB
Maps PDF  1,953KB 
HOME Match MBE PDF  133KB 
Performance Measures PDF  493KB
PR03 - CDBG Activity Summary PDF  582KB
PR06 - Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects PDF 38KB
PR10 - CDBG Housing Activities  PDF  82KB
PR12 - ESG Program Financial Summary PDF  8KB
PR19 - Part 1 - ESG Summary of Activities PDF 7KB
PR19 - Part 2 - ESG Activity Details PDF 7KB
PR19 - Part 3 - ESG Summary of Accomplishments  PDF 7KB
PR22 - Status of HOME Activities PDF 49KB
PR23 - CDBG Summary of Accomplishments PDF 47KB
PR23 - HOME Summary of Accomplishments PDF 41KB
PR25 - Status of CHDO Funds by Fiscal Year PDF 66KB
PR26 - CDBG Financial Summary Report PDF 45KB
PR27 - Status of HOME Grants PDF 89KB
PR81 - ESG Performance Measures Report PDF 35KB
PR83 - CDBG Performance Measures Report PDF 16KB
PR84 - CDBG Strategy Area, CFDI and Local Target Area Report PDF 16KB
PR85 - Housing Perfomance Report PDF 8KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 CAPER 

Name of File File Type File Size
Letter and Table of Contents PDF 97KB
General PDF 1,060KB
Housing PDF 586KB
Homeless PDF 366KB
Community Development PDF 698KB
Non-Homeless Special Needs PDF 139KB
Loans PDF 26KB
Maps PDF 1,411KB
HOME Match MBE PDF 53KB
Performance Measurements PDF 542KB
PR03 - CDBG Activity Summary PDF 9,432KB
PR06 - Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects PDF 165KB
PR10 - CDBG Housing Activities PDF 428KB 
PR12 - ESG Program Financial Summary PDF 20KB 
PR19 - ESG Summary of Activities PDF 188KB 
PR22 - Status of HOME Activities PDF 830KB 
PR23 - CDBG - HOME Summary of Accomplishments PDF 654KB 
PR25 - Status of CHDO Funds by Fiscal Year PDF 1,161KB 
PR26 - CDBG Financial Summary Report PDF 330KB 
PR27 - Status of HOME Grants PDF 2,783KB 
PR81 - ESG Performance Measures Report PDF 151KB 
PR83 - CDBG - CDBG-R Performance Measures Report PDF 325KB 
PR84 - CDBG Strategy Area CFDI and Local Target Area Report PDF 108KB 
PR85 - Housing Performance Report PDF 25KB 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2010 CAPER

Name of File File Type File Size
Table of Contents PDF 15KB
CAPER PDF 281KB
Appendicies
Loans PDF 8KB
Maps:
2010 Geographic Distribution of CDBG, ESG & HOME Funds PDF 615KB
2010 Geographic Distribution of CDBG Funds PDF 2,718KB
2010 Geographic Distribution of ESG Funds PDF 582KB
2010 Geographic Distribution of HOME Funds PDF 604KB
HOME Match / MBE PDF 104KB
Performance Measures PDF 35KB
Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) Reports:

PR03 - CDBG Activity Summary Report,
PR06 - Summary of Consolidated Plan Projects for Report Year,
PR10 - CDBG Housing Activities

 

 

PDF 942KB
PR12 - ESG Program Financial Summary for Fiscal Year 2010,
PR19-1 - ESG Summary of Activities,
PR19-2 - ESG Activity Details,
PR19-3 - ESG Summary of Accomplishments,
PR22 - Status of HOME Activities - Entitlement,
PR23-1 - Count of CDBG Activities with Disbursements,
PR23-2 - CDBG Sum of Actual Accomplishments,
PR23-3 - CDBG Beneficiaries by Racial / Ethnic Group,
PR23-4 - CDBG Beneficiaries by Income Category,
PR23-5 - HOME Disbursements and Unit Completions,
PR23-6A - HOME Unit Completions by Percent of Area Median Income,
PR23-6B - HOME Units Reported As Vacant,
PR23-7 - HOME Unit Completions by Racial / Ethnic Group,
PR25 - Status of CHDO Funds by Fiscal Year Report
PDF 1,143KB
PR26 - CDBG Financial Summary Report 
Line number 23 of the PR26 indicates the program years covered under
the certification is only 2010 due to a glitch in the Integrated Disbursement
Information System (IDIS).  The correct years covered are 2008, 2009 and
2010.  The Low / Mod Benefit for Multi-Year Certification lines 24, 25 and
26 do reflect the cumulative numbers from 2008, 2009 and 2010.
PDF 41KB
PR27 - Status of HOME Grants PDF 1,589KB
PR81 - ESG Performance Measures Report,
PR83 - CDBG Performance Measures Report,
PR84 - CDBG Strategy Area, CFDI, and Local Target Area Report,
PR85 - CDBG, HOME, CDBG-R, ESG Housing Performance Report
PDF 427KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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