Period of Performance: May 2015 – May 2016
Cloudburst developed the regional Consolidated Plan for three U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) jurisdictions in Kent County, MI. Cloudburst conducted more than ten focus groups with stakeholders, developed web- and paper-based community surveys, gathered and analyzed HUD-provided and local data sources to inform the Needs Assessment and Market Analysis and developed the Strategic Plan to guide the region’s housing and community development investments. For this regional plan, Cloudburst conducted detailed data analysis for each jurisdiction and an overall profile of the region. Further, Cloudburst carefully targeted focus groups to assess regional needs and conditions and issues specific to each community. Finally, Cloudburst worked closely with each jurisdiction to structure regional and jurisdiction specific goals with measurable metrics and milestones that facilitate compliance with and reporting for Consolidated Plans and PHA Plans. Following the completion of the Consolidated Plan, Cloudburst conducted a training for all three grantees on strategies to complete subsequent Action Plans and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report.