The West Virginia Development Office has requested that FRN offices submit a summary of the three key areas of questions. This is an opportunity for local programs to give direct input into the next five year plan. Please distribute survey to your staff and other coalition network members you are involved with to complete.

  1. Local assessment summary – response due February 27th

-> These local surveys are for CABELL and WAYNE FRNs to submit.


-> Full information from Sherry Risk about the 5 year plan and community needs assessment survey is below. 

  1. The full community needs assessment survey is due March 23rd.  Details and direct link for that is below:

Every five years the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO), an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, along with the West Virginia Housing Development Fund (WVHDF) develops a 5-year plan Consolidated Plan to guide the use of federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


The 2020-2024 plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) within 60 days after the date 2020 allocations are announced, but no later than August 16, 2020 and will guide the expenditure of funds for housing and community development in non-entitlement areas for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the entire state for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), the HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs. The 2020 Annual Action Plan which is the first year of the 2020-2024 5-year Consolidated Plan will also be submitted.


Your response to the community needs assessment survey will help us identify priorities for the use of these funds. The Community Needs Assessment Survey is available at until

March 23, 2020.


The 2015-2019 5-Year Consolidated Plan, 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP), 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and the Citizen Participation Plan are available on the West Virginia Community Advancement and Development webpage at


Any questions regarding the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan can be directed to Sherry Risk. If you know of someone to add to the stakeholder email or mailing list in order to receive updates, public notices and the survey, please email:

Sherry Risk, CDBG Project Manager

West Virginia Development Office

Community Advancement and Development – A Division of the West Virginia Development Office

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Suite 700

Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 957-2068

SURVEY: Local summary of needs respond by Feb.27, Full needs assessment respond by March 23 for the 5-year plan Consolidated Plan to guide the use of federal funds received from HUD