Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

City of Lawrence
Notice of Availability of FY21 CAPER
(Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report) 

On or about September 30, 2021 the City of Lawrence will submit the FY2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), covering the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

The CAPER identifies and reports on all projects financed through HUD appropriations with an assessment of the City’s performance in the fulfillment of these projects and programs that include the following:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Partnership Investment Program
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • CARES Act (CDBG-CV and ESG-CV)

You may access the DRAFT FY 2021 CAPER by clicking the weblink below: 

2020 CAPER Draft

Public Comment Period and Process: 

The DRAFT FY21 CAPER is available for a 15-day public review and comment period from September 15, 2021 to September 30, 2021.  

Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may send them via email to Susan Fink, Manager of Financial & Administrative Services, at Email SFink, until 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  

You may also send your comments via mail, postmarked no later than September 30, 2021, by 10:00am, to the following: 

City of Lawrence
Community Development Department
Attention:  Susan Fink
Office of Planning & Development
12 Methuen Street, 1st Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840

The Office of Planning & Development will forward to HUD all written comments along with the City’s response to the comments.

Additional Information on the CAPER:

The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).