Applications may be returned to:
Department of Neighborhood Development, Policy Development & Research
ATTN: HUD Verification 26 Court St., 8th floor, Boston, MA 02108
Questions and emailed applications should be directed to: Diane Marchioni firstname.lastname@example.org (phone) 617-635-0243
1. Certificate of Consistency HUD 2991- Select HUD programs require certification that the proposed activities/projects in the application are consistent with the City of Boston's approved Consolidated Plan.
2. Certificate of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC Strategic Plan HUD 2990- Select HUD competitive grant programs offer bonus points for activities or projects that are consistent with the strategic plan of a federally-designated empowerment zone. A targeted area of Boston is designated as an Empowerment Zone (EZ) / Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) through June 30, 2013. To determine if your project address is located within the EZ, go to: http://egis.hud.gov/ezrclocator/
3. Certificate of Consistency with Preferred Sustainable Community HUD 2995- Select HUD competitive grant programs offer bonus points for activities that support the goals of a designated Preferred Sustainability Status Community(PSS). The City of Boston achieved Preferred Sustainability Status (PSS) as a FY2011 Community Challenge Planning Grantee. PSS Communities
4. Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI): Select HUD programs require applicants to demonstrate how their proposed project or activity will affirmatively further fair housing and meet an identified impediment to fair housing by promoting greater housing choice for minority persons and/or persons with disabilities. In general, this means that applicants must describe how their proposed project or activity will assist the jurisdiction in overcoming one or more of the impediments to fair housing choice identified in the City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plan (AI), a companion document to the City's Consolidated Plan (Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, AI). When required, you will need to submit a copy of this certification application and a draft of the relevant narratives from the HUD application package to the Boston Fair Housing Commission. For more information, contact JoAnn Cox, Affirmative Marketing Specialist, 617.635.2576 or JoAnnCox@cityofboston.gov