DCD has adopted strategies and goals with regard to housing, community, workforce and economic development initiatives. Review DCD's Strategic Business Plan.
The 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan identifies needs concerning affordable housing, homelessness, special needs housing for non-homeless people, and community development issues in Chester County, PA. The Consolidated Plan is updated every year through an Annual Action Plan that describes, among other things, the planned use of that year's federal funding.
The planned uses are determined through a public participation process and an annual application process. At the end of each year, a Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) is submitted to HUD describing accomplishments and the actual use of funds.