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The purpose of Westmoreland County’s Consolidated Plan (CP) is to guide funding decisions in the next five years regarding specific federal funds received for housing and community development activities.
The CP is guided by three overarching goals that are applied according to a community’s needs. These goals are:
• To provide decent housing by preserving the affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of affordable housing, reducing discriminatory barriers, increasing the supply of supportive housing for special needs households, and transitioning homeless persons and families into housing.
• To provide a suitable living environment through safer, more livable neighborhoods, greater integration of low and moderate income residents, increased housing opportunities, and reinvestment in deteriorating neighborhoods and communities.
• To expand economic opportunities through more jobs paying self-sufficient wages, homeownership opportunities, development activities that promote long-term community viability, and the empowerment of low and moderate income persons to achieve self-sufficiency.