HOME Reports and Other

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

In 2010, Yakima County received a HOME grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing assistance to low- and moderate-income persons in most of the areas outside of the City of Yakima.  As a condition of receiving the grant, the County certified that it will undertake steps that affirmatively further fair housing as follows:

  1. Conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
  2. Take appropriate action to overcome the effects of impediments identified through that analysis, and
  3. Maintain records reflecting the analysis and actions.

Yakima County will comply with pending final regulations and guidance regarding assessments of fair housing (AFH) once said regulations and guidance are finalized by HUD.

This study is intended to assist the County toward meeting the first two obligations by assessing the impediments to fair housing in the jurisdiction and recommending actions to be taken to overcome the impact of identified impediments.

Consolidated Plan

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. 

Annual Action Plan

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.

Action Plan for July 1st, 2015- June 30th, 2016 is part of the Consolidated Plan referenced above.
It has been extracted as a separate document for ease of reviewing.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the Yakima County HOME Consortium’s activities and performance over a 12-month period beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that communities who participate in the HOME Program provide citizens a comprehensive report on Consolidated Plan activities in a format that is easy to understand. The CAPER serves this purpose.