Urban Programs

The Urban Programs is a sub-division of the Community Development Division

NEW! 2020 Consolidated Plan available for public comment. (please note this is a large file and may take a moment to download)

The City of Nashua is seeking comments on its 2020 DRAFT Consolidated Plan and first year Action Plan.  The Plans are available for public review and comment for a period of 15 days starting June 3, 2020.   (Please note, HUD is allowing a reduced comment period due to the pandemic.  The City adopted this waiver under R-20-029)

The Consolidated Plan is the framework for the City’s HUD funds. It describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, including economic development, revitalization, infrastructure, and public services.  The Plan covers a five year period beginning July 1, 2020.  

Included in the ConPlan is the first year Annual Action Plan.  The Action Plan outlines the specific activities for year one of the ConPlan and covers July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.  The Action Plan is related to the pending legislation  R-20-026, which is derived from the FY21 CDBG application process.

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm, June 18, 2020. Please submit to: Carrie Schena, Urban Programs Manager at schenac@nashuanh.gov. Individuals who are unable to submit comments via email may call 603-589-3087 and leave their comment in a voicemail.

Public Meeting: The Plans will be discussed at the Human Affairs Committee meeting June 8, 2020.  Please see the City calendar/agenda center for details of that meeting.  Comments may be submitted directly to the BOA following the instructions on the agenda.

Substantial Amendment to the FY20 Action Plan/Consolidated Plan, acceptance of CDBG-CV funding under the CARES Act of 2020, and amending the Citizen Participation Plan. The City reprogrammed existing CDBG funds and accept/use the new appropriation to respond to the Coronovirus public health crisis.  The details of the Amendment may be found in this memo

Mission


Our mission is to:
  • Help identify community needs to improve the quality of life for lower-income families and individuals
  • Collaborate with community groups, faith-based organizations, developers and investors
  • Obtain and administer federal, state, local and private resources to address community needs
  • Evaluate program outcomes, impact to the community and effectiveness of the grants
  • Promote Fair and Equal Housing
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Matters Overseen by Nashua’s Urban Programs Department


The City of Nashua is an entitlement community. Meaning we receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds are based on a formula and announced each year by HUD. In order to receive these funds, the City of Nashua must prepare a "Consolidated Plan" for approval by HUD at least every five years and an Annual Action Plan for each of those five years.

Consolidated Plan


The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides a course of action for building livable communities throughout the City. The Plan describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, which includes economic development, revitalization, community infrastructure, and public services.

Click here for a PDF copy of the City's current Consolidated Plan (Including the FY17 Action Plan