Community Development Documents

Brookline Housing Authority Capital Fund Environmental Review

CDBG Annual Action Plan

Each year, the Town of Brookline provides an update on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. To give this update, the Community Planning Division must submit an Action Plan. The Action Plan provides information on the progress we are making to meet the needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan also serves as an application for funding from HUD for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.


The Town must submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD at the end of the fiscal year. The report accounts for the use  of the Town's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the previous program year.  

Five Year Consolidated Plan

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the Town of Brookline to create a Consolidated Plan as part of the entitlement funding process for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The Con Plan  serves as the roadmap for the use of CDBG funds over a five year period.  CDBG funds are allocated to address housing and community development needs primarily benefiting  low- to moderate-income families or individuals.  

COVID-19 and CARES Act Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The Town distributed these funds to organizations that helped meet needs created or exacerbated by the pandemic.  

Citizen Participation

Learn more about how the public is involved in the decision-making process for the use of federal funds by reading the Town’s Citizen Participation Plan.  

See the revised Citizen Participation Plan (CARES), amended for the Town’s Coronavirus response.