The City acknowledges that monitoring the Consolidated Plan and the annual activities must be carried out on a regular basis to ensure that statutory and regulatory requirements are being met and that, where appropriate, information being submitted to HUD is correct and complete.
Iowa City's Community Development Division will be responsible for preparing documentation and reports as required by HUD. Additionally, the Community Development Division staff conducts an on-site monitoring visit(s) for each of the projects. During this visit, staff checks for compliance with regulatory requirements (procurement, accounting, etc.) and whether the subrecipient is meeting the performance goals established within the CDBG or HOME contract(s).
The City has traditionally sought citizen review of its CDBG and HOME activities. A citizen board, the Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) serves as an advisory body to the City Council on community issues. HCDC has the responsibility to review each year's CDBG and HOME requests and make recommendations on funding to the City Council. Once projects have been allocated public funds, HCDC assigns each of it's members one or more projects to monitor and periodically report to the committee on the progress of each project he\she is monitoring.