About OneCPD

HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development provides needs assessments, technical assistance, tools, and learning opportunities to organizations that receive CPD funds.

What is OneCPD?

OneCPD represents a fundamental change in the way the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) structures and delivers technical assistance for its community development programs.

This model recognizes that grantees layer resources from various programs to achieve community goals: development and preservation of affordable housing, operation of housing and services for special needs populations, economic and community development and creation of jobs.

OneCPD provides technical assistance that is comprehensive, needs-based and cross-program to address five specific objectives:

  1. Improve grantees’ ability to assess conditions in the affordable segment of their local housing markets and commercial real estate markets, business and employment trends and other public and private investments known to be underway in their areas.
  2. Improve grantees’ ability to design, implement, and leverage housing and community and economic development programs based upon an accurate assessment of their local markets and investment landscape.
  3. Assure timely and effective performance by grantees and their partners, as well as effective project tracking and monitoring.
  4. Improve grantees’ understanding of, and compliance with, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  5. Foster innovation in housing and community development program design and finance.

OneCPD coordinates and often integrates the various CPD TA programs that currently serve a wide variety of grantees and program partners.

These TA programs include:

  1. CPD's "legacy system" TA which provides TA to CPD grantees in the following programs: CDBG, HOME, CHDO, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance, and HOPWA.
  2. Section 4 Capacity Building which provides funding to Habitat for Humanity, LISC, and Enterprise to build capacity of non-profit organizations.
  3. Neighborhood Stabilization program (NSP) TA which provides technical assistance to NSP grantees.

Ultimately, the OneCPD model will develop capacity and address technical assistance issues in a truly place-based manner that is tailored to local market conditions, rather than conforming to a one-size-fits-all approach. In the process, OneCPD promotes innovation in communities across the country and fosters replication of what works.

HUD offers planning tools to support place-based decision-making and promote public participation and transparency in the discussion over where federal investments ought to be made. The eCon Planning Suite is comprised of three components: an expanded planning database; a powerful new mapping tool, CPD Maps; and an electronic template for submitting the Consolidated Plan, The Consolidated Plan template in IDIS.

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Two students deconstructing floorboards in an NSP home in Aurora, CO.

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King Street Housing, funded with LIHTC, Section 108, HOME, and CDBG, is a LEED-certified development in Burlington, VT.

OneCPD TA employs a cross-program approach to build sustainable grantee management systems and organizational capacity. OneCPD TA provides simultaneous support for all applicable CPD programs within a community. Instead of concentrating on a single CPD program, OneCPD TA supports grantees through a comprehensive approach to technical assistance that optimizes each grantee’s ability to establish and manage efficient and effective projects.

The following are the eligible OneCPD TA activities:

  • Comprehensive Needs Assessments to determine the nature and scope of TA and/or capacity building needed. Needs assessments involve the use of multiple types of information collection and analysis to develop custom analytics, to quantify the impact of community and economic development engagements, to improve foreclosure response analysis, and to identify local market conditions so that program resources may be better targeted and leveraged.
  • Direct TA and Capacity Building in one-on-one settings with grantee staff through in-person and remote communications. Direct TA engagements are prioritized based on need and categorized depending on the extent of the TA.
  • Development of Tools and Products to assist CPD grantees and other program partners to understand complex program statutes and regulations as well as other program requirements. The tools and products take several forms such as web-based training and model documents.
  • Self-Directed and Group Learning Sessions increase the capacity and close competency gaps of participants by enabling them with the necessary program knowledge and skill sets needed to administer and manage CPD programs.These sessions include:
    • In-person and long distance learning opportunities
    • Problem Solving Clinics
    • Program certifications
    • Learning Communities/Peer-to-Peer Networking
  • Core Curricula for Skills Based Training which supports the development and delivery of training courses and seminars to improve grantee skills in the areas of development finance, energy efficiency/green building, environmental review and compliance, asset management and preservation, and construction and rehabilitation management.
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A single-family home funded with NSP in Santa Ana, CA.

The OneCPD Resource Exchange website provides a one-stop shop for resources, updates, and information related to all CPD programs.

If you have questions about the OneCPD Resource Exchange, please contact us at info@onecpd.info. Please submit all questions and suggestions about the website functionality and accessibility or usefulness of any of the resources or products found on this site to info@onecpd.info.

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The Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community Village, funded with HOME and CDBG, serves formerly homeless veterans in Pittsfield, MA.

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Many CPD grantees use GIS mapping as a part of the Consolidated Planning process.