Action Plan

Statement of Community Development Objectives & Use of Funds


The City of Murfreesboro has been a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement city since 1984. Its CDBG funding for the current program year is $748,138 Through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), the city also received an Emergency Solutions Grant of $161,250.The City of Murfreesboro delegates programmatic responsibilities for administering these grants to its Community Development Department.

Consolidated Plan, Action Plan & CAPER


On May 7, 2015, the Mayor and Council adopted its most recent five-year Consolidated Plan. On June 8, 2017, the Mayor and Council approved the Third-Year Action Plan, the third of five to support the current Consolidated Plan. The purpose of the Action Plan is to inform the public how the City of Murfreesboro expects to allocate the federal resources made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Murfreesboro’s Community Development Department uses the information in the Action Plan to guide its efforts and measure how effectively the city employs HUD funding to meet the needs of residents, particularly those needs related to decent affordable housing and creating and sustaining a suitable living environment in all parts of the city. HUD uses the Action Plan as a benchmark to evaluate the City’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) submitted at the end of each program year. HUD has reviewed and accepted the CAPER for the 2015-16 Program Year.

The CAPER for the 2016-17 Program Year is now available for public review and comment. Submit written comments to the Community Development Department no later than 4:30 p.m., September 15, 2017. All comments received will be included with the report when it is submitted to HUD.

Section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 requires the City as a CDBG entitlement to have in place a Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (RARAP) approved by the Mayor and Council.

The planning process for the program year beginning July 1, 2017, is complete. The Community Development Department conducted a Public Hearing  on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Patterson Park Community Center. You can see more information here.