Percentage of Beneficiaries Earning 30% MFI or Below & Assisted by Community Development Activities

Measure Description
This measure captures the percentage of beneficiaries earning 30% Median Family Income (MFI) or below & assisted by all Community Development activities including Financial Empowerment, Homeless/Special Needs, Neighborhood & Community Revitalization, Renter Assistance Counseling, and Small Business Assistance. The goal to serve households earning 30% MFI or below is related to analysis that found that households at that income level have the greatest need.  
Calculation Method
This measure is calculated by dividing the number of households and persons earning 30% MFI or below assisted through Community Development activities, by the total number of households and persons assisted through Community Development activities.
FY 2014-15 Results
The goal for FY 2015-16 was to serve 50% of beneficiaries earning 30% MFI or below through all Community Development activities. In FY 2015-16, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) served 49% beneficiaries earning 30% MFI or below through all Community Development activities, missing the goal by 1%. 
Assessment of Results
The percent of beneficiaries earning 30% MFI or below was 1% lower than the goal. This is due to a smaller percentage of households assisted with Tenant's Rights earning 30% MFI ($21,050 for a 3-person household in 2016) to 50% ($35,050 for 3-person household in 2016) MFI, rather than 30% MFI or below, in FY 2015-16 compared to FY 2014-15. The percent of beneficiaries earning 30% MFI or below in FY 2015-16 was 9% lower than the percent of beneficiaries in that MFI range in FY 2014-15. Tenant’s Rights services are provided to those who seek assistance, so their incomes are likely to vary from year to year. Although targets were not set for this measure prior to FY 2014-15, the Department tracked the data and was able to provide prior year actuals. The number of beneficiaries assisted with Community Development programs earning 30% MFI or below was 1,301 in FY 2011-12, 981 in FY 2012-13, 955 in FY 2013-14, 958 in FY 2014-15 and 832 in FY 2015-16.
Next Steps
The City’s strategy for housing and community development operates at a satisfactory pace given economic constraints and the availability of resources. Federal funding has decreased slightly over time, while program delivery costs have increased, and these trends are anticipated to continue. NHCD has also developed its 5-year (FY 2014-15 to FY 2018-19) Consolidated Plan, a mandatory HUD report analyzing market conditions, defining a strategy and establishing goals for the use of federal resources. This document supports attainment of the Department’s goals by providing a framework for investments based on community needs.
Note: Prior year targets and results for this measure were restated to align NHCD’s production with the department’s business plan. Homebuyer Counseling Services and Tenant's Rights Services were previously included as Housing Activities and have been moved to Community Development Activities.
Contact Information
For more information contact Rebecca Giello, Assistant Director, at 512-974-3045.