Community Development Block Grant & HOME Program

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), though the federal budget process, allocates funds to communities who carry out the national objectives of the CDBG program: to benefit Low-Moderate Income persons, prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or to meet an urgent community need. Seventy percent (70%) of funds benefit persons of 80% median income or less. Applications for funding projects are conducted annually. The Citizen Participation Advisory Board makes recommendations to City Council on the projects for this program.

HOME Investment Partnership

In an effort to expand and preserve its existing affordable housing stock, Huntington Beach has worked with Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) to acquire multifamily rental properties.  These buildings are rehabilitated and then are made available to persons below 60% of Orange County median income for a minimum of 30 years.  The CHDO must enter into an agreement with the City that outlines all of the affordability requirements, property maintenance standards, and long-term monitoring requirements that are required by HOME regulations.

 

The City of Huntington Beach participates in the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs. Each year the City uses CDBG and HOME funds to assist non-profit public service organizations that provide services and housing to low and moderate income residents.

The City also provides funding for selected capital expenditure projects that result in developments or construction that meet the eligibility criteria for federal program funds.

Click Here to access current HUD Income Limits and be sure to select Orange County.

2014-2015 CDBG Funding

The application period for 2014-15 CDBG funding closed on February 21, 2014. The City's allocation is as follows:

 

Total Allocation 15% Public Service 20% Administration Section 108 Payment Code Enf, PW, Housing Rehab
$963,901 $144,585 $192,780 $190,895 $435,641

 

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a five year planning document for the CDBG and HOME programs that is approved by City Council and is sent to HUD. For each year, City Council approves the Action Plan that describes the activities and projects that are funded through these programs. Obtain these documents by clicking on the links below.

The Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) is due to HUD by December 31st each year. Obtain the documents by clicking on the links below:

Contact Information: Simone Slifman (714) 375-5186

 

Citizen Participation

The Citizen Participation Plan is the document that sets forth the local policies for citizen participation in developing the Consolidated Plan and subsequent Action Plans. The Citizen Participation Advisory Board (CPAB) is a volunteer board of up to fifteen members, appointed by City Council. The CPAB holds a public hearing on community needs each year. Get Meeting Schedule

Recent Agendas

May 22, 2014

May 13 2014 NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

May 13, 2014

May 1, 2014

April 3, 2014

March 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

January 2, 2014 - cancelled

December 5, 2013

June 6, 2013

May 2, 2013

April 4, 2013

March 7, 2013 - cancelled

February 7, 2013
January 3, 2013

 


MEETING ASSISTANCE NOTICE-AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the Citizen Participation Advisory Board meeting (not including transportation), please call staff 72 hours prior to the meeting. Phone: (714) 536-5582.

Activities & Projects

The Enhancement Areas, determined by Census 2000, are the City's eight geographic areas eligible for CDBG activities based on "area benefit" that requires a direct benefit to those who live in the area. Other city-wide activities and services may be eligible under the "limited clientele" benefit that is based on HUD income standards.

 

map of CDGG eligible Areas
Click here to get map
(pdf - 155KB)

 

 

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