Community Development Block Grant & HOME Program

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.

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

Applications for funding projects are conducted annually. The Citizen Participation Advisory Board makes recommendations to City Council on the projects for this program.


2016-2017 CDBG Funding

Applications Must be Received by February 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

It is recommended that all applicants review the Application Handbook before preparing their application to ensure programs are eligible and that all application submissions contain the proper documentation and information. If a paper copy is needed of the application, please visit the Office of Business Development or contact Simone Slifman at (714) 375-5186 or

Application Handbook
2016-2017 Public Services & Community/Economic Development Application*
2016-2017 Public Improvements/Facilities and Land Acquisition Application

*Please note that a correction was made to the dates within the table on page 7 of the Public Services application. We will still accept the prior form.

Sample Subrecipient Agreement
HUD Income Limits (Select California, and then Orange County)
CDBG Eligible Block Groups & Maps of Eligible Areas
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs


2015-2016 CDBG Funding

Total 2015-16 Est. Allocation 15% Public Service 20% Administration Section 108 Payment Code Enf, PW, Housing Rehab
$970,561 $145,584 $194,112 $180,000 $450,865

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.


Consolidated Plan - Annual Action Plan - CAPER

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 seven individuals appointed by City Council. The CPAB holds two public hearings on community needs each year.

2015-16 CPAB Meeting Schedule

Recent Agendas

December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 4, 2016- Amended

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 the 2006-2010 American Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau, are the City's 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.

New Low-Mod Census Block Group Percentages

Map of Eligible Areas



Did you know?

The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach!  You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach.  Learn more about this beach parking pass.

Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Office of Business Development
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5582
Fax: (714) 375-5087

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