Federal Stimulus & Recovery Act Programs
Community Development Block Grant - Recovery (CDBG-R)
Chula Vista received over $532,00 in new one time Community Development Block Grant - Recovery (CDBG-R) funds to stimulate the local economy. Projects are currently underway and the City's approved plan is available at the link above. On August 7, 2012 the City approved a CDBG-R Substantial Amendment to re-allocate $18,245. To view the Draft Amendment click here.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
Chula Vista received over $800,00 in new one time Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP) funds to aid families affected by the economic crisis and facing potential homelessness. The City's approved plan can be viewed at the link above. HPRP renta; assistance ended effective July 31, 2012. If you are in need of affordable housing please see the City’s affordable rental listing on the following page. Currently, the City does not offer rental assistance.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
On January 13, 2009 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Chula Vista that it was approved to receive over $2.8m in additional special one-time Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through a new Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The purpose of the NSP program is to assist Cities dealing with the negative effects of abandoned and foreclosed properties, as opposed to prevention of foreclosure. The NSP funds may be used to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes/properties and/or to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes to helpstabilize neighboring homes and neighborhoods.
The City's proposed plan as submitted to HUD can now be viewed at the links above, including an update on 9/5/09 which expanded the eligible target areas for assistance. The City of Chula Vista identified two NSP eligible programs, as follows:
NSP First-Time Homebuyer Program - providing up to $70,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance towards the purchase of a foreclosed property within targeted neighborhoods in Chula Vista. If you earn under $86,500 (family of 4) and are a first-time homebuyer (have not owned property within the past 3 years) you may qualify. To learn more about the NSP First-Time Homebuyer Program, click here.
Permanent rental housing - $1M will be targeted to partner with an affordable housing developer to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed properties to create permanent rental housing for very low-income residents (residents earning below 50% area median income). A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in April 2009 to select development partners to assist in the identification of potential projects. Additional information on this activity will be posted as available. If you are looking for permanant rental housing please refer to our existing affordable rental opprtunities by clicking here.
With respect to reporting, Office of Management and Business (OMB) has issued detailed guidance on the requirements for recipients’ funds. Recipients are required to report specified information to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter through the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR). This includes, but is not limited to a detailed list of all projects and activities for which funds were obligated or expended, an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity, and an estimate of the number of jobs created or retained. HUD has also identified a number of program-specific measures that will be collected through this reporting process. HUD expects that the transparency requirements, specifically the requirement to publish both spending and recipient performance reports, will create accountability amongst its grantees.
Quarterly Progress Report - April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009
Quarterly Progress Report - July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009
Quarterly Progress Report - October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009
Quarterly Progress Report - January 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010
Quarterly Progress Report - April 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010
Quarterly Progress Report - July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010
Quarterly Progress Report - October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
Quarterly Progress Report - January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011
Quarterly Progress Report - April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011
Quarterly Progress Report - July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011
Quarterly Progress Report - October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011
Quarterly Progress Report - January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012
Quarterly Progress Report - April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012
Quarterly Progress Report - July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012
Quarterly Progress Report - October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
Additional information regarding the NSP funds can be found by visiting the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development at: