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Documents_001Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City Of Chula Vista receives three annual entitlement grants and a one-time stimulus grant, as detailed below.  As a requirement of receiving these funds the City is required to affirmatively further Fair Housing.

 

     

    CDBG | HOME | ESG

    Under the Department of Development Services, the Housing Division administers three annual federal grant programs from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city utilizes these funds to provide affordable housing opportunities and fund a variety of community development projects that benefit low/moderate income residents.

    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a flexible program that provides resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing and to provide public services to the most vulnerable community members. 
    • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create decent affordable housing for low-income households: through the rehabilitation and creation of housing, expanding the capacity of nonprofit housing providers, strengthening the ability of the state and local governments to provide housing, and leveraging private sector participation in housing projects.
    • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program supports outreach and shelters for homeless individuals and families who have been living on the streets or other places not meant for people to live. The ESG program also supports programs that prevent or rapidly re-house homeless in Chula Vista.

    There are three fundamental planning documents in relation to the federal grant programs:

    • The 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan is a planning document which sets local strategies and priorities for allocating the federal funding over the five-year timeframe.  It acts as a combined plan and application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for federal funds including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.
    • The 2016-17 Annual Action Plan is the annual component of the Consolidated Plan that specifically describes how Chula Vista will spend federal resources over a one-year period for activities serving low/ moderate-income persons, the homeless, and persons with special needs. 
    • The 2015-2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is an analysis that represents conclusions about impediments to fair housing choice in our City, as well as actions necessary to address any identified impediments. 

           

    Notice of Funding Availability

     

    On an annual basis, the City releases a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for use of the grant funds.  These funds are available to eligible organizations to assist the City in its mission to provide services to low/income residents.  These services could be in the form of social services, affordable housing opportunities or capital improvement projects.

     

    The complete NOFA, Funding Application and corresponding Appendices may be accessed below.  Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-18 Program Year.  The 2017/18 funding recommendations and the Action Plan is currently available for public review and comment.  The 30 day public review period ends on April 17, 2017.

            Appendices:

    Questions/Answers and NOFA Clarifications:  The questions/answers period for the NOFA is now closed.  You may access the Q&As here.

     

    For any other grant-related questions, please contact the grant administrators: Angélica Davis or José Dorado

       

     

    Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

    In early 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Chula Vista that it was approved to receive over $2.8 Million 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 help stabilize neighboring homes and neighborhoods.

    Documents

    The City's NSP Action Plan describes the current activities.

    NSP Performance Reports

    The City of Chula Vista is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide all NSP Quarterly Progress Reports, as follows:

    • April 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009
    • January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
    • January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011
    • January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
    • January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013
    • January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

    Additional information regarding the NSP funds can be found by visiting the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development at:    http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/neighborhoodspg/

    Federal Grant Questions?

    Please contact either of the grant administrators below:

     

     

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