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.
The Application Period for 2017-18 CDBG Funding has concluded.
2017-2018 Estimated CDBG Funding (Program Year Begins 10/1/17)
|Total Estimated Allocation||15% Public Service||20% Administration (includes Fair Housing)||Section 108 Payment (Estimated)||Code Enf, PW, Housing Rehab|
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.
Contact Information: Simone Slifman (714) 375-5186
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.
Click here for the CPAB page, including the meeting schedule.
Click here for recent agendas
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.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.