Community Development Portfolio
The Community Development Unit administers several federally funded
grant programs that promote the development of affordable housing,
support low and moderate-income homeowners and home buyers, and
improve the living environment in our communities most in need.
As part of our effort to develop safe, healthy and thriving
communities, we work with the U.S. Department of Urban and Housing
Development (HUD) and other funding sources to offer these programs.
are our most recent Community Development Projects.
have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us.
Eastgate Apartments Affordable
Housing Development - San Marcos
Construction is expected to finish in fall 2016.
The 2.7 acre Eastgate site, located near Creekside Drive and Grand
Avenue in San Marcos, will include 42 units: three studios, eight
one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units.
The site will also include a community room and more than 10,000
square feet of commercial space.
Silversage Affordable Housing
Silversage Apartment Complex in Lakeside is an 80 unit multifamily
affordable housing development consisting of 20-two bedroom units and
60 three-bedroom units. It features energy-efficient components in
common areas and resident units.
Development costs totaled $24,877,458. Funding sources include a
loan from the County totaling $6,082,927 and $2,417,073 loaned from
the County of San Diego Redevelopment Agency's Gillespie Field and
Upper San Diego River Improvement Project Area Housing Fund.
Clemmens Lane Park
Clemmens Lane County Park, a half-acre park, is located at 344
Clemmens Lane in Fallbrook.
The park includes junior and tot-lot playgrounds, a picnic plaza
with a covered pavilion, barbeques, a synthetic-turf soccer field and
a sand volleyball court. This project received CDBG
funding of $100,000 for land acquisition and $296,088 for park
construction. CDBG funds were leveraged with funds from the County
Department of Parks and Recreation Park Lands Dedication ordinance.
County Fire Authority Vehicles and Equipment
funds have been used to buy equipment that will help the San
Fire Authority extend year-round, 24/7 service to 1.5 million
acres in the back country. Since 2005, these funds were used to buy 14
engines and 13 water tenders, self-contained breathing apparatus,
radios and other emergency equipment to help protect areas that have
been devastated by wildfires in the past.
Mountain Empire Community Center Playground
The playground and recreation area in the Mountain Empire Community
Center in Campo has received CDBG funds for improvements including;
lighting, benches, pathways, landscaping, and most recently, shade
structures over the playground equipment. The shade structure
construction should be completed in 2016.