Grants Available to Improve Neighborhoods
The County of
San Diego will once again be providing funds to people wishing to
improve their neighborhoods.
The monies come from the
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federal flexible program
that gives communities resources to address a wide variety of unique
community development needs. Applications are being accepted now
through Oct. 27, 2017. Read
Grant Breathes New Life Into Aging Home
One Poway resident wasn’t sure where to turn when home repairs began
to build up. He found a solution in a program that offers loans and
grants to help with these fixes - The Home Repair Loans and Grants
Program, administered by the County of San Diego Housing and
Community Development Services.
There are specific requirements with this program; to see if you
qualify, please call (858) 694-4847 or visit Home
Repair Loans and Grants Program.
Learn more - watch the video:
Important Draft PHA plan comments
due by March 27, 2017
Give a voice to the Homeless –
WeAllCount - San Diego’s Point-In-Time Count – is the annual
homeless census that helps us understand the scope of homelessness
in our region, so that we can improve our programs and services to
Learn more about
WeAllCount and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless
County Integrates HHSA, Housing Department
County of San
Diego officials announced a significant organizational change to
fully integrate health, human services and housing.
change will move Housing and Community Development Services into the
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), which will further support
the County’s efforts to address the needs of vulnerable residents,
particularly homeless people with severe mental illnesses. Read
Regional Effort to Revise Federal Funding Formula for Homeless
On May 17, 2016, HCD hosted a meeting of elected
officials, local service providers, educators, funders and the media
to coordinate a regional response to the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development's public comment period on the federal funding
formula for homeless services.
The decades-old formula puts
San Diego at a disadvantage by underfunding critical programs. In
2015, the San Diego region was 4th in the number of homeless and
22nd in ranking for overall homeless funding.
Housing Program Gets Veterans Off the Streets
More than 500 homeless veterans have
found hope thanks to the Veterans
Affairs Supportive Housing program, or VASH. Watch the
story of one veteran who has a new start. The rental assistance
program needs more landlords. If you’re interested, call 858-694-4808.
Program Integrity Conference at HCDS!
We recently hosted more than 40
representatives from Public Housing Authorities across Southern
California, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
and HUD’s Office of Inspector General, for our 2nd Annual
Program Integrity Conference. Guest speakers from the County Office of
Ethics and Compliance and the California Department of Justice Office
of the Attorney General shared tips on conducting program
investigations and promoting program integrity. The group talked about
tools, available resources, best practices to ensure compliance in
rental assistance programs, and good stewardship of valuable public resources.
Learn more about our program integrity efforts: youtube.com.
To promote the diverse strengths and
culture of the community we serve, the County of San Diego’s Housing
and Community Development Services Arts Committee (pARTnerships) would
like to announce a unique opportunity to showcase your artwork at our
building. The pARTnerships Committee is seeking local artists (amateur
and professional) to introduce and display their work to our employees
and visitors. Please see the pARTnerships
page for more details.
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General Information: (858) 694-4801