Housing and Community Development
Promoting safe affordable housing opportunities and improved communities in the San Diego region.
DRAFT FISCAL YEAR 2015-19 CONSOLIDATED PLAN/ FY 2015-16 ANNUAL FUNDING PLAN
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on April 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, to consider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-19 Consolidated Plan, FY 2015-16 Annual Funding Plan and an amendment to the FY 2014-15 Annual Funding Plan. For more information, see the attached public notices in English and Spanish.
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM - NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)
The County of San Diego (County) Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting proposals from eligible organizations providing assistance to persons experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness within the Urban County. The Urban County includes communities located in the unincorporated area of San Diego County and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway and Solana Beach. HCD has up to $255,000 in one-time ESG funds available under this NOFA. Funds under this NOFA must be implemented and fully expended during Fiscal Year 2015-16 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016). The contract term will be limited to 12 months, ending June 30, 2016. HCD will entertain proposals submitted by existing County ESG providers who request supplemental funds as well as providers that currently are not receiving County ESG funding.
For this NOFA, the following ESG objectives have been prioritized in the order below:
1. Emergency shelters;
2. Rapid re-housing for homeless individuals and families;
3. Engagement of homeless individuals and families;
4. Essential services to shelter residents; and
5. Homelessness prevention.
Proposals for projects that will address higher priority objectives will be receive priority ranking.
In addition to the priority order listed above, submittals that 1) align with the regional 25 Cities North County initiative or address homelessness in the communities of Spring Valley and/or Lakeside and 2) align with the County’s Live Well San Diego initiative will receive priority ranking.
· For more information on 25 Cities North County, visit – http://211sandiego.org/NC-25cities
· For more information on Live Well San Diego, visit – http://www.livewellsd.org/
Proposals are due by Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
NEW PROGRAM REVIEW VIDEO!
The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) takes rental assistance program integrity seriously. Please view the HACSD's Program Review Unit video for details.
SB 341 COMPLIANCE REPORT
In compliance with SB 341, a status update has been prepared regarding two housing successor agency assets of the former County of San Diego Redevelopment Agency, which was dissolved on February 1, 2012. Our Fiscal Year 2013-2014 SB 341 Compliance Report is now available. The report is referenced in the County of San Diego, California, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY
It is the goal of the County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development to provide excellent customer service, and we invite you to assist us by providing feedback through this brief online customer service survey. We value your time and your opinion!
HOUSING AUTHORITY EARNS HIGH PERFORMER STATUS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated the County’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) as a “High Performer” for the last 12-month rating period. Serving as the County's Housing Authority, HCD was recognized for its efficient management of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
High Performer is HUD's highest possible designation, which HCD has earned for 13 consecutive years. The ratings are based on 14 key performance indicators, such as the voucher utilization rate and quality control results. This rating demonstrates that HCD is administering the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at a consistently high level in accordance with HUD’s standards. The designation also provides HCD with the potential for additional funding opportunities.
NEW VIDEO – "Fair Housing and Disability: Reasonable Accommodations"
This six-minute video was designed to inform housing providers of their rights and responsibilities under state and federal fair housing laws. Disability is one of the most frequently cited basis of housing discrimination complaints. Problems can arise when rental property owners/resident managers do not understand their obligation to make changes in rules and policies in order to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities.
To view this and other fair housing information, go to http://www.fairhousingoc.org.