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.
Here are our most recent Community Development Projects.
If you 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 combined HOME and CDBG 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
CDBG funds have been used to buy equipment that will help the San Diego County 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.