Housing and Community Development Services Announcements
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Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

Notice of Funding Availability – Project Based Vouchers

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) is announcing the availability of project-based vouchers for Homekey projects offering immediate permanent housing solutions in the first year of operations.

Application submittals must be complete and in compliance with all of the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. A completed Homekey application and Project Summary may be submitted through December 7, 2021

For more information, please visit our website or email staff at Anthony.mccall@sdcounty.ca.gov

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV).

Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) is accepting referrals for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) which are designed to serve individuals and families who are:

  • Experiencing homelessness,
  • At risk of experiencing homelessness,
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking,
  • Recently homeless or those whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having a high risk of housing instability.

These vouchers work similarly to other federal rental assistance programs administered by HACSD and are distributed in limited numbers based on available funding. Eligible households will be identified through the Coordinated Entry System (CES). This system helps identify the most appropriate housing resource for households experiencing homelessness, based on their needs. If you are interested in a referral for the EHV program, contact 2-1-1 San Diego or visit a Coordinated Entry Access Site. For additional information on the EHV Program please see FAQ's below.

Announcement translations - Arabic / Tagalog / Vietnamese / Spanish

FAQ's - EnglishArabic / Tagalog / Vietnamese / Spanish

CDBG Grant Applications Now Available

Applications for the County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services’ 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards are now open!  

The CDBG program provides funding for a wide range of activities focused on community facilities and infrastructure development, affordable housing acquisition or preservation, neighborhood enhancement, and a limited range public services targeted at low- and moderate-income communities. Depending on the project, federal money may be available to improve your community.  Applications are open and available online from September 7 – Wednesday, November 1, 2021 at 5pm. Applications should be submitted via email to marco.delatoba@sdcounty.ca.gov, freddy.villafan@sdcounty.ca.gov, and sarahsnook.brunson@sdcounty.ca.gov.  If unable to submit electronically, applications may be mailed to 3989 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA 92123.

For more information about the CDBG program and to access applications, please visit our online CDBG applications page.

Draft 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Report Posted for Public Comment

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is announcing the posting of the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Performance Report for public comment, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HCDS is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) each year which describes program accomplishments during the last fiscal year for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The Draft report can be found on HCDS’ Plans, Policies, and Reports page.

For more information, please see the attached Public Notice

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on September 14, 2021 in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

New Project-Based Voucher development – Villa Lakeshore in Lakeside

On November 30th, 2021 at 7:30 AM the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) will be opening a new waiting list for a Project-Based Voucher development in the City of Lakeside designed to serve low-income households. Villa Lakeshore (12606 Lakeshore Dr. Lakeside, CA 92040) was recently converted from the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program to the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program. This development includes 28 Project-Based Vouchers: 25 two-bedroom units and 3 three-bedroom units.

All applicants will be selected from HACSD’s Villa Lakeshore waiting list in accordance with federal housing policies, must meet program criteria, and be screened by the property management for tenancy. The highest preference goes to those who live or work in our jurisdiction AND have one of the following:

  • Dependent children
  • Elderly person (head of household or spouse is 62 years of age or older)
  • Disabled person (head of household or spouse is disabled)
  • Veteran or surviving spouse of veteran (other than dishonorable discharge)
  • Working applicant (Must have worked at least 32-plus hours per week for the previous 12 months). You may combine job training or an academic program as part of the previous 12-month requirement.
  • Homeless 

If you are interested in applying for the Villa Lakeshore rental assistance waitlist, you can apply on or after November 30, 2021. How to apply: 

  • Online www.sdhcd.org   
  • Call 858-694-4801 
  • In person at 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123 

Combined translation (Spanish/Tagalog/Arabic/Vietnamese)

HCDS COVID-19 Related Updates

The temporary suspension, or moratoriums, on evictions are in place for San Diegans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Typically under the moratoriums, although tenant rent portions can be delayed, forgiveness on back rents is not covered. Tenants are required to pay back unpaid rent amounts. If you need assistance related to landlord-tenant issues, including information on protections under eviction moratoriums, please contact Legal Aid Society of San Diego at 1(877) 534-2524 or visit their website https://www.lassd.org/

Please see below for information on the temporary prohibitions on evictions.

Moratoriums – Listing of Federal, State and local moratoriums that have been enacted prohibiting tenant evictions for renters.

HUD Flyer: Addressing Tenant concerns regarding rent and the temporary suspension of evictions for non-payment of rent  

HUD Flyer: Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 - HUD published a document to help landlords engage with at-risk tenants while remaining in compliance with fair housing laws and understand the key elements of a repayment plan.  The document also provides links to sample rent repayment agreements. 

HUD Resource: COVID-19 Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans - HUD published a document to assist at-risk tenants in understanding and pursuing rent repayment agreements with their landlords.  The document includes links to helpful resources and a sample script for requesting a repayment agreement from a landlord.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) has adopted the broad level CARES Act HUD Waivers.

Unit Inspections - The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection process has temporarily changed.

CARES Act HUD Waivers – The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) has adopted the broad level CARES Act HUD Waivers included in this policy.

HOME and HOPWA Waivers - HACSD has adopted the HOME and HOPWA Waivers

Notice of Funding Availability - No Place Like Home Program

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is announcing the availability of funding for affordable multi-family supportive housing. Funds will be provided in the form of loans to successful applicants serving persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness.

Application submittals must be complete and in compliance with all of the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. Download application here.         

No Place Like Home FAQ's

For more information, please visit our website or contact Felipe Murillo email or 858-694-4807.

 

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