Housing and Community Development Services Announcements
Public Notice: FY 2021-22 Annual Plan Strategy & Amendment to FY 2020-21 Admin Plan
The County develops an Annual Plan each year to identify specific projects to be funded during the upcoming fiscal year, through the four federal entitlement programs administered by the Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The Annual Plan Strategy will help guide the development of the Annual Plan. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on October 13, 2020 in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Annual Plan Strategy and to consider an amendment to the FY 2020-21 Annual Plan.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
On August 25, 2020, the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors approved $24 million for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The County of San Diego will provide a grant of up to $1500 per month for a maximum of two months to cover rent for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All forms of assistance will be made directly to the landlord.
For program details and application information, click here.
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: 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.
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.
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