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

HACSD Annual Plan Announcement

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) has prepared a draft of the Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, along with the required attachments and documents related to the Plan. Beginning February 19, 2021, the referenced documents will be available for public review. The public hearing regarding the Plan will be held on April 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 310 of the County Administration Center located at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA.

Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and during the 45-day comment period ending on or about April 7, 2021, to the County of San Diego, Housing and Community Development Services, or email your comments or suggestions to HACSDBOARDS.HHSA@SDCOUNTY.CA.GOV

 

Tenant-Commissioner Recruitment Announcement 

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego is seeking qualified applicants to serve as Tenant Commissioners on the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Board of Commissioners.

The Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD). As the governing body, the Board of Commissioners oversees the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Programs and is responsible for approving program activities, such as the Agency Plan, the annual budget, requests for funding, changes in program administration and implementation of new housing programs.  The HACSD Board of Commissioners is comprised of the five members of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors and two Tenant Commissioners.

Public Housing residents and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants in the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD), are eligible for appointment to the HACSD’s Board of Commissioners as a tenant-commissioner.

Interested applicants must submit an application to begin the application process. Please submit your application to HACSDBOARDS.HHSA@SDCOUNTY.CA.GOV on or before Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  If you have any questions, please email HACSDBOARDS.HHSA@SDCOUNTY.CA.GOV .  

Applications:

Fact Sheets:

 

HCDS Draft FY 2021-2022 Annual Plan and Public Notice

 

CDBG – Coronavirus

Announcement PDF Here

The County of San Diego, Housing and Community Development Services, is now accepting grant applications for the Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Program. The County has approximately $4 million available for funding. The main objectives of the CDBG-CV funds are to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus, particularly to benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. Depending on the project, federal money may be available for your community.  Non-profit entities working in the unincorporated area of the county may propose projects for CDBG funding that benefit low- and moderate-income persons and align with the County's Consolidated Plan. Additionally, the project must demonstrate a clear connection to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Applications are available from December 8, 2020 through 5:00pm January 8, 2021. 

 

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.

For questions about your application please call (858) 694-4801.

 

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.

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 Kelly Salmons  email or 858-694-4806, or you may also contact Felipe Murillo email or 858-694-4807.

 

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