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

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.

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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).

 

Notice of Funding Availability – Affordable Housing

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is announcing the availability of funding and project based housing vouchers for the acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of affordable multi-family housing. Funding available includes HUD Home Investment Partnership (HOME), HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA), HUD Project Based Housing Vouchers (PBV), and HUD Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing Project Based Vouchers (VASH PBV) administered by the County of San Diego. HOME, CDBG, and PLHA funds will be provided in the form of loans to successful applicants serving low-income individuals and households.

Application submittals must be complete and in compliance with all of the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. A completed NOFA Application and Project Summary may be submitted through November 12, 2021.

For more information email staff at community.development@sdcounty.ca.gov .

 

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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