Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

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Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Draft Annual Plan Available for Comment

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on March 12, 2024, in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 Annual Plan.

On March 12, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, to consider the FY 2024-25 Annual Plan.  The Board will consider the proposed use of an estimated: $4,227,770 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds; $3,496,403 in HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds; $370,070 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds; and $6,240,872 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) funds that the County will receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Board will also consider the proposed use of an estimated $2,000,000 in FY 2024-25 CDBG, HOME, and HOPWA Program revenues and the reallocation of an estimated $14,400,000 in previous years’ HOME, ESG, CDBG and HOPWA entitlements. These figures are based on prior year funding levels.  

The Annual Plan describes proposed activities to be funded from FY 2024-25 and previous year entitlements, which meet the goals established in the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan. Proposed awards are based on FY 2023-2024 funding levels. Internal HCDS project funding will be adjusted to match actual allocations.

The CDBG and ESG program provides funding to the County's unincorporated area and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach, also known as the Urban County. The HOME program funds affordable housing activities within the County HOME Consortium.  The HOME Consortium includes the Urban County, plus the cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Mesa, San Marcos, Santee, and Vista.  The HOPWA program funds housing/services for persons with HIV/AIDS and their families throughout San Diego County. 

Copies of the draft Annual Plan are available at 3989 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA, 92123. The public is invited to review and comment on the FY 2024-25 Draft Annual Plan during the 30-day comment period from February 9, 2024, through March 12, 2024.

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Notice of Funding Availability – Federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is announcing the funding availability (NOFA) of approximately $350,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from Housing and Urban Development. These funds are available to non-profit organizations and/or public entities sponsoring eligible projects within the Urban County, for activities that address homelessness.  The Urban County is composed of the County unincorporated area and the participating cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach.

HCDS anticipates awarding one or more contracts through this solicitation. Application submittals must be complete and in compliance with all the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. 

Eligible program activities include:

  • Rapid re-housing for homeless individuals and families,
  • Emergency Shelter,
  • Street Outreach,
  • Homelessness prevention, and
  • HMIS.

Submit complete and signed application proposals in electronic format. Electronic copies must be emailed no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024:

Email application via a secured electronic document management and storage system (SharePoint, OneDrive, Drop Box, etc.) to: Community.Development@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Storm Recovery Information for Program Participants and Landlords

If you are a participant in the County of San Diego’s Rental Assistance Program or a landlord with an assisted unit that has become uninhabitable due to the recent storm, please contact your Housing Specialist or our general line (858) 694-4801. For additional resources, please contact 2-1-1 San Diego.  

If you are currently experiencing homelessness and are affected by the recent storm our Inclement Weather Program provides additional shelter services through hotel/motel vouchers. For more information, please visit the Inclement Weather Program or contact 2-1-1 San Diego.

Public Housing Agency Plan

PUBLIC NOTICE

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY PLAN

ANNUAL PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2024-2025

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) will hold a public hearing on March 13, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 310 of the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA.

Public testimony can be heard on the proposed Annual Plan for Fisal Year 2024-2025, Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, and Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Administrative Plan. On January 26, 2024, the referenced Plans are being released for a 45-day public review and comment period.

Public testimony can be heard on the Proposed Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2024-2025, Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, and Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Administrative Plan. The Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan is a comprehensive guide to a PHA’s policies, programs, and operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. The Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and Section 8 Administrative Plan are the governing documents for the PHA’s administration of its public housing program and Section 8 program.

In lieu of in-person attendance, members of the public are strongly encouraged to submit their comments on the proposed Public Housing Agency Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2024-2025, Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, and Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Administrative Plan via e-mail at HACSDBOARDS.HHSA@SDCOUNTY.CA.GOV

All comments submitted are sent to the members of the Board of Commissioners and the Chief Administrative Officer for their consideration. Comments will be accepted until the end of the meeting.

Beginning January 26, 2024, the referenced documents and supporting documents can be accessed immediately at www.sdhcd.org and will be available for review at the following locations:

              

County of San Diego

Housing and Community Development Services

3989 Ruffin Road

San Diego, CA 92123

Melrose Manor Apartments

1678 Melrose Ave., Apt.13

Chula Vista, CA 91911

     
 

Towncentre Manor Apartments

434 F St., Apt. 101

Chula Vista, CA 91911

 L St. Manor Apartments

 584 L St., Apt. F

Chula Vista, CA 91911

     
 

Dorothy St. Manor Apartments

778 Dorothy St., Apt. A

Chula Vista, CA  91911

Housing and Community Development Services

Website: www.sdhcd.org

Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and during the 45-day comment period ending on March 13, 2024, to:

        County of San Diego

        Housing and Community Development Services

        Attn: Anthony Ricciardi

        3989 Ruffin Road,

        San Diego, CA  92123

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Notice of Funding Availability – HUD-VASH PBV’s

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) is announcing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for existing housing. The HACSD is making available funding for 100 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Project-Based Vouchers (PBV’s).

Application submittals must be complete and compliance with all the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. A completed NOFA Application may be submitted through March 22, 2024.

For more information, please visit the HCDS website or email staff at NOFA.applications@sdcounty.ca.gov.

New Affordable Housing Developments

The County of San Diego has awarded $42 million to nine affordable housing developments that will provide about 872 new homes. These selected developments came from a pool of 24 proposal requests totaling more than $89 million for affordable housing across the region. 

For more information, please visit the links to each developer below:

Shallow Rental Subsidy Program (SRSP) for Seniors

The County of San Diego Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities is launching a pilot program to provide seniors who are at-risk of homelessness with a flat rental subsidy of $500 a month for 18 months, payable directly to their landlord. Assistance payments are anticipated to begin in Spring 2023.

Full name and contact information are required to get on the application list. Application packets will be sent to those on the list. Application assistance and translation services will be provided.

Please review the SRSP flyer for details and program eligibility criteria:         

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Join the Application List:

HSEC-OHS.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov or by calling 619-980-4168. 

Enhanced Landlord Incentive Program Extended! Available Now!

The County of San Diego, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) has launched a new, enhanced Landlord Incentive Program (LIP)  available for a limited time only. These increased incentives are available to landlords executing new leases with County of San Diego voucher holders participating in applicable special programs.

This new, robust package of incentives includes:

  • LEASING BONUS: Landlords may receive up to $2500 for each unit newly leased to a person experiencing homelessness.
  • APPLICATION EXPENSES: Financial Assistance of up to $50 may be paid directly to landlords to cover application costs, such as a credit report and application fees.
  • SECURITY DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE: Receive up to two months’ rent security deposit.
  • HOLDING FEES: May be available for eligible participants.
  • LANDLORD LIAISON: Valued landlord partners receive personal customer service staff member. 

*Subject to funding availability. The Enhanced Landlord Incentive Program (LIP) may close at any time. 

LIP Flyer 

LIP Flyer (Spanish)

For questions, please email hcds_landlordliaison.hhsa@sdcounty.ca.gov or call (858) 694-4801.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers a monthly discount on internet service bill, for eligible households.

Housing and Community Development (HCDS) program participants and applicants may qualify for the new Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers a monthly discount on internet service and a one-time discount of $100 for a laptop, desktop, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. Households participating in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medi-Cal, WIC, or other programs are eligible to receive this benefit.

For more information or to apply for this program, visit affordableconnectivity.com

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.       

No Place Like Home FAQ's

For more information, please visit our website or email Community.Development@sdcounty.ca.gov .

 

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