Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

FY 24-25 CDBG Applications and Workshops

Applications for the County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services’ (HCDS) 2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program are now available.

The CDBG program aims to develop urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. CDBG funding can be used on a wide range of activities including community facilities, infrastructure development, affordable housing acquisition or preservation, neighborhood enhancement, and a limited range of public services. HCDS administers CDBG projects for the unincorporated area and the Cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach. Please see the CDBG Application Process page for more information.

Eligible Applicants

All CDBG projects must be implemented by a public entity or tax-exempt non-profit organization. Applications submitted by nonprofit organizations must be submitted by an authorized representative, as authorized by the organization’s Board of Directors. Please use the Community Organizations, Participating Cities, and County Department application.

Private residents may submit a separate Resident Request Application. Please note “Resident Request” applications are not intended to be awarded to private residents for projects or services. Please consult with HCDS before submitting a "Resident Request" at Community.Development@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 694-8756.

HCDS will be hosting five CDBG Application Workshops, where interested applicants can drop-in and receive one-on-one technical assistance, guidance, and receive general information about the CDBG program and the application process. Workshops are available to non-profit organizations, County departments, participating CDBG city departments, and/or community members who want to learn more about funding a CDBG project idea.

Drop-In CDBG Application Workshop Schedule: 

  • 10/4/23 Lakeside County Library 2:00-4:00 pm
  • 10/5/23 Imperial Beach County Library 2:00-4:00 pm
  • 10/6/23 Del Mar County Library 1:00-3:00 pm
  • 10/10/23 Spring Valley County Library 2:00-4:00 pm
  • 10/11/23 Fallbrook County Library 1:00-3:00 pm

For any questions, please email Community.Development@sdcounty.ca.gov

2022-23 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available Now

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on September 12, 2023, in Room 310 at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Each year, the County must submit the CAPER which describes program accomplishments during the previous 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 San Diego “Urban County” CDBG and ESG Programs fund housing, community development and homeless services and activities in the unincorporated area and in six participating cities (Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach). The San Diego County HOME Consortium Program provides funds for housing activities in the CDBG and ESG Program areas as well as in six Consortium cities (Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Mesa, San Marcos, Santee, and Vista). The HOPWA program provides funding for housing and housing related services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families throughout the entire County of San Diego.

The public is invited to attend the public hearing to comment on the 2022-23 CAPER. The public may also provide comments in writing during the 15-day comment period ending September 12, 2023. The CAPER can be accessed below.

Written comments should be addressed to Housing and Community Development Services, Community Development Division, 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123, (858) 694-8756, or emailed to: Community.Development@sdcounty.ca.gov.  Those who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the department at (866) 945-2207. Those who need assistance to participate in the meeting (non-English speaking, hearing impaired, etc.) should contact staff at least five days prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.

Public Notice:
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Join HCDS for the 2024-2025 Annual Plan Strategy Community Forums
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) receives approximately $14 million annually in federal entitlement funding for housing and community development. HCDS is hosting a series of informational community forums to gather feedback about community priorities related to these funds. Please join the discussion. These will be hosted both in person and virtually. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. If you cannot attend one of the 2024-2025 Annual Plan Strategy community forums, more information and engagement opportunities will be available on Engage San Diego County the week of August 7.


Date and Time


Imperial Beach

Monday, August 7

Imperial Beach Library
810 Imperial Beach Blvd., 91932

Virtual- Session One

Tuesday, August 8

Virtual Meeting Link


Tuesday, August 8

Fallbrook Library
124 S. Mission Rd., 92028

Del Mar

Wednesday, August 9

Del Mar Library
1309 Camino Del Mar, 92014

Spring Valley

Thursday, August 10

Spring Valley Library
836 Kempton St., 91977


Monday, August 14

Lakeside Library
12428 Woodside Ave., 92040

Virtual – Session Two

Tuesday, August 15

Virtual Meeting Link 

For more information on the programs included in the Annual Plan, please see the Community Development unit webpage.
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. 

New, 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.

New 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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