Community Development Block Grant Program
Substantial amendment to the FY 2020-2021Annual Action Plan - Funding for security Improvement project at the skatepark located at La Bonita Park
Enmienda Sustancial al Plan de Acción Anual del ano fiscal 20-21 - Fondos para el proyecto de mejora de seguridad en el skatepark ubicado en La Bonita Park
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Workshops
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The History and Purpose of Community Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
The CDBG program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a primary source of funds for the City's community development and housing programs. As an eligible City, as defined by HUD, the City of La Habra receives funds annually to carry out CDBG eligible activities. The City directs these funds to housing, economic development, public facilities, and public service projects designed to meet the needs of very low and low income persons.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was enacted in 1974 by President Gerald Ford through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and took effect in January 1975.
About the Program
The City of La Habra receives Community Development Block Grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The housing section administers the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, including:
- Coordination of City and neighborhood council 1-year funding priorities
- Design, bid, award, and construction of neighborhood public infrastructure improvements
- Preparation and submittal of all required federal reports
- Preparation and monitoring of sub recipient agreements
The section is charged with increasing and preserving the community's supply of affordable low and moderate income housing to comply with state and federal requirements. This goal is addressed by providing rehabilitation loans to existing low / moderate income owner-occupants of single-family residences and mobile homes. Further, the funds assist the city in CDBG eligible areas with public infrastructure improvements.
For More Information
A portion of these funds may be made available to nonprofit agencies for programs and projects that benefit low and moderate income La Habra residents. For more information about the CDBG program, please contact the City of La Habra Community Development Department. Please also check out the Citizen Participation Plan (PDF) to learn more about participation.