San Joaquin County Neighborhood Preservation Division administers
several federal grant programs that provide assistance to low-income and
homeless residents of the County. These
programs include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program,
the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, and the Emergency
Solutions Grant program.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM?
is a flexible funding source that helps address local housing and
community development needs. Activities
must first meet one of the following national objectives:
Address the needs of low-income persons
Eliminate a slum or blighted condition
Resolve an urgent need
wide range of activities are eligible for funding. Typical activities include
Acquisition of Real
Construction, Rehabilitation, or Installation of Public Facilities,
Public Services (limited to 15% of total CDBG grant)
Removal of Architectural Barriers
Commercial or Industrial Rehabilitation
Special Economic Delivery
IS THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAM?
intent of the HOME Program is:
To provide decent affordable housing to low-income households,
To expand the capacity of nonprofit housing developers,
To strengthen the ability of state and local governments to
provide housing, and
To leverage private-sector participation.
Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation
Acquisition, Rehabilitation, or Construction of
Tenant-based Rental Assistance
Conducted in Conjunction With the Above Activities,
Including Acquisition of Vacant
Land, Site Improvements, and Refinancing
minimum of 15% of the annual HOME allocation must be set aside for use
by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO). A CHDO is a private, nonprofit community based service
organization that provides affordable housing to the community that it
IS THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM?
Emergency Shelter Grant program assists emergency shelters for the
homeless by providing funds that may be used for the following
or rehabilitation of buildings used as emergency shelters
of essential services to the homeless including street outreach
of maintenance and operational expenses for emergency shelters
and implementing homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities
Maintaining a Homeless Managment and Information System (HMIS)
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
Each year the County receives an
annual allocation of CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds from the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development. The
amount that is available is dependent upon the amount of funds
appropriated by Congress. Over
the past few years, San Joaquin has received an average of $2.4 million
per year of CDBG funds and $700,000 of HOME funds. Approximately half of these funds are passed through to the
cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy, which then
go through their own application process and allocate funds to projects
approved by their city councils.
County has received an average of $200,000 of ESG funds each year. These funds are distributed to the emergency shelters throughout
the County and are used primarily to offset operating costs. The funds are also used to partially fund a homeless prevention
DO I APPLY FOR CDBG, HOME, OR ESG FUNDS?
December of each year, a notice of funding availability is distributed
to individuals and organizations that have expressed an interest in
applying for funds. The
funding requests that are received are first reviewed to determine
eligibility and then to determine if they meet one of HUD's national
objectives and one of the County's local community development
objectives. The San Joaquin
County Board of Supervisors considers eligible applications at a public
hearing that is typically held in March. Funding for the selected projects is available in July.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS?
(209) 468-3175 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for