Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs
The City of Fullerton receives annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) entitlement grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
CDBG is the principal federal program providing local governments with grants to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in their communities. While spending priorities are determined at the local level, the program is primarily intended to provide affordable housing, establish and maintain a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income residents. Applications are solicited annually from local organizations to provide services for youth, seniors, special needs, or homeless. If you are interested in being notified of funding availability during the next application cycle, email your agency’s contact information to: Jessica Cuevas at JessicaC@cityoffullerton.com
HOME funds are intended to facilitate long-term public-private partnerships in an effort to expand the availability of affordable housing. HOME funds may be used exclusively to create affordable housing for low and moderate-income residents.
The Community Development Citizens' Committee (CDCC) provides input on the development, implementation and evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant Program. The committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on issues relating to housing needs, community development program priorities and proposed expenditures.
To receive its annual CDBG and HOME entitlement grants from HUD, the City must develop a Consolidated Plan every five years. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive assessment of the City’s housing and community development needs for the short and long term, including housing, homelessness, economic development, and public services (e.g. health and human service programs). The Consolidated Plan also includes strategies for addressing the identified needs, which are intended to guide the City’s use of CDBG and HOME funds over a five-year period. The current Consolidated Plan was approved by the City Council on May 4, 2015 and covers program years 2016-17 through 2019-20.
HUD requires the City to develop an annual funding strategy called an Action Plan, which details the programs and projects to be funded each year. The Action Plan also outlines the proposed outcomes for the funded activities. Each Action Plan covers a single program year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.
This plan sets forth the policies and procedures to encourage citizen participation, especially low- and moderate-income citizens, in the planning, implementation and assessment of HUD-funded programs and projects.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
This plan identifies impediments to fair housing, conditions in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market may have housing choice influenced by race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or similar factors. The AI reviews public and private policies, practices and procedures affecting housing choice and recommends actions to address any identified potential impediments.